Well, hello there! I’ve been away from the blog for much longer than I expected. What with the holidays and a 90th birthday party for my mother things just got away from me and I’m having a hard time getting it together for 2018. Twenty eighteen!!! How is that possible?!I’ve never been one to make resolutions. It always feels like wasting gas revving the engine only to find you’re running on fumes by June. Which is not to say I don’t set out to do certain things or make changes. I do. And one of the things I’ve set out to do is find small ways to support artists and creative types whose work I enjoy.
At the end of Summer, I joined Patreon and made small pledges to a few authors and artists. It’s not a lot, but the small pledges add up for the creator and I get to show my support in a tangible way (besides the obvious support of buying their work). Creating things is often a thankless task while the hard work is being done. Every bit of encouragement is appreciated. Thankfulness is a small thing. It doesn’t require much from us but can make the difference to someone who’s having a rough time or is struggling to support themselves with their art. So, that’s what I’m doing–being thankful and saying so.
Which leads me to you, Reader of the Blog. Thank you for hanging out here. Thank you for being part of my journey. I appreciate you. I know it takes time to click over and read through posts. I’m grateful that you do.