Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rich & Full

As with each New Year, I feel a good fresh energy in January. This year is no different, except that the new energy is lasting all month. I have so much going on, and many new possibilities. Rather than repeat the last years, as if by rote, each year is new. I am not going to the New York Gift this year, for example, but that will not hold me back. Quite to the contrary.IMG_3803

My lab, my living room. My faithful listeners; “but Mommy, what are you doing on that side of the table?”


Rich, full, complex. Such is the new year.

IMG_3792I long for my trips this spring, to Italy in March and Paris in May~


I am addicted to my camera. And I am trying to find a pic of me in Paris that I had my hands on three days ago that has been swallowed up by the house, so that I can answer Karena’s questions properly illustrated….more soon.


Til then, hope your lives are rich & full as well….please click on each of the pics for full view. I love the soothing nature of this set.

Oh, and be sure to stop by the Metis Blog for a creme puff tutorial this morning!


  1. Hope you find the photo you are looking for!! I love your pictures you posted!

  2. Thank you for sharing the soothing nature of these images; it brings some peace to my morning after coming back home after navigating around and between snow banks and speeding automobiles.

  3. It is heartening to have things to look forward to: I am sure your new year will be full of fun and life! These pictures are lovely; thanks for sharing them. I am sure you will find the one you are looking for; just give it time.

  4. It pleases me to see I am not the only person who loves...touristy Eiffel Towers, JR dogs... "things FRENCH" And reading about trips to be taken... Merci mille fois...Patty Flournoy

  5. I can't wait to hear about the trips you are taking this spring! We are going to Italy and Spain this summer, so I am enjoying the planning of it all! Happy weekend! xxoo :)

  6. Beautiful images. I can totally relate to your picture problem. I'm blogging and procrastinating right now digging through these piles to find the notes I made to do a room layout for a client. It's snowing and I don't want to work. Hunting for things only makes it worse. happy Friday. Mona

  7. I just got back!!!!!! Then I cancelled NYC as I was afraid I would be stuck there!!!! Don't worry you will get your picture......Maryanne ;)

  8. Your images are so warm and cozy. They make me happy as does our calender girl!

  9. That is so wonderful, a trip to look forward to.
    I am hoping to get a few days in Manhattan, soon as the weather allows. Can't wait to walk down Fifth ave and see all the beautiful flowers.

  10. Andrea your images warm me immensely! I am excited to see what you have to say and loved your letter!

    Art by Karena

  11. Beautiful pictures and such wonderful trips to look forward to!

  12. Happy Valentine's Day!