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Good morning, Bom dia… How are you all, this lovely Friday morning. The teasing aroma of simmering pork riblets is wafting in from the other room.  Ahhh another day begins.

What you see is another start-up collection of journals, I have gathered them and put them in one spot. The couple that I am currently working in, are still in my atelier.  According to the Oxford dictionary (yeah hey guys, remember the dictionary, hard cover with actual pages)  a journal is a newspaper or magazine dealing in a particular subject.  A daily record of news and events.  A diary.

Mine are mostly art journals, prior to the art journals I was having fun in “junk” journals.   The art journals allow for me to play with my paints, and inks, experiment with various techniques, and truth be told, play around and have fun with medium that allows for visual expression.

new tool 2.16

This spatula is a fun tool that I found at DeSerres the other day.  I have used it now in my ways, I amaze myself at how much fun I can have with one new addition to my tool box.  Had it not been on sale, I would have passed it by, it had a red sticker, and I was checking out the sale items.

That happens all the time, we are so focused on looking for what we are wanting or think we want, that we will miss other gems along the way.  That day I was inspired to bend down to check out items below the usual area of my search and find gaze.  It is amazing what we can find or discover when we let go of “patterns” and try something different.

flower center

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them”  Henri Matisse

Oyashikiri

Smiles darlings, share the sunshine that glows from within.

*anyone interested, the journal covers from American Craft are in the clearance at Michaels.  Along with some inserts (56 pages) Ottawa

dyllusion products, Scrapbook Centrale, Montreal

 

 

 

a special tool box

57c7cee1a7d92af8579ff422bed20e57In cleaning up, going through boxes, I came across a file folder from days gone by.  In the file folder I had copies of a paper I had typed and copied to enclose with special little boxes I made to send to friends.

Special Tool Box, for someone important

Rubber band to remind you how wonderful a hug is, to give or receive

Tissue – to remind you to dry someone’s tears, perhaps your own, so you can see the tears of others.

Button – to remind you to “button your lips” to keep from saying mean things about others or talking when it is not appreciated.

Toothpicks – to remind you to “pick ” out the good qualities of everyone including you.

Band-aid –  to remind you of healing hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s

Candy kiss – to remind you that everyone needs a nice treat occasionally

Gold thread – to remind you that friendship is the golden thread that ties together the hearts of everyone

Eraser – to remind you that everyone makes mistakes sometimes that is all right

Lifesaver candy –  to remind you to think of ne as your lifesaver, whenever you need to talk, feel free to come to me

Mint – to remind you that you are worth a MINT to me!


I can not take credit for this idea, I just remember it making the rounds at the hospital I worked at many years ago.  I sat on many committees and being a teaching hospital, I also had to meet with peers in other hospitals on various matters.  This little “piece” was much talked about at the time.  Everyone thought it to be such a great idea.  Finding it again, has brought back memories of another time and place.  I also think that it very much applies to NOW.  What do you think?

]flower,anemone by Keartona on FlickrDay 9  PL Calendar

It’s interesting because it’s different

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

 

 

Bom dia to all,  Have a great day!

Oyashikiri

 

interesting

 

egg shells

egg shell art

PL Calendar day 5 (2019)

Start by thinking – this is interesting

Even when you are dealing with a difficult situation, it is important to find something interesting about it.  From there, you will be blessed with wisdom and something new will come out of it.

3a4ecc779a3dfd261716a8ab616ff69dThere is nothing like a lazy day, contemplating whatever comes to mind.  Way to go Snoopy!

 

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all in good time

 

oct 31_022PL calendar, day 29

Be Cheerful and Easygoing      –        Everything has a way of turning out alright in the end.  Relax and always try to think positively.

Shinzen Japanese Garden, Yosemite_004

PL Principle #7  I will not have a mind to be hasty, worry, nor be pessimistic

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PL Precept #7   Everything exists in relativity.

Quote –Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

From my heart to yours…..

Oyashikiri

 

thinking = happiness

Bom dia,  um maravilhosa dia para todos noa – A happy start to the week.

This is me thinking…. yeah really thinking dec.3 18

When I am working on project, and in full gear, this is what one of my work spaces looks like.  I used to ask myself how I could  really find anything in what my husband used to shudder at, (to him it was just a mess)  However I think my best when I see my stuff that I have out.  My eyes take everything in and the mind processes it.  My mind is my very own personal computer.  It has its own way of  computing.

I am happy to say, that over the years, I have grown to love my mind, and accept with great appreciation that it is mine.  As an artist, we learn that when we create, it is our own expression, no one elses, ours.  Certainly if we have to share our environment, we have to learn to define our own space.    All that said, when I walked into my office this morning, I sighed with relief that my thinking space was waiting and ready for me.

When I do clear things up, it feels barren the comfort of being “in progress”  is itching to get back in.

Remember we are all different.  We all have our own way of doing things.  My Mother’s one constant in life (to me anyway) was,” if people or someone can’t accept you for who you are, then they aren’t keepers”.

PL Precept # 7  Everything exists in relativity

PL Precept #17  Grasp what is most essential

Bed time is uncluttered.  Open space, no distractions. Balance in my day.

Velcro

 

 

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Velcro

Thursday doors

IMG_9260Bom dia, Greetings, through the open door the day beckons.  Not a day to stay inside, time to explore once more.

PL calendar day 29

Be cheerful and easygoing.  Everything ha a way of turning out alright in the end Relax and always try to think positively.

Oyashikiri

 

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book cover 11.4.18

Bonjour, Bom dia, greetings, Sunday 4th. November

Words are wonderful, words can do so much, however, as I wrote about my adventure to and from Montreal the other day, my thoughts were in colours.  Try as I might, I wanted somehow to express the emotions of colours in a more tangible way. I have a canvas on the go too, but am not ready to show you yet.  I am on stage 3 or 4 with this book cover. This will be my November December art journal, or Junk journal, whatever, which ever it is a book I will use to play “art” in.

That means that I will play with it, use it, daily or when the time is there for me, to interact with it.. and allow it to become. =^_^=

When we love what we do, or are doing, it may have its “opportunities” but we will creatively enjoy each step of the way, learning all the way.

PL calendar day 4   Enthusiasm will make things interesting

When you put your whole heart into what you are doing, you will begin to notice many important details and your creativity will blossom.

Oyashikiri

 

 

 

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