I continue to practice (and struggle with) thinking positive thoughts to gather more positivity in my life. Even though I have witnessed beauty in the practice of this, I wonder why it is often a struggle.
Summer always goes way too quickly. It was busy busy busy, but I wouldn't change a thing. Working full time for my daughter gave me such bliss...and hours everyday with my granddaughter, Andi. Love love love!
My favorite novel has always been The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd. Now that I've read her latest: The Invention of Wings, it is my new all time fave. Have you read her books?!
Sharing great books is wonderful! I just finished The Beautiful American, historical fiction, and LOVED it too. Got any good ones you'd recommend?
This feels right. It's been way too fast-paced around my world lately. I forgot how to slow down in the hot summer. Remembering, and creating in my journal get me centered again.
My favorite times in the summer months include the quiet of my back porch. I always wanted a porch, and now that I really have one, I appreciate it so much! I am in the moment. I can even hear crickets. Love.
I enjoyed all of the entries of art this week as I recuperate from the flu. Feeling VERY unglam, I went for red lipstick in silver cases and gorgeous red hair in my collage! Fun! Thanks for visiting, k
I have always felt a connection with the red fox. It was the first animal I saw after my Dad passed, and many live near me now. Sometimes on the way to work, one will pop out of the brush, and it looks at me. I feel it's message... I have always thought about sketching one, so with Kristin's color challenge this week, it seemed like the perfect time.
Lately I have had a more than difficult time journaling and creating. I have had a heavy mind and a heavier heart. I try so hard to be quiet and still to hear the gentleness of light and gratitude, but then my overly sensitive self seems only to get knocked down again and again.
Anxiety and stress have given me cause to become stronger. I am standing...persevere. Persevere.
Every year I invite the head of the ONLY gum ball making factory in the U.S. to come into my second grade classroom. Today was the Tutti Frutti sweet day! He demonstrated how to make gum, and entertained, and let us all chew and blow bubbles! I invited 80 people, big and small, to join us!! Next month, we will walk there for our favorite field trip, and get a very private tour!
Thank you again to Dawn DeVries Sokol for another beautiful book. Grateful I am to share in a creative and generous group in this universe of ours. Happy I am to enjoy the journal pages of so many, and to see those of friends. My cup runneth over. ~k