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I'm taking slow, deliberate sips of this day. It's pouring out. I love it. I slept in a little bit, read in bed a little bit, wrote in my journal while I had coffee at the Garneau cafe and now I'm wrapping up my time in the studio and heading out to the Millcreek Ravine for a lovely rainy walk with the dogs. I just love this day.

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My three Jasper pieces are coming along nicely. I've been having fun carving some of the details into the paint.

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Luke (the black one) is sprawled out on our bed. For once he hasn't pulled back the blanket to make a cozy nest for himself. Gershwin is perched on the guest bed in the Bearded Dude's office. It's his favorite spot.

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Today is such a welcome contrast from yesterday's bustle. It felt like all I did was go from one destination to another. I did have a lovely walk by the river while I took photos and talked about details of an upcoming commission. I've never explored the neighborhood of Riverbend where the houses slid down the embankment years ago. What a beautiful spot! In all of yesterday's go-go-go I did manage to remember to stop and snap some photos of the rad Gateway Motel sign I pass everyday to and from the cafe. This will for sure appear on two canvases, one little and one big. I love this sign, and have been eying it for ages.

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I think it's official....I've changed the theme of the things I want to paint for Art Walk. I struggled with it a bit, but I'd rather paint things I'm really stoked about in the moment, than force myself to paint something else.

Happy Sunday.