Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Update....!!!!! I am writing this little blurb on February 7th! At 2oo comments I will be adding another giveaway! How can I not! This has been a blast so far! Thank to everyone who is participating.
I am participating in a special blog giveaway, along with numerous other blogs! You can find the details on this link: http://www.oneworldoneheart.typepad.com/
And this my my dears, is my give away! It is a little heart I made from clay...thanks to the inspiration of another blogger friend I have, Mimi and Moes' Mom! A while ago she sent me, for no reason at all, a sweet little clay bird that she had made. I was instantly infatuated with the little bird. She then posted her how to's on her blog...and thus some beautiful inspiration. I found it fitting to have my inspiration come from a blogging friend who shared something she made, with me. So here is my little clay heart pendant, that I will be giving away after drawing a random number on February 12th. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win. Don't forget to click on the link above to see all the other fabulous bloggers involved!
Did I say I would be adding another giveaway at the 200the entry? Hmmm, why yes Jenn, you did! Well, here it tis! Two fine, and I mean fiiiiiiiine, art photo prints of photopraphs I have taken., will be given to the second number drawn from my handy dandy numeral genrator at the end of all this! Each measures 4 x 6 inches, will be printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive photopaper, and will be sure to delight the eye. (uhg..don't mind me, I am in a sort of cyncial, but humorous mood)...so comment away my friendly bloggers, and send all your other friends who are friendly bloggers over also!
Some lovely bluebirds......
and 'swooning' roses from my garden...
Sunday, January 18, 2009
One day you finally knew what you had to do,
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This is a picture of my stepdaughter Marissa that I took last summer. We had taken a ride up north and went for a nice hike up a small mountain...Kane mountain. On the way back she wanted to stop and cross the river by stepping on stones. Well, she never made it across..but we did have lots of fun watching her try! Aren't the little braids the cutest!?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I decided to give the project a try...and what fun it was! These are my creations, pictured above. I then went and visited Deryns' blog and told her I had made some earrings from her instructions, but had to yet to purchase earwires..she responded ..."why don't you make your own?" and proceeding to tell me she had a link to a tutorial of hers on her blog. So that is what I did.....and that is what you see! My first handmade earwires! They were very easy to make..I did improvise however on the tools...but plan to purchase the appropriate ones, as I feel they would work much better. Thanks Deryn!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I started reading this book last year. At that time it seemed difficult to wrap my mind around. I never finished it, but recently decided to give it another go. Maybe some people just need to read it twice..but I really am understanding it now and am very glad I picked it back up. I so agree with the sentence above. Carrying around a burden, that burden of anger takes so much energy and precious time away from you. I tried to think of people I may need to forgive. The thing is I don't get angry with people too often, but even harbring ill thoughts can require forgiveness, no matter how minor you may think it is. And there is light after you let it go. Like I said I really didn't have many 'hang ups' regarding this, but am being mindful of it, and believe they are words to live by. If you haven't read this book, I would recommend it. It really makes you take a look at yourself and how you respond to life. It brings you back to what is import, the presence. Which makes sense, it is only here for a moment and then it is gone. Why not be there instead of in the past, and concentrate on what is at hand. To enjoy the moment. To be totally there at that time. Why not? You have everything to gain from it. Bring in the light!