Je n’ai pas une pipe.
Happy Father’s Day, as I remember my own father and grandfather, and say thank you to my amazing children and grandchildren for all their love on this special day.
My thoughts, as always, are of all those children who have no father to give their love to in this troubled world of ours, especially the nine year old boy who lost his whole family in the terrorist attack in Ontario earlier this month. He is very much in my thoughts today.
What could be a more enjoyable way to spend an afternoon than FaceTiming with my beautiful granddaughter today creating a virtual collage, with her request for an erupting volcano, lava and a dinosaur 🦕 which I’m happy to report received the seal of approval. 😉 ❤️
On March 19th last year inspired by my dear blogging friend Kelly who started a Daily Dose of Beauty on her wonderful CompassAndCamera blog to help us “feel and understand our shared humanity” as the days of isolation were just beginning, I joined her in committing to posting every day during the pandemic never thinking that it would continue to the end of the year and beyond.
Both Kelly and I have indeed now posted every day since last March and through her wonderful CompassionAndCamera we have all had the pleasure of seeing the beauty of the world through her lens and learnt so much from her brilliantly descriptive travel writing all from the comfort of our self-isolated armchairs at home. So as we begin this New Year I would like to pay tribute to Kelly and thank her for inspiring us each and every day. Thank you Kelly from all of us in your loyal fan club.
Now as for today, on this first day of the New Year, this will be the last of my daily posts. Rest assured however I am not going anywhere and the posts will continue on The Changing Palette, but perhaps at a little less frequency. I thought about what today should be about and decided that as we seem to have come full circle with lock downs and self-isolation returning everywhere I would revisit the second of my daily posts from last March, which was really meant for the children as a way of talking to them about locking down and staying home and not visiting friends. If Pooh and Piglet can do it, so can we all.
For children everywhere.
And they did indeed FaceTime with Eeyore who couldn’t have been happier to see them.
Happy New Year everyone. Stay safe and well in 2021 and just like Pooh and Piglet take care of each other, check in on loved ones and friends, and thank the heroes around you, as I try to do as often as I can, who are working so hard every day for us all until we get to reach that light at the end of the tunnel. It’s getting closer.💕
2020 look back #6 – New Year’s Eve
As the luckiest Grandparents in the world who have three beautiful grandchildren whom we adore beyond words my final post of 2020 is one that celebrates a love that I know you all feel every day, the most important love of all, the love of family. This year the expression of that love has been challenged as we have had to limit our times together, as I know you have too, but as you can see we have been lucky enough to have had many moments of pure joy that have lifted our spirits.
It has always been a treat to see your families too, whether babes in arms, children slaloming and mountain biking, siblings, partners, parents and grandparents. I wish you and your families a very happy and healthy New Year and look forward to all the positive changes that are just around the corner as the New Year begins. In the meantime, stay safe and well, and thank you to the heroes amongst you, you know who you are. 💕🥂
Happy American Thanksgiving to all my wonderful family and friends south of the border. As on our own Canadian Thanksgiving last month today is a moment to be thankful not only for the love of family and friends but for all those heroes working tirelessly on the frontline saving lives. With the coming new leadership that path in the woods will surely lead to happier, healthier and more hopeful days ahead but my thoughts today are of course on the six hundred and sixty six children and their families for whom this Thanksgiving Day is very much the opposite of happy. Keep them in your thoughts today too.
666...in progress – Day XXVII
After drawing today’s 12 leafs I was lucky enough to be able to spend an afternoon with our two beautiful grandchildren. I couldn’t help thinking about the separated children the leaves represent and how important it is to keep them and their families in our thoughts each every day until they are all reunited.
Could there be a better way to start the weekend than creating art with my beautiful granddaughter on only our third visit this year. ❤️❤️❤️
Virtual painting in the studio today FaceTiming with my granddaughter.
What a treat.❤️
So many great memories from a wonderful family week…
…especially cousin time…
…and ending today with the artist at work in the studio with her own original leaf creations from start to finish.
We miss them both already and hope we are together again soon.