Saturday, July 31, 2010

I Can Hear Whispers...

...of August already.
Celebrate July today everyone, and may you create a memorable day! ~Kath

Friday, July 30, 2010

Holding July

Hold on for one more day...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

PaperPumpkin Etsy-Anniversary and Sale!

Customer Appreciation Sale! Today, buy ANY item in our shop and get the second item 25% off (of lesser or equal value)!
Simply mention "HAPPY 2" in the Message to Seller Box at checkout, and we'll refund your PayPal account promptly!

NEW! Forest Magnets in a Gift Tin!

Thank you to all! We ♥ You!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Number 5!

It is a good day indeed.

Here is today's journal page:

1. Painting last night, beginning to collage this morning~

2. I woke up feeling UP.

3. A banner felt right today!

4. Then off I went to undergo #5... and returned to finish writing this~

5. I'm sure there are a lot of nurses who are underappreciated. I wish I could make up for all of that today. You can make all the difference in the world. I am grateful.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creating a Summer

I have so enjoyed having time to create this summer.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Scattered Thoughts...

This leftside page has been unfinished for days, the longest I think I have gone without journaling all year. But I promised to finish it and show you.
My dreams and nightmares have been full of stress and confusion. One was that I was in India and saw my daughter...but then I don't remember any more of it except that I woke up anxious.
(I hope I got to see the beauitful, colorful sari's.)
This morning, I dreamed that I went to a beauty salon and asked the girl working there if I could take a shower and wash my hair, because my power was off at home. Soon after, there were crowds of men, women, and children in this huge salon and I had a big overloaded totebag of unnecessary and jumbled the shower.
Anyway, today is cooler with less humidity and I feel more energy and ambition. Hopefully a little less dreamy, too!
Dreams, movies within our unconscious minds, are such a strange phenomenon.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Admiring the Gardens of Others the city of Buffalo.

This garden covered a neighbor's garage from view...but I thought it was the "Secret Garden".

We had to get really close to this (and have a breeze) to make certain it wasn't real stained glass.

Teacups of blossoms floated in a little pond-like pool, an artist's version/vision of water lilies.

Garden gloves from years past became art.

...moments of peace and beauty on a day that was slightly cooler.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Flea Market-ing

My Mom always had lots of S & H Green Stamps and booklets. This dates me somewhat, doesn't it? Do you remember these?

I could look through old books and papers forever.

This was two Sundays ago, and was so much fun. I hadn't been to a flea market in a few years, but Michael and I used to go all the time when we were younger...when we were trying to fill our tiny home up! Now that we have the "Empty Nest Syndrome" (Except when Drew stayed this summer), we need to get rid of stuff. Isn't it funny how life goes?
So, we just stayed for an hour and I didn't buy much, but I was intrigued by a WWII soldier's mini banking book and mini atlas.
I also found a Train Conductor's log book that was very cool indeed, from 1940. Had to have that. Paper fetish again....I know.
Have you been to a flea market lately? 'Find anything good? Have a fun-filled weekend, my friends! Love, Kath

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pretending To Be in the Tropics

I absolutely love hibiscus flowers. We really tried to protect them from the deer this year. hand, so you could get the size. This one looks like peppermint, doesn't it?
What is your favorite flower?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Wednesday Already

It's clear to me that each one feels worse but I will not dread the last two Wednesday treatments. ..I will not dread the last two Wednesdays...I will not dread the last two Wednesdays...

I will write and doodle and finish the left side tomorrow. Enjoy this summer day everyone by doing one thing you really love to do.
xo Kath

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And the Winner Is...

The lovely Kate from TheKathrynWheel! Congratulations! Please leave me your info on so I can send you your Looking Glass blues...and please let me know which wire you'd like: french, leverback, or kidney wire (shown)! Thank you!♥ Woo hoo!
And thank you to all of you who left a comment and read this blog of mine! Hugs! ~K

A New Page my journal.

* And remember, if you haven't left a comment on Saturday's post, for the Giveaway, please do! The drawing is tonight! Good luck, and enjoy! ~Kath

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Black & White Music

My new push pin set! "Making Music"!

I have been enjoying the music of Van Morrison, the Beatles, and even some John Hiatt. What have you been listening to this summer?
If you had to choose your top 5 favorite tunes, what would they be?
{I was singing to "Walking in Memphis" today with the car windows rolled down. Felt good.
If you haven't entered yet to win Earrings by Miabeads on yesterday's post (below) for my Blog-o-versary, please do! The drawing will be this Tuesday night! Good luck to you and enjoy the new week!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Girl Friends and a Giveaway!

First, here's some journaling I did this week. Aren't other ladies important in your life? We are such a good and necessary support system for one another, aren't we? I sure do get that feeling, and I hope you do too. I don't know where I'd be without girl friends!

And now, Giveaway News!

Today is my ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY, I really want to give you 70+ followers (!) a big hug and a giveaway chance to show you again how much I enjoy being here in BlogLand. 164 posts!
You have given me so much, I truly wish I could send you all a gift in the mail, but I will try my best to always give you my heartfelt thoughts, feelings, journaling, and hopefully some inspiration....and more giveaways in the future. (In fact, PaperPumpkin.etsy is having an anniversary at the end of this month, too, so keep an eye out!)

Now, on with this Blog Giveaway!

My lovely daughter, Mia Michelle, from miabeads.etsy has offered to give away a pair of earrings!

You may choose these "Smoke" Earrings in gray...

...or these "Looking Glass" Earrings in light blue,

...or "Jet", in black vintage. All are Gold Plated. You may even choose which style of pierced wire you'd like: leverback, kidney wire, or french wire (bottom).

All you have to do is leave me a comment about something that makes you smile, and your earring choice! I will randomly choose a winner on Tuesday Night (July 20th) before my bedtime!

Thank you so very much, and keep smiling! Happy Weekend!
Kath xo