We underestimate the incredible importance of friends. They make our lives. I am fortunate in having some wonderful friends through some of my associations. Without them i would be lost.

One, our Yoga instructor on Sunday ended practice with this quote:

“Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where :you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born in yourself and others. May you use the gifts you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.”

These thoughts, some beautiful grasses i saw along the road and some friends to share that with, along with the tiny hope that a very dear friend, now lost but who might still be somewhere out there, gave me enough motivation to paint-not much, but a little, for which i am grateful.

IMG_0419.JPGIMG_0420.JPGhere are two sketches; one from Tuesday night Figure Drawing and one from this mornings walk/sketching session-



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