A very busy August filled with some pretty crazy highs and lows of experience, and scary health challenges for those I love, which I rode allll the way Up! And alllll the way back down again!   Remember the old adage of staying within the center so ya dont get spun about on the edge? Yeah, well, I forgot.  See, I have this life now that isnt an incoming drama fest all the time, so I actually can choose my responses to things. Staying calm amidst chaos is possible, riding from my center thru the storm is welcome and doable, but I forgot. Too many years of doing the other. Habits. Hard things to break.  

Good talks with partner, friends and son reminded me of allll this and so August ended very well and enlightening. It ended with a great talk in the park with my son and a very successful painting session with the largest group of Memorycare seniors I have ever had at one time. 

September arrived in quiet beauty. The absolute beauty of the beginnings of Autumn, my favorite season.  I had planned well and set time for me up at the beginning too. Time to be still, paint, plan, think, create. 

Ancient - 12x15, watercolor on 300lb Arches paper

is the result of August. Life will present you with many doorways, it is always up to you which one you choose to walk through. 

Ancient  -  12x15 watercolor on 300lb Arches paper

Ancient  -  12x15 watercolor on 300lb Arches paper