It is good to go away and it is always good to be back home. Last week I had a wonderful time at the Jersey shore visiting my sister and her family. Sometimes on vacation everything seems to go right and this was one of those times. We saw a play in New York, sat on a very windy beach, walked the boardwalks, visited a beautiful sculputure garden, and saw high school football and middle school softball games. Time went quickly and before I knew it I was boarding a plane for home.
This week its been hard getting back into a normal routine but I am slowly easing my way back. I wrote a little and played with my pastels. The garden we visited was filled with sculptures of artists and victorian ladies and gentlemen. It was like being in a different time and a different world. And that is what painting can do for me. It can transport me to another time and another place. I realized last week that I missed painting and so I am determined to paint more.
This week I am very grateful for a wonderful vacation. It has been awhile since I have been able to go away which is why I am sure that I enjoyed every single minute and did not take anything for granted. Learning to live in and appreciate the moment is not always easy but it definitely is worth the effort.
Remember: When you share your talent and your dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!