Yesterday I received my copy of the art avenue magazine which is published by the Federation of Canadian Artists and was pleasantly surprised. In addition to featuring Lauren Harris, who has been an inspiration in my creative life, on the cover as a founding member of the Federation, I opened the cover to see my piece (titled 'Sunrise') on the inside of the cover (top right corner). What an honour. It reminds me of the time years ago when a painting of mine was printed alongside an article aboutPavorotti in the avenue magazine years ago. I'm always amazed at how blessed I am - I am grateful to do something that gives me so much joy and peace. Last week was so busy with fulfilling too many commitments and this week I've just been able to focus on painting - it's what I love to do. And because it makes me happy, I feel so much more contentment in my daily life when I allow myself the privilege of painting. And when others respond to what I do...well, that's just the cherry on top.