create your story line… the day is yours. Oyashikiri
Posts tagged ‘imagination’
Yesterday I was jolted out of my musings by an artist(Seth Apter) I was unfamiliar with. I had received an e-mail about 3 days of workshops with him in the fall. Attending workshops is not something I am apt to do, but I am a regular at this particular store, and have found that the owner there, keeps up with the latest in the mixed media news. The store is a treasure for art/craft supplies.
I was sufficiently motivated, that I dressed and headed out the door in search of a stamp that he had used, and to research his embossing powders. My first stop was about 50-60 miles from my place. Heading out towards Montreal I suddenly realized that on my left in the lanes coming into the city, were not a few dozen but miles of cars bumper to bumper inching their way into the city. Commuters, people who live on the edges of the city trying to get to work,
It was jaw dropping to see so many people patiently making their way west. As far as the eye could see, coming along the major roadways every vehicle one can imagine. I am retired, and know to leave my house after the “rush hour” It was somewhere between 8:30 and 9. I gave thanks right there and then, that I am now in a different phase of “life”. It was very appropriate when I saw this little sign in the Dollar Tree, when I dropped in.
Please dear reader, if you, like I, have the freedom to explore, discover and live a less structured day to day. Say a prayer of appreciation today, thank the Universe for your life as it is now, and include prayers of support and energy for those who live along beside us, coping and dealing with the phases in their lives that is their “moment in time”
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Thank you Chris, your tulips were lovely.
Have a productive day everyone.
Sunday service at 10: am. Reminder we have service on the 29th. this month at 7 pm.
Good morning, bom Domingo I’ve pulled up this picture again, because when I look at it, I feel a calm. It reminds me of something that I just can’t put my finger on. *magic* I imagine small dainty like figures in white flowing chiffon gowns, garlands in their hair, twinkling laughter floating through the air, while they whirl and twirl to some imaginary music, that is unheard with my earth-bound hearing. Is it an enchanted circle, could be,.
I will be doing special prayers today, for members, their families and you my friends, near and far. When sharing with you, the enchanted circle is within reach, we will bid farewell to the summer that was, and fly happily into the next chapter of our lives.
Love, appreciation & gratitude that is shared, is a true blessing indeed.
Go in peace today, feel the spirits of the Universe carry you forward in a halo of light.
Bom dia, Happy Friday dear my dears
Whooooo is getting ready for the witching month.
Whooooo has gathered her friends to discuss the possibilities
Me, that’s whoooooo!
The possibilities are endless of course, and I have changed my mind 1000 times at least. Think about it, isn’t one of the joys in life, anticipation. When we were children the excitement of special holidays, or time away from routine was always so exciting. Some included gifts, others trips, time for getting together with friends, and just plain old. play time.
As an adult, yes, now I can really say I am an adult…LOL no questions asked… for sure I am seen by many as something very different from how I see myself. That is something we call come face to face with. Life has it is seen by the different generations.
However .. the fall is the time of year where my creative juices really get charged. I know I am not alone, just visit any shop in any town, city or hollow, and you will see a different palette than the one earlier in the year. Colours are vibrant with jewel tones, the air is crisp, the apples crackle, pumpkins spill out everywhere.
If you haven’t had the small pie pumpkin as a veggie,you are missing a treat.
Today being the 21st. of the month, in PL, we are celebrating Thanksgiving, where we pay special attention, to giving thanks for our blessings of the past weeks, and pray for the continued blessings of the Universe. Recognizing that we, and we alone are responsisble for our actions. Love/peace begins in our hearts.
Being happy within ourSelves makes for a much more fulfilling life, don’t just exist, have the passion to BE. Share a smile!
Service will be at 7pm.
Door – usually we think of a physical barrier that opens, closes, revolves, but what about the doorway to our dream states, or entrance to another realm. When Alexander posted this picture in earlier January of this year, I was immediately transported to another place, a state of mind/Being. I had no words to describe how it made me feel, it just spoke volumes to me.
I immediately texted him asking for permission to use this photo, this is a copy, to see his original post, please visit ice art Jan 22.18
The picture for me puts a visual on the “feeling” of some of my dreams. His 1st picture in that blog, reminds me of when I am searching looking out, and this one I’ve posted, reminds me, or gives me a feeling of happiness and joy. He was on Lake Ontario, he looked, he saw, and he captured.
Not a physical door, but definitely for me, a doorway, an experience of walking through to another “world”. For “real” tangible doors, you need to link to Norm 2.0 and from there follow the links to all the other bloggers who post to this feature.
Thanks for sharing today, it is a beautiful day, and you are all part of my sunshine!
a special thanks to Alexander Lautsyus for allowing me to share his “works” with you
and to you Norm for indulging “my” love of all doors/doorways
PL Precept #1 Life is Art
Perogies – finally after weeks of thinking about it, I got a package and did them up for lunch. It has been years and years since I last had Perogies, were they as I remembered them..yes and no. They did taste of potatoes, and this package said they were filled with 3 kinds of cheese. All in all it was a good lunch. 4% sour cream, steamed veggies, sprinkled with garlic and seasoning.
