Podcast 7

This week we had a Monday holiday and a few days of amazing, blazing sunshine, so here is my podcast, better late than never. I shared how the process of making the get well cards proved to be a real growth process creatively. The response from the recipients made any extra effort worthwhile 🙂

podcast7The quote of the week is from a prayer written by Eleanor Roosevelt to commemorate the sacrifices of this country’s military. I thought it would be a good way to observe the recent Memorial Day holiday.

“A man died for me today
As long as there be war
I then must ask and answer
Am I worth dying for?”

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

2015-03-12I was on one of my field trips to the craft store when I saw this piece of paper. It spoke to so many things I am seeking to accomplish these days (at the same time). I am so excited about the new doors and far less excited (and sometimes intimidated/afraid) about the work involved in building them. I really hope that I do not let it stop me. Most days it feels like I won’t but some days, it is much easier to throw in the towel, hammer, and door making supplies 🙂

History Revisited.

I put together my first scrapbook around 25 years ago. Most of the photos and ephemera have held up well, but the book has not. Today, I attended a crop where I began the work of moving and reorganizing everything to a new, more archival friendly, book. I had no idea this book had survived until I was presented with it during my visit to my parents’ home in August. I could not even remember the last time I had seen the book and had assumed it was cast off into the garbage somewhere. I threw some of the photos away and cropped one and will most likely crop more. I am thankful that I can fondly look back at my past, but see with enough realism to savor my present. I like who I am right now and I am working hard to get where I want to be. 🙂

Art Collaboration Part 5 B – Embellishment with friends.

20141213_070057This is my piece (I did the same texture as I did for the butterfly piece) for the Christmas gift project I worked on with some of my friends (the butterfly piece was where I worked out ideas and used extra paint). I really love this piece that was created with me in mind. I also love, even more, how each of our choices resulted in beautiful and wonderful gifts.