Friday, August 1, 2008

River of Now

"River of Now," 30" x 40", acrylic on canvas
private collection, Rock Springs, Wyoming


"San, I've decided I want to buy one of your paintings. Do you have anything in purple and green, with a splash of red?" That's what Jo's morning email said. I looked over my shoulder at the easel. There sat my in-progress-as-yet-untitled painting. Purple, green, and a splash of red.

What?

I looked back over my shoulder. Purple, green, and a splash of red.

I somehow felt both reassured and discomforted. Reassured in that a painting fitting Jo's description was probably 90% complete. Discomforted in that I was a bit spooked knowing what Jo knew: a purple and green canvas, with a splash of red, sat on my easel. Many years ago I met a woman who practiced what she called "remote viewing." She was able to focus her mind on a person or a place and actually get fairly accurate details of their surroundings: San is sitting in her family room watching "Two and a Half Men." That kind of trivial but embarrassing detail. But here Jo was actually seeing a painting on my easel and describing the colors with amazing accuracy. A painting I'm birthing isn't quite as trivial as a TV show I'm falling asleep in front of.

"What are you? Psychic?" I emailed back, "Your description seems to be of the painting I'm working on. Now."

Jo, being Jo, passed the credit to me. "Why, no, San, somehow you had the intuition that I was ready to buy a painting and you knew what painting I was ready to buy."

I had no such intuition. Jo had alluded to having one of my paintings "someday." She had expressed her intention to visit our gallery in Santa Fe "within a year" and buy a painting then. I believed her. I had no reason to believe that she was ready NOW to buy a painting.

"Well, Jo, yes, the painting is your colors, but what you're imagining is probably quite different. It may be the wrong size, imagery, etc. It isn't finished."

"Well, San, when you've completed it, please send me a photo."

Over the next several days I worked on the painting. Something told me to paint a swath through part of the purple, to wash over other areas, to let some of the purple run in little rivulets here and there. I began to feel like I was negotiating little rapids on a river, bumping into the occasional rock, working with the current, going with the flow as best I could. I became a bit stressed. What if the painting wasn't what Jo had in mind after all? What if there were bad feelings? What if our friendship hit a rock? Then I had a beautiful dream:

I was standing in our gallery fretting. I looked at the front door and in walked Jo and her sisters Rubye Jean and Ellie. They walked over to one of my paintings hanging on the wall and proceeded gently to remove little glowing areas of light from the painting. Each sister cradled a bit of light in her cupped palms and ever-so-carefully carried the light to me. They held it near my body in the manner of someone cleansing a body with burning sage.

I woke up feeling deeply calm. Soon after that I completed the painting. I had negotiated the rapids and made it to shore. I took the painting out to the deck and propped it up in the afternoon light.

And when I stepped back and looked at the painting, it reminded me of a river. I decided to name it "River of Now." I sent the photo to Jo, along with various close-up views and several details. "This is probably not what you had in mind at all. If not, no problem. Friendship before business."

In an odd way, though, the painting reminded me of Jo. As I've mentioned earlier in this blog, Jo has been there. She has overcome setbacks that would leave most of us knocking our heads against the wall in a padded cell. And she has negotiated those Class 5 rapids on the river of her life brilliantly. She has gone with the flow of life when that made the most sense. And when she has had to paddle against the current, she has done that too. She has arrived at a place in her life that is about NOW, celebrating the richness of all she has now. And she is one rich woman. Not in a material sense (although she's doing rather well in that department) but in the sense of inner riches. I admire her deeply.

That's why when I sent her the photos, I knew deep down that if the painting disappointed her, it would in no way capsize our friendship. But here is her response: "Wow, San! The size, the colors, the EVERYTHING is what I had in my mind."

WOW NOW! HOW did this happen? Beats me. But I'm overjoyed that it happened.

