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 Hello October

Gee whiz fall is here! It seems that the summer just flew by but when I look back on it I think of all the neat things I had a chance to do and the great people I met.

Early summer brought high school graduation parties and summer festivals. Then our cousins from Italy arrived for a visit - their first time in the U.S.!

I took another botanical illustration course at the the New York Botanical Garden. I cannot say enough good things about the continuing education program. Excellent instruction with options for in-person, hybrid, or online. I prefer online to avoid the traffic.  The image above is a mushroom in pen & ink with a micron 01 pen. 

At the end of August I was at Hog Island

 Audubon Camp

Fine instructors, new friends, and great food. If you have a chance to attend one of their sessions you will not be disappointed. 

I am also honored to have several artworks displayed in juried and invitational shows in Connecticut this fall. 

I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons while living a simple creative life. 

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  • Writer's pictureMary Lachman

Embrace the Day

Good morning.

In the dark before dawn, if I am up, I like to read, write, and listen to poetry. I keep several books by my chair along with my journal and favorite pen. It is a beautiful thing to watch another day come into being.

This morning I listened to an episode of the podcast "Poetry Unbound". Padraig O' Tuama is the host who reads and then discusses a poem in each episode. For me, these short episodes are relaxing and inspiring. Sometimes I learn things I didn't know or am reminded of stories forgotten.

So many poets tackle big topics. In the morning I like to contemplate ideas.

Life is such a big topic. We don't really understand it even though writers and thinkers have tried for thousands of years.

Instead we walk in faith. We believe in love. We believe better days lie ahead.

We bravely enter the day. Courageous for what awaits us.

Embrace the morning.

Believe in yourself.

You are unique. Creative. We do life together - and it's amazing.

Light is beginning to spill over the horizon.

The day begins ready for me to walk, full of gratitude,

into the amazing experience of a new day.

Thank you for being on this journey with me.


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