Monday, February 14, 2011
Some time ago I was in the copy shop I used to frequent before I purchased my printer. I happen to notice a large copy of an old letter in the discard bin beside the copier I was using. I pulled it out and as I use vintage writing samples in my work, I threw it in with my papers. After I got home I looked closer at what was written. It was a love letter and marriage proposal from the 1800's. Following is an excerpt from the letter as written.
" Mif ever since I left your house My mind has been continually ruminating on your many amiable accomplishments. I am not precipitate Mif. Nor would I desire your hand if your heart did not accompany it. In short Mif I am once in love, yet I assure you that I am in real earnest and your own dear self is the object but perhaps you will ask how happens all this. I answer that I cannot tell how it happens."
He goes on to mention the proposal and she must decide if it is to her advantage or not. I wonder if she accepted ?
Happy Valentines Day......
Friday, February 11, 2011
Not too long ago I was visiting a favorite blog. The writer was asking her readers what one word best defined what they would search for in their lives this year,and why. She was having a giveaway for the best word and reason for the choice. I chose the word "Bliss."
That word best describes what I am looking for this year, and here after. I want to find bliss in my work... to finally be at peace with what I create and why I create it. For some reason I never feel like my artwork is good enough. Instead I want to look at my pieces and feel that they are a completed vision, and will in some way touch those who see them. I also want to find it in my life as a whole. To clear away mental clutter and live each moment as it passes by with clarity. Sometimes we are so busy living we fail to be present in our own lives. I want to take in the everyday magic that surrounds me, to hold it for a moment and always be grateful for it. It is a fulfilling journey working towards this goal. And some of it is work, some people have to be let go, along with negative, I can't, I don't measure up thoughts. Some circumstances even have to be changed. But each step I take brings me closer to where I want to be ... and just knowing that is the beginning of "Bliss."
Oh, and out of 134 entries to my delight I actually won the giveaway. It was a pattern and instructions to make a banner that says....you guessed it..."Bliss." Some things are just meant to be.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
My blog and I are going through a bit of an evolution... which should be interesting because I am always dragging my feet at change, pleading no, no change for me thank you. I whine and moan and complain about it endlessly until I finally open my eyes and see that some things change for the better. I knew it was time to shake things up a bit in several areas of my life, so I just jumped in... embracing change.... I really am going through a transition.....maybe you should check on me in a few days.....
Indi and I, taken by : Scout Brinlee