Now that "River of Now" has been delivered to Jo's home under the big Wyoming sky, it seems inevitable it would hang there. Why did I fret? Why did I need for she and her sisters to come to me in a dream and reassure me? I'm nevertheless glad they did. That is one powerful, light-suffused image I can call to mind on darker days. And the knowledge that Jo lives with one of my paintings now is like the sensation of floating on my back on a peaceful river, gazing at the sunlight filtering through the branches of cottonwoods lining the banks. When I look up at the New Mexico sky, I am actually seeing Jo's sky after all. There's a place where the Wyoming sky becomes the Colorado sky and that eventually turns into the New Mexico sky. All I have to do is look up and I am connected to Jo...

...In my mind's eye I see her touring the big western countryside on the back of a motorcycle, celebrating life.


Thank you, Jo! Happy Trails...

140 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

What a fabulous post and story. Your dream made the hair on my neck stand out.

Celebration of Life said...

San: What a beautiful post this morning! I am honored that I have one of your creations and that we have a friendship that spans space and time! Our blogs were almost identical as were our pictures next to the painting; it wasn't planned that way. I am so blessed to have you in my life and especially blessed to have "River of Now" on my wall as it does represent my life.
Luv ya!
Jo

Lee said...

San, I love the way your spirit brings you messages, images, and needed connections. That is SO powerful! As are your paintings! You are awesome! And that dream! OMG! How totally beyond words that dream was! Wish I remembered more of mine. :)

Hugs!
Lee

Paula said...

Oh San, I am soooo glad you shared this with us. *big satisfying sigh*

murat11 said...

Ms San: You up early this morning, girl.

Power (and presence) of the collective unconscious, cher. CGJ may not have always had the power of his convictions, but he was on "solid" "water" there. Great story.

I did not see the river at first, but I did indeed see the dream lights. Very palpable. Then I enlarged the deck photo (if I look out the back door from the kitchen, I can see Tina's pieces drying in the breezeway. The pre-gallery, so to speak). Anyway, I shifted my perspective from looking across to looking down, while standing in. You get the cool rushings, north-south and west-east, and it is as if you are looking down into another of San's Wonderworlds, just beyond the one we all tend to reference. Beautiful.

I also like your tag for the deck photo: "riverdeck."

Congratulations to you and Jo.

self taught artist said...

congrats congrats
great story too!

RiverPoet said...

It's a beautiful and amazing painting, San. And now you have an amazing story to go with it.

Oh how I want one of your paintings, too!

Peace - D

andrea said...

I am always amazed at how mesmerizing your posts are, San. This is a fantastic story -- all those connections -- and I love it when an artwork has such resonance for both the artist and the person it was 'meant' for.

Sandi McBride said...

Your post is like an Emmy Lou Harris song...deep, moving, bringing me to tears...
hugs
Sandi

Chuck fka: Meanie said...

Mee hav uh picktow duzt yike diz at aw howz! hehehehe

Wuv,
Chuck not a Doug

Ms. Creek said...

wow, san, that is simply lovely and i'm honored to be a part of your dream!

and i love the painting, jo jo is one lucky girl!

San said...

Jafa, it was a powerful dream. And in such a positive way. I feel blessed to have been given such a dream. And friends such as you.

San said...

I love you too, Jo. I believe some magic happened during this entire transaction.

It's a blessing to have you in my life. And yes, I smiled and smiled when I read the things you'd written in your post this morning.

San said...

Lee, YOU are awesome! I'm sure you have some amazing dream journeys too. Maybe if you reflected on remembering a dream before you went to sleep, you'd begin to recall more...

HUG.

San said...

Thank you, Paula. Yes, it's a "sigh" experience, isn't it?

San said...

Paschal, your words, as ever, are beautiful--"cool rushings, north-south and east-west." And thank you for bringing Carl Gustav into this picture. He does belong there, doesn't he?

Our deck is such a great place to view paintings. Too bad we can't hang them on invisible walls there.

San said...

Paula, thank you, thank you!

San said...

