- During mundane tasks, like washing dishes, dusting.
- Places of monotony: the car wash, waiting in a drive-up window.
- Running, exercising, taking a walk.
- In the shower.
- Sitting somewhere quiet: at a dog park ... sipping a latte.
Pond verses Lake ... here's my story.
Have you ever fallen in love at first sight? I did when I met Lake Michigan. Growing up in the hub of Detroit, I spent summers frolicking in swimming pools. Then in my college years I met the Big Lake – all its vastness and glimmering glory. Instantly I was mesmerized.
It was at that time I met my friend, Karol, who had a pond in front of her home. She would rave about her pond: “We pumped the paddle boat today,” … “The kids dragged nets to scoop minnows.” Every day, every season, Karol had new praise for her beloved pond.
As she boasted I silently smirked about her over-the-top pond infatuation. How could a spit-across pond compete with the endless serenity of Lake Michigan’s mile-after-mile open water?
Then I moved.
Hourly the pond changed color, texture and patterns. Karol was right. Magnificence doesn’t come in size! Water is the beauty. Don’t you agree?
About the Artsy Shopkeeper
Hi, I'm Kate Moynihan. Yes, I am a baby boomer, and my professional life has taken a few interesting twists and turns. The journey began as a registered nurse. After thirteen years of caring for others, however, I got the creative itch. At the time, I was a single mom living in North Dakota; that’s when I caught this bug to paint pictures. Now, twenty-seven years later, I have some stories to tell about my artistic journey. Read more...