Friday, August 20, 2010

Laws of the Universe

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you've imagined.
As you simplify your life..
the laws of the universe will be simpler..

(Henry D. Thoreau)

(Jennifer and Shelbie...recognize the cat??)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a few fun things I made this week...

Message pouches

domino necklaces
muslin tag with tatting
and vintage buttons
muslin tag with vintage lace
and buttons


Photos of flowers that calm my mind....

I did not make these pictures, they are from a calendar that I had several years ago.  I love the composition and the relaxing feeling they portray.  Wouldn't you like to sit a while in the vintage metal chair and smell the sweet aroma of the roses??

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

swim, bike, run...dedication


This is my brother, Glenn.  A 2 time Ironman, numerous triathlons and too many hours to count in training.   His dedication,  self discipline and practice of a good healthy lifestyle has been awe-inspiring to me.  I admire his willpower and constraints.  
Glenn is my big brother, whom I have always looked up to, he looked after me in school, taught me how to fly a kite, to appreciate good books,  how to drive a stick shift and makes me laugh like no other.  Glenn has a kind soul with a beautiful wide smile. A noble and considerate man who loves life, absorbs knowledge at every chance,  gives back to others without any expectations and respects life around him. 

Not only is he a Ironman, captain of a major airline and lawyer, but most importantly, he is a wonderful father.   He has taken his son on trips around the world to see things most of us only dream of seeing.  He is teaching his son about differences people have and that we are all created equal, the history of the world, and what can be done in the future.  Glenn is a kind, devoted, understanding father who will drop anything to be by his son's side.

  I love to be outside, garden  and walk but I am not a very athletic person.  Glenn does get me revved up at times and I will workout a little harder or run a bit longer, but I do not have near the commitment to physical activity that he has. But thanks to him, I do try to do some kind of physical activity  and eat my vegetables every day!  I will live vicariously through him and I will ALWAYS be in his cheering section!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

new stuff

These are flattened spoons that I have made into necklaces. 
The Bingo necklace is made of a vintage optic lens and transfers.   I am enjoying my time creating and look forward to my bigger studio!  I sell my goods at Witherspoon's Antique Mall in Granbury.  Give me a shout if you need more info.
An update on my bluebirds,  as of last weekend I only had one baby bird that hatched out.  Hopefully when I check them  this weekend, I will have three babies..