I've been thinking about how going without certain things for a time makes me appreciate them so much more once I have them again. Like when the sun comes out after many grey days or having groceries after weeks of empty cupboards, or like yesterday as I was looking for postage stamps I found a five dollar bill hidden in my checkbook. I looked at it like it was something I'd never seen before.
I think it's a matter of appreciating the small things and finding abundance within something humble; a realization I relearn time and again. You know when you look at one thing for a time, you begin to see more and more in it? Painting that simple elm stick is an illustration of the idea. I have since added another layer to it which I'll show you next week.  I made two stick pieces which will be in the The Incredible Print Show at Artstream opening Dec. 6.

I'm signing off for the rest of the week. I hope you have a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving and have time to appreciate a few of the simple things in life.

Till soon,