Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We started out with making paper bag purses. Everyone's was different and so beautiful. I wish that I had thought to take a picture of everyone with theirs but I was too busy enjoying the moment to take too many pictures. And even the not so crafty friends were good sports and made one as well.
We took a quick break and had chicken fajita salads with sides of Falafel and humus and grapes. All things that I love. Then back to creating masterpieces. I am going to use mine to put all the pictures of my birthday in. I did make sure to get a picture of everyone there to put in there. After we were mostly done with the purses I opened some lovely presents that my friends were so sweet to bring. You will be seeing quite of few of these things in upcoming art journal pages. There were too many items to list and I can't wait to get my hands on them. First I have to unload my dining room table of all the craft mess and move it back to my art room. Then I can organize and be ready to create. My long-time friend Karin over at www.twitterpatedkarin.blogspot.com brought me a beautiful dessert that she made especially for me. YUMMY! and incredibly beautiful too. She is talented like that. Thanks Karin!
It really was a shame to destroy this piece of art but, what can I say, somebody had to eat it. Then we finished the night off watching Stranger than Fiction, a Will Farrell movie. If you haven't seen it you have missed out. It is the cutest, sweetest story and I won't say anymore, you will just have to rent it and see for yourself. I already want to watch it again. Then too soon it was time for everyone to go home :( and it wouldn't have been a party without a party bag to take home with them. These were kind of fun because I hit an estate sale last week and picked up a bunch of hankies and vintage jewelry that I used to decorate the bags. Each one was different and it was fun to see who picked which ones. Lots and lots of fun and memories to last for a long time.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
This week is turning out much better than last week. I slowed down a bit and feel much more inspired with art too. Well, I am thinking of deserts for two reasons. My birthday is this week and I started a diet. Hmm, those two things don't seem to go together. I think I have it figured out though. I keep telling myself to enjoy the beauty of the deserts like art and remember that they look a lot better on the plate than they do on me. All this talk of food has made me hungry. I think I will go eat some lunch.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I am Beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
Monday, August 4, 2008
I thank You for my being able to see
and to hear this morning.
I'm blessed because You are
a forgiving God and
an understanding God.
You have done so much for me
and You keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for everything
I have done, said or thought
that was not pleasing to you.I ask now for Your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe
from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind
that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over.
You listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others.
Keep me strong
Keep me uplifted
I pray for those that are lost
and can't find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged
I pray for those who don't know You intimately.
I pray for those that don't believe.
that God changes people and
God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family member
in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes;
and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance,
or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.
I pray that these words be received
into the hearts of every eye that sees it
in Jesus' name. Amen!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Our hearts are torn in so many directions. We want to follow are dreams but the reality of responsibility keeps us planted firmly on the ground and yet quite often unfulfilled. Where is the balance in that. I think God puts the dreams in our hearts to give us hope. Sometimes following my dreams makes me look a little crazy and like I don't know what I am doing. That's OK. Eventually I will find the balance. By following my dreams I am showing others it is OK to follows theirs and giving them permission to even start to dream. I have to admit though, it is addicting. Imagining what you could do and where you could go. I loved this girl on my page. She has suitcase in hand ready to explore the world but at the same time wearing a suit with just enough flair to not be conventional. She has a paper to keep grounded on world events but hair that expresses her true personality. I hope she is not criticized and beaten down by drones. Don't you just wish the best for her. That she will make it after so many before her have failed. You can do it sweetheart. Break out and live, imagine, believe, hope and inspire. We are all counting on you to pave the way. Bring home the victory!