Sunday, January 20, 2008

Magical weekend

My darling came to my work Friday afternoon with a fully packed car and took me away to a cabin in the mountains... It was a planned 'surprise', something that I was looking forward to for the last two weeks. A completely different scenery from my usual beach scene. We enjoyed every single minute... and wished that it could last longer.
Sunday night... It's time to sleep and wake up in the 'real world' again.
Have a happy week!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


"I have a belief in the fact
that whenever there is chaos,
it creates wonderful thinking.
I consider chaos a gift."
That is not my quote and I don't share the same belief. It just seemed like a positive way of looking at an overwhelming chaos in my home. Does it happen to you? A day when your surroundings are not messy, but you can't find anything and wherever you peek things are not where they are supposed to be. I couldn't find postal stamps (in the drawer where I keep them), hemp seeds for the salad dressing I wanted to make (I mean - where could you put the seeds if not in the kitchen?), my favorite necklace.... I couldn't even come near my art table...
I didn't know where to start, so I chose to do nothing. I opened my journal and glued random pieces of paper all over it. Then I outlined the shapes I saw with white pen. That didn't work well, so I chose some red color to paint around them. That looked horrible. I picked green to go over it, but quickly saw that it's making it worse. Layer of gesso went over the mess..... then orange crayon, purple acrylic, more collage elements and who knows what else. I had to smile when I saw the words that were showing after I glued a piece of scrap paper. How inappropriate - she didn't 'have' miracles, but the process of creating brought her happiness so it was a kind of a miracle. I'm happy to say that I made a good choice when I decided to play and not tidy my drawers and cabinets. It relaxed me and I did a huge cleaning job after I finished playing in my journal. I still can't find the stamps.... and I know that I have them. Maybe tomorrow...

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Yesterday morning I sneaked of the house (while everyone was sleeping) to steal the energy of the beach in between storms. I enjoyed the wind, the power of the waves, the stillness of birds... And while I love being alone, I couldn't help but think how wonderful it would be to have a friend to share moments like this. My dh is the best, and there is nothing better than sharing any moment in life with him, but it would be nice to have a girl friend... it's different (I think).
I returned home and played in my journal... obviously thinking about the same subject. Then the postman came and brought me a treasure from this friend.... and the internet worked for a short half hour and I received emails from this and this friend.... and comments from other friends. Big hugs to you all! I wish you lived closer... It would be nice to meet.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Power Words

Once again I had fun choosing the right words for this lady. I want to be aware of the things I invite in my life this year. And I want to feel joy in things I don't invite, but have to live with. Wouldn't it be great if it would be as easy as having a little bird flying by and bringing you joy? I had some bad dreams last night... and woke up all miserable. Focusing on the imaginary bird makes it better. xo

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!!!

As I was thinking about New Year's resolutions and why people make them and why they don't last, I stumbled on an interesting post on this blog. Her advice is to choose one word that would encompass what you want the most for yourself in this year and focus on it. Sounds simple, doesn't it? It isn't for me. I couldn't pick one word, but many... you can see them on the canvas. There is one that stands out.... there has to be love in everything. You can read the post about resolution revolution here. Or if you want to make real resolutions, here is a nice printable workbook that will make it fun. Happy New Year!