Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gratitude

"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." Brian Tracy
click to enlarge the Myles Standish monument
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in New England and Happy Sky Watch Friday too.  Click the links to see what other Sky Watch fans have found in their sky to share this week or how about Plimouth Plantation to see how they celebrate the holiday.

Counting down the days and grateful for, old music in new ways, art of all kinds in public places and people who make our world a nicer place to be.   One of my workshops in the My Creative Classroom is on shadowboxes, a nice way of displaying the little things that mean something. This is one of the Collections Elements kits.
 
Whatevers is a new challenge site hosted by 3 creative friends Cat Scanlon, Vicki Chrisman, Nat Kalbach, to celebrate found photos and the stories that could be told.

Found photos are often for sale at jumble stalls and antique centres. Do you ever wonder, who are these people and what is their story?   Their story might have been lost but the images are rich with details of fashion or landscapes that have changed and vintage travel.
 
The Whatever theme reminded me of Nick Bantock’s mail art books where the characters wrote to each other in decorated correspondence and inspired me to create a journal for Charles and Chelsea. With their families moving away the two young friends are documenting adventures in their journals and letters to each other......

Waving hello from the tropical paradise of Bermuda, fresh off my first flight in an airplane

What an amazing experience to see the world from high above in the clouds, it is a truly beautiful place. That sensation of being free like a bird to ride the wind was exciting, I can’t wait to do fly again soon.  To think long overland journeys can now be replaced with a adventure in the air, makes me want to sprout wings and travel all the more soon.


10 comments:

joy said...

Happy thanksgiving to all of you there Pear Maple:)
BY the way, nice picture:)

Tara R. said...

Wonderful framing of the tower through the trees.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot and wonderful composition, Mandy! I love your quote, too! Hope you've had a beautiful and very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Bev said...

Wonderful Picture!!

Rajesh said...

Wonderfully composed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Karen said...

That statue is perfectly framed.

Laura said...

beautiful Mandy... Happy Thanksgiving to you too... Plymouth Plantation, how perfect!

ladyfi said...

Hope you had a wonderful day.

Liza said...

Beautiful! Happy sky watching.

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beyondwandering.com said...

Beautiful photo! The statue is just fantastic..