Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Over the moon gratitude

Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving Day, full of gratitude, acceptance, love and blessings! I hope you will be spending the day in the way that brings you the most joy. And for those who are suffering this year, I hope your suffering is lessened a little by love.

Joe & Kate

Christine & Chris
We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving this year with our children and I'm so happy to be doing so! One of these years we hope to have Jessica join us for a full house. But whether or not loved ones are with us physically, they are always in our hearts, right?

Christine at her intimate tea party/bridal shower
AND we're finishing up the final touches for Christine and Chris' wedding, too. For those who follow along regularly, you will recognize Christine from the many times I've cross-posted from her fabulous blog There will be a small family wedding on Saturday, with a large newlywed party/reception to follow in January. My heart really is brimming over for these two amazing people.
I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

What if you just knew....

It's funny how things turn out. A few months ago a number of things seemed pretty up in the air for me. I was out of a job and job hunting, trying to decide whether to stay where we are in the Berkshires or move back to upstate New York where George is employed. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with my art either. While I was actively looking at options, job hunting, weighing pros and cons, I was also looking for a sign from the universe that things would turn out for the best.

Then George and I took a road trip, as we love to do. I was telling him about the mish-mash of things on my mind and how peace seemed to be eluding me. After a while we stopped for a cup of tea and to walk around for a bit. George picked up this magnet in one of the shops we visited.



This really spoke to me in that moment and in several moments since. When all seems a bit chaotic around you and solutions are not in sight, just take a deep breath.....and trust...that things will work out perfectly. Maybe things don't turn out the way you imagined them, but nonetheless they can be pretty perfect in the big picture.

So now I have a job I love, we are staying in the Berkshires (yay!), I had two art shows in three months and I've rejoined the artists at 311 North Street again. I'll be moving into my new studio December 1st, joining 18 other wonderful artists. I feel recharged artistically. AND there is really great news to share, my daughter, Christine, is marrying a wonderful young man in two weeks! What if you just knew...