Looking Back – Day 111 – Pretty In Pink

Today is Day 111 of the Art Apple A Day Retrospective – for information on the project click here.

Day One Hundred Eleven – January 19, 2010

Looking back 10 years ago today…

Ah…. in ten years we change a lot. Life throws so much at us each year so there is really no way we wouldn’t. I have been contemplating the post from 10 years ago this morning and my answer to Maya’s question has more perspective now at 51 vs. 41.

She asked me, “What are three things you can’t live without?”

Back then my list was very long but one of my answers to her was color. It would be difficult for me to lose color from my life but today the answer is there is nothing I can’t live without. I am stronger and more resilient and if there is anything we can count on, it is change and loss. There are many things I want in my life including all the people I love, my home and studio, my sweet furry companions. But… I can go on. Life goes on.

Here’s a very small list of things I wish to have with me always.

My Mumma. All my family and lovely circle of friends. Furry babies Lucy, Bittie, Lola, and Lulu. Ice Cream! Max Richter. Pandora/SiriusXM, British Baking Show, Haddock Rubens. Dahlias and Zinnias from my Dad’s garden. Books! A vegetable garden or a near by farm stand for fresh veggies. Online shopping! Whole Foods Chantilly Cake. Yacht Rock station on Pandora, The color slightly more purple than fuchsia – violet I guess), a large studio with wonderful light, old items from my Nana and Gammie, trinkets on my windowsill, heart shaped rocks, Snapseed and my Google Pixle. Houseplants, perennials, a rock garden full of moss. YELLOW! Views from mountaintops, the sound of windchimes mixed with the song of the birds, the chartreuse of the spring buds on the trees in spring, hikes through deep remote forests. The sound of the ocean. My parents home on Vinalhaven. Laughter.


And most of all I want my sweet love; my husband Doug.

To see my original Day 111 post ~ Pretty In Pink ~ from 10 years ago click here or on the image above.

And the story will continue tomorrow…

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