Sunday, January 1, 2012

The time to begin the new year with a thank you.....

The winds are howling outside and the temperatures are dipping into the teens but we are safe and sound in our warm home. I have spent way too much time on Face book and catching up on my emails and such. So I just wanted to wish you all the happiest of possibilities with good health for 2012. Today I have taken some time to remember those friends who are now gone from earth but not my heart and thanking them for their gentle guidance in my life as an artist. ken and I went to to see "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" which is the American version with Daniel Craig and a young new unknown actress to me. It is an extremely intense movie with incredible twists and a very violent rape scene. I recommend reading the book might help to follow this plot of intriguing relationships. Then Ken and I went to Walgreens to have my dear friend Priscilla take our New Year's portrait on the snowy slopes of ...well somewhere in her imagination. I will share this funny documentation as soon as I pick up the image and dvd. I know Ken was surprised but he went along with the frivolity of his crazy wife. Then we went to Red Lobster for the peach brandy barbecue shrimp and scallops....delicious but way too much food so we have a lunch for tomorrow. I am now putting together a big pot of bean soup with the left over ham bone...tomorrow with corn bread this will be a belly warming dinner when the girls come over so Maya can type her paper for school. I am not sure why the teachers gave the students such a large assignment over the holiday but it did put a hamper on their free time. I am sure some children will not be able to complete these assignments because their parents are busy and traveling or working a couple jobs. My day has been a constant reminder ...of the blessings I have received and how I am able to give back in small ways. Yes,I know I need to take time to stop and smell the roses ...but right now I can only smell the ham cooking down :0)! My friends and family on Face book are all celebrating their joys, families and the family have wonderful news of the arrival of Benjamin Charles Royer a 8 pound 15 ounce little boy!!!! Life does not get better than this. Back to stitching and writing my proposal. Imagine and Live in Peace and look for the possibilities! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Happy New Year to you too, Mary Helen. I haven't been around blogger for a bit, so I'm doing some catching up. I was very fortunate to spend Friday with my 3 oldest grandsons who were here visiting their father. I was told I wouldn't be seeing them since their stay with him would only be for a few days. It was a wonderful and blessed day and I had such a great time with them. I'm now hunkering down and beginning my new journey into old art, so back into the studio for me and in a couple of weeks, expect to hear about my first granddaughter who will be entering this world a bit earlier than expected...she's in such a rush!!

    Have a great day and temps here will be in the frigid "60's!!" LOL


  2. Thankfulness works anytime of the year, but the new year brings it to the forefront. Have a good year!

  3. Nice to remember those who are not with us. I read the book, I couldn't imagine how confusing the movie would be, and violent for sure.
    It was seriously fast paced....xox Corrine