Monday, March 30, 2009
For over two decades, we have been meeting each spring to catch up with each other. For as much as things change, they stay the same. Still laughing about the same silly things that tickled us many, many years ago. Now, it may take all four of us to fill in all the names and details of the events - but even that process is great fun. For a brief time, we journey back to our early teens when we believed, with great confidence, that we were as worldly and wise as we ever would get, and certainly, needed to be.
In honouring 'Earth Hour' on Saturday, we turned off all the sound and lights and lit the candles. That was certainly no hardship. A glass of wine, or cup of tea by candle light is a most lovely way to nurture friendship at any time. Such quiet and ambiance that embraces conversation should be/could be part of our routine on a regular basis. It would be lovely with whomever we are blessed to spend time with - our spouse, our children, our grandchildren, friends, neighbours ... even just ourselves. Imagine how much more peaceful and tranquil our world would be... Our World that we hold in our heart and hands, and the World in General.
It seems that there was fairly good global participation in Earth Hour and the organizers were pleased with the reduction in energy. I suspect that a good many who did turn off the noise of life, found a completely different type of energy - and liked it.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Five years ago today, a precious wee angel came into our lives. It seems like moments ago that Nick walked down the hospital corridor, gently holding a wrapped up little bundle. I said - 'Well.... ????' 'What do you think?', he answered proudly. I knew immediately by the pure magic in his eyes and the tenderness in his voice. He had wanted a little girl so badly. I got all choked up.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I SO enjoy making these little guys - I should have started a lot sooner.
It's also featured on the 'American Holiday Artists' blog site: http://tinyurl.com/dyqaaq
Have a visit there & you'll see some exceptionally creative & amazing pieces - a prolific group of artists, that I'm so pleased to be associated with.
Suzanne does an amazing job of keeping the blog current with what is being offered by the group at all times ... MUCH better than I am at keeping up with this one.
So bookmark it and go there
regularly for some 'eye candy' and inspiration. All the members have a blog or website & you'll get a chance to meet some amazing artists that you might not otherwise get a chance to be introduced to. They are on my 'Creative Friends' blog links as well.
Great fun to go visiting people's studios & meet new folks without having to leave home!
They have all moved to San Antonio, Texas! I would have really enjoyed getting to deliver them in person. I've always wanted to go to San Antonio. I like to even SAY 'San Antonio'. Sounds like a wonderful place to live.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The factory used to make rollerskates - hence the skates & old tin lunch box. To the right are the big red steel sliding doors & left is the little booth and stair way up to the work area. The lady to the right in the photo above & the man behind her - he's centre, with the moustache & she's on the staircase below - are my Great Grandparents - immigrated from Ireland.