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maintain a positive attitude

taken by Atsuko Tsuji in Japan Jan.26.16

Feel the positive and energizing energy coming from this photo, the composition, the colours, the presentation.  I can inhale and imagine the fragrance of the fresh flowers.

Be positive today. # 26  Maintain a Positive Attitude and wisdom will come to you.

” Worrying will prevent you from having good ideas.  Stay positive and you will find a solution.”  PL Calendar

O sentiment positive gera sabedoria

Del sentimiento positive nace la sabiduria

Oyashikiri

 

today’s photo was taken by PL member Atsuko Tsuji a talented artist/photographer (Japan)

 

 

 

creativity –

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Hand made and on display at MultiCrafts Retail and Clearance Center  Right now there is a huge sale going on in the Clearance Center, Liz maybe knocked her head on an overhead pallet, whatever the reason, she has decided to put out many of the Xmas making supplies needed to create unique and wonderful winter displays at a greatly reduced price.

Yes there is a catch, the clearance center is only open (and this is temporarily) Wednesday through Saturday, from  10 – 3 pm so that crafters can get to work on their pieces.  Main store hours are from Monday through Saturday, nothing changes there.

Remembrance Day, Friday Nov. 11. both shops will open only at noon.

Cash or Debit only, and you need to bring your own bags.  spend a certain amount and you get a free door prize.  what can I say… take it while you can. (note, the retail store takes cash,debit and credit)

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How about cooking making supply kits, and other baking supplies that until now were not available at MultiCrafts. They too are in the Clearance Center.  You will find storage tins, tissue and wrapping paper,they got it all.

The Retail Outlet not to be out done this week-end for the next three days will have ALL their stamps on sale 25% off.  I’ve already been in to check out what I’m going back for.

While I was there, Kim was sorting through a new order of Forever in Time, Art Therapy Stickers..  Talk about being current, there was a very popular crafting tutor, doing a video on a similar produce just a week or so ago… you colour, ink, peel off and use these great sticker designs anyway you want.

Kim was working on a display for you, see what it is all about, the sell a package of 4 sheets for under $3.00.  I couldn’t resist, I got the butterfly and flowers.

Your colouring options running low, not to worry, Liz ordered in Gel pen sets, there are a variety and also well priced.  Kim was drooling over the bling ones when I left.  She was trying to decide between, bold or pastels till she saw the glitter gels.  LOL, play tine!!!

Why .. why have I blogged Multicraft Warehouse.. good question.. probably because I really believe that creativity is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Should Crafting, scrapbooking or baking fall into one of your happy zones… This place is a go to place, not only because they have supplies that you won’t find in the big box stores, they have staff who are informed about the products, and are crafters themselves.

Multicrafts & Gifts Store   and the Warehouse Clearance Center – are side by side, there is a big parking lot.. so lots of place to park.

2210 Thurston Drive. Ottawa, Ontario….  1500 sq.ft. of merchandise

Ottawa and area    613- 739-7415

Be a pal to all your creative friends, and pass this along to them, share your passion.. let’s do it, let’s make this the best Daffy Crafty Holiday of the year.

  • Art Supplies
  • Floral
  • General Crafts
  • Home Décor
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts
  • Holiday & Seasonal Crafts
  • Baskets & Naturals
  • Doll Making
  • Wedding Supplies
  • Beading & Jewelry Supplies

10,7 > appreciation

dandelion-puff-1sIsn’t this beautiful.  A picture of a faded bloom from Australia, a very dear and talented friend down under sent me flowers the other night.  This was one of the pictures.  With the hours spent sitting in the hospital this past week, I felt that this could be a floral representation of my “bed hair”…  Soft wispy and static  charged.

white-banksia-rose-flowers-1sBeing in a different climate, and location on the globe, the vegetation will be so different, here we are going into the colours of autumn, which for us, are the reds, golds, deep metallic shades of rust and crimsons.  Where Mother Nature has yet to focus, there is a soft peachy blush to the greens on the hardwood trees,  Even a squeeze of lemon.

fall-leaves-slPlease permit me to take a few moments to say a heart-felt thank you to each and every one of you who share this time with me.  I know while I was away recently, this blog gained new readers, with my being away from the office, i saw mail, but could not respond.  Thank you. Welcome.  I could not be … without you.. I truly do care for each and every one of you.  It is a joy and a pleasure to visit with you.

In Canada, this is our Thanksgiving week-end.  please travel safe if you are on the roads, eat wisely, =^_^=  think, “waste” or “waist”.  LOL there is a spoil sport in every group.

