I hope your 4th of July weekend is bringing you lots of love, laughter and fun!
I’m wrapping up the last few weeks…..
This weeks Sunday Inspiration is inspired by my love of old hankies…
collage pak for this piece
A scan of the original hanky and pages from 1957 flower and garden book
get the collage pak below, only $2.50
play day had me playing again with texture, background and florals
every other wednesday I will be sharing tips, step by steps or video with Deco art products… This is this weeks video see all the supplies and details HERE
I was up this week on Donna Downey’s site…. this is what I made….
Work shop at Craft Fusion this week …. Texture Texture,Texture!
I am terrible at enjoying the little things…. or I should say I WAS terrible…. I’m getting better. I’m learning to slow down, to take a break from pursuing the dream and just be present in the moment without feeling like I have to be doing…. When I do that, I see a million little things to enjoy.
Here are just a few of those things over the last month or so..
My honey in his office singing off key with all his heart!
Our adult kids getting together and laughing so hard they cry or singing in the back of the car, like they used to when they were little.
when my adult children call and call me mama.
skyeping with my grandaughter.
when the kids text me for advice or better yet when they text me and say that I was right!
girlfriends weekly encouraging one another
my honey buying me my favorite juice… before he goes out of town.
The smell of the rain…. it smells different in Arizona… dusty and earthy.
A blank canvas…. mmm
the one house plant that I haven’t managed to kill.
the warmth of my pup curled up next to me.
I could go on and on…. but I won’t…. Every time we are present and acknowledge the good stuff…. the more we do it…. the easier it is to see the beautiful little moments that make up our journey on this planet. And the more we see these moments, the more grateful we become. Gratitude grows deep with in… We begin to be filled with gratitude… and then we can give it away…. even in the tough times…
Right now, today, write down your little things… stop, be present, look around and find all the little things that you can enjoy…. keep a running list and look at it ALL the time. Watch what happens…. it changes you… at least it changed me…
Have a great Sunday… be present and know that you are loved!
Really enjoyed watching your process of making “Enjoy the Little Things”. Really a lovely piece. I have lovely hankies that were my grandmothers and I was wanting to make a wee curtain for my back door window or my little kitchen window, but like you, I haven’t done that yet 🙂 Thank you for sharing, I am really enjoying your blog and your videos.
Sue, I’m so glad you are enjoying the videos! I love vintage hankies…. there is something special about them. Have fun creating!
I bought the collage pack for 7/5/15. Two of the pages are the same book page. The page that has In our own back yard” is the one missing.
I sent you the page via email…. sorry my friend :(…. Your other items will be in the mail on Monday! Hugs
I too have tons of vintage Hankies. Thinking I would find a use for the in my art, but like you I just can’t bring myself to cut them up or anything. I’m so glad you did this video. Its so beautiful. Plus now I have a ton of ideas for my Hankies without having to ruin them.
Thanks so much.
Bobbye, so glad you enjoyed the video…. so many ideas right?! I would love to see what you do with your hankies! Hugs!