Friday, July 31, 2009

Is This Weird to You?

My mother thinks I am completely nuts. We went together to a small town across the state line yesterday; popping in to see a friend of hers who has a booth at the Amish Market there. Delicious sandwiches...yum! Anyway, there was an antique mall nearby and of course - come hell or high water - I was going to get in there! So we did. I picked up this baby picture from a bin and said, "Oh, look at this one! Don't you just want to pinch those cheeks?"

My mother replied, "No."

Then, she looked at me like maybe we should stop by the local hospital. Seriously. I only recently got her off my back by swearing to label the old pictures from flea markets so my 'children would know they weren't family.' Ugh. Maybe I do have some sort of problem! I just can't pass them up. Especially because they oooze stories. Well, that's my view.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My 'Wish'!

I got my yummy packet of 'wishes' from Andre Singarella at One Hundred Wishes.
We all know...she rocks.
I decided to go for the new tape rolls in beige, pink, and striped pink.
I can't wait to try them out!

And you would think tape can't be gorgeous....

Monday, July 27, 2009

Keeping my crafting vow by finishing another card for a friend...
"And yes: is when you stretch out
on your couch and summon up ten thousand
daffodils, all dancing in the breeze."
~Joyce Sutphin

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Back from the beach and full of plans laden with vim and vigor.
Will I ever get it all done?
My find of the trip...this beautiful 'bathing beauty'. She will hopefully be a reminder during the dark winter days of how I feel today.
As Robert Browning wrote, "I am full of sunshine now."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Excited about heading to the beach tomorrow.
Looking forward to recharging and regrouping, and hopefully finding some inspiration along the way.

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy or too impatient.
One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -waiting for a gift from the sea."
~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Thursday, July 9, 2009

~ Thursday ~

I've been crafting instead of gettingthings ready for our trip to the beach.
I'm gonna pay for that!
Made this birthday bag for my friend, Juli. It makes me think that I actually enjoy that size surface, and getting sticky with modge podge. I always enjoy Pam Garrison's art journals. Maybe I will tackle that someday soon?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure.
It's just not done."
~Elizabeth Fernea

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009

Did I meet you in that shop
where the book of love is kept behind the counter?
Impossible, except our names are there
in golden script upon the luminary page.
Who would have thought the string bean boy,
the girl who hops and squats like garden toads
would find each other in the deep immensity
but there you are, my fingers trace your name.
I see mine linked with your by radiant hearts
the shops' proprietor, his quiet smile,
before the book is closed, takes up the feather pen
turns the page, and writes our names again.
~Fred Andrele