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too good tuesday 10

9 Jul

lifeisgoodFLOWERSEverything has been too good lately. John and I did the big move over a week ago, and couldn’t be more thrilled with the upgrade to our new house. We hosted both sets of parents this weekend, and enjoyed sitting in the sun on¬†the brand new patio furniture, and dreamed up recipes for the newly acquired BBQ (many inspired by a gifted cookbook & its feature beer can chicken). Sunday, we watched John play softball, while eating a picnic dinner that consisted of our fresh catch from the Columbia River in an amazing cold bean salad. I found a bit of time between innings and taught my little cousins how to draw owls! The weather in the Kootenays has been ridiculous… hello summer! With all this sunshine, I can’t wait to get on our beautiful bikes and cruise around the new neighbourhood. Yesterday, I started a new part-time job, working for a dragon; After two happily engaged years, my beau and I have been finally talking plans about the wedding, the prospect of owning our own home, and maybe someday even raising a family… all of these things require money! We have been doing well for ourselves, considering we’re both chasing careers that are fueled mostly by passion, but the prospect of saving up for a brighter future has me excited to also put in some work away from the studio.¬† I’ve also been continuing to paint under the open sky, as you can see above, adding to my adventures with watercolours. Life is good these days.

lucky in life

27 Jul

Life is never perfect; it can throw you unexpected curve-balls at any moment. It is with this notion in the back of my mind, that I make sure to relish in the positive and happy times while they are present, and to not forget that it is the hard times that make you appreciate the good. The beginning of my trip started a bit stressful, rocky and some of us even fell sick, so this past week has instead been spent focusing on all the beautiful and lucky moments I have been blessed with recently… A rainbow shinning over the valley is the perfect metaphor for the right frame of mind: something incredibly beautiful often grows out of a bad storm. Catching glimpses of wild furry friends (deer & moose) NEVER fails to slap a smile on my face. Majestic, powerful and pure… They have a presence I am always in awe of. Birds are always a wonderful sight, that make me smile, but above is a turkey vulture: quite an uncommon sight up here in Canada, as they often don’t venture far past the border… So, seeing this incredible creature was definitely lucky. Tasty treats straight from the backyard: 1 of those simple, beautiful, everyday miracles. And finally, the luckiest lady bug I have ever seen, was crawling across our chairs yesterday. The old wives tale is that the more spots they have, the luckier they are… well I hit the jackpot, this one had 13 lucky spots on his cute little shell.