I haven’t had a chance to post lately, despite having all kinds of photos and stories to share from our road trips this fall and the glorious change of seasons.
This is the busiest time of year for me between holiday art fairs every weekend and hosting the annual Thanksgiving celebration. I usually throw in some home improvement projects, too, just to keep things interesting! Ha!
In the midst of this whirlwind of activity, I do want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for being here! I’m happy to have my little Wildflower blog out in the world and I’m excited to see how it grows.
You read a lot these days about the benefits of gratitude, counting your blessings, and recognizing all the good things in your life. I think it requires intention – not lip service. The art I make has a lot to do with this kind of gratitude, being present to the wonder and beauty in my ordinary, daily world.
Mary Oliver said, Attention is devotion. It’s a form of love – the opposite of neglect or taking things for granted. What better way to show love than giving something or someone your time and attention?
Before I turn my time and attention to preparing a Thanksgiving feast to share with our extended family tomorrow, I want to wish you a day full of good things: friends & family, a hearty feast, thoughtful conversations, belly laughs, a walk in the fresh air and plenty to be thankful for.
November Playlist: THANKS
Songs of gratitude & gathering together. With a little rock ‘n’ roll for dessert. Something to sing with while you work in the kitchen, perhaps…
Blessed, Brett Dennen
Thank You (Falettinme…) / Sly & The Family Stone
Give Thanks & Praises / Bob Marley & The Wailers
I’ve Got Plenty to Be Thankful For / Bing Crosby
Thank you Friends / Big Star
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / James Taylor
Thank You / Bonnie Raitt
Home / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Thank You / Dido
Gratitude / Earth, Wind & Fire
Home / Caribou
I Want to Thank You / Otis Redding
My Sweet Potato / Booker T. & the M.G.’s
I Thank You / Sam & Dave
Apple Pie / Rafferty