I consider going to a fabric store to be on my top ten to do list. I love how the warmth of the different kinds of fabric, the yarn and all of the notions call out to me. It all kind of gets my creative juices flowing to want to tap in to different creative endeavors. In my quiet time I have been thinking a lot about our first years experience here in Oregon. I appreciate the vastness of the forest, the many bodies of water, the green fields, the rustic barns and the animals. There are areas that I need divine intervention and it’s in God’s presence that I find what I need.. His direction, His comfort, His wisdom and much more. The word reluctant came to me this morning. In my years I have been reluctant to do a lot of things. Mainly out of fear of failure. So it was like, why even bother trying. So from this Hen, don’t be reluctant. Don’t let the years of your youth and life in general slip away as you sit on the fence. Hop off! I wrote a short poem on this a few years ago and will have to locate it. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, just do it…And make that sweater…lol! The store I visited is called the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. I will share some tales about this fantastic place in another post…
So, it brings me to that place of thinking of all the reasons and excuses I have to not write. I think that what I have best to offer is to go with my original idea of writing from my heart. It is where all of me is stored up in files, life experiences, the failures, the successes, the doubts, the highs and lows, faith, fears and more. Observing these petals this morning made me think about how my life is falling into place after a major move, just over six months ago. I often have to combat fear of not having the potential. In my day-to-day existence I strive for low key…peaceful days. I really like simplicity, and therefore have been trying to not jump to quickly for finding things to keep me busy. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities that one can commit to in our area. I am careful to not overextend myself and being prayerful about this helps to keep me in order. The following is a little artsy endeavor I am working on. The last collage I did was in 2012. It was a first time experience for me. It was simple and fun. Kind of childlike but it brought something out in me, that maybe I actually missed out on during my childhood.
I am not finished..
It’s a very bright day today, in my life! It’s Photo Art Friday..I look forward to this meme each month. It’s fun to cut-loose with photo art and just see how far-out I will go. There are many wonderful textures to choose from Bonnie’s selection. The theme for March is ABSTRACT: Flower. If you are stuck in the doldrums of winter, stop by for a visit, you will experience an instant boost.
It has been quite a while since I have let my creative flair go for Photo Art Friday. With our recent move out-of-state, I had to curtail my time online. I am back and raring to go… The challenge for this month of February is GRAPHIC/GEOMETRIC/ANGULAR. I worked with a few different photos and could not narrow my choice down to one. So I am going with these for today. In all of them I use my image and then pick a texture from the many choices at Pixel Dust Photo Art.
I am linking with Kim Klassen for Texture Tuesday. Take a peek at her lovely array of Textures that she offers.
These images no near depict what’s on my heart this morning. I am sometimes baffled, but not surprised by the response or behavior of a human being. I look at my own heart and I think of a song that states ” I look into my heart”… I always check my heart and look at its status. There are things to let go of…and when I do I am on my way to a healthier heart.
Welcome to November’s challenge at Pixel Dust Photo Art. The theme is EMBRACE. As always I look forward to this monthly meme. I knew exactly what photo I would be using for Embrace.
This young couple will soon be exchanging their I do’s next week. I used one of Bonnie’s textures and then completed the look at Pixlr.
I was torn about the lighter rendition or the darker.. Anyway the love-birds are off to a bright future..
The prompt for today is use a word or words from the Fall Word Bank. To participate you can link with Kellie Elmore at Free Write Friday.
For my new sweater
Cause I have a date
To sit in my comfy wicker chair
And take in the aroma of Fall in the air
Hot cocoa, just thinking of you
Warms my heart
As only you do..
Amber, golds and browns
the best of nature’s foliage around
Could you please jump-start
For I am eager to see Autumns art..