Plus the Computer Geek Hubby, who took Susan's Digital Manipulation On-line Class and raved
And guess what ?
Susan is offering a giveaway of the new book on her blog right now!
Maybe I will be lucky enough to win the book,
Happy Birthday, You Earth Day Angel !
I am thankful for every moment I have spent in your company,
for each one was filled with love that touched my heart so deeply.
Thank you to God for bringing you into the World at the same time as me !
May your days be filled with wide-eyed wonder and
may you always know how deeply you are loved.
In honor of Kate's 2nd birthday, I thought I would share her favorite song and video with you. Strangely enough, my sister Kristina, Katie's mom, is kind of sick of it. ;)
Kid's got good taste in tunes though !
I hope you take the chance to tell someone you love how grateful you are for them today !
Happy Earth Day, Beautiful Ones!
And then while digging through my many piles of bits and pieces of ephemera from all over, I found a page from a play called "The Red Parasol". I know I have had that piece of paper for at least three or four years and here, all of a sudden it reappeared just when I needed it.
I took a plain 9X12 canvas and covered it with pieces of old dictionary pages, then white washed over it to create a frame for my drawing.
I think "The Red Parasol" is pretty much a perfect title, don't you ?
I need to take some more photos of the piece or scan it it more. I just love the colors.
Check out what it looks like with crazy contrast settings...
I am thinking of putting this piece in my Etsy shop (my poor semi-abandoned Etsy shop).
But man, it is hard to give up pieces that you love...
Here is another finished piece.
This art journal page was inspired by a great blog that I came upon recently.
Susanne from Be Like A Pencil writes wonderfully and I am often left very thoughtful after visiting her.
I like how this page turned out even though it is more like other art journalers I admire than my own usual stuff . I am kind of lost in my creative endeavors right now, but feeling the need to get whatever I can out.
You know that whole thing about if you want to be a writer, write!
That's what I am trying to do. Keep creating until the flow returns...
Plus as the quote says, it is about being whole, not perfect, right ? ;)
And now for the cool rendez-vous announcement.
Tomorrow we will begin an adventure for Kim² !
(Kim² - at our first meeting, Fall 2009)
I am heading up to Montreal to visit with my Blogland and Real Life friend, Kim (the Bodhi Chicklet). This visit all came about because Sherry from Everyday Possibilities proposed getting together with the two Kims in Montreal but she unfortunatelycouldn't make the gathering in the end. Kim and I decided to have our time together anyway. A couple of days full of friendship, a little art making probably, lots of chit-chat and probably several glasses (bottles ?) of wine are all on the agenda !We will have a toast to Sherry too and hope that she can join us at a later date.
Funny thing...I have always had a lot of other Kims around me in my life but have never had a close friend named Kim, and neither has Kim. We are liking it a lot though !
Not sure when I will be back in Blogland to post - mostly likely next Monday.
I hope you have a great rest of the week and that you find ways to make yourself feel whole...
Big big LOve Beautiful Ones !
(our soundtrack today...)
(remember this from Bugs Bunny - tee hee !)
Our Spring Walkabout Story begins in the studio...
So you know it is Spring, right, Kim ?
In Spring, everyone feels energized. They feel like there are new plans to be launched, new growth that needs to happen, bright sunshine warming up those creative juices, etc...
How you feeling, Kim ?
Not quite like that, eh ? ;)
You wanna try and do something about it ?
Good. This is your one juicy, sweet life. Let's go live the Spring !
Deep breath, and we are off...
Here's what Kim saw, smelled, felt and heard on her Spring Walkabout - around the pond at Livingston Park...
The ice is gone, the buds are bursting,
the air was filled with that muddy mucky, still water smell along with sweet green-ness...
I even met a tree who seemed to be all ready for a date with me.
See his ruffled tuxedo shirt ?
First we got to know one another, shared a couple of secrets...
and then I slept with him...
Just joking, I am not that kind of girl at all !
We did share a few smiles and laughs though...
Then I wandered on.
I came upon a noisy spot.
The three or four huge pine trees were filled with birds of all kinds making a racket!
There was a house that sits on the edge of the pond where they have hung many bird feeders.
Hence the racket and the multi-bird hangout.
I only caught this one flying away with my camera...
And further on I saw the evidence of that crazy winter storm that knocked down
so many of the trees in our area.
The city just chopped them up to clear the walking path around the pond...
Doesn't the sap look like paint drips...cool circle...
On the far side of the pond, it is quieter. The wind dies down and
the sun's warmth started to hit me...
I could feel a change come over me...
Maybe it was the Vitamin D, or maybe it was just the power of Spring...
I felt that I had finally taken the time to
And guess what ?
I was fortunate enough to hear an answer when I did!
Now I just have to take that answer to heart,
give it some love,
and let it take me where I am supposed to be.
I will get there...
Spring told me so...
Big LOve to you, Beautiful Ones.
May Spring hold some answers for you too!
(The wonderful Leah at Creative Everyday has proposed exploring the theme of the senses this month. Go and checkout the inspiring stuff happening there.)