Hello, dear ones!
How have you been?
All is wonderful here on the prairie.
Slightly cooler days, morning dew on the grass.
I'm getting so very excited for Fall, aren't you?
The drawing is tonight...
I will be giving away this 9" x 12" acrylics on canvas, "I love you to the moon & back"!
I so enjoy giving things away and will be doing this more often!
Speaking of giving...
I must share with you, something that has touched my heart in a big way.
I have a special client who gives so much.
Possibly you have read my blog post about this generous lady who has commissioned me for the entire 2014 year. Each month, she chooses someone for me to paint for. I then, secretly send the painting to the recipient, never revealing who the gift is from. I simply enclose an angel card, explaining to the recipient that someone is thinking of him or her and wanted them to have a gift of art.
Well, to my surprise...
This thoughtful client sent me a box in the mail.
You see, my Birthday is just around the corner...
but I do not expect gifts at my age! (Except maybe from husband), *giggle*.
I opened the box.
Filled with such goodness...
I carefully pulled out one gift after another!
Amazed. Happy. Squeeling...
Yet my eyes began to tear up.
"How can one person do so much", I wondered.
Not just for me...
but for oh, so many others.
I loved every single item in that Birthday box.
The following day I went into my art studio and the first thing on my to do list was to paint a special "thank you "card...
Just for her.
I will certainly be thinking of other ways to surprise her, but what this person has added to my life is a reminder of the joys that come from giving.
This wonderful person inspires me to be more giving.
How about a peek into our forest?
Husband has been trimming the trees and we can now see the pond better!
Won't it be so beautiful in the Fall?
We hope to be spending much time here.
We are already thinking of family get-togethers, Bon fires, night fishing, and even overnight stays in the house, on the property.
I will also be watching for magical creatures.
A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to find a nest of these darlings...
who grew quickly and hopped away!
Life is good.
Sending many blessings your way!