Doris, your comment delights me. One of these days, maybe the right painting for a river poet will materialize...that's a moniker that flows with meaning.

San said...

Andrea, thank you. Those resonant moments are charged and special and keep us going through the less magical times, don't they?

San said...

CHUCK! I spaced out and made a composite of you and Dilly's name. Only why didn't I write Duck? Or Chilly?

Wuv to you Chilly. I mean Duck. I mean CHUCK. A picktow duzt yike diz? That's whut I call magik, Chuck.

San said...

Wow, Sandi, now you've gone and made me glow! Emmy Lou Harris? You are too kind, milady. And I am so glad you are.

San said...

Ellie, believe me. I was honored that you put in such a timely appearance in my dream world.

You are so kind. You and Jo and Rubye Jean are lucky to have each other.

WILSONART said...

Ah, DREAMS: The stuff from which life is made.
Obviously, the painting is where it was meant to be.
(and it's a very inspiring one, too)

San said...

Well put, Babs. Dreams are the stuff from which life is made. On several levels and from several angles.

Velvet Ginger said...

Wow!!! That painting is absolutley beautiful and certainly fits our Jo Jo. What a dream...never knew anyone that dreamed about us! lol You are some intuitive lady San. We are lucky to have you.

San said...

Rubye Jean, thank you for showing up in my dream and being so nice to me there!

I believe we're all far more intuitive than we let on. Even to ourselves.

Daryl said...

See, I dont think you needed them to come to you ... I think they needed to come to you ... and I love this painting ... it makes my mouth water - a strange phenom that happens to me when I see intense and emotional color - sigh ... I am going to make it to your gallery one day ...

:-Daryl

Carol said...

Aaaaahhhh...thanks! One look at your River of Now and my body is cooled and refreshed even in these hot summer temps.

It's fun to know the story of this beautiful work of art. Besides being an expression of you, it sounds like, on some level, it's a manifestation of your relationship with Jo.

Thanks for sharing the adventure!

Celebration of Life said...

Hi San! With all the traffic in and out of our blogs this morning, I am going to have to shampoo my carpets! lol Did Bennie read our blogs today? I was wondering what he had to say about them?

I hope you have a wonderful day and great weekend! Happy Birthday, Bennie!

Luv,
Jo

sukipoet said...

Oh my, that is a lovely painting. It's interesting to see the first photo of it, then the second on the deck as in the second you see the size of course and somehow those light reflections and the sense of the river come through stronger. A wonderful story. I think you are both intuitive, you the painter and she the purchaser. You seem so close to your subconscious self in the dreams you relate too. How wonderful to have the talent to express these nebulous and ephemeral thoughts and feelings and intuitions through the paint on canvas. And also through words on paper (virtual). You are truly blessed.

Dream Lover said...

San,

That is a wonderful story and a beautiful dream of healing! You are blessed!

Sparkling Red said...

I can't think of a more perfect title than "River of Now" to reflect the synchronous serendipity that wends its way through this story. What a great privilege to have Jo as a friend. And she is privileged to have your gorgeous painting.

Flannery said...

I love that dream you had. Beats mine...I dreamed my boss Pilar told me that we were now going to be researching vets from Iraq and Afghanistan who had PTSD, Substance Use Disorder, and the Bubonic Plague. Not so cleansing.

I am so glad that Jo has claimed River of Now as her own. It is a beautiful piece and has a beautiful story behind it.

Meg Wolff said...

Hi San,
I love reading your blog and I usually end up wandering off to the links from your site. I just finished taking the test on Jo's blog. I not surprised that Jo found you you have a similar vibration & she's fun like you. I think you attracted each other!

Meg Wolff said...

p.s. We all want one of your paintings!

Leau said...

You're right... amazing! And oh so true. Light is my word for the year and it keeps popping up in the most miraculous places. Your friend Jo reminds me of a quote by Ruth Renkei: " Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there's light somewhere nearby."
I was reading this just before recieving your email!

