Life lessons from a heavy snowfall.
Today’s inspiration came to me after shoveling our driveway covered in a good foot of snow, as it continued to snow heavily, in -18 C weather. (It’s amazing how much thinking one can do while partaking in this seemingly endless task.)
I was reminded of 3 very important lessons.
(1) When your husband or partner shows you how to use the snow blower in case they are out of town during the next winter storm,
WRITE IT DOWN! You will not remember otherwise!
(2) It is always a good idea to have more garage doors than cars.
It gives you extra room to pile snow when there is no where else left to pile it.
(3) Everyone needs a change.
Snow is beautiful but I am really, really, really looking forward to enjoying the weather in Phoenix, Arizona next week.
Which brings me to this weeks framing project.
With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting, I was also reminded of when Calgary hosted the games in 1988. It was an exceptionally warm winter with the only snow in the city coming from a snow making machine at Canada Olympic Park. Go figure. This year would have been perfect for the Olympics here.
Oddly enough right after shoveling I walked into my office and was drawn to a poster I had framed from the 1988 Olympics.
About 10 years ago I had found it collecting dust in my closet and reframed to fit my decor:
Several years after that I grew tired of it again until I came across some ticket stubs to an Olympic Hockey game that we had taken my parents.
It was an event my parents had never experienced before and had never since. My mother has now passed away.
By simply adding two of the tickets into the poster it became something special, more important, more intimate.
A great memory to enjoy.
(or shall I say re-enjoy)!
Do you have something similar you need framed?
Everyone needs a change, whether it is a change in artwork on your walls (it doesn’t need to be big) or a change in location (it doesn’t need to be for a long time).
And don’t forget next time to write down the instructions for operating the snow blower!
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.