Sunday, January 8, 2012

What color is gratitude ?

Sunday morning.

The Queen of Arts Studio and the Rock Fairy have had a busy business week so I was working on getting some trays of rocks painted so I could have some rock inventory on hand.

Painting the Rock My World rocks in their nice bright colors is actually my least favorite part about the whole Rock Fairy process.

It is kind of monotonous.

The repetitive movement puts a lot of strain on my beat up right shoulder.

I have even considered not painting the rocks anymore and leaving them in their natural state.

But people have expressed to me how much they love the colors.

So I do them in big batches, a different color on each tray.


Usually while I sponge the paint on the rocks, I listen to music to help the time pass faster.

But today, I decided to just enjoy the quiet of the Sunday morning vibe.


Instead of losing myself in the tunes,

I let the quiet fill me up.

I started to make a list of all the things I am grateful for, just like on of the meditations we do at my class on Monday nights.

The list was very, very long today.

The holidays were sweet…

My home and marriage feel oh so cozy…

I have such great friends that I love dearly.

My family loves one another really well, in spite of how very different we are.

I got a “new to me” car this week that makes me feel so special and cared for when I drive it.

(2010 Nissan Rogue in Wicked Black Winking smile)

My writer-lady friend, Patti Digh launched her new fabulous 37 website this week with an awesome Live Stream cupcake party.

About Patti

My rocks are a special part of it, with our new “Your Daily Rock” feature there…

I feel like I am doing a lot of things that I am meant to be doing on this planet, and it feels oh so good.

It is giving me strength and courage to face some of the things I want to do less of and/or improve on.

The word of the year I chose, LIVE, seems to be just the right one at this time.

Living this one precious life as fully as I can each day.


With gratitude.


Have a cozy Sunday evening, Beautiful Ones.

Cheers !


The sweet, little 2012 Word of the Year Rock in a Box is still available in the Queen of Arts Studio Etsy shop.


Kate said...

It was lovely seeing all those rocks in their perspective trays. I am glad you found a way to make a monotonous chore an easier one. Your new wheels will have you rockin girlfriend, I can just see you behind that beauty just cruising down the highway.
Enjoy your evening.


Chel said...

Gorgeous! So inspiring. And congrats on the new car- I LOVE my Nissan :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

That's a lot of rocks to rock worlds! And some beautiful colours too. Yes, indeed, much to be grateful for (including little snowfall...)

Sherry Smyth said...

I love that you acknowledge how "boring" it is to paint the rocks and how it your least favourite part of the project. I understand that so well. But once you have done them, oh look at the beauty!!!

I love you express your gratitudes for the wonders in your's wonderful to be so blessed isn't it? xoxoxo

rachel awes said...

oh my goodness, yes...i get all this ordinary in the glorious...
sending you love + endurance in the trays of your life.
how i love what you serve up.

Nadeja said...

Life is what we Create!!! You create beauty! Your are beauty. Wisdom, compassion, understanding, kindness and love are some of the words which describe you and what you do my precious daughter. Life is Good!!!! or as a very dear friend of mine always says: "God is good!" Loving hugs and vibes go your way.
I love you,

jgr said...

Oh, I love all those colors!! Your 'new' car is gorgeous, too. Happy Monday.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Oh congrats on the rock fairy participation on Patti's web site. Your rocks look good enough to eat,but I think I stick with filling up on the messages. Hugs beautiful one. xox Corrine

couragetocreatewriteandlove said...

oh my!
everything is super cool!
in all awe i love seeing how the rocks sit in the cookie baking sheets :-)
superb fabulous you and your car!!!
sending you good wishes for you to have what you want and more ;-)

Paula said...

Sheer gorgeousness! Thanks for a smile on what was otherwise one cruddy day! I am simply loving this cheerfulness.

Deb said...

Loving all that color! Loving all that creativity ! Loving it all!

Now I am off to visit the Etsy Shop !!

michelle renée bernard said...

How about spray painting the rocks? Then only your finger would hurt! They do look all pretty in bunches :o) Oh, and you should make an iphone Rock Fairy App... then people could get a word or phrase each day and you could make some dough. Happy Tuesday!

beth said...

ok...i totally love the trays of rocks in waiting !!! they are so cool.

and did i know your shoulder is all beat up....that's not right. the rock fairy queen needs her right shoulder in perfect working condition :)

i drove 3 black SUV's for a total of almost 12 years and
never thought of them as wicked. now i do.

but now i have to think about what to call my very silver SUV now :)