Monday, October 31, 2011

From My Halloween House, to Yours!


It was a colorful October, wasn't it?


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thought-filled, Thoughtful Sunday

 It's been a weekend of opposites.

Did you ever think: If I...then why don't I...?

As in: "If I believe that less is more,  then why do I have clutter everywhere?"

How is your weekend?
Are you doing anything for Halloween tomorrow?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Next Page...

This is part of the next page.  Thank you all so much for your comments and your kindness.
I have been praying.  I do know that the last post was healing for me, though it was difficult. 
I do know that if circumstances aren't going to change, I can work on changing my reaction and responses to them.
For my health.
For my sanity.
For my love of teaching.

Thank you for accepting me for who I am,
and maybe for who I am not.

And thanks for visiting. I truly appreciate you and know I am very blessed.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Journal Therapy

It's been a while, but I am here.  I've just been trying to get through some stuff.  Life is like that.

Releasing pain through paint and pen.
The layers of life...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Journal Page

...on thoughts, and their power.

I am currently reading The Power is Within You,
by Louise L. Hay.
It was recommended to me by a bloggy friend.
I like it. It makes me think.
It's not all new to me, but
it's a good refresher and it's definitely uplifting.
I do love the idea of putting positive thoughts out
into the universe.
Maybe they cancel out negative ones!

It's good to have some time to play with paper. Gosh, I do love paper. Holding it, tearing it, reading it, writing on it, drawing on it, stamping feels so wonderful. Thank goodness we're all different, huh?!

Thanks for stopping in. Hope you are all having a good week.  Tomorrow (Thursday) is Michael's first follow-up app't. with the doctor/surgeon.  If all is going well, I think he'll get the hard plaster cast. No weight on it for at least 2 more weeks, could be worse, right?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Serene Sunday...and a Thank You!

 New! Lotus Flower and Leaf Push Pins
 ...inspired by these naturally pretty colors:

And a big, heartfelt thank you from Michael,
and me,
 for your thoughts and prayers.

This Thursday is his follow-up appointment with the surgeon.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Calendar

I finally got a little time to color and scribble and glue and play...and make my calendar for Kate's Calendar Challenge!  I'm feelin' a bit of that Halloween Spirit.

Some doodling on the left page:

And some more doodling on the right page:

And a few close-ups:

It was very relaxing to scribble and make the spookiness and vines and grasses...
Boo. And, thanks for looking...and being patient!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

September Calendar Completed...But... went out with an unexpected emergency BANG. 
Please keep my husband Michael in your prayers as he stumbled yesterday
and had an ambulance ride,
which led to emergency surgery on an ankle so badly broken and torn up 
that his foot dangled from his leg.
He should be okay time.

The good news is, it's October:
a beautiful,
beautiful month in Western New York.

May your October be beautiful.
...and thanks.