Sunday, August 12, 2012


This is what I have been doing the past couple of days.  I drew, then carved my very first stamp.  It was so much fun.!!

I also did a magazine collage which is something I also really enjoy doing.

It says:  I question not if thrushes sing, If roses load the air; Beyond my heart I need not reach, When all is summer there.  John Vance Cheney.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the  leaping greenly spirits of trees and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  E.E. Cummings.

These are both from Victoria magazine.

Another is:  The soul is already clear about who we are and what we want:  it's the mind that gets in the way, the intellect.

I was asked by my Life Coach to write what my perfect life and day would be like.  I described a cottage by the ocean with woods nearby and an English country garden style garden.  A bit wild looking. I also described having a studio where I could have different stations for the different crafts and art that I do.  She pointed out to me that I have a lot of that already.  I live by the ocean and have a studio on a smaller scale.

So I expanded on what I already have.  My neighbour gave me a beautiful faerie so bought a birdbath that is shaped like a flower and bought some more flower to go on my patio.  The daughter of a neighbour that passed away earlier this year gave me a birdcage so I put some ivy in it.  My patio is a bit wild and looks like an English country garden now.

I have to put some moss on the pots int he bird cage.  They are cut off gallon milk jugs that I had to use because the bottom didn't come out of the birdcage so I had to have something that would squish up and go through the little door.

Next, I organized all my art supplies so I can pull out a box or two at time when I am doing a specific craft or art so it will be easy to take out and put away.  Then I made my desk twice as big so I have more space to work.  It used to drive me crazy that my desk was small and everything was on top of me while I was working.  It is working out well and I love having more space.

Sometimes we just have to make the best of what we have got and create the feeling we are looking for in our dreams.  It's not the thing we are searching for, it's the feeling that we think that thing will bring us.  this is the message in many of the life coaching books.  

So, that is a little of what I have been doing.  I will take a photo of my studio tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to see you return to blogland and I'm so in awe of your first carved stamp. Well Done! You're such an inspiration.

    Thank you so much for your encouraging comment and email re my papercuts. I felt like there was an angel watching over me! :)

    Cheers and talk to you soon ...