Below is the slide of my Washington D.C. photos. Some I’ve added a little light to because of the gloomy Saturday many were taken on. The trip was really two days of touring monuments and museums. I went with my mother and she’s in a few of these photos. I would love to go back to finish checking out the Smithsonian museums. We only scratched the surface…
This is the latest painting I did at the request and as a small tribute to my Great Aunt Francis. She used to be a clinical dietician and has always been mindful of healthy eating habits/exercising. She is nearing her 80’s if not already past it and she is still quite active, participating in walks in several different cities. I shared with her in a letter how much I appreciated the help she gave me several years ago on a high school honors project I ended up doing well on. And I also let her in on the management of my own health (mental) which I’ve never spoken much at all about to extended relatives. She’s inspiring in her own special ways and I wanted to surprise her with this, held within a green painted frame. I’m sure she probably thought when she asked me for a painting, I would kick it to the back of mind, but I let her know I didn’t forget.
Off to NYC tomorrow and into Friday. I’ll be back Tuesday evening. IT certainly helps to say I’m leaving this city after having a very good interview earlier this morning. I’m keeping spirits up.
I spent last weekend in Chicago. It was my first time visiting the city. I loved the little I had time to experience and I’m certainly hoping to go back before too long. These are photos I took from the bus window on the way. The farm land covered with wind turbines while going through Indiana was like nothing else I’ve seen–was incredible to just watch up close for me. The group I rode with was a decent and funny bunch. The way back through the awful weather was made all the better for the mix of personalities (and the cheesy Christmas movies). I’m just grateful we all got back alive and had a cautious driver able to follow through.