Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Friday, March 7, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Every day magic isn't just in nature, it is anything that moves you. As stated in the post below this, these little safety pins moved me this week. I did a closed pin as well as the open one from yesterday. Then I decided they would make a cute paper on this gelli-pull, so created the background paper using Photoshop6 and my Cameo.
Here is a little history for you too. April 10, 1849, Walter Hunt (he did some other neat stuff also) received a patent for the spring safety pin. I am sure that there were those out there 150+ years ago that thought these were magic. Although the first pins are credited to the Myceaneans in 13th to 14th century, they were called fibulas and were mostly used with brooches. What magic things are hanging around your table? Hope lots and lots of magic, have a great week, hugs
Monday, March 3, 2014
Last weekend a neighbor had a garage sale, it is not a neighbor I know very well, they are relatively new to our neighborhood and very busy, but we started talking at the garage sale, most of the items they were selling were from her mother, they had just put her into assisted living in AZ and they were selling some of her things in order to raise money to get her in a living center in this area, so they could be with her more. I found several things that would work for me and came home with arms loaded and heart warmed. So many of my friends have family in assisted living and although they all do the best they can to be there, there is still the feeling by the family member in assisted living that they have been or will be forgotten. I think that as we get older fear issues are not only real but contribute to stress and stress related illness. So I digress a bit, I have been incorporating some of my found treasures into my studio, one is a table top organizer with a drawer, I was cleaning it this weekend and pulled out the drawer and there in the back was a collection of safety pins all joined together on a larger one. For whatever the reason I was moved, the person was organized as she had fastened them all together and well, my imagination must have moved also, cause she just jumped right in and said "PLAY TIME".
So I created this card, all images and background are mine. I think I will give one to my neighbor to send to her mom. So as you travel through your week, keep in mind, someone you love may be feeling forgotten, so send them a card, hugs
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Friendship is such a wonderful thing, I have one and we send articles, cards, little treasures back and forth through out the year, it truly makes a connection that lasts forever. She recently sent me copies of 4 poems she received in a retreat and thought I might enjoy them. One of them was by Rumi, a mentor I go to often for solace and or wisdom. It is one I had not read and was very moved by the powerful message. It so says something I feel more and more is my truth. I wanted to do a card that would tell her immediately my favorite and thank her, I also had a few things to tuck in besides.
I was especially intrigued by the title of this piece. I am always enchanted with the symbolism of words and also how they differ in different parts of our earth. Here are some for "Spider", which definitely will give you an idea of the title meaning. Spirit of creation, power, protection, fate, rebirth, just a small snippet of many. The poem is below if you are interested.
So as you venture nearer and nearer to the weekend, keep this in mind and "go mad", lol, hugs
A Spider Playing in the House
Conventional knowledge is death
to our souls, and it is not really ours.
We must become ignorant
of what we have been taught,
and be, instead, bewildered.
Run from what is profitable and comfortable.
If you drink those liqueurs, you will spill
the springwater of your real life.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
I have tried prudent planning
long enough. From now
on, I will be mad.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Yesterday I had some errands to run, I also had a 25% off entire purchase coupon for Michael's. Since I was driving right by, I did that turn signal thing and pulled in. Wow, Michael's has exploded with burlap and cork, it's every where, lol, not sure how long it has been available, I need to get out more. I found these 4x4 canvases and thought they would make fun backgrounds and they do. But that is really not what I am sharing this morning.
"Create with everyday magic", what is everyday magic? Okay, here is an example, you are leaving work, you have to pick up kids at daycare and you have to go to the grocery store, hmm, which first? Grocery store first means more gas, a little longer jaunt, but kids in the grocery store make you crazy, as you are walking to the car you realize there is a glow in the air, pinks and oranges are bouncing off your car, NOW, this is the moment of everyday magic, do you stand there for a minute and really watch, can you determine where the orange begins and the pink stops? Are there clouds, is the sky alive with birds enjoying the magic, or do you get in your car and drive off unaware that all of this magic has surrounded you? Here is a little challenge, you don't have to post anything, you don't have to go out and purchase anything, just make the commitment to be aware of 1 thing each day that is everyday magic, then capture it, in a journal, on a card, in words, something that will stamp the moment in your consciousness, we all need more magic in our lives, hope your week is full of it, hugs