Published December 2016 in Nanaimo Magazine, Voyager Magazine & EyesOnBC Magazine
Doing something challenging, interesting or important; something that gets you up in the morning or puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step; helps to maintain a positive state of mind and a productive, authentic life! Helping others is the key to happiness and longevity. When gratitude is a daily offering, the basic values of humanity are not lost; they are alive and well in peace, love, and charity.
This year has been filled with hopes and dreams, plans and goals. I set out to see and absorb the wonders of Canada’s National and Provincial Parks. Under an umbrella of inspiration and discovery, my plein air painting expeditions were filled with opportunities to learn and grow as an artist, and to spend time outdoors in nature. The variety of wildlife across British Columbia and Alberta was very impressive to see in its natural habitat. I gained a new excitement for the challenge of painting some of the animals I had seen and photographed along the way.
For me, the days and months have flown by quickly. It is as if time, itself, is in a big hurry! Much has happened and there is still so much more to come. December is here and we will soon be closing chapter 2016 in the book of our lives. I look forward to painting, writing and inspiring you with new Art Adventures. To quote W. Clement Stone, “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star”.
All the best for you and your family.