As you can see, I have not posted here for a while. 2015 was a year of interference.

Although I have been “retired” for 3 1/2 years, I have found myself to be quite busy. Retire does not mean slow down, it just means leaving a job or event. I did not really retire from being an artist or designer. I just retired from the place I was employed for 39 years as a designer.

But then artists never really retire…

Home is Where you Bloom on Canvas

nor did my need to nurture.

Oliver with GizmosMy 3 1/2 year old grandson takes up a good part of my time while designing for pleasure takes up another hunk. Somewhere I have to fit in all the other stuff like chores, paying bills, and the getting rid of stuff that I have accumulated over the years.

The part of retirement that I do not like is my body is getting old. It requires more maintenance like an old car. When I hear parents complain that their kids tire them out, I think try being a grandparent! Yet it is a good tired. I am blessed that I can still get on the floor and play, or go down the slide with him at the park. The nicest thing about being a grandparent is that this time I can slow down and take notes. Being a working parent was not easy. I realized as a grandparent how much I missed! I discovered that “spoiling” is really just taking the time to listen and talk with him, to be his buddy.

Soon my buddy will be off to school all too soon. I realize that these times are golden. Yet at the same time when when one door closes another door of opportunity opens.

Never a dull moment!




About pinkpaperclip

By day, I am a designer in the social expression industry and art director of I enjoy a good story and the good people in my life. I have come to realize that the most important growth is spiritual and God blesses us with his love beyond our imagination.
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