Monday, May 4, 2009

Pressing On In Times of Weary

 "Only those who will risk going too far
can possibly find out how far one can go."
~ T.S. Elliot

I read a great and inspiring post this morning from Follow My Bliss. Just had to post some wondering sentiments that we are all faced with at one time or another. Thanks, Barb!

And thanks to you for all your support and comfort during my busy, harried week of late. (last week :o) I managed to keep it all together, and not come down with the Swine Flu, which I was certain I had last Thursday. Luckily, a couple of zinc tabs and a few extra hours with my head on the pillow did me a world of good. And, look! I made it through! Now, bear with me as I thank some really special someones:
Judy of judipatudi (no internet link, Judy!) We amazed and wowed them at Vista Hill's Barbie: 50 and Fabulous fashion show and sale. We had so much fun showing our kids creations made from upcycled wool sweaters. Judy's shifts with matching Barbie outfits were a big hit. We were the stars, front and center, with a great view to all the fashion action taking place. It was a great day. Judy and I make a great team. Look for us a similar events soon. Maybe OUR clothes will grace a fashion show one day soon!

The Coronado Historic Association put on their wonderful Home Tour on Sunday. Thanks to Susan Keith and Emily Talbert who did amazing jobs as co-chairs. Sadly, this is to be their last year running this very special event for the City of Coronado. The showcase features old historic homes, and what a treat it is to be able to walk through the front door and tour these amazing old homes. All the homes were so beautiful, and unique. The highlight for me was the incredible Cliff May, as well as meeting it's gracious owners. They welcomed me into their home and garden as one of three Home Tour Artists doing onsite painting demonstrations. The Cliff May home was to be "my" painting location. I was blessed with this special space, covered loggia, and location. I was able to create several unique paintings, all of which sold, and one sold twice (oops). I am planning a donation to the Coronado Historical Association with a portion of the proceeds from my sales. "Thank you!" to everyone who helped make this such a special day!


maureen said...

Go Val, makes me miss watercolor class with you...

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love the quote. Looking forward to Jane's shindig!