while respecting your social distance, wearing masks, getting their shots are
up there on my hero list. So here are three people who have taught me the value
of kindness all over again this year. This means I'm up to 2003 things I learned this year.
A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to Raylea (pictured above) for trying to make
sure I go for walks. Raylea is kind beyond measure, and as often as possible
during the week through this strange up and down world of 2021 has
gone on walks with me and her dog, Ginger. My own dog has pulled
me and actually helped me get a concussion a couple of times, so
I usually walk with her with Steven. These walks with Raylea have been
a glorious treat for me. Thank you Raylea.
Chris and Steven putting
Breakfast in the Hotel
when it was on display at
St. Clair Printing and Graphics
Chris Chan, at St. Clair Printing
Chris is amazing, funny, and a wonderful printer. As an artist, unable
to sit with other artists and draw from the model during this bizarre
time - Chris's wonderful prints of my reference photos have helped
me to keep inspired, and keep on working. I am immensely grateful
to him. He asked me not to write this, because he doesn't want to be
Speaking of our sweet dog, another huge thank you goes out to Siobhan
Mulcahy, who walks our dog Sally with a pack of other cheerful dogs three
times a week, during the work week. This makes our dog happy, and much
easier to live with, and that is wonderful.
And to everyone out there who makes our lives happier, thank you
to the maximum, maximum. Have a making peoples' lives happier day.