Wednesday, November 27, 2013


This being Thanksgiving,
 my goal was to post about gratitude,
but it seems the wifi is sometimes what we call
Well, we'll give 'er a go...

Don Gray is a masterful artist and muralist
now living in Portland, Oregon.
His blog is a delight.
When I once commented to him that I had 
a 50cent bird-of-paradise plant trapped in a tiny pot,
 Don gently suggested that I transplant the poor thing.
That was four years ago. 

Thanks, Don.

And thanks to all of my blogging friends.
Your kind and attentive messages are treasured.
I'm very grateful for all of you.
Bless us all.


Stinson Fine Art said...


Happy Thanksgiving. I hope life is returning to normal or something close to it.


SamArtDog said...

Yes, John, life is returning. Defining normal, however, is a sometimes thing. Never a dull moment.

C Tanner Jensen said...

You are right. Don Gray is someone to be thankful for. He is gentle and insightful. Thank you for reminding me.

SamArtDog said...

See? Fellow bloggers are gifts, as are their comments. Thanks for yours!

Celeste Bergin said...

So glad to see a blog post from you, Sam! Don gave you wonderful advice. Your Bird of Paradise is looking very beautiful!

hw (hallie) farber said...

I was thankful to see a post from you--it's been a long time.

SamArtDog said...

Good to hear from U 2, Celeste!
Yes, "the bird" is a beauty and gives us hope every day.

SamArtDog said...

Hi Hallie!
Never thought I'd be this glad to be at the 'puter. Working slowly towards the easel.

Page Railsback said...

Your post inspired mine today. Nice to see you posting your creative stuff Sam

SamArtDog said...

What a nice thing to say!
As much as we all want inspiration, giving inspiration may be the real gift.