Bruno LoGreco said...

I'm read your post and I continue to think where I could put one of your creations. TBD ... Maybe when i'm ready you will know what I'm looking for.

:)

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend!

blue sky dreaming said...

Oh San, Your painting is beautiful! It is so wonderful to read your words connected to your process! I will be floating on my back (in the pool) letting your New Mexico sky become my California Blue Sky!
Mary Ann

katie jane said...

Wow, San! Such intuition! I wondered on my blog recently if other artists make work with an idea in mind or just go with the flow, but here, you just use mental telepathy and intuition! You Go Girl! Sort of like the lady that walked into your gallery and bought that other painting. Wow.

jsd said...

i love the title - the impossible possible...i don't know why it is but when i look at the painting i can't help but think that there's a woman in the upper corner wading further into the river of now...that we'd all wade in further.

CoyoteFe said...

San -

Thank you for posting your beautiful painting. For some reason both it and your post remind me of a good tarot card reading (somewhere in there is the high priestess before her curtain)and a spiritual quest. Thanks, again.

Jeanne said...

Your creative process on this of putting the person receiving it into the painting is remarkable.

jameil1922 said...

YAY!!!!!!!! I'm gonna have one of those days one day!!

Akelamalu said...

What a great post and it's just wonderful that what you created was just what your friend wanted.

Thanks for your comment on Sophie's birthday memory, it was appreciated.

San said...

Well, Daryl, when you plan to come, let us know. We'll put on our rain gear in preparation of your saliva glands kicking in to high gear!

That's kind of a synesthetic phenomenon you have happening there. Very interesting.

San said...

Carol, I know what you mean. A cool river would feel really good about now. We too have had hot days of late.

Thank you for your thoughtful words about my painting.

San said...

Jo, it has been a little busy at our places, hasn't it? At least a vacuuming is in order. I just don't want to vacuum out the great vibes!

Bennie said he read both our posts AND your comment. He loved all of it!

San said...

Suki, I am blessed to enjoy such a thoughtful visit from you. Thank you!

And I know what you mean about the deck shot. It's a great spot to view art.

San said...

Hey, Laura, I thought you might enjoy this one! Let's keep dreaming...

San said...

Spark, "...serendipity wending its way..." Well put. Thank you!

San said...

Flannery, those selective attributes would certainly narrow the field. You have some pretty amazing dreams yourself. Must be genetic.

And I thought you'd enjoy the story. You are so supportive of your mom. I love you!

San said...

Meg, I wonder how you scored. Will you post your results on your blog?

And I'm wanting everyone to have one...

San said...

More synchronicity, Leau!

And "light" is an excellent word to have for the year.

San said...

Bruno, we'll see what develops...

Happy weekend to you too!

San said...

Mary Ann, your blue sky California dreaming sounds just lovely.

San said...

Katie Jane, I believe we all use our intuition when we make art. It's a big part of the process. Some of the things I've read from you make me feel you're rather intuitive yourself.

San said...

JS, I looked and I saw your woman! Now she's probably there to stay.

San said...

CoyoteFe, the high priestess before her curtain must be in there. Somewhere. Love the tarot resonance.
Thank you!

San said...

Jeanne, you are always so kind. Thank you.

San said...

Jameil, yes indeed. You will have one of those days! (If you haven't already.)

San said...

Pearl, it would be nice if things always fell into place like this, wouldn't it?

And you are most welcome with regard to Sophie. I hope you're feeling a little better. I know it's a very sad time of the year for you.

Dianne said...

I noticed Daryl said her mouth was watering and it gave me a second slight and lovely warm feeling. The first was when I got to the part about your dream.

Before I read the comments, as I came to the photo outside in the sun, my mouth began to water.

Isn't that wonderful!?

Raven said...

