Today is July 15th and I am participating in The Buried Treasure project organized by Seth at The Altered Page. We are revisiting a favorite post from the past year and offering it up to our readers to check it out a second time.
This post was originally from February 2010 and I decided to re-post it as I like the mix of Queen of Arts philosophy, Rock My World love and the lovely bits of art making towards the end of the post.
It is a Thankfulness Thursday post too which works kind of well !
I hope you enjoy revisiting my little treasure from the past !
Happy Thursday, beautiful Ones!
I Have A Choice...
Any of you who know a Libra,
or who know me in particular,
are aware that making choices isn't always easy for me.
But I have to say that
I am always grateful that I have a choice.
In each and every minute
of each and every day,
I have a choice.
You do too.
How lucky and blessed are we
that we are made this way ?
Now, do we always make the "right" choice ?
No way !
But you know what is great ?
In the next minute, we could choose again !
This morning I am grateful for choice.
I chose to start my day with a big glass of water and a bit of stretch.
I chose to start my day singing a song of Thankfulness .
I chose some of my Rock My World Rocks to set my intentions for the day.
I chose joy.
What are you going to choose ?
(For another great post today about Choice, check out my lovely Seeker friend Kelley's blog, Dragonfly Reflections.)
And now, I hope you choose to look at these amazing sewn papers I created yesterday !!!!
I am so in love with them !!!!
I needed some awesome stuff to create my postcards for the Postcard Swap that Hanna is hosting. (Still a little time to join in ! Imagine getting postacrds from all over the world in your mailbox !)
So I got out the gel medium, the painted paper scraps, and some regular old photocopy paper
and went to town gluing random shapes of the painted papers onto the photocopy paper with the gel medium.
Then I left it all to dry for awhile, fearing what the damp gel medium would do to my sewing machine !
Then I chose black thread for the bobbin and the top thread and went for it !
My final step was to take my Caran D'arche water Soluable crayons and fill in the grout lines, if you will, or the space between the cut up pieces, smearing the color in with some water on a paintbrush afterwards.
On the striped piece above I also took my black and white Elmer's paint Pens and added some scribble writing.
I am so in love with this sheet that I think I may just frame it pretty much as it for a gorgeous piece of art! Too pretty to cut up !
That may be my choice. :)
Or I could always choose to make up another batch for the postcards and keep all of these lovelies for me !
We shall see.
Don't you just love the possibilties ?
May you find the strength to choose joy today, Beautiful Ones !
Happy Thursday !
(Check out the Weekly Gratitude Blog to see what others are doing for this year long project )