Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I had fun making my ATC's this month. I used alcohol inks on white glossy paper for a marbled effect. I like the way it turned out.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
We built a fire tonight in my new fire bowl. We found it a couple weeks ago at Home Depot at a very reasonable "clearance" price. I've had a couple of chimineas, a wrought iron circular firepace last year and now I have this fire bowl. I think I like this fire bowl best of all! I love to have a fire on my little patio. It just makes it so cozy. The nights are a little cooler here now so the fire is a nice touch. A perfect ending to a great weekend!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
There were lots of people enjoying the laziness of a gorgeous day.
There were people being artsy.
Tranquil places to sit and relax . . .
A really cool tree . . .
Rachel . . .
Pretty boats on the intracoastal . . .
Pretty palm trees . . .
A beautiful day was had by all . . .
Hope you enjoyed your day too!
Friday, November 12, 2010
Had a nice time tonight celebrating a friends birthday. A group of us met at a small restaurant for some good conversation and good food. It was a great way to end a busy week. It's nice talking to different people, finding out what they do and how well they like it. You can find out a lot in just a few minutes with people. I love that. It's so interesting.
It's funny how our careers come to be. I got lucky by getting into the human resources field. Someone encouraged me and someone gave me a chance. I worked hard to prove myself. I've always been good with people. I can talk to strangers and depart as good friends. We all have talents. I wonder how many people are spending their time doing what they are best at. You can certainly tell by talking to people if they are happy in their shoes. Peace and contentment comes from within and jumps out for all to see. Make it worth it.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I belong to a Book Club. I've been participating for several years now, but unfortunately do not always read the monthly selection. I buy it, but I don't always get around to reading it. I know that is not a fine attribute of a book club member, but I really despise taking my precious time to read a book that I detest. I know, a poor book club member.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
At least around my house! I'm busy getting things together for swaps and having such a blast! I had a wonderful time creating tonight while watching Dancing With The Stars and Parenthood. It was a quiet, peaceful evening doing what I love best. Often I create with the idea of making what I think the recipient would like. Since I do not know the recipient of the card I made tonight, I made what I like.
There are a couple of really good online classes going on right now and I would so much like to participate but I just know I would not be able to find the time to do them. Why is there always more to do than time to do it? It drives me nuts when someone says they are bored. I just cannot understand it. I could fill up a week's worth of activities in a day if I could squeeze the time. Sleep, you say? What a waste of time, but work tomorrow. I'm getting old and need my beauty sleep. Sweet dreams.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I had to create two white on white bookmarks for a swap with one of my Yahoo groups, Art For The Creative Mind. I jumped on the bandwagon for this swap as I thought it would be such fun and easy. Oh was I wrong! First of all, I love texture. You cannot texture a bookmark or it won't fit well in your book. And white on white? Oh boy. Not as easy as I thought. I always like to personalize my swaps as best I can so this is for Linda.
Now I have 12 calendar pages to do for the month of July. I had my pages all set until I realized Canadians don't celebrate the 4th of July. But they do have Canada Day on July 1st so perhaps I can incorporate that in some way. I think four or five in my group are Canadian. I also have my ATC and Altered Book Clubs this weekend. ATC's are a Fall theme - easy. The book this month is Alice in Wonderland. That should be fun also. I love when I have creative commitments. It's a wonderful excuse to just sit and be creative. Hmmm, do I have to have an excuse?
Sunday, November 7, 2010
And this is my brother's log cabin and the shop he had built to work out of.
It is so peaceful and serene. Vermont is a beautiful state.