“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” ~ thoughts on my new daily art habit

Here we are in February already.  The days are flying by, as they always do.  How important it is to stop amidst all the busy-ness and take a moment to notice.  Little things, like the sunshine pouring through these glass ornaments on my windowsill right now……

 

…….and the lovely play of light on these blue desk items:

 

I am being helped this year in my daily noticing by my art calendar.  For several years now, my friend Becky has been writing about art, inspired in part by previous versions of this daily injection of joy.  This year I could not resist joining her! Continue reading

Season’s Greetings!

As Christmas and the end of 2019 draw ever nearer, I wanted to take a moment to say a big thanks to you all for reading and engaging with my blog this year.  It is a wonderful privilege to be able to share this blogging space with you and my life is all the richer for it.

I send out love and warm festive wishes, and hope that you are able to enjoy the season in whatever way you choose.  I think it is so important for us all to feel that we can make our own decisions about how we spend the time over Christmas and New Year – you can hear more of me on this particular soapbox, in between laughs, on this podcast with my dear friend Becky over at Tea, Toast & Trivia.

And if things get a bit too stressful or overwhelming, here’s a wonderful antidote.  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have created Birdsong Radio, where you can download or stream the sound of nature.  It is so relaxing and very beautiful.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and every happiness in 2020! 😀🎄