Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time Flies


Floating on through the first week of October…where does the time go?!


A few more journal pages to share…this is where my heart is right now…giving me so much joy--gluing, painting, doodling—and learning from the lovely thoughts of those much wiser than I am…


Have you ever wondered how many sayings of Benjamin Franklin’s we use on a regular basis?  I think I’ll look into that.  One smart gentleman, that Mr. Franklin!


And this one…gives me lots of peace.  As I worked on it, I kept hearing the beautiful Shaker hymn in my head:  “Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free…”.  


I couldn’t agree more.  Life gets pretty complicated and messy these days, doesn’t it?  Maybe time to slow down a little bit…

DSC00963_edited-1 {experimenting with a white painter pen that had a mind of its own!}

And one last HURRAH for summer…I love this faceless little girl—pieced together with lovely collage bits…It was a VERY good summer…


Hope you’re enjoying your moments…they fly away much too quickly…Take some time to do the things that bring you joy….


{collage summer girl and gingham grass border found on Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Typography” CD}

Monday, October 1, 2012

Falling for Fall


Can you believe September has come and gone already?

A couple of cute little witches to welcome us into October…


Layers of fall color and patterns--

And my new favorite toy:


Lovely, old sealing wax—I’ve always loved the style of it.  Love seeing it used in my favorite period films to seal a love letter…now giving a little texture to my projects.

And a bit of journaling to preserve a few found leaves…


Layers of iridescent of watercolor in autumn hues as background…a bit of torn patterned paper, a stamp or two…


…and some beautiful leaves found on a family drive up in the canyons of Utah last week while visiting my parents…


What a lovely way to remember a perfectly beautiful day with the ones I love…


And a beautiful quote from Emily Bronte—how perfect is this?  Just how I felt in the crisp, mountain air that afternoon—watching the bright, colorful leaves as they swirled down from the maple trees all around me…


Isn’t Mother Nature amazing?  This leaf really caught my eye—so much so that I just plucked it right off a willing tree.

Wishing you a beautiful autumn day……………………….


{Witches image & black gingham paper from Crafty Secrets’ new Halloween CD, linen vintage-style cellophane tape from Vintage Street Market}