Friday, December 30, 2005

So long Father Time...

Well, here it is, the day before the last day of the year. Not that anyone has a choice in the matter, but I am ready for this year to move on and let 2006 begin. I have good feelings about what this coming year may have in store and I'm anxious to begin them.

So much has happened during the year that when I stop and process it, it's seems amazing that my partner and I made it through as well as we did. Of course, keeping yourself focused mentally has much to do with it.

In spite of all of the many changes that occurred over the last year, in all honesty, I must say that at this moment, I am much happier than I was a year ago. At this very moment as a matter of fact, I am sitting in the new front porch swing on the porch of our newly purchased home right outside of Philadelphia.

Of course this is a weather rarity, but also at this very moment, the sun is shining brightly on my face and it must be at least 60 degrees.

A year ago, I didn't even know that this wonderful little town where I am now sitting on the swing on my front porch even existed. Amazing what can happen in a year isn't it? A year ago on this day, we were still unpacking in the newly constructed townhouse at the beach - a place that I later learned to dislike tremendously. Of course, without the sale of that place so quickly, I wouldn't be where I am at this very minute. Basking in the sun on my new swing on my front porch listening to Carly Simon's wonderful new CD "Moonlight Serenade"

slinking out of the open window. I do love it here - and am ready to take on the new year bright eyed and determined.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

No time like the present....

Really, how shameful. Tsk. Tsk. Its been close to 2 months since I've updated my blog. Though, to be fair, in that time, I've finalized moving into 2 different houses, been involved with 2 different solo exhibits of my work in 2 different cities ( DC and Baltimore) and have been working on getting my next solo exhibit (which opens on January 6th at the Arts Center in my home town) together.
I still have much to do. In the interim I will post some little photos taken with my great next Xmas toy - the Nikon Coolpix 7600!

All thanks to the incredible George...
First, here is the hip neo-retro white Christmas tree in the living room

I have yet to end my love affair with the white tree. It just sparkles with Winter Solstice!

Here are two very large water towers not far from my house. I love the robin's egg blue color of them and the font used in the lettering. In the foreground is the local Firehouse built in the 1860's.

Here are two views from the lovely and massive park which is about a 10 minute walk from my house. I often speed walk the parameter of this park for exercise which, when walking from my place, seems about 2.5 miles total.

And last but not least, the front of my house outside of Philadelphia...

My dear friend Suzette calls it the "Butterscotch Castle" which she says is a Captain and Tenille song though for some reason I can't recall it.