Monday, April 13, 2015

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP WEEK TO ALL!

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and enjoying Spring weather. :)

This week is Friendship week and wanted to share something with all of you that was sent to me by email. These are NOT my words but I agree with them.


I've learned ....
That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned ....
That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned ....
That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' Makes my day.
I've learned ....
That having a child (or a puppy) fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned ....
That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned ....
That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned ....
That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned ....
That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned ....
That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned ....
That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned ....
That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned ....
That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned ....
That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned ....
That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned ...
That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned ....
That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned ....
That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned ....
That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned ....
That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned ....
That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned ....
That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned ...
That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned ....
That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned ....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned ....
That I wish I could have told my Mom and Dad that I love them one more time before they passed away.
I've learned ....
That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned ....
That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned ....
That when your newly born child holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned ....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned ....
That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done. 

Hugs and Thank You for your Friendship! 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!

WISHING ALL OF YOU A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY!

LOVE AND HUGS

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nature Connects....A Lego Brick Exhibition at McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl.

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and hopefully enjoying nice weather!

This weekend my two daughters and S-I-L came up to visit. We were already missing them immensely. I love when they come to visit because we always have lots of fun. :)

So this Sunday we all went to the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, Fl. to see an AWESOME Lego Sculpture Exhibition by New York Artist Sean Kenney. The Exhibition is called "Nature Connects" . The artist has created 27 Individual Lego Brick Sculptures  and he has used over a Million Lego Bricks to create them. His Lego Exhibition is touring the US through 2019....So if the exhibition comes to a Botanical Gardens near you......Please go and see it. :)

If you would like to read more about the Artist Sean Kenney please go to his site which is:
www.seankenney.com

You can also see the sculptures on the McKee Botanical Gardens site:
http://www.mckeegarden.org/current-exhibition.php

Here are a few of the photos I took: (NOTE: If you read on the Fun Fact Information card above each photo you will see how many Lego Pieces were used to create each one. See lower left hand side.


                                                   LEGO LAWNMOWER

                                                      LEGO GARDEN WORKER

                                                  LEGO ROSE IS 7 FEET HIGH

                                                    LEGO BUTTERFLY IS 5 FEET HIGH

                                                          LEGO BISON AND CALF
                                                          FRONT VIEW OF LEGO BISON

                                         LEGO GOLDFINCHES (I WANT THIS ONE) :)

                                                  LEGO AMERICAN BUMBLEBEE
Hope you enjoy the photos!
Hugs

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SPIRIT DOLL

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and keeping busy creatively!
Today I am posting about a Spirit Doll. I created it, for a swap for my online group Mixed Media Studio.
Her name is Hama which in Japanese means beach or shore. When you see the photos of her you will agree that is the Perfect name for her. :)
Hama loves walking on the beach , (even though you won't see her because she is a Spirit Doll) collecting shells, drift wood, sea glass and any other lovelies she can find. She loves to wear the shells  and also sea weed that she collects from the bottom of the ocean to adorn the bottom of her dress.
She carries her blessings in her clear bottle on her necklace around her neck!
                                              HAMA THE SPIRIT DOLL
                                                FACE CLOSE-UP OF HAMA
 BOTTOM PART OF SPIRIT DOLL HAMA ....SEA WEED WITH SHELLS  ON BOTTOM OF HER DRESS
                                           

Hope you like her.
Hugs

Thursday, February 19, 2015

TAG IT!

Hi Friends,

Hope you are all doing well and keeping busy creatively! :)
Over here in Fl our temperatures have been really low for us. Tonight it is in the 30's. Brrrrrrrrrr
Most of the people here are not used to these temps. :(
I have my warm socks on and my flannel pants. :) So I am toasty! LOL
I know this is WARM WEATHER to all on the East Coast starting from New York up to Canada but here it is unseasonably cold!
But I enjoy the change in weather because , I know  that really soon it will be really hot here again!

Recently I took part in a swap where we were to create a Tag using lines, a shape and texture!
This is the Tag I created:

Hope you like it!
Hugs

Monday, February 16, 2015

Crewel Stitchery

Hi Friends,

Just want to share with you a Crewel Stitchery that I just finished.
I used wool yarn to stitch it. It is 14 1/2 inches by 18 1/2 inches.
I love how it turned out but those French Knots had me in a Knot! LOL
Now that it is done, I am happy I finished it.
Still don't know if I will make it into a pillow or frame it.
Hugs and hope you like it.





Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quiet Sunday!

Hi Friends,

Hope that all of you had a lovely Valentine's Day !
Hope that Cupid's arrows didn't hurt too much! LOL
Here are a few things I made with a Valentine Theme.
Hope you like them.

Hugs and love to all!

                                       Mixed Media Collage ATC
                                                     Mixed Media Collage ATC
                                                   Mixed Media Collage Hanging ATC

                          Fabric Postcard with a Machine Felted Heart with ribbons, fabric bits, yarns and other embellishments