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Before working in a journal, the pages have to be prepped.  Especially since I am a mixed media artist.  I use different medium to work on the pages.  I have had so many projects to work on the past while that I have lost track of time.  I simply spend hours in the studio.  This meant, pushing the Xmas cards to the back of the burner, while I prep* pages to work on them.

*work on the pages – doing backgrounds and then priming them with a Gesso that seals the page so the inks or paints won’t bleed when I begin working on them.

Life is the same. We commit to something then before we are done, something else comes up and we juggle. Choices pop up and we have to decide what is the best way to proceed.  I reasoned that Xmas isn’t till December, BUT. I need to turn them in before the fall, so that the agencies can do what they need to do.

Am I procrastinating when I start something else before I finish another project?  The PL Calendar for day 23 ( I know we are not where near the 23rd) ” Once you have set out to do something, it is your job. ” Job? I am retired !!! Then it goes on to say, Once you have accepted a task, don’t make any excuses, continue the job until the very end and make sure the outcome is something you can truly be proud of.

Written words and philosophies can be so confusing at times.  anyone want to put in some ideas.views, give me something to ponder???

Winks at all her readers/friends…..honestly, I really am interested.  Yes doing this blog this evening is a stalling tactic. =^_^=

Reminder  Sunday, (August 11) service is at 10 a.m.  we will be doing the Ancestors’ Day ceremony.  See you all there!

Oyashikiri

 

no sense or nonsense

V Lock Ard Gorge 4.25.17

it was a restless dream

I heard my thoughts,

the challenges from various sections

of my overworked gray cells

the unfinished sentences

the words of wisdom

clashing with aggressive shouts

the voice of reason was not to be ignored

throught it all

a part of me sat unmoved

was this nonsense

or merely me

unable to make sense

of the prattle and the inner voices

that when all vying for attention

at the same time

make no sense at all

Q

PL Calendar day 2

Live each day with hope   Even in those situation when you feel trapped with no way out, face every challenge with purpose and enthusiasm and you will always find a way.

Oyashikiri

 

Thursday doors

Thursday doors, today the flavour is from Perth, Ontario.  A quiet, picturesque little town about an hours drive from Ottawa.

PL calendar day 6    Past,, present or future, always remember to be sincere and honest.  At any time, the place where you  are standing at that moment is the stage upon which you must express yourself.  At each moment in time there is sure to be a way to express yourself in relation your your position or status.

Oyashikiri

 

employee of the month

Mz Onion

In May, Mz Onion went to work as a

demo in MCG Multicraft and gifts  

PL calendar day 10

When you are not having fun, could it be because you re being lazy?  Sometimes you feel blue or can’t seem to find  the joy in doing anything.  At times like this, just get up and move your body or work your mind to the fullest extent.

If sadness and lack of hope knock I your heart – try to do something positive for someone else.

Example isn’t another way to teach it is the only way to teach – Albert Einstein

grand canyon

Oyashikiri

 

btm photo -Bonnie

Mz Onion- MultiCraft MCG   2210 Thurston Dr. Ottawa 1-800 267 6360

a hanging moment

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Day 13  PL calendar

Face challenging situations with positive determination

When you encounter difficulties boldly take measures to overcome them.  By creatively finding solutions, you will feel the joy in tackling any situation.

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Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. Khalil Gibran

Oyashikiri

moments in time ..

they can be so fleeting.

once lived, the moment is gone

there is no going back.

make each moment count.   Q

mindset

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Day 9 PL Calendar

It is interesting because it is different

Even if someone totally disagrees with you or does things differently, you may learn something from them.  Avoid getting trapped in a mindset.  “This is the way, it has to be” and free your mind to consider other possibilities.

butterfly Elizabeth craft

Oyashikiri

 

fly into the sunshine

glide on the smallest of breeze

know the ease of flight

through air and matter,

when you believe

with all your might

that the Universe and you are ONE

in the blink of an eye

time is redefined

Q

 

paper piecing art -Zky

3rd March

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Day 3, PL Calendar

Instead of worrying o something about it

It doesn’t help to over think situations such as, “what if this happens/” or “things might end up that way”  Instead be proactive and change how you see and do things in each situation.

In life if we never attempt something new, we will never know the full extent of our capabilities.  Accomplishments come in many sizes and guises.  Doing is healthy, walking with intent, getting out, exploring, discovering new possibilities.  It is a wonderful and amazing world we live in, human behaviour is what puts a damper on things/situations.

” I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in focus picture of it in my head”  Jack Nicklaus (golfer)

PL Precept #18  Each moment is a turning point

Bom dia!!! Have a great day everyone!

Oyashikiri

 

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