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I’m short on words today, but I can inject a good quote and a couple of funnies into your day.. It is a lovely day, I hope you get to enjoy it, it is the open road for me today…  I’m gonna make my way into the country, pass fields of corn and clover, old barns and ones that have been made over into something all brand new.  Be back soon.

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btw.. programs that don’t have spell check..are grrrrr…in my book

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Some days, we just have to let the mischief out…

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Today is going to be great day!

Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

somedays !

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no matter what

it just happens

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yup, you could have made a better choice

but you didn’t

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now, could we please

just move on

get over it.

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Namaste     –     Oyashikiri

lace and life

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Once upon a time, I thought I would like to try my hand at doing something different.  I had seen some beautiful pieces at an antique show and wondered how it was done. Having a creative streak that just won’t quit, I began to ask around and was surprised that in my circle of friends, no one tatted or knew of anyone who did. For lace, it was also an unknown art to my immediate creative buddies.  We were one of a kind doll makers, we sculpted, sewed and worked with totally different media.

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This is a picture of a cover from a tatting book from the 1940’s. In my treasure hunting expeditions, I had seen such a tool and had not known what it was and no one around could educate me either.  Now of course with access to google search and other such vehicles, information is more at hand.  Tatting is a dying art form, it requires a ton of patience, and a love for working with very fine material and following a pattern.

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When I reflect back on what I could have done, and what I in the end, have done….  well …. the methods of applying my gray matter, processing information, working with chicken wire, wire,precious and semi precious metals, sculpting materials like Apoxie Sculpt. or the liquid polymers like Paverpol  and Powertex, all gave me creative ways to express my ideas, feelings and thoughts in a visual way.

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This is a needle felted dancer that i did during my love affair with sheep, fleece and roving.  I like form, movement, and a sense of whimsy, I want abstract so that the viewer can find their own connection to my work.

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Here a Victorian “mystery” woman walks away, or if she is in your garden, and you are walking towards her, =^_^= you’ll meet her in a different way. This was done with wire, and fabric so that it could withstand Canadian climate, she does come in during the winter months..

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Crocheting  a hat so I could display felted flowers was the closest I got to lace and tatting.  We all express ourselves differently, what is important is that we do so in a way that will please us, and in so doing bring a smile to others.  For all of us who love to express ourselves, visually, vocally, (the written word is to me a visual expression) we are given the skills, and the tools, it is up to us to  create our own works of art.

When we do whatever it is we are attempting to do, with our full makoto (sincerity) and focus, our results are usually more positive and appealing to us and others.  Right… not everyone will like what you say or do, however, if you have spoken or applied love  and kindness into your actions, you have done your best.  That is really all you can do.

My father in law is as I write this,  is in his final days  here on earth.  He has lived a long and productive life (99) a man who till very recently was totally focused on what he needed and wanted.  He gave love, laughter and life to family and friends, now in the quiet of this journey, I visually see his life, like a piece of lace, beautiful in the making, and his memory will be a reflection of the time, patience and effort he put in to his personal pattern that no one else can replicate.

We create art…  however we ourselves …. are works of art….. life is art…………. 

Namaste   –   Oyashikiri

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happiness is for sharing

A bit of funny to start your day,,,,, carry the laughter with you – smiles are for sharing..

 

 

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Happy Rhythm

Good morning Everyone – Let’s start the day with some Happy Rhythm – this post is about music and song

 

I had to search for some time to find this one for you all, I enjoyed it the first time I heard it, I hope you enjoy it too.  Gordon Mote everyone.

 

 

 

God bless – You speak, I listen….. thank you. I so appreciate you all        – Blessings of the day.   Namaste  – Oyashikiri

 

 

Aging – best before date

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Maxine always has something to say!  As we mature, age, our bodies start to lose the zest and vigor, our minds may still want to play and experience all that life has to offer, but the balance between body and mind has shifted.  We’ve all at one time or another had the e-mails or faxed  “words of wisdom”  passed around to us.

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All cute and all words to quote and use when times get tough when we think we are getting old.  Usually if I am to believe the moaners and groaners out there in the 25-45 year age group getting older is a process and accept it or not, it is a journey that has to be taken. The magazines, and marketing shows all want us to think that we can stop the process, there are products out there to make one look younger, or a way to apply makeup so you take years away. The French have an expression, “whether you want or you don’t want it, life happens”  that is a literal translation.

