I am inspired by most everything in life, and especially the friends I have all across the country.  When I was younger, I had mostly male friends; for the last 25 or so years, I have mostly female friends. Boy, are these women amazing. Spme are shown in the gallery in the side bar.

I’m definitely very visually inspired … I particularly appreciate bolder, brighter colors … I love mixing patterns …. I’m touched by the stories in the news of when humans and animals are highlighted for their loving connections ….

The period between Thanksgiving and into January is such a wonderful time … I love saying, “Happy Thanksgiving”, “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays”, “Happy Hannukah”, “Happy New Year”. People tend to be happier and more responsive. Perhaps it’s all that “happiness” being spread around via words.

~ More to come