Today was about “follow through” tomorrow’s lesson is about living a fulfilled life every day by utilizing things, money , knowledge/energy to their fullest. Since we got the news that my husband’s illness would be something that we will have to adjust to, we are both working daily to ensure that we stay in a positive, and healthy “mode”.. part of this for both of us, is to remove clutter and negatives, and to rejoice in discovering or rediscovering people and things that we like/enjoy.
Perogies, is a small something, but an example of wanting the experience again, so I did it. I have also been diligent in removing items that simply clutter, and no longer hold interest in my day-to-day. As my husband is fond of saying, “if you do need it, or something like it, you need only go and get whatever it is, when you need it” It has taken awhile but he has said it often enough that I now “think it” and I am taking action.
It is amazing how much better I feel with each new truck load of merchandise that leaves, there is still a lot more to de-clutter, but I am making headway. In doing so, I have rediscovered a new excitement in my creativity, my imagination is able to move at lightening speed when I least expect it to.
Plus I enjoy knowing that someone else will find the crafting tools, etc. that I no longer want and it will flame their creativity. What a win, win.
Nao tenha pena de usar
There is no reason to hold back – #25 in PL Calendar.
No escatime para dar
There will be a new chapter on Q’s Storytelling blog dymoonadventures.com
Waiting is over, now the dolls need only to practice their lines, and decide which spells to cast when the time comes.
This was a lot of fun……… more to come.
Have a great start to the week-end. every one.
Remember – PL Precept #1 Life is Art make the best of every day! Come what may!
off in the distance,
under the afternoon skies
they saw the same grouping
that they were looking at
just down the path
half covered by vines
they stood rooted on the spot
to be uncovered
Yvette arrived earlier
Clementine was due next week
excitement was building
Rosie promised she would
let them explore her
chest of drawers
they still had no idea
where the music came from
it happened when she was
working in her room,
and now, double statues
3 maidens high above
and 3 maidens on the ground
somewhere there was a clue
quietly no words spoken
walking deeper into the gardens.
neither saw the chest hidden further in
from where they had been standing.
PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a Turning Point
NB * ongoing
How nice, another birthday card. Rosie sipped on her tea, and listened as the movers grunted and called out to each other about the best way to get whatever it was they were moving into the house. Her birthdays usually came and went without much fanfare, but this time, she had to admit, all the activity of getting the “girls” settled in was a lot of fun.
Each was so different, and the luggage and pieces of furniture that were arriving each day, was so fascinating. So far, the silver dragon sculpture had been the best, although the very old roll top desk was also interesting. packages of odd sizes and shapes arrived day and night. She was so glad she had accepted the offer to be here.
Even her old chest of drawers fit in, her room was big enough for her to enjoy the privacy of her room when she needed it. Yet close enough to the kitchen and public area, for her to keep an eye on the coming and goings of the participants in the project that had brought them all together.
Birthdays were such happy times. She wondered how old she was… but then, catching sight of herself in the mirror, she smiled. Who cares she thought.. It is how I feel, and darn it all, I feel pretty good.
*knock *knock…” Roses for Ms Rosie”…. said a voice…
The day just couldn’t get any better thought Rosie. Every day was so full of surprises.!
We hope you had a grand day dear friends… join us again for tidbits on Rosie and her friends.
PL Precept # 2 To live is to express One’s Self
PL Precept #15 All is a mirror
Yes she knew he was not real, of course he was made out of pewter, and the blue gemstones were not the best… or so she was told… then why did she feel that he watched her every move. She wanted ChenMay to be there, but ChenMay was not with her, ChenMay was in another part of the grounds.
She hadn’t seen him at first, and now she didn’t know what had made her look down. As soon as the sunlight had gleamed on his eyes, she had known to stop. She searched her mind to try to recall what ChenMay had told her about the dragon. The dragon was part of the Wizardology classes that ChenMay gave each fall to new Apprentices.
She looked closer, and saw the defined scales all over his body, he was majestic.
“Oh there you are” ChenMay’s voice drifted towards them, as she approached where they were standing. “You’ve met ” she smiled as she bent to pick up the dragon.
Leonie would say later, that one minute the dragon was on the ground, and the next he was gone. ChenMay bent down, and when she stood, the dragon was gone. ” I saw him” she would exclaim, “he really was there, his scales shone in the sunlight. ”
ChenMay would only say, “dragon’s play, dragon’s fly away” then chuckle and turn away.
oh dear, oh dear,
what a silly tale
a dragon who can be seen
can this be true
what need I do
to have the dragon
appear to me
are girls being girls,
or is there a story
to be told..
PL Precept # 20 Live Maintaining Equilibrium between Mind and Matter
There is a world of wonder all around us!