|Painting in our Garden|
I'M SENDING MY VERY BEST WISHES TO YOU FOR ALL GOOD THINGS TO COME YOUR WAY DURING THESE LOVELY MAINE SPRING DAYS
I just got an email from a motivational group that I don't seem to be able to unsubscribe to - but they do have a nice daily quotation that is often enjoyable.
Today it was for a program that would "change my life if I signed up for a set of CDs", and the question was "what are you lacking, what do you want more of, what is missing in your life"?
Once I thought about it, I was really surprised to realize that actually, the answer to all of those questions is NOTHING. Of course we could all use more money, more time, etc. etc. but really and truly, I have everything I need.
And I want to tell you that you are a very big part of this for me. I never imagined myself as a teacher of any sort. And it's become one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart..
I'm flying away to Ireland in a couple of hours, and I will be thinking of you every step of the way, and wishing that you were there too.
There's a group of eleven artists coming from Maine, Sweden, Toronto, California, Michigan, Guam - all gathering at Anam Cara, a sweet retreat center overlooking Coulagh Bay. on the Beara Peninsula.
While I'm away, I hope that you will be finding time to enjoy your painting time. Most of all, I wish you a subject that really excites you; one that makes you lie in bed at night thinking of the colors you'll use, how you'll plan the composition and just how you'll go about it. Enjoy the anticipation! Love the process, and allow yourself to take as much time as you need. That's what it's all about.I'll be in touch.