What a wonderful post and a beautiful painting, made all the more wonderful by the process which brought it into being. That dream was awesome - conclave of four lighted souls nurturing one another. What a wondrous miracle to participate in. Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us. You are awesome.

lime said...

how wonderful that somehow your spirits connected over space and time that you could produce just what she needed. what a blessing to you both.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Another grand story! Another wonderful painting! Thank you, San!

San said...

Dianne, that IS wonderful! I believe a little magic is happening in our blog community.

San said...

Raven, your "conclave of four lighted souls nurturing one another" is so beautiful and enlarges my own experience. Thank you much!

david mcmahon said...

Dear San and Jo

What an amazing, powerful post. You both enrich not only each other's lives, but with this post you have enriched ours as well.

God bless

David

San said...

Michelle, your acknowledgment is a blessing in itself. Thank you.

San said...

And Nick, thank you for your faithful visits. Each means much to me.

San said...

David, such a generous thing to say! Talk about enrichment.

Thank you, friend.

SandyCarlson said...

I love that river of now. It's beautiful, as was the experience of painting it for this lovely woman. Thanks for a wonderful, touching story, San. God bless.

Celebration of Life said...

Hi San!

My daughter Laura was over this evening and she loved "River of Now"! I told Gary what she said and he said, "I like it too!" I guess we are in like flinn! lol

Have a great weekend!
Jo

P.S. Thanks for the forward from DM!

Jeff B said...

Your true tallent as an artist not only shines through on the canvas, but in the words of this post too. The feelings and emotions that transformed what could have been just a nice piece of art into a rich expression of two individuals is quite evident. Beautiful on both accounts.

tmusichans said...

Wow! What a fabulous story! It is amazing how many things in life connect people. I am always amazed at the crystal blue NM sky and find peace knowing my loved ones are looking at the same sky. Love your painting. I'm curious as to which gallery you own? I live in SFe also.
Stop by my blog sometime.
Peace!
Todd in Santa Fe

http://peacethroughpottery.blogspot.com/

redchair said...

Hi San,
I love the colors in the work and your description of its birth.

This ‘remote viewing’ is something I think we all do but fail to recognize or utilize it. I guess because we associate it with the paranormal and it scares us or we just don’t want to admit it.
Although it’s interesting how more and more well educated and accomplished people are willing to say, “Hey wait minute- there’s something more going on here than just coincidence.”


Are you going to do a story for Lilly and I? Everytime I read your blog – I think about what a wonderful story you would come up with. If so, please let me know and I’ll send you our Past Lives timeline for David. You can find my email address on my ‘gallery website’ under contact.
Vikki

Jennifer H said...

Amazing! The story AND the painting.

John-Michael said...

Inasmuch as I carry a constant sense of "in touch" with your magnificent Spirit, I am completely comfortable with the reality of your spiritual availability to harmony with others. Nothing is more naturally 'Being encompassing' than this aspect of our eternal Selves. And I delight in hearing you express your experience in this element of living life at its fullest and richest.

Lovingly ...

John-Michael said...

(PS ... My immediate response to "River of Now" was a transporting to the serenity of the Florida Keys ... where my spiritual, as well as genetic 'roots' dwell. Hence i spent a good while IN that beautiful work. Thank you Sweet Friend.)

Lovingly ...

San said...

Sandy, I always love your visits and your kind blessings. Thank you.

San said...

Jeff, you always have such nice things to say! That means a lot to me.

San said...

Todd, thanks for visiting. Glad you didn't have to travel that far.

Our gallery is Convergence Gallery, 219 West San Francisco.

San said...

I agree, Vikki. There's a lot happening just under the surface we don't always attend to.

Thanks for the reminder about the story.

San said...

Jennifer, it's so nice to see you here!

San said...

Jo, I am SO pleased that Laura and Gary approve of the painting. That's really special.

Thanks for letting me know!

San said...

John-Michael, your comments are such a treasure. Thank you for framing them so carefully.

Florida Keys--such a lush and mystical place to be transported to. I'm honored.

Love to you...

