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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrating love


Randy Wiener has been celebrating Love!
 Married 3288 Days Still in love!!
My kids Celebrated  their 9th wedding on Valentines day!
Nothing ostentatious for them, just a Dairy Queen 
ice-cream cake/#cakefail with terrible writing!
These two celebrate their love daily with respect, 
care, and laughter! That ugly  cake made us all
 laugh! A cozy home cooked meal, a few special 
 snacks while cuddled up  binge watching  Netflix was 
all they needed to truly  feel the love! They look
forward to a few future concerts on the horizon!
Outside of  some yellow tulips it was a very 
simple day of joy! 
Jimmy is a new page in one of the journals I'm trying to complete!
To my surprise, several new night shirts recently ordered
  which I practically live in    made in heart fabric,
  showed up on valentines day! Which made my 
day!  Hard to find many shirts more like dresses
 without paint on them in this house, so it's always a 
treat to get new ones!!  I tend to protect them for several
months!!
Do you have paint on your clothes or stick to one outfit? 
My colourful snow owls!!
I wanted to challenge myself, so I  painted several small
 pieces to fit into a snow globe. Then used them to make
 a digital collage that I used for my new banner! 
 Working small is not my thing, I'm not good at it but I 
like  how it turned out! Cupcake complained they were
wearing Christmas hats. I begged to differ saying they
were snow hats!! 
I created this digital piece a while back after upsetting news
from a dear friend. Sometime you have to grab onto
hope and faith a little tighter than normal!
Digital colour alterations! I think Jimmy might be part chameleon!
  I created a wonderful digital piece a week or so back,
but it was lost when my computer froze! I was pretty 
choked! So I created the one below instead!!
  Note to self," frequently save things as you go!"
 Even at my least creative,  we always live a
  creative life! 
Cupcake  made  curtains from the ikea fabric she bought a few years ago!
I realize now, most of my life I was trying to live a completely
creative life but other demands often got in my way! Just like
good nutrition, it's a commitment to live the creative life!
 Thankfully I found my way!
Another adorable fun quilt Cupcake made...the fabric she picks often mirrors my artwork!
Hope my daughter finds the full capacity of her creativity a 
lot sooner than I did. She certainly on that path now!!

Wish I had heard this quote years ago!
"Dont let people that don't matter too much, matter too much!!" Wes Moore!


I hope you always remember to make time for yourself!! 

Have you been able to commit to your 
creativity  in the capacity that you want? 
If not how can you make that happen?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Focusing on the love!



Goodness knows bathing in  love at this juncture
 would make a discernible difference to our world!
Never have I felt the need to grow more love than I do now! 
Focusing on love so  fear doesn't penetrate our
 souls eating away at us like a cancer, seems imperative!

Black History Month! Canada is blessed to be so diverse!
There is such a need to make sure our words are more 
loving than not!  Even if we disagree there's a big 
need to focus on being kind, speaking kind, doing 
kind deeds! If ever there needed
to be an example of LOVE...Now is the time!

New digital characters emerging with a slightly different style!
 Especially when so many are feeling disheartened 
and disillusioned!  When others speak hate we need
to wipe it out with love. We can't let our souls and our
children's souls keep hearing negative buzz words!

Using a new style and colours I avoid!
I don't want to be defined by this mean spirited era.
 
 Fighting mean with mean has never worked! Sadly 
sometimes speaking the truth can look mean, 
feel mean and seem mean. Naming it with humour
and kindness is often the only way to alleviate
the hate that seems to be consuming us!
These are very small pieces of painted art collaged digitally to make this fun piece!!
More than every we have been watching Netflix and enjoying
any kind of humour that takes us away to an alternate reality!!

  Each new day I needs to read several positive
 stories to wipe out the negative ones!!    
How are you coping?
Recently I watched the Warren Buffet documentary movie
 ...it was nothing of what I expected and very very good.
 I loved it!  It's proof that we all have different gifts! 
Finding and using them can be so powerful, even 
the richest in certain skills  can be woefully  
lacking in other areas!!
   Cupcake got the snow she was wanting for her birthday!
Loads and loads of it! Both of us thank you for all the 
lovely Birthday wishes they were all so kind! 


 After binge watching Netflix all friday night they went 
for a morning stroll at 6:30 am, then went to bed!
There are literally thousands of snow photos
and I just don't know which ones to share! 

 
 After some sleep they walked to do 
some produce shopping in one direction, then groceries
in another! You can see by the joy on her face is was a
very happy day!  This girl truly knows how to find joy
in small things!!
This is one of my favourites and I have no idea why!
It snowed for several days off and on until the snow
was to their knees! It was a lot of work for some
people shoveling out! 
 With a couple of days of rain we are down to a small
layer now! It was beautiful while it lasted! It's 
rare for us to have  several snow storms in the winter, 
so it was welcome change!   

