Challenge MySelf ...

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci

To Do:
Lent begins this week...
so, i will give up ~ limit my time online...
Work in my "studio" one hour a day!


... Want to be...?

~ Life:
"if we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be research" ~ Albert Einstein.

{... in a pondering mood}
"Am i where i want to be?
Did i get here easily?
Did i make a sacrifice?
Did i make a sharp left
When i should've turned right?
Am i where i want to be?"
~ enjoy!
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" Artists are the storytellers of old and we are the ones who take people into a world of fantasy from time to time which sometimes can bring them inspiration, hope, or even a reality check."
- AP 7/2008



Man Made Card

~ and Once upon a time:

'Twas late night And all through the house
Everyone was sleeping, quiet as a mouse.
We were all "sleeping" all snug in our beds,
Except for our Mom, she was scrapping instead.
She was cropping and clicking and tape running too;
Mounting and planning, sticking stickers - all new.
She's getting NO SLEEP! ~ this would be no fun.
We could still hear her cropping.
It was way past one.
Then it came to us all so fast,
She was making US pages of each of our pasts.
What fun it would be when we gathered around
Looking at pictures that our dear Mom had found.
So we settled back down, for our long winter nap!
Who cares if she's cranky, we'll let Mom scrap!
(Modified by anon)


~ ... did i mention?

... or i should say, my son did {which he was looking for his remote to the video games, that he was/is grounded from until ALL his homework is turned in & grades are groovy).
... It was one of my many sewing baskets. I really don't know how it got here. My husband, who thought he brought IT upstairs, and NEVER MIND he was with me when i bought it, used it etc... said - "OH that is NOT THE camera i found on the charger and brought up ...?" Well, the last time i saw it was on the charger ... i do know, i let other people charge their camera's on MY dock (aren't i nice?) ... but, it seems perhaps my son's camera was charging ... so, somewhere, someone, sometime ... oh heck, it's a mystery. Perhaps put there for "safe keeping"? ... But, now it is FOUND
to do:
  • finish the things i wanted to start last week ...
  • enjoy the SUN ... (albeit is still cold, and the sun is fickle) ...
  • take some new pictures ... upload the old, and manage the pictures i found on my PHONE (hey some of them turned out pretty fun!)
  • manage my pictures on my Main Computer (mother board died and husband is trying to fix and find the pictures, esp the WEDDING picts, which the mother B. was dying, thus too slow to cooperate when i wanted to burn a disc, which reminds me ... }
~ later


feeling inspired ... BATIKS!

Batik .. i 'fancy' dragonflies' ... ~ by me =0)

It dawned on my i never got to properly take pictures and upload them
... created on a Batik weekend last September ...
These beauties are traveling around my living room,
trying on different companion fabrics...
there is a wall that needs a wall hanging,
but first, i want to work on those bags! ...
and my "house" quilt, and...
(i find sometimes it motivates me to have something waiting in the wings ~
as, i have found ... i am a process person, not so much "product" ...)


Blessings to you ...

~ it's been a beautiful weekend!...
"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
May the rains fall soft upon your fields..."

~ goals this week:
clean my "office"
work on the house
? thank you notes
? "twinchies"
? piece the bag(s)