A glorious hello to all!
Welcome to the July issue of my e-newsletter.
In this issue:
My teaching schedule for the month of August.
My summer of painting continues.
A charming continental tearoom in Oregon!
Next stop Vancouver B.C.
Your recycle tip.
Your Feng Shui tip.
Alas, my summer sojourn must end and I am scheduled to teach the following classes at Francis Tuttle in Oklahoma City.
Aug 23rd. Tofu 101 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Aug. 24, Numerology 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Aug. 25,Cuisine of India 6:30-9:30 p.m.
I hope to see some familiar faces!
I have been painting almost daily. It has been wonderful to have the time to paint at my leisure. My style has changed; I have produced abstract landscapes rather than the Goddess paintings of years gone by. Next week I plan to take the paintings to different galleries and eclectic businesses. I hope to have a positive response to my labor of love. I will go to the different stores with a sense of trepidation, hoping everyone else will think my "children" are as beautiful as I think they are.
Tea Thyme and Lavender!
No matter what city I travel to, I look for a tea parlor to have a cup of afternoon tea with scones. A habit I developed while living in London. I am always on the hunt for "High Tea". While here in Portland, I found an unusual tearoom. It's located conveniently in downtown Beaverton; Claire Siedler, who is from France, runs it. The tearoom has a continental flair, it's housed in an antique store and the lavender scones are to die for! Claire is a wonderful hostess; I could sit all afternoon listening to her stories. She is also a talented artist, making object 'd' art from jewelry pieces from bygone eras. The address, if you happen to be in this neck of woods is: 12675 SW 1st St. in Beaverton. OR.
You can go on line to find more information about this eclectic place www.teathymeandlavender.com.
Vancouver or Bust!
At the end of July, I will be heading north to Vancouver to see my brother, sisters, niece and nephews. I am looking forward to spending time with my family and eating Indian food! Though, it has been enjoyable to prepare my son's childhood favorite dishes, I am ready to have my family spoil me! Vancouver is such a beautiful city that I never tire of going there every summer. An added bonus is getting to see my family. My sisters and sister in law have planned many outings for us, one of them being a picnic on Burnaby Mountain Park with all of my favorite snacks. I am going to need to do some serious cardio workouts!
Your recycle tip.
Some states are installing recycling bins at rest stops and travelers like the idea. People are glad to clean out all the recyclables in their car when they have a chance and it makes the state look good. Ask your state highway department to adopt this eco-friendly idea. I plan to get in touch with the Oklahoma highway department upon my return and strongly suggest this idea to them. It would be awesome if, all the people reading this newsletter would do the same-- imagine what we could all accomplish!
Your Feng Shui tip.
Add flowering plants, in groups of 3's along the walkway to your front door. Red is best. If possible, light the walkway to your door at night. It will do what flowers do during the day. The combination of the two will light the way to your door; since the Chi enters your home through your front door, this simple action will bring wealth and prosperity into your life.
I have truly enjoyed my time here in Portland; my hosts Judi and Mike are very caring and have accommodated all of my requests. I shall be sad to say goodbye to them. Staying here has afforded me the opportunity to see my son almost daily. I couldn't have asked for a better summer break! I would enjoy hearing from people back home; I am getting homesick now for the familiar open spaces of Oklahoma....
Enjoy the sizzle of the heat!
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Feng Shui Consultant.