I'm feeling very grateful after a wonderful Winter Market at Nido Art Studio yesterday. It was a relaxing day with creative vendors and pleasant, generous shoppers. Thank you to everyone who came and supported me!! You are appreciated!
I recently celebrated my 37th birthday and had the most perfect day at the movies and out to dinner with my family. The day before my birthday, I mailed out the fourth and final issue of 2017's Woolgathering. The year went quickly, but the process of thinking about and writing through the seasons helps so much to really savor the seasonal happenings. I feel so lucky to be able to produce this publication, and I hope my sharing of seasonal observations helps the readers to be more aware of their own. Anyway, it feels significant to have completed that year's work, and I'm looking forward to writing 2018's Woolgathering.
There is even more to celebrate since today is my Abraham's birthday. He is eleven and growing up to be just the most remarkable boy. He loves all living things and is so protective of all of them. He takes care our family and all of the animals. He is happiest whittling a stick, climbing a tree or down a ravine, collecting rocks, or cuddling with his hedgehog, Leif. If he is not doing those things he is either reading mythological adventures, testing a new recipe all his own, or writing a book for his sister. He works so hard at school, violin, and soccer. He is truly more disciplined than I am. He is the one who worries about my well being the most, and I am so grateful that he chose me to be is Mom. I'm the luckiest!
So, if you get a chance to be outside, try to channel Abe's love for all things--even the stink bugs in our house.
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!! Enjoy this wonderful windy warm day!
PS Below is a drawing for our family calendar that Abe made last year!
Anna Lentz blogs about life at Spring Bird, her art making and other nature/art happenings.