Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morning Walks

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once” Albert Einstein

My favorite time of day is early morning walks to enjoy the sunshine and finding a new pretty sky to enjoy.

Sky Watch Friday is bloggers from all over celebrating the many moods of the sky in different corners of the world.
Another page from garden gate altered book.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quality Days

“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau

Guess that makes artists of all the Sky Watch Friday fans showing of their view to the sky, always entertaining to see how something as simple as the sky we all share can provide so many different moods. Click to enlarge.

Often wildlife find their way into sky photos. When deciding on this photo thought I should check with a bird watcher for a name of the owl sitting on the end of the pier, someone would be sure to ask.

Was very funny when they told me that it was a very rare sighting in Australia of the black plastic owl decoy, designed to frighten off other birds from bothering fishermen pulling up at the end of the day. We don’t see them every day around these parts.

Making all your days a quality day is a challenge, there is so much to distract us. Working on my bucket list pages gives me a chance to think of what is important. This week’s addition is a simple little page with a big wish that ties up all that is important to me.

To spend a season on Martha’s Vineyard, Thanksgiving all the way through New Years tucked up with the family. Spending our time together at farmer’s markets, preserving yummy things, baking, and crafting special home made gifts for each other with lots of long walks on the beaches making extra special memories.
Jumbo clock stamp from Tattered Angels

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It’s All About

Fabulous Natasha Burns is hosting a very special swap party for very special guest with a fun twist.

We all love crafting and creating especially for someone special in our lives, but this time, the gift is supposed to be for us, who is often the last person our list.

I had the best fun with this theme which of course you know I needed to start a new altered book.

A few months ago our family had a frightful time, everyone is on the mend now but as a result my daughter said we all had to start working on our bucket list as a way of focusing on positive plans for the future.

I started writing my list in this darling little book but after posting pics of ideas, next thing you know we were bursting at the seams and a perfect excuse to start altering.

It was kind of hard to stop and leave room on the pages for the photo and notes about when we get to do these fun things.

Some of my plans include spending time on
Cape York working on the sea turtle rescue and rehab projects and attending Silver Bella, a crafting girl’s dream date.

Chipboard from
Tattered Angels Nature Collection and the huge compass stamp is from their Tattered Traveller range.

Thank you Natasha for hosting this swap party it is starting out to be very special project.
One swap I would really like to participate in would be for the British postage stamps with the bright red post boxes. Just perfect for someone who loves a bit of postal and altered art. If you are interested in a swap, drop me an email.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Standing in Sunshine

"Many of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. " Ralph Waldo Emerson

Another view of the sun poking through.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Touching Nature

“Have a heart that never hardens,
a temper that never tires,
a touch that never hurts."
Charles Dickens

Had to pull off a busy road to enjoy this beautiful view early one morning, knowing that fans of
Sky Watch Friday would love the peaceful quiet moment.

The cows were up and moving but this little wallaby woke up with a fright when I nearly stepped on it in the grass.

One of my favorite Altered Books.