Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Inspire Others and Be Grateful.

"Gratitude is always an option.  Make it your default emotion. Who knows what you might record in your journal."
~Max Lucado

Another Art Trade....hooray!  I had the joy of trading with another fellow artist/blogger Melanie, at Rabbit Hole Art.  This is what we traded.  You should pop by and see all of the wonderful creations she has on her blog.  She also has classes/videos, if you're interested.  
this is the postcard that Melanie made for our trade, isn't it beautiful?

She made this lovely book, it is cloth, painted and stitched and stamped.  Isn't it gorgeous?  Wow, I love the colors, the softness of it and what it says.
It says, "Soar As High As Your Spirit Will Take You! :)

this one says, "when I want to see love defined, I look at you."
"experience is not what happens to you.
 it's what you do with what happens to you"

aren't these glorious??

these are the items I made for her.  This is drawn/painted onto a little plaque and hung with ribbon.

this is drawn onto paper then modpodged onto a little book.  
I wrote words of encouragement/inspiration on every almost every page.  
It was a fun little project and I really enjoyed every moment of it.  
Thank you Melanie, for trading with me and for adding such beauty to the world.

Our little sweet peas, they're growing like crazy..yay!

How was your weekend?  What inspired you?  What are you most grateful for?

Friday, I got to go spend the entire day with my bestie.  We sat on a rooftop, eating lunch.  In the distance we could see a carnival, so after lunch, we walked to it and rode a couple of rides.  It was glorious!
this is us, sitting at the rooftop restaurant, one of my faves. yay!

this is the little carnival, I love rides.  :D

Saturday, the boys and I, helped a friend move her mom to a retirement community.  It was great to meet her mom, they are very happy and wonderful people and it was a joy to be around them.
two of my sons, they've both had their birthdays this month and it's crazy that I now I have 3 adult children...is that possible???  

my hubba bubba and my youngest son.  

On Sunday, we all had the day off and stayed home to BBQ and spend time together, it was truly lovely.  The weather was cool enough, that we built a fire.
My favorite.

Hoping for a beautiful and inspiring week for all of you!
Cheers!!  :)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bloggy friends and life.

This week, I got to meet up with fellow blogger Cameron from paint myself pretty.  They were traveling through and we were able to meet up.  She is every bit as lovely in person, as she is in blog land.  It was great to meet her and Maggie, her very delightful, talented and enthusiastic daughter.
Cameron and I

Cameron and her daughter Maggie.  
Maggie entertained us with song and dance, which was quite delightful.  
I'm so glad I got to meet them both and hope we can meet again in the future.

new art bits.
I painted this, inspired by the "mint chocolate chip" flavor from Twinkle, Twinkle's
Summer of Color, which I (sadly) am not participating in, because of time lack.  But I thought I'd give it a go and that's as far as it went.  BAH!! 

another work in progress.  I start drawing and just let the picture take shape, this is one of those.

not finished yet, but still working towards something.

I've progressed, but not much!  Not really sure where I'm going with it yet. 

Today, my son decided it was a good day to dress like a pirate.  We went downtown and meandered, then came home and he went longboarding.

Another work in progress, a series of pics I'm working on, this is just a smidge of the pic.

These little goodies, are delightful handmade gifts from Cameron and Maggie.  Aren't they super sweet.  I love bunnies and pumpkins!!!  They make me happy!!

another merry maker, the lovely blooms out my door.

I do love books.  and Ray Bradbury.
My other son, jamming out on the drums.  I love watching him play. 

Well dearies, have an adventure filled day.  Hope you find pirate gold today!