Or maybe I should say "blue": my niece Jen, husband Dave, and my new grandnephew Rylan!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
A few months ago, I taught the lovely ladies at my stamp club how to make background papers using watercolour sprays and masks.
Today, many of them had brought cards they made using this technique. And one of them gave me this:
Isn't it beautiful?
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I was listening today to Oprah's interview with Rainn Wilson on her Soul Series. Wilson was raised in the Baha'i faith, and I am always interested to learn about different religions.
Wilson has a very cool web site, SoulPancake.com. What is SoulPancake? Here's what it says on the site:
"Well, it’s more of a mission than a Web site...
We want to make discussions about Spirituality, Creativity, and Philosophy cool again. Were they ever cool? I have no idea. But it seems like a good idea. We want to engage the user to “Chew on Life’s Big Questions”™. (I was kidding about the ™ symbol; you can use that phrase however you want. Even to sell frozen taquitos.) Where do you go on the Interwebs if you want an irreverent, fun, and profound take on God and Art and the Soul and Faith and Beauty? Fox.com? Maybe. But maybe also here at SoulPancake.com."
You can listen to Oprah's interview with Wilson at http://www.oprah.com/article/spirit/inspiration/pkgoprahssoulserieswebcast/20090309_oradio_oss_rwilson.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
"Whatever you’re doing, be fully present … and also appreciate every aspect of it, and find the enjoyable aspects. For example, when washing dishes, instead of rushing through it as a boring chore to be finished quickly, really feel the sensations of the water, the suds, the dishes. It can really be an enjoyable task if you learn to see it that way. The same applies to other chores — washing the car, sweeping, dusting, laundry — and anything you do, actually. Life can be so much more enjoyable if you learn this simple habit." Leo Babauta
Read more of The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More at http://zenhabits.net/2009/06/the-10-essential-rules-for-slowing-down-and-enjoying-life-more/
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The May vintage swaps have arrived in the mail, so it is now safe to reveal my creations without spoiling it for anyone. I must have been feeling especially creative, as I made several different Artist Trading Cards rather than six of the same.
I think I'll tease you and dribble them out gradually.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
We are having to make big changes in my mother's living arrangements, and I am currently having her assessed to determine exactly what kind of place will give her the care she needs. This can be very overwhelming as it involves large changes in finances, housing, independence, location, etc. Some days I find it all a bit too much - there is a lot to do and think about!
My good friend Judith reminded me recently the importance of keeping my own life in balance during this time. She said, "Remember to put your own mask on first, before helping the person in the seat beside you."