Hey Queenie, where ya been ?
I've been around.
Ya, whatcha been up to ?
Well, I have been doing a little of this and a little of that.
Spent a sweet Memorial Day weekend with the Hubby.
We worked on the gardens, shopped quite a few nurseries,
had lunch out one day,
Went to the beach to gather rocks, feel the waves and smell the salt.
And spent a lot of time be very thankful for all we have
You do any art ?
Ya, I did a page or two in the journal.
This is the latest :
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It is a bizarre totem pole that just kind of emerged...
The top is an angel praying - reminding me to maintain my attitude of gratitude.
Then comes the head, two of them actually, reminding me to look at things from both sides...
The middle is a photo of a Player's Cigarette tin. My dad actually had a tin like that that he kept little trinkets in. I think my sister Kristina still has it. So for me the tin represents a link to my roots. Tobacco was originally and still is traditionally smoked to unite the smoker with his own spirit. Though the smoking part is no longer a part of me, I kind of like that connecting to my spirit image being in the middle. Again, it all just kind of came together.
Just before the legs and feet is a square with an image of a cat on the Eiffel Tower.
I have no idea where the image came from - I have boxes of images that I have gathered from friends and bought on etsy along the way and this little square just appeared and fit perfectly as I was building my totem pole.
For me, it represents the ability to dwell in the realm of possibility.
The legs and feet from a magazine ad with their perfect black leggings and practical black shoes represent keeping your feet firmly on the ground while reach upwards.
Wow, Queenie, that is some deep stuff. You are kind of a weird chick, you know.
I don't think of myself as weird. I think I am in touch with that Inner Artist and she comes out and plays whenever I let her. It is a beautiful thing !
Beautiful ? Kind of, but like I said, weird.
So what else have you been doing ?
Well, I have been really enjoying my women friends lately too.
They are so very dear and essential to me ! The wonderful thing is that I finally, after ten years of building them slowly, have some really great relationships with women here in NH and I don't always have to travel 5 hours for a good girlfriend time !
Just yesterday, I had lunch with my friend Kriss in Stratham, which was wonderful. We chatted and shared stories and really encouraged one another to follow our dreams fearlessly. What more could you ask from a friend ?
I also went out for dinner with my Art Gathering friends. Mexican food, large margaritas for some (not me, I was driving) and lots of giggles and laughs. Most of the girls went on to see the Sex and the City movie (which I saw last week with my friend Sonia and really didn't like !) but my pal Colleen and I headed to Barnes and Noble to peruse the art mags and books and continue the chatting a deux. (Just the two of us!)
Plus I have wonderful phone calls with friends back in Montreal often during the week.
I truly feel blessed with the friendships that I have built in my life. So much good juicy girlfriend LOVE !
Well, Queenie, you are a very good friend, I will give you that !
Thanks ! I think I am pretty good at spreading the love..
So anything else you feel like sharing today ?
Well, I am loving the way my back deck is coming together ! I planted a few different flowers in containers, as well as some tomatoes and some herbs.
I really love the African Daisies I found.
Check out the gorgeous yellow :
And these bizarre purple ones - they look like alien flowers !
Yup. This warm and wonderful spring is helping me live in the moment, enjoy all the treasures that life is surrounding me with, and feel really connected in this crazy, sad, beautiful, joyful world.
So Queenie, why do you think that life is so good for you right now ?
(click to enlarge) - journal page
"Maybe Birds" - May, 2010
Well, on that note, let me say Thank You for spending some time with us today !
You are so very welcome. Have a great hump day, Beautiful Ones !
Queenie, OUT !