Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pleasant Views

"I believe that one of the great problems for individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye." Lady Bird Johnson

Thank goodness we have Sky Watch Friday to celebrate all the beautiful skies that bloggers find from all parts of the globe. Sky Watch reminds me that this can either be a smelly mangrove swamp at low tide on a chilly morning or a nature's beautiful paintbrush in action, all a matter of choice.

After chasing pretty skies, altered art or mixed media is my favourite creative passion. Altered art can be considered recycling as we find old loved bits & pieces and give them a new life in a different form. Later this month Evelyn in Montreal is hosting a Festival of Postcards with the theme of ‘signs’.

She and her blogging buddies who collect vintage and interesting postcards are allowing us a peek at their treasured finds. Altered Artists, Mixed Media and Mail Art devotes are welcome to participate in our own little altered kind of way. I am working on something special to share on the 24th of July looking forward to seeing how other people use their postcards as a little canvas.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Great Outdoors

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” Anne Frank
Happy Birthday Anne and thank you for writing and sharing all that you did.

Sky Watch Friday bloggers share their own view of the heavens from all kinds of different angles.

Making cards for special friends feels pretty good too!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Enjoying nature

“It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can, while it is still here. Get out there and ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely mysterious, and awesome space.”
Edward Abbey

One of the beaches in northern NSW that draws you in, walking down shaded forest paths to the sparkling shore. I like to keep a few of these photos on my desk to remind me there is a whole world outside of the office just waiting for play time.

Sky Watch Friday is a like a mini holiday with bloggers from all over the world sharing their view of the sky.

A few cards we have been working on with the newest Collection Elements range of papers and trims.

A big thank you to Chenon of Meandering Pearl for this delightfully decorated journal, a girl always needs a place to store all those creative ideas that go flitting by. Thank you it is beautiful.