My Thanksgiving holiday usually means a trip to Chicago to spend a few days with my mother and brothers and their families. When my adult children can join me every other year, it's a more meaningful holiday, and I am always grateful.
I am starting to plan my move back from the east coast to the Windy City, and after having spent 23 years living in New England it will feel good to move back to my roots. One of the biggest challenges I will face is networking and re-establishing myself in the art communities. It's been too distant to grasp so far and I still have plenty of time with an estimate move date planned for the summer of 2013. My art has always been inspired by my surroundings and I wonder if the cityscape will become a new, important inspiration. I am already thinking about streets, angles, grids, and geometry.
View from the hotel, looking east toward the lake -
These encaustic paintings (medieval walled cities but city inspiration nonetheless!) could be a precursor of what's to come -
Yesterday we managed to make time to eat out, shop, and eat out again! The holiday decorations are always so beautiful.
Today will be a big, festive, extended family get together and I am so grateful that we are able to do this.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. What are you grateful for?