Monday, August 23, 2010

Part 1: What a difference a year makes

Has it really been a year? A year! A lot has happened in that year. Maybe that's why this blog has been languishing like an unfinished sewing project tucked in a closet.

My sister moved back to Wisconsin after living most of her life in Texas and then Arkansas. She raised a family, made friends, but always felt a bit like a fish out of water. It's good to have her 'home' and back in touch with her Yankee leanings.
My mom, Peggy died in October. I still miss her everyday.
The last conversation I had with her was to tell her I was going to Switzerland in November. She told me how she had always wanted to travel there because her grandfather was from Bern. She was really happy for me & Pam.
So part of her came with. I scattered some of her ashes off the Spreuerbrücke bridge in Lucerne and left a prayer card at the chapel inside. She would have loved Switzerland and I wish I had known she wanted to go there sooner. Much sooner.

The holidays rolled by, we welcomed a new year and winter descended upon Wisconsin. Sunshine was time to visit a place that always soothes my soul - the Sonoran desert. It's good for what ails you.

And work was busy - crazy busy - and every ounce of my creativity was directed there - instead of the now dusty art supplies languishing in my studio.

To be continued...


Kim Rae Nugent said...

Love the journal page with the fish out of water! Cried that your Mom passed on and made me think of my Dad. Love how you have a vintage suitcase filled with Golden paint! Hope you have a great day!
:) Kim

Pam said...

I love your creative spirit, whether it's in a painting, a photograph, or the way you write. Dig out those projects and don't stop creating! And I miss your Mom too.