Thursday, January 22, 2015

Emily Jeffords

"I enjoy painting landscapes because they have the ability to transport the viewer with a glance, yet allow us to feel secure, centered, and peaceful."

I stumbled across Emily Jeffords' work on Pinterest.  I was drawn to a picture of a blue-skied landscape and wanted to see her other work.  I found all of her other paintings to be just as transportive.  I love her thick brushstrokes and use of color.   

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Mondays off

One thing I love about having Mondays off is that the rest of the world is back at work, and I'm free to explore in the quiet, more mellow weekday.  I've had Mondays off for 2 years, and it always feels like a treat to sleep in, browse around shops in town, check out parks and just take my time.  I stole away for a quick outing with Mike today.  It was a beautiful sunny day, and we had fun walking through Ballard, ducking into little shops, and ending at Golden Gardens for some Vitamin D.  Winter here is so mild and beautiful.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter in Seattle

- Phone call with Grandma Judy
- Strawberry sprinkle pancakes
- Winter forest walk