Thursday, August 30, 2012

HAPPY FRIDAY!

  
                                             
                                             THESE ARE FOR YOU! 







                                             
   XO
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

A SEASON OF CHANGE



                                                 CHANGE IS GOOD.

ART has been GOOD to Me.




                                             GOD has been Good to Me.



The Gift of being able to create and use my imagination to create has seen me through many Seasons in my Life and opened many doors for me.





In the last 12 years of my husband being ill, Art provided therapy and a place of retreat for me to cope with all the stress that life sometimes unexpectedly brings your way.



I am grateful for all those Seasons in my Life that Art provided a comfort place for me to go and to express myself and to do something that brought me peace and satisfaction.



                      Now is another Season in my Life. A Season of Change. 

I am not sure what that change will be.
But I know that GOD will bring it to me and I know it will involve the gifts that he has blessed me with.



I recently made a Promise. A promise to go slower, to simplify my daily life, to seek more, to enjoy more, to experience more, and to make more things count for all those valuable minutes in my Life, the things  that I was missing . . . just by past habits of keeping myself so busy.  I agreed to free myself of time consuming things that didn't really show me a purpose in my life. Before, I could always see a purpose in what I was doing and why I needed it and I was grateful for it.

How do you know when it is your Season of Change?



I feel peaceful at where I am in my Life. I feel peaceful at the Promise that I made. 
I just knew that I wanted my life to have more purpose. 
I know I don't "need" the art for me anymore. I truly love and enjoy it, but I don't "need" it to complete my life. I want my Art to have purpose. I love art and I love blogging, but I need it to mean more for me to spend the time that I was spending doing it.



I want to do more.
I want my Art to mean more. 
I want to make a difference.

SO . .  I made a Promise.



A Promise is a Powerful Thing.



I will still be creating ART for my Etsy shop and I will still be blogging. For Now,  I just won't be here everyday or every week. I am waiting for God to show me my purpose, a new Season in My Life for my art, only this time for others and not for me.



I love all my friends/family/followers and I hope you will continue to drop in and see what I am up too. I will let you know when I discover what that is.



I am looking forward to a new Season.

A Season of Change.


Thank you for your friendship and your following!







 XO


 Somethings never change .... :)


One last thing today...


                     You are INVITED to the Join the Fairy Tea Party ... Sept. 23rd.
                     Click the Invite on my side bar. Hope to see you there!








Thursday, August 23, 2012

DREAMER



The challenge this week over at Jenn's Artist Playroom is a word challenge. I have created a book tag that says: "DREAMER". I like that word.



All great things were created by "Dreamers".  If you are a "Dreamer" . . . . .

Be a Dreamer.  Create, Enjoy Life and Keep it Simple.


                                       Stanley in his little "time machine"

Transport yourself with Stanley over to the ARTIST PLAYROOM and see what WORDS are taking place over there!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SPOILER ALERT

ROUND ROBIN JOURNAL SPOILER PAGES 
For Lisa (the Priti one)



THIS IS LISA'S JOURNAL COVER THAT SHE CREATED. Each month I receive a new journal to create two pages in. 



FOR MY TWO PAGES I DECIDED ON FRIDA KAHLO 
AND ADDED A FRIDA BOOK TAG 










MORE FRIDA GOODNESS



I HOPE YOU LIKE IT LISA!

IT'S IN THE MAIL TO STEPHANIE ON MONDAY!

HUGS!




THERE IS TALK IN THE GARDEN

SOMETHING IS BREWING, 

SOMETHING MAGICAL IS BEING TALKED ABOUT . . . .


THE LADY BUGS WERE THE FIRST TO HEAR ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THEY ARE EVERYWHERE AND THEY HAVE BEEN SPREADING THE WORD . . . .



THE FIELD MICE HEARD IT TOO AND THINK IT'S A FABULOUS IDEA . . . .



THE DRAGONFLY HEARD IT FROM THE BIRDS MAKING PLANS IN THE BIRD BATH . . .


WHO HEARD IT FROM THE NIGHT OWL .. THERE WAS SO MUCH EXCITEMENT AND  WHISPERING GOING ON   . . . .


THE OWL HEARD IT FROM THE BLUEBIRD WHO WATCHES OVER THE GARDENS AND FAIRIES AT NIGHT AFTER THEY ARE FAST ASLEEP . . . .
 


THE BLUEBIRD HEARD IT FROM THE GARDEN STATUE, THEY ALL COME ALIVE WHEN A PARTY IS BEING DISCUSSED . . . .



THE GARDEN STATUE HEARD THE NEWS FROM THE BUTTERFLY,



 WHO HEARD THE PLANS BEING DISCUSSED BY THE STATUES OF INNOCENCE  . . . .




WHO TOLD THE TURTLE, WHO IS ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW EVERYTHING  . . . . 

WHO KNEW IT MUST BE SOMETHING EXCITING, 



. . . SINCE EVERYONE WAS WANTING TO HEAR ALL ABOUT IT.



 THE FAIRIES JUST COULDN'T KEEP IT QUIET ANYMORE, SO THE FAIRY QUEEN IS SHARING THE NEWS ALL OVER THE BLOG ABOUT THE FAIRIES TEA PARTY.



AND NOW THAT I KNOW ALL ABOUT IT, I AM SHARING THE NEWS WITH YOU!


YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FAIRIES TEA. IT'S A BLOG PARTY WITH FRIENDS, AND FUN AND EXCITING GIVEAWAY'S.  YOU CAN READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE. 


 THE ACTUAL DATE OF THE FAIRIES TEA IS SEPTEMBER 23, BUT THERE WILL BE A LOT GOING ON UP UNTIL THAT DATE.  THE BLOG PARTY IS HOSTED BY INSPIRATION AVENUE, SO BE SURE TO VISIT AND FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE.




THE TIME TO SIGN UP IS NOW . . . . I HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE AT THE PARTY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING TEA , FUN, AND FRIENDSHIP WITH YOU ON THE 23RD OF SEPTEMBER.


WHEN YOU SEE THE BUBBLES IN THE GARDEN, THE FAIRY TEA HAS STARTED!
SEE YOU THERE!

HERE IS A  PEEK PREVIEW OF SOME OF THE PRESENTS YOU CAN WIN FROM ME BY COMING TO THE PARTY!


                                                 GIVE AWAY NUMBER 1

A Handmade Fairy Orb and Skeleton Key Necklace By IMGIRL that gives you entrance to the Fairy Garden at all times.



                                                GIVE AWAY NUMBER 2

  A Fairy House Key Necklace by IMGIRL. Anyone who holds this key is a Trusted Friend and Keeper of the Fairy Houses. This necklace will be given away on the Inspiration Avenue Fairy Tea.




                                                  GIVE AWAY NUMBER 3

  A handmade Fairy Journal by IMGIRL to keep all your Fairy records and sightings and of course to journal all about the Fairies Tea. 

One of these items will be given away on Inspiration Avenue along with other prizes where the Blog Party is being hosted. Number 1 and number 3 will be given away on my site the day after the party is over.

Be sure to visit me on the 22nd of September, a day before the party, to see how to win these party favors!

SPREAD THE WORD and GRAB THE BUTTON AND INFORMATION HERE. 

See you there!  
XO   


TO WIN SOME FREE TEA BEFORE THE PARTY, GO TO THIS POST!!