Sunday, December 9, 2012

Are you a traveler or a homebody?

I've been thinking a lot about traveling lately, and how exciting it can be and also how unattainable it seems. So when Daily Paintworks had a blue challenge, I decided to paint this national geographic world atlas, along with my blue wine glass and vintage lantern.

Travel is a funny topic, there are only two reactions to travel. Those who are passionate about traveling get a glassy look in their eyes when a far off place is mentioned, as if their hearts are already there. However, those who'd rather stay in their "hobbit hole" reading a good book and never get into any trouble at all, will brush off travel as if it's insignificant.

I am of the first category, I love to travel. However, due to uncontrollable circumstances I am limited in my travel. I'd love to go to Europe, see The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam or spend a week in awe looking at The Louvre's collection in France. Alas, one must not be blue about circumstances, everyone has something to look forward to.

I'm currently considering making a trip to Massachusetts after the holidays so that all three grandchildren can be together for a few days. While it's not Europe, how can I not say that I am blessed to be able to say that? I have three beautiful healthy grandchildren, and just the ability to say that sentence reminds me to count my blessings.

What about you, are you a homebody or an adventurer? By choice or by circumstances? And what are your blessings?

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