Today is the anniversary of moving into my home,
and I am busy pondering the amazing lives we can create in a short period of time.
For me, this has been a year of building.
I have nested and turned my house into my home,
a place I feel reflects me. It contains all of my favorite things,
memories of ones I love, objects of beauty, tools that are useful,
and animals of a fur and feather variety that provide daily entertainment.
I have built a business, one where I work for myself.
My deepest joy arrives during teaching, helping others uncover and
discover creativity and creation. And my studio continues
to be a place of personal growth, where Art has space unfurl.
I have grown a garden, abundant, wild, crazy, unkept and also tame.
I have watched seeds turn into plants, flowers, fruit.
I have eaten with wild abundance raspberries, apricots, and tomatoes.
Watching the cycle of life, growth, death and decay fills me with a calm joy.
And lastly I have found and cultivated a deep love.
Thank you Philip for a year of deep laughter, growth, and sweetness.
You are the kindest human I know and I feel so lucky
to share this life with you.