I have not been anywhere near the steward to my blog, art and business as I have intended to be over the last few years. I can say thet I have been much better with stewarding the relationship between me and my mother over the last five years. For me the relationship I have had with my mother over the last five years has been the most unconflicted mutual relationship and experience of my life. "One True Thing", though not the same story as the book. If you feel you know some of me and a little of her, look at her memorial http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Martha-Siegrist&lc=6774&pid=155512001&mid=4959204&locale=en-US
I did enroll in a painting class, but have a demanding "part time" (ha) paid job (don't know if I can keep doing it -- know I don't want to) and my camera is malfunctioning. So this is all I can do here for now.
Thank you for stopping by. Angela
Monday, January 2, 2012
When I look at myself and my life in the past and future, I am constantly struck by the need to concentrate on gratitude/thankfulness. I am thankful for the people in my life that I love and I am thankful to be able to love art and critters so much and have both in my life . My number one goal for 2012 is to savor every moment the best I can, to constantly redirect myself to the present and what I am greatful for in every moment. (I can be such a worry wart and grudge holder -- often focusing on what I am scared of or resentful of --- this is not a good way to live.)