Monday, September 29, 2008

Hi All - well the countdown is under way, 3 days from today - I will be flying to Barcelona to get on a cruise ship. This is a really big undertaking for me, as I always told hubby I did not want to go overseas. But I had some time (30 Years) to think about this, and said to myself "Stop being so selfish". So for our 30th Wedding Anniversary, we are going to Spain, France and Italy. I really am looking forward to this.

Also made this Art Mail Post Card, and sent it to my friend Dawn. Hope she likes it. Probably will be delivered to her in today's mail.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Well yesterday - my wonderful hubby surprised me with a very special birthday gift, and that was a ride in the Goodyear Blimp. Many, many moons ago, hubby received an award from Toyota for excellence in quality from a vendor (Dunlop) and part of the reward was a ride in the blimp, which he did not know of ahead of time.
When I saw the pictures and heard his description of the experience, I made it one of my life goals to go up in the blimp. He was able to get this dream fulfilled for me. It was a marvelous thing. No hesitation on my part to do this, mainly because I am not an easy flier.
When I saw that huge air ship of close, it took my breath away, and I was able to ride up front with the pilot.
One more thing taken care of from the bucket list, and this was out of my comfort zone on so many levels. This is why I try to do these things, many wonderful experience can be had from this.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hi - Well today I went clothes shopping with my good friend Lou, and we found some good bargains. Of course we did not "need" the items that we purchased, but then again, what does need have to do with it.

Later in the day I was thinking, which can be a very dangerous thing, just ask my husband. I thought about the need that our souls have, which is to be constantly reinvented. If one becomes stagnant, you cannot reach new heights. I fully believe that this applies to our art work. We need to sometimes go outside of our comfort zone and try new things. Very many times we surprise ourselves with what we create when we do this.

What we gain by doing this can be absolutely wonderful, and the piece of art can be fabulous.
So my goal for the week is to make something outside of my comfort zone and see what I come up with. Also, I need to finish my art for the many swaps that I am in. Time is closing in on me, as I will be going on a trip with my husband for our 30th Anniversary in a few weeks.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

The charms are one that I made for Ties That Bind - which is a group of artists that have come together to raise money for ovarian cancer. Please check out the site, it is wonderful. Also there are many links to the artists' blogs.