Here is what I look like today (if I were in a monochrome world). I did this sketch of myself looking into the mirror. I did not spend much time on it, because I have a lot of tasks left in this day, but it captures me well enough.
Since the last time I posted, our youngest daughter married in a beautiful outdoor Texas Hill Country wedding on a perfect spring day. Our eldest daughter and her husband in Washington have had their first child, a girl. I have mingled and learned in Tacoma at our annual Society of American Mosaic Artists conference. We have spent one whole week with that new baby girl, her parents, as well as our son and daughter-in-law, and a cousin, all in the same little town. We have also prepared for and enjoyed the first of two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour 2013.
So, this is the first day that I’ve uploaded photos and videos from my camera and looked at all of them since before the wedding. Feels good just to relax for a bit and take it all in. This whirlwind of events all lined up in a row has not allowed me time in between to ponder, so now I appreciate just how much time and pondering provide in the enjoyment of life. I am indulging in some overdue pondering now.