Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Yeah....the doors that I have walked through in my life. There are so many of them when you think about it. Which doors did I leave closed? Which ones did I pass by and which ones did I open? And Why? Maybe those are the doors that I need to create a portal to. It probably wouldn't be helpful to rediscover the doors I did walk through and wish I hadn't. Hindsight being 20/20 and all. No...I think I will create a door that I can open to all my potential opportunities still out there waiting for me. That's it! My opportunity door! Stay tuned......
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Leaves have been falling all around me as I watch the transition through fall. I took a nice long walk last weekend and collected numerous leaves that all had different shapes and textures hoping to use them for some gelatin printing that I still haven't got to. I'm sad when I stand on my deck and realize that within a few more weeks, the trees will be bare from the beautiful colors that mesmerize me every year. Maybe by this time next year I will be done with school and able to take my time exploring the creative process using elements from my favorite time of year.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
There are so many fabulous textures along the beach. An early morning walk before the fog burned off down the Penobscott River revealed ducks waking in the water just beyond the fog line, the constant and soothing sounds of the fog horn accross the river at Searsport and fields lining the beach covered in early morning dew and spider webs showing hard overnight labor in beautiful star-like presentation.
I will miss summer and all the memories but fall will bring refreshing new ones. As soon as the cooler weather rolls in and the mornings turn cool instead of oppressive, memories of school clothes shopping, saddle shoes and autumn-toned plaid dresses come racing back. I head out with my camera to capture the foliage in all it's beauty. Fall brings renewal for me. It's a new starting point filled with color and texture that I feel connected to. If it could only stay that way all year long.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Welcome to Sunday.....again. It will be a short week at work this week with a nice break in Maine for an extended weekend off. Back to my favorite place where the beaches are rocky and ripe for exploring at low tide and the memories come spilling back in buckets full. I plan on returning with some great pictures to use.
I attended the Lowell Quilt Festival on Saturday. I am always blown away by the amazing hand work and outside-the-box creativity at these shows. The variety of techniques, colors, and imagery could engage a person for hours. I didn't bring my camera but some of those fabulous quilts will remain in my memory forever.
I am trying to get working on a couple of scrap wisdom journal quilts that I had started last weekend and I am also experimenting more with my weeds and wildflowers screens that I went crazy making two weeks ago. Well, the day is ahead of me and I will jump in with both feet so as not to waste a moment. Back to school in a couple of weeks and that will drain so much of my free time for creating :(
Keep on creating!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
We all got the blood of Eden, running through our veins
I know sometimes it's hard for you to see
You come between just who you are and who you wanna be
If you feel alone, and lost and need a friend
Remember every new beginning, is some beginning's end
Welcome to wherever you are
This is your life, you made it this far
Welcome, you gotta believe
That right here right now, you're exactly where you're supposed to be
Welcome, to wherever you are"
- Bon Jovi
It's been a while since I thought about high school. Someone jogged my memory today. It's been almost 25 years since we graduated. 25 years - it doesn't seem possible! It still seems like yesterday. I wonder if it always will.... 25 years - am I exactly where I'm supposed to be????
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Happy Friday y'all! I hope your weekend is as creative as I plan for mine to be! Happy creating!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Yeah! It's Saturday, my favorite day of the week. I feel like spreading a little sunshine in between the thunderstorms that are moving through. I've been playing with these since last weekend. I think they are finally done.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I think it's really important to not let other people's opinions bother us. We have to be strong enough to let the bad stuff roll off and learn from the good and the bad. When it comes down to it, you determine who and what matters in your life. I thought this quote perfectly applies to anyone out there doing their own thing. Stay strong.