Sunday, October 24, 2010


 A lot has happened in my life since these photos of our trip to California in August were taken. Some good and some bad.

I haven't had a lot of time to spend in my studio and there are so many things that I want to do in there. Sometimes I think I would like to go away somewhere by myself for a month and just paint.

Two of my beloved cats have died, Hermione and Cleveland, and I miss them so much. A third cat, Simon, a stray that we took in three years ago is ill. Although Roman and Ickles are healthy and well it seems so quiet around here. We have decided to adopt a new cat, Bailey. She belongs to a friend of ours who can't keep her anymore. She lives in Alberta and will have to be flown here. I'm so excited!

Me standing in front of a giant redwood tree
I also made the decision in May to go gray. I woke up one morning and realized I did not want to dye my hair anymore. Here's a great website, Going Gray Looking Great that has made my transition so easy.

I'm looking forward to the cooler days and longer nights and time spent working on dolls and painting and making new jewelry, and nights cuddled in bed with a good book. :)

And we're not moving to Omaha!

John and I on a hike through the redwood forest.


Margaret Ryall said...

Not moving to Omaha seems like a good choice to me. I had to chuckle at the going gray. It works for me and is oh so easy. In many ways it sets you apart in this world of narrow definitions of what's appropriate for women.

Jeanette said...

I'm glad you're not moving to Omaha. We need to keep your talents here!

I've accepted my gray and quite like it. Its a rite of passage and as Margaret said sets you apart.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Gina ;o) I wrote to you on this post, but I guess I hit a wrong button? I'm very sorry to hear about your cats! It's very hard when they are apart of the family! I think it's great that you are leaving your hair, it's natural colour! It looks great! Speaking from someone who lost alot of her hair, (when I was sick), I don't care. I'm proud of whom I am! I can't wait to see your paintings and your dolls!!!