Friday, July 16, 2010
The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide to Fitting Creativity into Your Life by Shona Cole. You do not need to be a mother to appreciate this book. Her advice on making time, setting goals, and breaking up projects into smaller steps so the project can be completed in a limited amount of time is invaluable. My friends at PaperWhimsy know what I'm talking about. I'm always the last or near the last to finish a project. Since I love photography, I found her concise tutorial on taking great pictures rewarding. Children can be difficult to photograph and she has plenty of advice on catching that great shot! Here is a portrait of my newest godchild Sophia who came to stay with her mom, nanna, and sister Isabel.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Well so much for good intentions! I had a bit of bad luck this last month. My cat Oliver went into congestive heart failure just as we were getting ready to go on our 25th wedding anniversary trip. Oliver is recovering nicely but we had to cancel our trip for the second time this year. Maybe next year! I 'm thrilled Oliver made it through. He is such a joy!