Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I've been mostly puttering around this week, slowing myself down and trying to think about what changes I want to make in the coming year. My goal is to simplify my life and do more of the things I enjoy and I'm good at.
Monday, December 13, 2010
After my appointment this morning, I drove around beautiful Bainbridge Island until I found this estuary near Lynwood Center. It's a lovely peaceful place, and I spent a happy hour there making this watercolor.
Yesterday I attended the funeral of the Rev. Webster Barnett at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bainbridge Island. As a member of the clergy, I entered with the procession and sat up in the chancel. From my seat in a nook beside the altar, I was able to sketch the Rector, Dennis Tierney, as he gave the sermon. I added watercolor later.
In the sermon, Dennis spoke eloquently about Webster's life, including his service with the Tenth Mountain Division in WWII. Long after his retirement as a priest, Webster continued to provide pastoral care to parishioners, visiting the sick, bringing communion, faithful to the end.