Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Little Treasures!!!

I was in a used book store ( which I could spend hours in!!) and came across this little treasure! It is so perfectly aged and the illustrations are wonderful. So much care and detail were given to books , it has become a lost art. The best is that it was under $5 . It made my day. I also found old sheet music on sale for .50 cents!!!! I am so inspired , and can not wait to get to work using my new finds. I always make copies and have learned the hard way when using originals.
Things with age have such beauty. The fading, the ware , the stories each crease of a page could tell. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder , however truth is in the heart of the soul..... and that is beauty.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Where have I gone????

So sorry, I have been so distracted with the holidays ..... I also hate to admit this but,

I write all my passwords down on scrap paper. Imagine if you will the amount of scrap paper a collage artist ( like myself) might have sitting around! I could not find my access for my blog. An embarrassing admission. I am back , and will have more interesting things to blog about.

More coming soon. Thanks , CourtneyP.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Thankful Time

It is the time of Thankfulness. Thanksgiving always get so overlooked with the early start for Christmas...... what a shame. My last holiday spent with my Mother was Thanksgiving. She died shortly after.
It is a time of reflection and insight to what is truly important. My kids and I go into the woods and find a broken branch and claim it as our Thanksgiving tree. We put tags on it with everything we our thankful for. This year, our tree was very odd. We needed to weigh it down with a rock or it would topple over. The perfect Thanksgiving tree.
Enjoy the season and the time with the one you care about.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Where has the time gone????

I have been so busy lately that I have not noticed that Thanksgiving is in 2 weeks and I do not want to think about how close we are to Christmas. Time seems to be escaping me and I can not possible be the only one. Imagine yourself standing on a train platform ..... the train is rushing by ..... the wind blows your hair and for a moment your balance is off..... the train is whizzing by and everyone in the world is on it ..... and you , you are standing on a platform .For a brief moment there seems to be a moment of peace. I am enjoying the moment because I know I will soon be on the train.

Enjoy the day and your peacful moments.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Looking at things in a different way...

Sometimes things can get a bit foggy in life. We see things the same way and often do things without even thinking . It makes me tired. It makes me feel a bit out of touch . I love being able to look at something and get excited , like my kids when they do things for the first time. It energizes and refreshes my spirit. Take a chance . Order a new latte at the coffee shop , try a new sandwich at your favorite lunch spot. Wear that color that just does not seem like you ...... you might be surprised. It is hard to be a bit crazy in this crazy world we live..... but take a chance and see things differently. What do we have to lose?