Thursday, July 30, 2009

children's imagination and happiness with trees

happiness i find under the trees, a smile, wind, quiet and laughter.
children discovering beauty in nature.......
beautiful summer, beautiful day

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I am so grateful for these beautiful pictures!!

I am so inspired every day by all the lovely, sweet and amazing pictures I find on the internet. I just live for their inspiration!!
Thank you dear friends. I don't know what I would do if I couldn't find such beautiful photographs!!
Have the loveliest day ever!

Friday, July 17, 2009

weary, waiting......painted ceiling in the sky

wishing, watching for white and pale pink clouds.
weary of cluttering, clamouring wheels and doors,
while small wings land not far from my heart, to talk and remember.
weary, but watching.
one day.....the vista will open to remember my name.
my name will wait and finally we will remember their name.

Friday, July 10, 2009

this is how i feel today.......

i have been fighting back a cold or the flu (terrified of getting the swine flu!) and this morning, I just feel so totally exhausted! it's a major effort just to type. mike and i have been so busy lately that we definitely are getting run down. we manage an apartment complex (40 hours a month), have our gallery to keep going, are doing the Farmer's Market every Saturday (with our art) and also work full time. even just typing all of that makes me tired.....just thinking of all of that. we usually do not have so many responsibilities, but now it seems like that's all we have. we hardly have any time for fun or for going on a vacation. whenever i visit other people's blogs and see the wonderful pictures they have of their trips and vacations.....i get so sad and melancholy! how i wish and dream that mike and i could go to europe!! (our biggest, most precious dream.....) i worry that we will keep saying...."we're going there someday"....but never get there. does anyone have any suggestions about how to plan for going to europe?? we would love to move there, but even if we could go there for a short time.....a working vacation, assisting someone who is traveling there....something!! i wish we could just plan on something so we won't feel like our dream of going to europe is so allusive and faraway!! i especially want to go to england and france and ireland!! something inside my soul just longs to see these beautiful places!!!!
i've posted some photos that have lifted my heart over these past few weeks.....found them on different blogs and sites. sorry, i don't have the energy to list where i found them. write to me if you want info on a certain picture or pictures.
i have found so many wonderful, amazing and incredible blogs lately!! here's some of my most favorites.....
la porte rouge
abby trys again
a view to
snapping twig
lobster and swan
the drifter and the gypsy
fine little love
red otter
pia jane bijkerk
liivian taloosa
there are so many more, but i am just too tired to list them.
i hope you have a wonderful something nice for someone else sometime......i am so amazed at how sometimes even just a little smile can bring me out of a dark always surprises me when someone unexpected smiles at me!! they must somehow know that i am floundering and they reach out with their souls!! thank you.....

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Some of my new paintings and little fairy furniture.....

Mike and I have been working so hard lately making new paintings and little furniture. We've really created some wonderful new works. I hope you enjoy these......