Sometimes adventures are simply an experience. I wish to share an update from my last BLOG post. I wrote about sending off my sketchbook to the Brooklyn Library for their enormous Sketchbook Project. It was a project I loved participating in, then experienced a bit of heartache when I realized I had not put enough postage of the envelope. That’s a long story that I won’t go in to but several months after putting it in the mailbox, out of the blue, I received notification the sketchbook arrived safely! I was elated. In the whole spectrum of life, this was no big deal, but really, I was so relieved and happy.
In the mean time I planned a trip to Canada to visit good friends in Ottawa and Guelph. They were the most amazing kind and generous hostesses, making sure I experienced everything possible in their beautiful country. We even had an afternoon of art and a great visit to The Niagara Falls, a first for me. We had a chance to sit in the sun and paint the beautiful scenery, which happened to be the home of one friend. We worked on our daily collages and went to a spectacular production of Come From Away! I think I cried through the entire performance. I’ve only been home a few days and think I have recovered from jet lag, which I didn’t think I would experience with only a three hour time difference. But then maybe I’ve been exhausted preparing and taking a few Italian classes or getting back to riding a stationary bike to strengthen my my wobbly knees. I need to prepare for lots of walking on my next trip. Life is good and now the dog wants to go for a walk. Here I come Bailey!