Tuesday, August 4, 2015

GETTING READY FOR THE BEGINNING

August...it's already August!   I remember when this was the month that my thoughts turned to
'preparing for school'.   With four kids, that meant clothes shopping, getting school supplies and trying to squeeze more summer fun while beginning to introduce a routine of sorts.  If you have, or had kids, you can identify, right?

But the important thing was that September was also a 'new beginning' for me.  I always treated New Year's as a small 'new beginning' because the really big 'new beginning' for me was September. And the thing is that even though I no longer have children at home, I still treat September as my 'new beginning'.  What about you?

So, August is the month that I will explore what I want to accomplish between September 1 and the end of 2015.   In the past, a great deal of those accomplishments centered around my profession and the fall/winter holidays.   But these days, I am looking at events to enjoy, exhibitions to attend, classes to take, places to explore, fiber artwork to create, writing to finish and groups to join. Exciting possibilities!!!

I know that many of you have enjoyed a heat wave of sorts.   I thought you might like this picture I took while in the Rockies...

I am still in Utah and will be until the end of the month.   Our visiting family and friends have departed and arrived home safely, which means things have slowed down a bit.   So, I have been working on some Zentangles.   Here is one that I recently finished...

And here is one that I am working on...

There's a new monthly thought posted...'On your mark, get ready...'   As I said, September was a new beginning for me.   And maybe in someway, it can be for you.  

The new week journal prompt is 'It's time to...'  Maybe you can think about what it's time to do related to getting ready for a new beginning.

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Talk to you tomorrow...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

AND LIFE CONTINUES ON...

I was listening to an interview with a poet last night and felt inspired to pen a poem, something which I have done in the past but not shared.   Is it a great poem?   No, of course not, but it is an expression of my feelings.


And Life Continues On…

The sun dips below the mountain leaving behind streaks of light to shower the sky
And life continues on…

A moment lost in time when sharp words injure those close enough to hear
And life continues on…

Birds reach for the heavens embracing the freedom of flight
And life continues on…

A couple find each other to be their soul mate and join in love to live their life together
And life continues on…

Morning light appears and flowers unfold their petals smiling at the world
And life continues on…

Tears fall as the reality of loss pierces the hearts of loved ones clinging to each other for strength
And life continues on…

A sense of relief encircles and uplifts as one finally understands their purpose for living
And life continues on…

And each of us live our lives astonished at the sacredness found in the secular 
       at the love found in the rejected
               at the tears found in the joy

                       and life continues on…and on…and on...

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FLOWERS

I have been looking at some of my photographs of flowers in order to come up with a contemporary design for a quilt wall hanging.   I have narrowed the list down to these flowers (out of the hundreds of pictures of flowers).   Which do you think I should choose?






I do see a theme...do you?   Looks like pink is a color I like.   The yellow flowers are real flowers, by the way, although they look artificial.   It's just the way the sun shaded the edges of the flowers.   Interesting effect, don't you think?

Well, I'll let you know which one, or ones, I choose.

Hope your week is enjoyable and if you live in the east, that the heat is not too bad...
Talk to you tomorrow...
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