Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Patience is the art of concealing your impatience." ~ Guy Kawasaki



So, back home in Central New York for a little more than a week. It feels good to be back, even though we are not in our new home yet. After having waited nearly a year, you would think that a couple more weeks wouldn't be that big a deal, but I am finding it harder than ever to be patient.

The previous owners, who have been renting from us since our closing back in December, have been wonderful about letting us go in and measure, ponder, and brainstorm about furniture placement.

The home of the friends that we are staying with sits uphill from our new home, and with binoculars in hand, I can look right down into the garage of our new residence. I have become a voyeur, stalking from up above. Is the garage door open? Are those packed boxes that I see?

Ugh! Impatience! I'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"How are we defining nature? Is it the limit of what we are looking at when we see green and we see trees? Or is it everything?" ~ Catherine Alice Michaelis, Craft In America, PBS

Finally, a new episode of Craft in America! The newest installment (preview below) focuses on nature.


Premiering on April 21st on PBS, I was very excited to see that one the featured artists is someone whose work I have shared here! The art of Patrick Dougherty will be highlighted, but you can revisit my post on his work in the link below! 


And here are a couple of pictures from that post three years ago!

                                         


As always, I am eager to see this latest contribution. Remember that you can view all of the prior episodes at Craft in America!

If you have trouble viewing the preview because you are seeing this via email, go directly to my blog.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"I feel extremely lucky, extremely grateful, and a little bittersweet, too." ~ Wentworth Miller


I know that I have posted from this spot (Witham Beach, near the House of Refuge, Stuart, Florida) numerous times over the last few years, but it is one of my favorite spots, and seems like an appropriate parting shot before we head north.

By the end of the week, we will be on the road. It is definitely a mixed feeling. It has been a wonderful winter. I have found myself feeling (for the first time) like a bit of a Stuart native, yet making new friends and enjoying new experiences all winter long. On the other hand however, I am so excited to be heading north and getting ready to move into our new home. The movers have been scheduled, we are considering paint colors, and trying to figure out how everything is going to fit (it isn't).

We have our work cut out for us, but this is the end of a year-long road, and we are ready. I'll keep you posted!