Lori Skoog said...

San....great painting (I often painted with those colors) and another fine story. The whole thing has to do with energy that you and Jo had traveling between you.
Bravo.
Lori

Indigo said...

halo incarnates

glad you visited. san is always welcome.

San said...

Lori, yes, there's some good energy flowing. In these blog comments. Thank you for yours.

San said...

Back atcha, Indi!

CHEWY said...

You, your mental connection with Jo and this painting are all truly amazing. "River of Now" a fitting title.

The light blues have a calming effect as they flow softly and make bridges over the deep purple chasms. Flecks and swaths of paler colors shimmer and dance with light.

Unbelievable how this story unfolded.

San said...

Wow, Dar, what you have to say about this painting means so much to mean. Such a thoughtful observation from a talented artist. Thank you.

And thank you for your friendship.

Lynda said...

What a beautiful painting, & what a beautiful story - I believe that everything in life happens for a reason - this sounds like a very special painting indeed !

Lynda, Kilimanjaro, East Africa

Sandi McBride said...

Just stopped in looking for some new work San...hugs
Sandi

San said...

P.S. to Dar--

Make that "so much to 'me' not 'mean.' "

Or did I mean to write "Meanie" ? Your comment no doubt means much to Meanie aka Chuck too.

:-D

San said...

Lynda, thank you for visiting from afar, and bringing such a wise message. Yes, things do happen for a reason, don't they?

San said...

Sandi, thanks for popping in again. I know. My posting frequency is dicey. Sorry about that.

Hugs to you too!

whimsical brainpan said...

That is too cool! :-)

San said...

You are too cool, Whim!

Angel... said...

ooo this is lovely...even I was thinking to buy...may be for the baby room..coz, that will be my first baby coming into this world..just let me know if you have according to the baby room.

You are so jenious San..love always
angel

smith kaich jones said...

Dreams are to be paid attention to, whether we understand why or not. I know so little about life, but this one thing I have come to accept as true. This painting was meant to be where it ended up & meant to end up there through you. A wonderful painting & a wonderful post. And PS - a wonderful friendship.

Debi

Rhea said...

That's so amazing. You guys are in tune with the universe and open to the possibilities. Great story, and great painting! Thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

San, that is just an amazing thing to happen and it sounds like you and Jo are very much in tune with each other. To me, it seems that both of you were communicating in a very deep, even psychic way and maybe you didn't even realize it...but that dream, wow!! I think 'River of Now' is stunning and beautiful with those glowing colors!

Celebration of Life said...

Whenever I feel the need to calm myself and meditate, I sit and reflect on "River of Now". Everyday I see something new and it the image is significant to what I am going through. I just can't tell you enough how much I love my "River of Now" and am enjoying it so much. Our friendship is flowing and growing just as the painting is.
Love,
Jo

The Moody Minstrel said...

As an artist, it's admirable to be able to get on the wavelength like that.

I like that painting, too! When I looked at the first pic before reading the post I was thinking, "That one sure feels nice! I wish I had a good room to put it in..."

I've been away for a while, San. Sorry about that. There have been issues at home. I'm glad to see you're still alive and feeling.

Celebration of Life said...

Hi San!
I had to let you know that I got a visit from wildbillticktock on my blog! It really tickeld me that he came to visit and I appreciate what he had to say! Give him a hug for me, okay?
Jo

david mcmahon said...

Awaiting your next wonderful adventure, O First Lady of New Mexico.

Anndi said...

It's lovely to have experienced such a deep connection with someone.

roentarre said...

Spetacular art.

Very impressed.

San said...

Angel, you've made my day!

A baby's room needs something special...

San said...

Debi, thank you for such thoughtful comments. Your visits mean a lot to me.

San said...

Rhea, isn't it great when things fall into the right places like this?

San said...

Lynette, I believe "psychic" is a good word to use here. There are connections we all have, and as you say, we're not always aware of them.