Friday, February 03, 2017

Dearest Daughter

You may want to enjoy my quirky art and 
 pass by the love chatter as this 
 post is dedicated to my darling daughter
who  turns thirty one on Saturday! Oh where did
the time go?
Benson party boy! Sadly the background colour is not true. It's a rich turquoise.
Dearest Daughter what a joy you are to my life!
Daily you exude beauty from the inside out. You've taught
 me more than you will ever know! 
I adore your great sense of play and ability to 
hang onto a childlike spirit  in your grown up world!
I love how you honour your treasured childhood,
 by making sure children are loved and understood.

Watching your husband smile at your daily sense of glee
is so touching and rewarding!  Your goofy antics, love of 
cartoons, playing in snow, singing  in the car, and
 celebrating all things fun, makes you such a joy to be with! 
Your witty humour never fails to amuse me!
 
 Feeling proud is such an understatement when I think of 
how sincerely thoughtful, compassionate and loving you
are to me, my friends and family!  You make life better!!
I still wonder how I was so lucky to have such an amazing
daughter! 

  You're an  incredible woman of substance, empathy
 and common sense! What a special lady you are
 with such a generous, kind, ethical spirit!
 You live with so much grace never needing
  an ounce of gratitude or praise for all that you
do for me and others! You are so appreciated!!
 I enjoy how oblivious you are to your effortless
 beauty as you cuddle on the couch in your cozies!
  I admire how adorable you are as you prance around
doing housework like a dancer in tee-shirt, capri
tights, hair knotted on on your head!
And I giggle as your tiny self barrels down
  the stairs sounding like a herd of elephants!
 Your penchant for numbers married with
creativity, is another delight  to  watch,
as you budget and complete so many 
great projects that turn out wonderfully
and save us money! 
Old items revamped this year...some items Beardo saved from being trashed!
When I see this tee-shirt blanket you've recently completed
I realize how much you revered your childhood.
All the special  memories that blanket now holds make  it
such a treasure!  As I study each shirt I'm reminded of all the 
  special times we've shared over  the last three decades! 
The laughter, the music, the concerts, and hockey screams,
never to be forgotten!  Each shirt a great symbol
of the love you hold in your heart everyday, for your
husband, the life you've lived and continue to create!`
I especially love how you lined it with a fuzzy
blanket that shall last for decades!! 
Cupcake made a Tee-shirt blanket that makes me smile as memories flood in.
 Your ability to find joy in simple things is a gift I passed on 
from  my parents!  I am pleased to see how much
 that plays into your sense of gratitude and joy! 
Having a happy child who appreciates nostalgia
has been such a wonderful blessing!
 I love your passion for learning about things that
interest you! How you tackle nutrition in a new ways,
hang onto the past with respect, yet grapple to 
the future with verve! I love that you are always
open to new ideas, interesting conversation
and staying current! I love that you take photos
almost every single day!
Wilson the winded one!!
 Pepper you are truly the best thing that ever happened
to me. Your choices are always impeccable and
have been since early childhood! What a gift to my life
you have been!  Not a day goes by I don't feel grateful!
Wags the balloon lover!!
You have taught me how to live as drama free
as possible. You've taught me to set strong boundaries,
by watching your good example. You have taught me
to find new ways to do things as I navigating being
your mother!  You've taught me to enjoy the moment
without expectation of the outcome! You taught me to
look at the world through different eyes! Without
 knowing it, you've helped me become less of an
 energy  vampire by following your great example.
Happy Birthday Darling Daughter!!
You should be so proud of all you've accomplished
this year! I know this has been a big year of
  contemplation, reflection and completion!
I have no doubt your life is on a great new  path
that you are paving with precision!
 Thank you for all you do for our family, for Beardos family,
for me, my friends, and the less fortunate! Thank you 
for caring so deeply for others and their well being!

Thank you for all your love and support! You are so 
precious to my life and I am amazed at how many
things you are good at! I love sitting at my desk
as you sew next to me. I enjoy watching you concoct
great new recipes. Yet emulate some of my moms
old recipes too! I love my tye-dye duvet cover,
the oils and balms you make me! I enjoy sharing in
all your coupon deals and watching as the universe
fills your life with free useful items so well deserved!
Your spiritual nature and  generosity is proof that 
the lord works in mysterious ways! You are a 
true winner Pepper. No matter what you tackle
in life will have  great rewards as you do 
everything with such heart and ethic!
I know this Birthday is uneventful, but for
now the snow you were hoping for is falling!
  I know you will find so much joy in that  and 
gratitude in the day  as you look forward
  to up coming concerts and all the new things
 your future holds!
I love you dearest daughter! You are my heart,
my friend and everything that I admire in
a strong, independent, loving person!
 Have a wonderful year filled with joy, laughter,
abundance in all things that you love!
May all your dreams come true!
Wouldn't be her  Birthday without a troll involved!!


Do you have any fond memories of certain 
characters you loved?

I loved the  Pink Panther even though 
I didn't care for the movies!
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