FOR TODAY, Monday, August 9th, 2010
Outside my window...the glorious canopy of maple trees, shading the yard from the white hazy sunlight of the morning.
I am thinking...that I can’t believe it is August 9th when it feels like it should be July 9th!!!
I am thankful for...all the wonderful people I am blessed to have in my life, to learn from, to lean on, to support, to feel loved by, to give my best loving to, and to celebrate the good with.
From the kitchen...cooked quinoa for the first time and used it where I would have used rice in a veg/rice/chicken sausage recipe I make. (Kind of Mexican flavors, served with a dollop of low fat sour cream – we call it “mishmash”). I found it very bland on its own but it soaks up the spice really well and has a nice texture. Nice to add something so healthy to the repertoire.
I am wearing...my soft, light, turquoise indian cotton night shirt and flipflops
I am creating...some journal pages, a plan for a giveaway (it’s coming below !!!!) and the space for some $$$ to come my way in part-time job that feels good to my Soul (too much to ask you think ? I am hoping not !)
I am going...on a walk with the doggie this morning before the big, humid heat of the day moves in again.
I am reading...”The Friday Night Knitting Club” by Kate Jacobs – I got the book second hand while at the beach a last week. It is okay…I much preferred the latest Alice Hoffman book, “The Story Sisters”, which was intriguing and had that bit of magic that Hoffman always delivers !
I am hoping...that I find lots of ways to stay present today, stop thinking too much and find ways to just BE.
I am hearing...the whirring of the fan and the heat bugs even though it is only 8:37 am.
Around the house...the sheets were freshly put on the bed last night, the garbage is empty and at the curb and it feels like a Monday.
One of my favorite things...the 5 old books I bought at the Londonderry Flea Market on Sat. that are perfect for cutting up for collage but that don’t smell even remotely of mildew ! The seller said they were her uncle’s old school books from the 50’s and they has been stored in the attic ! Nice and dry…
A few plans for the rest of the week: Meditation Monday today, Arty Pool Party tomorrow afternoon, a long weekend trip to Montreal and then up North for David and me on Friday. Should be a good one !
Here are some pictures for thought I am sharing...
(Art Journal page – August 2010 – click to enlarge)
And to celebrate that you are here now and that I have been here, in this exact place for
400 posts !!!!!,
I have decided to do a sweet giveaway !
Leave me a comment on this post with a word or short phrase that you would love to see on a Rock My World rock
and you will be entered to win the one of 4 gift packages from the Queen of Arts herself !
Each gift package will include :
1. A little bag of 13 Rock My World Rocks so you can join the adventure and spread the love.
2. A set of 4 Original Artwork Note Cards (you can let me know if you have a favorite piece of mine that you would like to have on a note card in your comment and I will do my best to accommodate).
3. Three little one by one inch hand carved rubber stamps with a Queen of Arts Studio design on them to play in your journals with
and finally I will add in some bits of ephemera such as old dictionary pages, images or bits and bobs that will be lovely added to a collage or journal page.
400 posts so 4 packages to win!
I will randomly choose a winner on August 19th so that gives you 10 days to participate!
(don’t forget to add your Rock My World rock suggestion to your comment !)
Did you think about how much writing and connecting and art and life goes into 400 Posts on a Blog ????
Amazing, isn’t it ?
It feels like a great documentation of some wonderful bits of my life.
My mark on the planet in some ways.
I am truly grateful for the blogging experience and to all the great Souls that share it with me !
Let’s celebrate it, Beautiful Ones !
Big Love !