Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Teacup for Pink Saturday

I was able to stop by an estate sale recently and purchase a few beautiful old English teacups. Here are a couple of them to honor Pink Saturday.

I think they look lovely perched atop some of my old books. I am definitely a book-a-holic and possibly a tea-cup-a-holic! Is there such a thing?

If you would like to see more beautiful pink posts, drop over to Beverly's place at How Sweet the Sound and visit some of the lovely ladies that link up to her Pink Saturday post! You will be glad you did! They are such a wonderful bunch of bloggers over there! Tell 'em I sent you!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Women in White Altered Book

I have been working on this book for a couple of years, and I finally got around to scanning the pages. This is one of my favorite books. However, it is falling apart, so I will have to figure out a way to rebind it to keep it together. I ended up scanning these pages because I am participating in an visual journal online workshop put on by Strathmore Artist Studio and the instructor is Pam Carriker. This is my very first try at an art journal. I needed some copies of my existing artwork for the first step, so therefore, I finally got these pages scanned and printed. I will be sharing my journal as I go along.


This book is a very personal book. This is one of my favorite pages.

This is the entry page to the book. Come on in!

Once Upon a Time



He Gave Me Wings

Pink Rose


Real Women

Cafe Des Arts

Altered States


A Stitch in Time

Tiny Dancer

When Did you Stop Trusting?


Which Way?


I'm also going to post this to the Pink Saturday happenings over at Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound. I do have a few pinks in here, so I hope it qualifies. I find I don't always have time to do separate posts. She has quite the following over there and lots of really wonderful bloggers take part in Pink Saturday. So if you have time, go over and check out some wonderful posts and some wonderful ladies!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Final Christmas House Book

I am finally getting around to posting photos of my Christmas house book from the Christmas House Swap. I was so impressed with the work of the other participants.  It is sort of difficult to get the full effect, but it is an accordion shaped book that I placed on my piano as a Christmas decoration - now one of my favorites! This was such a fun swap to participate in and so I have now signed up to do another one focused on Easter!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Word for the Year - "BREATHE"

My word for this year will be “breathe”, because I have been having real difficulty with that this year. My doctor says a lot of it is stress-induced, so I have to learn to live my life so that I can breathe. When you can’t breathe, it becomes oh so much more important to you! When I get to the point that I can't inhale and fill my lungs, I hyperventilate and then pass out. NOT FUN. And then I get to spend the rest of the day recovering.

Lisa Leonard is having a give-away over at her blog: She makes wonderful jewelry. Drop over and check out her necklaces and enter for a chance to win one yourself!

Learning to slow the pace of my life will help to enhance stress management. I also need to stay away from people who use me or stab me in the back while pretending to be my "friend". With friends like that, who needs enemies! A true friend is one who appreciates your good qualities while forgiving those idiosyncrasies that make you sometimes unlovable. I am fortunate some true friends like that in my life and part of my New Year's resolution is to spend more time with them and less time with the others.

Learning to slow down will not be easy for me. I have always lived life at a very fast pace and I have been having trouble accepting that as I get older, I can't do the same things I used to be able to. But God and my friends have been reminding me of my limitations, and when I don't listen to them, my body speaks to me loud and clear!

So for this year - BREATHE! It is a wonderful feeling!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

This is what the Lord says, ... "Forget the former things; do
not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs
up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and
streams in the wasteland."
-- Isaiah 43:16,18-19

I am looking forward to all that 2011 has in store.