It is the end of Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. They say that having a thankful attitude is the key to happiness; and in fact there is growing scientific evidence that this is so. Certainly, my life is filled with abundant blessings, and I am quite thankful for each and every one of them. I'm thankful in particular to the people in my life: my family, my friends, and my colleagues.
This year, I have met so many wonderful people through various art activities. I got to paint in a giant floating city in that unforgettable Alaskan plein air cruise. And I got to paint in every nook and cranny, it seems, of Washington State through Plein Air Washington. Each and every person I've met have helped me move forward in this art journey. Yes, including the guy in Skagway who, while I was painting, went on a rant about how the federal government is taking over private businesses :). So this Thanksgiving, I just want to say thanks to everyone, from a heart filled with gratitude.