Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1, 2011

March is finally here, our local Goldfinches are back, so are the Bluebirds and the Robins.  We've had quite a bit of snow and rain last month and our lake is latte brown and up about 5 feet.  We had 3 inches of rain yesterday, so it will be a while until our beautiful lake is clear again.
The reason I named this post March 1, 2011 is in honor of my Grandmother Helen.  Today would have been her 106th Birthday.  I lost her in 1999, but she is still with me.  She taught me how to explore everything.  Color, texture, design, were important to her.  She always had a project going, and she loved to create fun activities when I would stay for a visit.  What I learned from here was that really the only boundaries there are, are the ones we make for ourselves.  As I have gotten older, I have learned to really not try to have boundaries, in design especially.  I'm not afraid to try new, I love to explore new and try to master all. So, Happy Birthday Grandma, I love you and you have no idea how your love shaped me into the woman, and designer I am today.  This is a photo of my Grandmother and Mother sharing a kiss!  Sweet!