Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! I hope those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving have a blessed day full of good cheer surrounded by those you love! For those of you who do not celebrate, I wish the same for you.

Good ole' Norman Rockwell, American Illustrator, 1894-1978. He painted such picturesque scenes for the Saturday Evening Post about everyday life.. Love his work! Here is a link that showcases a lot of his works. Check it out. A lot of it will make you smile, if not laugh. Hugs!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Monday!

Tarnished and Tattered. Love all things that encompass these two words. Here I made a "Skinny" which is a 3"x5" card as the basis and then you run with it. My swap partner loves green, Paris, script writing and vintage. She loved it.

What is it that draws us in when we see chippy paint, raveled edges, yellowed pages, vintage linens and anything special from a bygone era. I know for me, I love to imagine that the recipient treasured the item and that it was well loved. Age gives character. Well that's what I tell myself when I am doing my makeup. lol Fine wines get better with age and I think you do too.

Happy Monday!

Friday, November 11, 2011

A very special Veterans day

I'll never forget the day I was working in the floral department of Harris Teeter, and a little girl and her mother came up to the counter to pick out a special balloon for her father. The little girl picked out the perfect Fathers Day balloon and she was so proud. As they were walking away, I said I hope your daddy has a happy Fathers Day and she turned back to me and said her and her momma were going to his grave to send a letter up to to him in heaven. She said every Fathers Day she writes a letter and attaches it to the balloon and she lets it go all the way up to heaven so her daddy knows she still loves him. I smiled at her and told her how lucky her daddy was to have a daughter that loved him so much. Oh my gosh, I was a puddle when she walked away. It broke my heart. How touching. This one little thing meant the world to this little girl. Imagine if she still had her father. He died serving our country.

Remember this Veterans Day to be thankful to all whom have served our country and all who are serving our country. Freedom is not free. It is not just the men and women in the armed forces that this service affects but their friends and families, too.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A month of thanks

In the land of bloggers you sometimes come across those whom share your interests, who inspire and encourage you. I have been blessed to find so many of you that do just that. Thank you for being you. You never know when someone might need to hear what you have to say or write or when you may trigger another persons memory or maybe when you will inspire someone to make some art or take a step forward or to be brave.

I love that we can pop into eachothers blogs and become a part of something much larger than anyone ever dreamed would be possible. It's amazing how we can make friendships with people across the globe and in the same town. We may never have had the opportunity otherwise. I am thankful for Blogger. :)