Happy Weekend …. may your days be blessed with activities that will bring happy memories for years to come.

Oyashikiri

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lost in the wilderness

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Ok I’m not in the wilderness, but I could be.  Right, I’m not lost either, but just because I know where I am doesn’t mean I’m not lost. If I was an ant wandering around down there amongst the foliage, it would be a wilderness. (perspective)

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Especially if I had to find my way home, and back up the tree. Would the rain hamper my progress?  Certainly in a downpour in the truck, when it comes down in sheets, it is very difficult to see, even with the window washers going at full speed.

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Picture perfect isn’t what the day is all about.  I guess basically my thoughts are wandering, and tho’ I’m in a familiar place physically, my gray matter is heading for the wilderness, to find some breathing room.

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Sometimes it is best, to let life around you, sway and  bend as it may, tomorrow will be another day.  So when you wake, it will be a brand new day.

Namaste     –      Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 7   Everything exists in relativity

 

a tranquil & meditative attitude

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Life is never without changes

Some transitions are smoother than other.  When attempting to sort through the many potentials and possibilities, often more problems surface. There is a Chinese text (Tao) that speaks on how the benefits of a slow developing engagement usually produces a much more stable and satisfying union.  Same applies in Business relationships,  success comes if one holds firm to inner visions while adapting to established business policies.

Wise words spoken by a sage:  Refrain from hasty or passionate  action – lean instead towards the romantic cultivation of love.

Sometimes it is important to realize that we are in a slow, organic unfolding of events – there are no shortcut in the journey ahead.

Namaste  – Oyashikiri

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Bom dia, Good day to you all!

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it is always such a wonderful experience to view life through the lenses of a camera. It is when I get home and actually see the “capture” that I am blown away by the moment shared in the cycle of the plant’s life.

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Saboreie a alegria de fazer gentilezas

Experience the Joy of Being Kind to Others.

Viva com sentimento amplo e receptivo

Always live with a Kind and Generous Heart

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Sometimes, we have to be kind to ourselves

To transform one’s Self

is a labour of love

Always remain True to Yourself. 

Namste – Oyashkikir

pictures & musing by Q

A floral greeting for you today…

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Strolling through the agricultural park in the heart of the city yesterday brought back a lot of memories.  My parents especially my Dad ( the avid photographer that he was) loved to bring us here for a day trip and to take pictures.  The farm has wonderful beds of flowers of every colour one can imagine.  Rock gardens, and  a small oasis tucked here and there of trees and evergreens.  Along with what I will call domestic plants, the farm also has fields of corn and other crops.  The Dept. of Agriculture has several office buildings and laboratories there, it is a big area, however, as long as I can remember, they have had a portion of it open to the public so that “city folk” can come and learn about crops, animals etc.  Yes one of the big attractions is a cow barn.  And no, we didn’t get to see the cows, that will be another time.

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On a summer day, it wasn’t unusual to have to fight your way to through a crowd of tourists with cameras all clicking away, at the thousands of plants in various stages of their blooming cycles.  It was and likely still is a place for wedding pictures.  Yes there was a hit of rain in the air, and late afternoon so the place was quiet.  The heat of the day was being  tossed about by a wind that was testing its wings, it was still in a playful mood.  A rain cloud was nudged and some drops did fall, but all in all, it was a wonderful hour away from the hustle and bustle of the rush hour traffic that was happening all around this patch of “Agricultural farm land”

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While we hurry about, driving here and there, there is another style of living that is very close by, and unless we stop, we don’t see it.  How often have I driven by and not stopped.  For years I’ve taken this place for granted.  Already the reality of modern day life in 2014, with budget cuts and the  need  or is it greed, for space to build, sources have tried to cut into this land,  ” Master Gardeners” and” Friends of the Farm” volunteer and work hard to maintain the land for people to enjoy.

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It takes years for  trees to  develop, grow and mature into the works of natural art they become.  We are much like the nature around us, to live we need the freedom to grow, most of all we need love in our lives, in all its various forms.  We need to stop looking out, and begin to look at what IS. The expression, “stop and smell the roses” certainly applied in my day yesterday.  To quote from a church lesson ” With a humble mind, take a second look ” make time to reflect on where you are, sincerely pray that you will live with love at the core of your actions.

Good morning dear readers…..  I hope you get to enjoy a breath of fresh air today, after yesterday, I want more.. =^_^= is that a snippet of greed? Oh gosh and golly gee, I hope not.   SMILE… pass it on.

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Big, small, tall, I love you all

Namaste –  Oyashikiri

except last one, all pictures are mine,Q

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