Thursday, August 30, 2012

Living your life

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste, experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences."Eleanor Roosevelt
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Photos out the plane window can be tricky but oh so much fun with the sights that you might see. Boston harbour turned on a lovely view of a 'tall ship' cruising out into the bay.  Click the link for Sky Watch Friday to see what 100s of bloggers from all over are sharing this week.
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.  Sadly their story is lost but the images are rich with details of fashion or landscapes that have changed and vintage automobiles.  Do you ever wonder, who are these people and what is their story? 
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......

Dearest Charles

Sailing into the spice island of Grenada is a beautiful experience, greeted by all kinds of bright squawking birds, the water is sparking blue and a little breeze to keep the humidity from becoming too stifling.  Mother and father are busy setting up house in a pretty bungalow on the shore.  I have been out exploring, collecting specimens from the beach and gardens that I thought you would like.

 Parts of the region are very French, we have cafe’ au lait for breakfast and croissants but afternoon tea is distinctly British with tiny tea sandwiches.  Tomorrow I am expected to start school with the other expats and mother took this photo of us all together to celebrate.  So for now.... au revior my friend can’t wait to share more news from the other end of the world.

That is my start with the Whatever’s and a reminder on why we scrapbook or journal the stories behind the photos.  Click the links ~ join the fun ~ and remember to tell your story.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Good Morning

click to enlarge a beautiful morning on cape cod
"Life is an opportunity, seize it" Mother Teresa
A walk on the beach can be an adventure, and as they say in Australia, you never know if you never go!  Never know what is around the corner or over the horizon, hopefully all good news for a change. Click the link Sky Watch Friday to see what bloggers from all over have found on their horizon to share with us.
Nothing says 'good morning' like happy mail, a sneak peek into my new workshop at My Creative Classroom on Mail Art, creatively recycling mail that is sure to brighten up any one's mail box.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pursuit of Happiness

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"Some pursue happiness - others create it." Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pretty much sums up this sunset that got really busy, there were paragliders and birds all competing for the last breezes of the day.  For me any day on the beach is a happy day.
Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what other bloggers how found in their view of the sky to share this week.
Congratulations to Susan Brown on her 5 year blog anniversary, we are celebrating with a altered spoon project. 
This was a fun project, had the most amazing discovery after starting the golden honey with metallic ink and topcoating with Tattered Angels Rockin on Sunshine Glam, the paint lifted the metallic in the ink and it was a pool of glittering goodness swirling about.
Click the link to Susan's linky party for lots more fun spoon creations. I'd appreciate your votes :)
Think that bee theme inspired me for the weekend, sneak peek at our projects for the upcoming Mail Art workshop on My Creative Classroom.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Following the Sun

click to enlarge the view from the lighthouse
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Maori Proverb
A fitting quote for the view from inside the lighthouse, with all those reflective mirrors it is very bright in there.   Click the link to Sky Watch Friday to see what 110s of bloggers from all over have found in their sky to share this week.
Working on a new project................mail art and travel and journals = all my favs.