Laughter is timeless – Imagination has no age – and Dreams are forever (Walt Disney)   I can tell you that when for some reason or another I’ve had to visit a home for the elderly, I don’t  hear a lot of laughter. When you look into the faces of the men and women who are sitting there lined up in chairs, facing or backs to the sunshine. You usually meet  eyes that are blank, with no laughter waiting to spill over, just a tired, resigned look of apathy.  No one wants to be in that position, no one goes out of their way to be alone in their very senior years, but for some this is where their journey will bring them.

Even the young are facing such moments. Social media, has a lot of pluses, but it also has the potential of leaving us more alienated from life than we’ve ever found ourselves before. We (society) has taken steps to ensure that what we put into and on our bodies has a best before date emblazoned on it.  We joke, and talk about getting old, but we don’t really prepare, really prepare for old age.  We accept that a plant will grow and go through the cycle of its life and die, but our own life cycle, we tend to put on hold. We want to live at all costs, and we are always so busy planning how we will do that.. We do not live the moment.  If we are unhappy with something, we cleverly, create other means of satisfying that itch, or passion.  There is a lot of talk of improving our own SELF.  it is a huge task, do we really work hard putting our utmost sincerity (makoto) into dealing with our own issues.  Happiness is something that begins within.  One first has to be happy with one’s SELF, in the end, that is all you have is your SELF.

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A Cheerful Smile

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We were three sisters, out for the first time in our adult lives, on a day trip.  What a time we had, due to the distance one sister has to come, this was a very special and rare occasion.  Speaking for myself, I rediscovered a full belly laugh, silly laughing, and just plain fun.  Over time. we forget just what sisters can be like together when on their own. No other family members, no husbands, children etc.  Just the three sisters.  The further we got from “home base” the sillier some of our behaviour became.  Can I give you specifics no… but there were times when we laughed so hard it was freeing. uninhibited and to  onlookers  maybe  a tad ridiculous.  But we didn’t care.  We were having fun, the innocence of children at play.

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The middle sister seemed to forever be saying…. let’s be positive, we’re here, let’s just enjoy  ourselves.  Hmmmm those moments seemed to happen when our grown up habits  snuck up and  popped up.  It is hard at times to really just cut loose.  However, we did put our best effort into it, and had one fun time.  The  happy face is still with me today.

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May each and every one of you have a lot of happy moments today.  Remember to smile, if someone is not smiling, give them yours. =^_^=

Feliz dezesseis – Happy 16th. mid week,mid month!

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Good Morning everyone!

For those of you old enough to remember there used to be a commercial on the radio, it was a catchy little tune, “double your pleasure, double your fun,… blah blah blah gum, ”  That is you coming down the track, and soon, you’ll have a choice to make, which track will you be on today. Surprise! no matter which one you take, you will have other choices to make.   Whether you go right or left, the vista will be different, and the journey a bit shorter or longer, but guess what… you.. the engine or caboose, will be the same.  Passengers (thoughts) may get off and on, on and off, but the train is there for the purpose of riding the rails.  So ride the tracks you will, and with each journey your passengers will change in number, size and shape. (relate them to your thoughts, experiences,challenges)

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You can choose to see the journey you are on as something  that continuously  brings you through repeated miseries, or you enjoy the ride for what it is.  An opportunity to enjoy the different stages of life that surround you.  The challenges you are given in life, help yo grow stronger/wiser.  When you come across an area that seems bleak and sad, take a closer look, step back, look at the character of the build, see the vines that in summer will grow lush and green and possibly bloom with flowers. Elevate your optimism, become a better friend to your self.  The train will keep moving, in a few minutes, miles, your whole world will take on a different look, feel and ambiance.  There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.  Know!  Believe! Have faith!

train,tunnelBoost “happy” brain waves –  S M I L E .… over and over I encourage you to  S M I L E   why?  because it works.  A Swiss research study*  showed that when you spend 5 minutes a day, thinking of something that pleases you, and smiling so your eyes crinkle, your brain is tricked into being more upbeat..   There are times when we just don’t want to smile, we need to feel the sadness, or pain we are feeling, just know that by the next train station, that need will have passed.   Double your pleasure, double your fun, keep a smile on your  face, and stick to your guns.  Happiness is hard won, but win you will when you reach for the sun! =^_^=

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Gatcha!  You gotta smile!

Blessings be… Oyashikiri

*Woman’s World,4.14.

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Feeling the stress?

Feeling the stress?

Have a good balance between mind and body. Being overly concerned about things, or overexerting yourself physically
will cause you to be off balance mentally and physically. Be careful not to overdo things.

Have a great week-end you all, May your week-end be filled with fun, laughter and activities that will bring lasting memories in the years ahead.

Blessings – now and always!

photo-  whippet doing what he does best =^_^=    by Q

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