Tuesday, February 28, 2012

There is a short story associated with this journal post.  One that left me somewhat in awe of the world we live in and whether there is life after death.

I started out just wanting to do any journal page that was pretty.  I wanted to convey the simple pleasure of seeing something pretty and feeling the same.  I didn't give it any thought really and decorated the corners with some pretty paper.  Then I decided since I love nature to add the birds, butterfly etc. and the word "Harmony" in the lower left corner.  When it came time for me to find an image that I wasn't quite ready to "draw" I went to a shoe box I have with cards saved over the years.

In the box I found this card that was sent to me by my Gary.  I  just loved the picture and am now searching to find that special feeling I had with him in someone new.  I hinged the card so that I could keep the written sentiment inside or underneath in this case.  So much for that.

Gary and I danced, not often enough.  Usually it was only at weddings etc., but he new I always wanted to go dancing.  When we had the celebration of life after Gary died we played a slide show and played music.  One of the songs was "I hope you Dance."  It seemed so fitting a song for those of us left behind.

Now the  beauty of this page was right before me and I didn't even know it.  On the right hand lower side of the page were words from the original book that I had gessoed over and never read.  In a moment of trying to decide what to put there I saw the word "dance" and started reading.  This is what it says:

"Bess" he cried, will ee dance on the green with me?"
Those in front could hear the maid's answer.  she held out her hand to Tom and shook her head.
"There be not room enough to dance down here, Tom,  she said."  "We must wait until we get to Heaven.  There'll be room enough for dancing there."

A  message sent to me in a strange but wonderful thought.  Oh how I want to believe.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hello Fellow artists.  This is the result of an evening with friends at an  art journaling class I'm taking.

The photo doesn't really do it justice but the message is pretty clear.  The words under the picture are from Maya Angelou and read "I long, as does every human being, to be at home where ever I find myself".  And under the face there are words that say "She saw every ending as a new beginning."

The spread comes from a recent burst of the shell I have been harboring in the past  couple of years.  I am in the midst of a growth spurt both emotionally and artistically.  At the present time I cannot seem to find enough time to do everything I wish to do.  I'm sure you have all been there or are there now.  It is such a good feeling and I am hoping to be able to keep moving and growing and relating to others through this period of time.  It is bringing me more joy than I have had since the death of my companion.  Almost as if he is pushing me beyond what was into a new world.  And I am loving it.

I hope you all have a wonderful joyful weekend and thanks for stopping by.  I am very grateful to those who I call friends as they are motivators to explore our inner worlds.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today was a day of reflection for me as valentine's day is near and I don't have a valentine of the male gender.  Made me think of my Gary and how some days I miss him more than others.

I wanted to do a journal page and so I worked on this little spread in memory.  The little girl with angel wings I found in some book or magazine and it has been sitting in my cabinet for the last two years, near Gary's things.  I decided the journal page would make it a permanent part of my life and my art.

As of late I have been feeling so much at peace and with a lot of joy coming my way.  My days are filled with more humor, less stress and much happiness in being able to choose how to spend my days.  I would love to find a special man to share activities of some sort with, be it a ride on a sunny day, a visit to see an old friend (his or mine), or an art festival, auction, or so many other things.

I haven't found that one special person yet but I have interest in two men right now with no plans to meet socially yet.  Don't know if it will happen but if it doesn't, so be it.  I still feel happy, with or without.  Would prefer with, obviously.  Fun by one is twice as nice when shared.

Also, my downstairs is now completely sheetrocked.  A relief.  Tomorrow the tapers come to give me a price.  Pictures in future blogs as it's not much to see right now.

Hope all your days are filled with art, good friends, family and a life filled with joy.
Thank you too for visiting.

Monday, February 6, 2012

This post comes from an experience I had yesterday.  I was so high on endorphins and remained so all day and night.

Some of you know I have been searching for a friend (male) to share time with.  That's all, just time, and here is my story from yesterday...

Anyhow, I decided I was going to go to Wallmart to get the Kindle Fire. As I'm walking in the parking lot I'm thinking to myself "If I find "Prince Charming" in here I have really lowered my standards. (A friend suggested I do that last week and I said it wasn't going to happen. lol) Laughing at myself I went in and when I got in line for the Kindle a young (looks about 25-30) guy who looked like he should be in the movies came up behind me. I proceeded to tell him he may want to get in another line because I might be awhile he smiled and proceeded to flirt with me. (Don't GAG!!) He was so cute he made me blush and feel like I was 17 again. He eventually did go to another line but proceeded to get another man to admit he thought I was very pretty in front of other people. I told him He made my day which he did. I'm totally sure he was just practicing on me till he found the younger version of me, but nevertheless I left the store with my idea of "Prince Charming firmly imbedded in my mind and feeling full of joy. A pure example of how one person can make a difference.

Happy blogging friends.  Hope you are creating.


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