Welcome to 2nd Tuesday · September 2015

Painting © by Joanne Licardo

Painting © by Joanne Licardo

Welcome to year two of 2nd Tuesday. This month’s issue joins the changing of the seasons by drifting into the realm of transition. Artists Joanne Licardo (the artist of the wonderful opening sunflower) and Leah Hugon share some of the feelings that move them to explore different aspects of their creativity.

I’ve shared some of the personal experiences from my marriage that have served as both ballast and impetus for change and there is a preview of the last and upcoming season of Downton Abbey where adaptation to change and transition serves as an underpinning of the story.

There are several videos this month that present ideas about the impact of nature and the process of becoming authentic to oneself.

I’ve chosen my favorite photograph ever posted on a friend’s Face book page and have included my favorite end of summer song from a movie.

There is an article about the importance of children playing outside in nature whatever the season, a recipe for a terrific late summer salad, a schedule of my current art shows and a two hour video that can be used as background for meditation and anxiety control.

I’ve made a Prezi presentation that will show readers how to grow and harvest some fall vegetables by Halloween and Thanksgiving and included an update on Alma, the wonderful little girl that so many of you supported and held in your thoughts during her liver transplant this past winter.

September articles are listed and can be accessed in the left column.

Thank you so much every one for your on-going support and participation.

I would be truly honored if you would take a few minutes to send me your ideas and feedback about 2nd Tuesday’s impact, relevance and possible future direction. There were approximately five hundred readers last month. We started with eight-four. I hope you will help 2nd Tuesday to continue to grow by sending me your feedback and sharing it with your friends. Contact Fred at f.hswan@q.com

Wallow in the last two weeks of summer. See you in the fall.  Fred

P.S. – A few September photographs

My paintings in the upcoming Prelude and Segue show

My paintings in the upcoming Prelude and Segue show

Our hangout to watch the trees begin to turn

Our hangout to watch the trees begin to turn

Lucky exploring the scents of late summer

Lucky exploring the scents of late summer

The progress of vines on our deck

The progress of vines on our deck

Persian Shied on our patio looking like fall

Persian Shied on our patio looking like fall