Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
We still have not made it to an internet cafe. We are so busy everyday that by the time we get back to our hotel we just fall into bed and say we'll go tomorrow. Today we went to a flea market, Les Ivalides, Opera National de Paris. Lafayette shopping Mall and the Arc de Triomphe. We saw the Eiffle Tower when we climbed the hundreds of stairs to the top of the Arc. If I had put a pedometer on for this trip I would not be suprised if we walked fifty miles today because that it what it feels like. .y legs are tired but the boots are wonderful and my feet don.t hurt at all. Hang in there and hopefully I will get some photos up before the end of this trip.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I made it to Atlanta, Georgia and now I am waiting and eating before I take my flight to Paris. So far so good. The wierdest thing happened though, I was about an hour into my flight and I look up and my cousin is standing in the isle. She is on her way to sing in Carnegie Hall and I had no idea about it. I also met an old friend on my flight. What's the chance of that happening? OK, gotta eat.
PS I made it to Paris and it is amaziing. I have some pictures to show but I need to find an internet cafe to post them. Maybe tomorrow.
PSS I am in love with the espresso here!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My poor little puppy dog, Lily Lou, is very attached to me and will mope around the house until I get home. She practically needs psychiatric help when I'm gone too long. Hopefully it won't come to that this time. She is such a sensitive princess. I may have to buy her a tiara in Paris.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I would love to win any of her stuff especially that beautiful print. Well, the clock with wings is pretty cute too. Come to think about it, I would love all of it. She is so inspiring with her creativity and the girl has the most amazing shading in her art. I could stare at her paintings for hours just taking in all the colors and shades. I have been so blessed to have these ladies as friends.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The 8GB memory card I ordered for my camera came yesterday. I think that should be big enough to take a few pictures in Paris but the boots are still AWOL. I figure they should come today or tomorrow. The anticipation is killing me. Oh, I almost forgot:
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Go green today
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I can tell that I am going to have to read this chapter a few times to let it all sink in. I totally understand it but doing it is another thing. Setting aside the caretaker role to friends and family for a few hours to let creativity blossom is hard for me. Everyone else gets first dibs on my energy and I find at the end of the day that I don't have much left over to pour out on the page. But I know in my heart that I am to take this road. I am to learn to be this person who values her creative self because it is a deep form of worship to the Lord who created me to be this way. A tithe of sorts of the creative gifts given. I have so much to learn but attention with intention will give me the time I need to learn it.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Eiffel Tower (2 separate trips)
Opera National de Paris
Shopping (Free P Star, Shakespeare Books, Tati and a department store)
I bought a great pair of boots to take and because the wrong tracking number was given to me I can't see where it is or when the package will arrive. I love to track my packages and I am anxious to see if they are as comfortable as the add said they were. Definitely stylish and since I am going to Paris I think that might be important, right after comfort of course. I realized that I don't walk much and so I have no idea if my shoes are actually comfortable for five days of walking or not. How do you test that out? If there is anything that I am stressing about it is the shoes. Everything else will be amazing. I also remembered to buy an new memory card for my camera so all the pictures I will be taking will fit. It is all starting to come together. Less than two weeks to go. Just dreaming of going is a treat. It is almost like being on vacation as I plan it.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I got ready and led a women's bible study on focused living/purpose then headed over to Barnes & Nobles to pick up a couple of Paris tour guides. Yippee! My heart skips a beat every time I imagine myself standing in Paris taking pictures. As I was looking at all the tour guides a friend of mine who I taught how to art journal this week, called to ask if I would teach her whole bible study how to art journal what they are learning in the study. This is my friend who claims she is not artistic. She had so much fun art journaling she wants others to know how to do it too. You don't have to ask me twice. I'm all over that. So much goodness going on right now I don't know if I can stand it. Of course, there was kid trouble last night but I am refusing to let it ruin my joy. The sun is shining and that just makes it all the better.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
He was very serious about balancing the toy on top of his head, then he would laugh when it fell off. It is so fun watching him. I'm still looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow though. Hopefully no one needs me bright and early.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I added a flap at the top so that the items won't slip out. It sounded like a good idea but I will see if it does it's job.
I am so glad I finished it today because I am really busy the rest of the day and tomorrow and I don't think I could have waited two days to get back to it. Sometimes I can be so impatient. OK now I am off to go to the Chris Tomlin concert with friends. What a great day!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Can you tell where I am going to be in three weeks? I can hardly breathe I am so excited and panicked that my passport won't be here in time.
I got a call from my lovely niece about a week ago asking if I wanted to hang out with her in Paris for a week. Well, let's see, YES, definitely YES. My ticket is booked and I can't believe I am going to Paris. Me, little ol' me. For those of you who are praying folk, start now. Things tend to go awry when I go away. But I won't worry about that now, I have lots to do to be ready in three weeks. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This journal is different than all my other journals because I have added fabric, ribbon, trim and lots of patterned paper, patterned tape and netting. I have also added stitching by hand and stitching with my sewing machine. So far it has been a lot of fun.
I definitely can see me making another one of these in the future. I loved painting on the fabric and the feel and look of the cover is amazing to me.
Here is one prepped page ready to go. My niece came with a packet of goodies for me and I used quite a few of the images in this journal. They were all black and white. How did she know? We think a lot alike so it is not surprising. Thanks Janene, I was blessed by your company!
Here is one finished page that I worked on. I wanted to remind myself of all the fun I am having and to not loose the joy as I progress in my art journey. I really like doodling and had some fun this weekend watching Felicity (Freshman year) and playing with my pens.