I've been busily (and happily) working away on a couple of new projects (sneek peak of one above) and I've also had the good fortune of spending time with my nearest and dearest creative friends which fills me with abundance. Yesterday my lovely, lovely friend Kristen (if you click on her name you'll see my sweet family on the bottom left corner of the photos) stopped by with this beautiful desk. It is almost identical to the desk I had in my room growing up, it is where I sit to type this now. I love the past, love history and all the connections with it - it's as if the spirit of the previous owners are imbedded in this piece. I can imagine a young child grumpily doing homework (as I remember those times clearly myself), a woman writing a letter to a dear friend, and, if any of these owners were like me, it is where spring break was spent completing an entire art project - a graphite drawing, a pen & ink pointalism and then a separate pen & ink cross-hatching and finally an acrylic painting of a Ukrainian church replicated after a beautiful, almost ethereal watercolour by Mel Heath while we were studying master works and working in a variety of media. It was there I learned to focus, to invest myself and my time whole-heartedly into the creative work. **And also yesterday my guest post was published on Your Heart Makes a Difference - you can read it here.** So today I am again filled with joy and overflowing with gratitude.