I thank you for your kind words about my painting too.

San said...

JO!

You can't imagine how great it makes me feel to read that the painting is new for you each day, and with new meaning...and relates to your life.

Clearly, "River of Now" was meant for no one but you!

San said...

Moody, it's great to see you here. I hope the issues at home haven't been too daunting. I owe you a visit.

Yes, as an artist, you know all about the "wavelength."

San said...

Jo, I went to read what Wild Bill had to say. He said it SO well. It pleased me too. Very much.

San said...

David, my current adventure involves a 60 x 48 canvas. I hope it's not a misadventure.

Thanks for stopping by again.

San said...

Anndi, it's lovely to have a visit from you. Please come again...

San said...

Wow, Roentarre, thank you!

Cookie Sunshine said...

San, I love your blog! What a great story and what a wonderful painting. Also, your banner makes me feel happy.

Donna

Maggie May said...

Wonderful, colourful painting & story to go with it!

San said...

Donna, I'm glad the banner makes you happy. That chair actually sits atop a tall pinon stump in our yard, alongside its companion. It makes me very happy to see the chairs (and their spirit occupants) watching over us.

San said...

Maggie May, looks like you have the internet back. WOO HOO!

Tammie Lee said...

San,
Your tale read with such grace. I was captivated and enjoyed it thoroughly. What a wonderful dream, feels as though you have very loving guidance!
Lovely painting as well.

CrazyCath said...

What a fabulous post San. I love the last picture - your memory is encapsulated there.
As for the painting, well, you know what I am going to say and believe - there is a God out there who knows all and guides your heart, mind, eye and (in your case) very artistic eye and hand.
Bless you both. I am so glad you BOTH got what you wanted.
(And you reminded me to call on Jo - it is so long since I have been!)

Sandi McBride said...

Hi San, thanks so much for stopping in to see me...I still love this painting...don't care how many times I see it...
hugs
Sandi

david mcmahon said...

Hope Bennie had a great birthday and that you've been taking the time to smell the roses, San.

San said...

Tammie Lee, your kind words mean much to me. Thank you!

Loving guidance--like you, I believe it's right here and available...

San said...

Cath, I should have known this would be a post after your own lovely heart.

Thank you for your continuing support and well-wishing.

xo

San said...

Sandi, as ever, you are simply too sweet. And how I love sweet things!

HUG.

San said...

David--smell the roses? Who? Me?

Good idea, man. Thank you! We actually have some gorgeous deep pink ones out front. Monsoon season has been good to The Land of Enchantment of late.

San said...

And David, thanks for the birthday wishes for Bennie. He had a LOVELY day. And we all enjoyed a family meal of grilled shrimp on our deck, and another desert sunset.

Celebration of Life said...

San,
Give Bennie belated birthday wishes from me! Also, thank you for the book, card and essence of peace & tranquility!
Jo

A.Bananna said...

wow san! beautiful post! I think you did such a great job on this picture! I know my aunt Jo thought it was perfect!

Hope all is well!!!

Mima said...

It is just plain amazing how people can have thoughts that just come together, or just know something. It has only happened to me once in my life, I was living in France, and I just knew that something was wrong with my sister. I phoned my Mum who assured me that everything was absolutely fine, which didn't reassure me at all. So I called again. She eventually told me that my sister had suffered a heart murmur, and was having tests. She was absolutely fine, and is still strong and healthy now years later, but that sense of knowing was really freaky.

Angel... said...

Yes right for baby's room we need something special..I am not use to design baby room hahaa its my first time.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

lUVLY BLOOOOOS!!!!!!!!!

Peter said...

Hi! I can't work out if it was you or Jo who was the Psychic. Perhaps its more like woman's intuition. But either way, you both ended up extremely happy and that's the main thing.

Take care,
Peter

indicaspecies said...

Brilliant post, and I love the colors of River of Now.

Diana said...

Gorgious!!!! Love your stunning color choices!!!!