The Fine Art of Living
As I get older I'm appreciating the simple luxuries in life, such as April's weekly supply of fresh-cut flowers for our home, a glass of wine, an excellent meal, and time spent with family and friends. I never bought into the notion of the suffering artist, I believe a life well lived supports the creative drive. You certainly don't need to be wealthy to live well, just open your eyes to the simple things in your life that make you happy and savor them.
Recently we had dinner with our friends Danny and Michelle at their home in Sonoma. Michelle knows how to bring simple luxuries into her home and a dinner at their house is always something to remember, in fact it's a work of art. They have nearly a dozen of my paintings throughout their house and it's always good to go back and visit the older Holland work.