I was so busy cooking and preparing for our big family dinner yesterday, I totally forgot what page I should be on. Until someone asked me where I got my Robert Duncan calendar...
...and I realized I still had my 2007 edition hanging on the wall. So that was my first order of business today, January 2nd...replace my "Simple Things" calendar from last year, with the latest edition. I've been a Robert Duncan fan for years, and have a few of his framed prints hanging on my walls...they suit me just fine! Robert Duncan is an artist who believes that it's the simple things in life that bring us happiness and fulfillment...time spent with loved ones, nature, a good book. Those are the things he captures in his pictures...those are the things I love!
Each of our lives is like a painting and we are the master.
Each day and each act can be another stroke on the canvas.
If our hearts are in the right place, we will create something of beauty
that will touch people's lives and be remembered.
I rather like his quote too. It's a new year...the canvas is clean...let's touch the lives of those around us with something of beauty!
So my new calendar is now hanging on the wall...which brings me to my next order of business! I have a limited edition 2008 calendar created just for you (one of my faithful blogging friends), waiting for a new wall to hang on. I would just like to thank all of you who have dropped by to visit me on 'my front porch' these past months! And thanks for your comments and words of encouragement...it's been so fun 'meeting' new friends out there in blogland. If you left me a comment these past two days, your name is in the jar! And now my unbiased assistant
has arrived to pick a name...
And the winner is...Betty r!
I first met Betty through Lovella's blog (and I believe she is from Steinbach, Manitoba). If you would send me your mailing address by e-mail, Betty, I'll get the calendar in the mail asap. One of my favorite photos in the calendar you will be receiving is one I took in Manitoba...of my sister's garden.
I think Robert Duncan would like it too!
And now it is high time for "out with the old...and in with the new"! Everything still looks a whole lot like Christmas around here...and (sadly) it all needs to be put away. It's so much more fun putting it up, than taking it down. I'm trying to remember what this place looked like before I decorated for Christmas. I'm thinking it must have been rather bleak and bare! I might have to find a few new things to brighten things up a bit on these drab winter days.