Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Spinnaker Restaurant in Sausalito

Yes, the food is just okay, and the staff and clientele straight out of 1975, but the 320-degree views of Sausalito and Tiburon on one side, and Angel Island, Alcatraz and San Francisco on the other, made for a splendid location for Sunday brunch.

When the nice hostess brought paper and crayons for the children, I thought it was the perfect low-stress opportunity to bring a little creativity back into my life. It's just a placemat, not a pristine blank canvas, after all. Easily left behind if it turns out poorly. As it happens, it's now displayed at home as a small souvenir of a quiet Sunday spent with family.

Here's a photo of the actual view from our table.

After a Long Absence

The other day, one of my friends at work came across this blog and asked me why I wasn't doing it anymore. A string of excuses... too much work, not enough hours in the day, feeling uninspired, procrastination. Made me think...

When it comes down to it, I stopped doing something I really love--- not the blog itself, but the art that fed the blog. After relocating and getting a full-time job, juggling work and home and family, art was set aside as a luxury, when it should have been a staple. My son asked me a few months back why I wasn't painting anymore. That should've been a wake-up call.

Now, two years after my last post, I'm going to attempt to bring art and creativity back to the forefront of my life.

Baby steps...