1. draft a family manisfesto and share with the family via email to have them edit/revise.
In this house we are real.
We make mistakes. We say I’m sorry.
We give second chances.
We have FUN. We love the woods.
We say good job.
We DANCE while doing dishes.
We attempt patience. We ask for big favors.
Pulling out canvases, paper, pastels, oils, brushes. Setting up easel, palette, paint thinner. Sharpening my visual senses and pastel pencils. Focusing on trying to see beauty in a mad world. Breathing. Putting brush on canvas and not just thinking about it.
3. one practical project.
a. paint the shutters in the den some kind of Indonesian blue
b. cut out the pieces of the quilt I've had the fabric for
c. rake and weed the vegetable garden and erect the fence
d. bake a chocolate cake
e. making strawberry jam