Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Fall Mix ~ A Thanksgiving Post

So much to be thankful for on this beautiful Thanksgiving day! 
Here is just a small sampling of things, big and small, I have been grateful for this fall!

Here goes!
I'm grateful for the beautiful backroad to Ojai ...

For my wonderful Family ...

 and getting to paint my sister's face on Halloween! 


For the awesome party of a reception at our "Fall in To Pastels" show in Ojai!

And for a place to nap at the show ...

For winning my first blue ribbon (since high school cheerleading camp!)

On my pastel painting "Ojai Magic Hour"

For being featured in the Ventura Newspaper about the Pastel Show ...

My friend, Victoria, ending up with one of my favorite pastels!
(The one from the postcard and newspaper!)

And that my nephew got to meet Hunter the super sweet rescue dog!

I'm thankful for magnificent house-sitting sunsets ...


And my nephew's Taekwando belt ceremony ...

For cooking with friends ...

Hanging out in beautiful Ojai ...

And for just being at home in my silly town ...


As always, I am so grateful for the right to vote!

And the sweet kids I get to teach.

For inspiration and filling the well!
(Yoshio Nakamura's retrospective)

Sparkling Christmas lights! (Even when they're early!)

And my crazy, wonderful, loving, silly friends!

For my early birthday present from my sister (this beautiful book!)
and for getting to go back to a place that I always leave a piece of my heart ...

(I leave for Italy very soon!!! Rome, Assisi, Genova and Aqui Termi)

I am thankful for many more things, especially for my health and the health of my family and friends! I am, today and always, so very blessed and grateful for all the absolutely amazing people in my life! And I am grateful for you!!

I hope this is a beautiful Thanksgiving for you, filled with love and gratitude!

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

~G.K. Chesterton

A prayer today by Marianne Williamson 

Dear God,
On this day we give thanks
for the miracles in our lives.
We atone for having ever forgotten them.
Please open our hearts that we might remember You more,
And bless others as you have so blessed us.
Thank you, God.

If you're having any trouble coming up with a gratitude list ... just look at our beautiful planet!

Oh! If you didn't get enough of the art show and want to know why Hunter the rescue dog was at the Pastel Show, I started a blog recently for the pastel society, so click HERE for that!

Blessings and light!!! :)


Kerry O'Gorman said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Lucinda...we out here in blogland are thankful for your inspiring life and words! Did you sell that blue ribbon painting? So lovely!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Beautiful post....oh so much to be thankful for!

Tiziano said...

Congratulations for this beautiful basket full of amazing shots of Thanksgiving,
Hello good weekend.

donna baker said...

Lucinda, a blue ribbon?!!!! I am so happy for you. Can't wait for the Italy posts. Have a wonderful trip.

erin's art and gardens said...

congratulations on your blue ribbon for that gorgeous pastel...that is awesome and you look so beautiful in all of your photos! so many things to be thankful for, indeedy.