Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day 2013

Hope this Labor Day finds you enjoying a day off...and, for the many who are working today, carve out a little time just for you and a favorite coffee...or view...or friend...or book.  Hopefully, your work calls forth your energy in a way that rejuvenates you ... and makes you excited to get up every day and go do it!  Not true for most of us, I guess, but what a wonderful vision to hold.  Maybe with a few tweaks in attitude we can all move toward this goal.  How fortunate we are to have our work....whether it needs tweaking or not and whether we love it or not.

My 'working' days are behind me so 'easy for me to say', huh?  I get it.  I had to do a lot of tweaking during my 30 years of work, believe me, but I was so fortunate.  I got to change things around, do it differently, create, change venues, try to inspire others, problem solve,  work here, then there, with this wonderful person and then that one.  I am, and was, so blessed.

My new 'work' is not really work at all but it makes me excited, calls me to set goals, gives me a way to grow and imagine all that I, and my life, can still be.  As an artist, I get to create.  Doesn't matter what.  Maybe a new bookmark out of an old receipt, or a collage out of a funeral home fan destined for the trash.  Or, hold on, a new painting.  I just started a new one last night and I love it.  It has a story, it's colorful, it's a place I've been, it is a vanishing part (some would hope) of the American landscape.  I'll share it when I'm done.

Next week, we travel.  I will be blogging every day right here.  If you don't like travel blogs, come back in a couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I promise gorgeous photos and great stories every day.  So, next time you hear from me will not be from Georgia!  Nope, I'll be in Oregon Country.  I've never been.  Can't wait!

Sandra Frances


  1. Oh I have never been to Oregon, I look forward to seeing what you see through your artistic eyes.
    I am planning to go away for a while myself and hopefully it has internet access not sure yet but I will catch up later. Hug B

  2. I hope you enjoy getting away too! Keep us posted if you can. Take care.


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