I have taken myself on a mini art retreat.... ...up to the lake house... ...all alone.
I brought art supplies...lots of them... my books, magazines....
I have lots of cleaning and preparation to do for the company that will be coming this summer... ...so I should be pretty busy for the next few days...
...but I am alone... Mr. Flea and Starla are home.
The drive up was long and leisurely... ...stopped at two of my favorite antique shops... ...took my time... ...found some fun little things.
I used to crave alone time...it seemed like every single moment of my day was filled with other people talking...needing something from me. Not so long ago...I led a very busy life.
Today I am alone and so far am enjoying the space, the quiet and the simple natural beauty of the lake and mountains.
In a few hours it will be dark... ...I think I will be missing Mr. Flea and Starla then. Hopefully there won't be any bears around... I was told at the store that frost was expected tonight...brr ...and no one to cuddle with!
I will report in tomorrow to let you know how I survived the night and how my art projects are coming! Have a good night! :)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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