Flying on the Wings of my Dreams...

For the past few days I have been floating...NO...FLYING!! Flying on the Wings of my Dreams.
I am honored and privileged to see my blog and my voice nestled between the pages of Artful Blogging Magazine (pages 100 - 103) To actually see yourself in see your hearts see the labor of love that I speak to myself and share with others is is heart is is singing and is perhaps one of the most rewarding things that has happened to me lately! I create from my heart...I create because I know no other way to live my life...I create because it is such a part of me, that I would be lost in someways if I did not honor it...I create...I aspire to inspire....I create and to be nestled here in the pages with others who honor...create...and inspire to do the same is beyond words. I am Flying on the wings of my dreams!
Artfully Yours,

PS: 5 Things I am Grateful for Today!
1. Honoring who I am and what I create.
2. Following my bliss even when things appear not to be going my way!! And especially when things are going my way!
3. THE SUN! The warmth of the sun and how it makes me feel.
4. Witnessing the marriage of two beautiful young souls.
5. Dreaming...dreaming of things to come and holding tightly to those dreams.

I just received my copy of Altered Couture...And the raincoat and umbrella posted above is gracing the pages of 120 and 121! It is so beautifully photographed...and I am bursting with
creative pride!! So many wonderful projects for all you altered artists out there...and for those of you sitting on the out and get this issue...join in the fun!!
Artfully Yours,

5 Things I am grateful for today...

1. Being able to dig in the dirt...feeling a closeness to nature.
2. Planting seeds...seeds of inspiration...seeds of hope...seeds of dreams.
3. Visiting with friends...knowing the closeness of over 40 years of friendship.
4. Seeing the sunrise and meeting a new day with renewal.
5. Singing my head...out loud...songs that have meaning in my life at this moment.

Artfully Yours,

A moment today with my spirit...

It doesn't have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway
into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak.
~ Mary Oliver ~

5 Things I am grateful for today...

2. Licking the spoon!!
3. Unconditional love
4. Big hugs...little hugs...and baby hugs!
5. Everything that little boys are made of!! (worms and trucks and toys made for boys!!)

The life of a Moma (grandma) is more than I ever thought possible!!
Artfully Yours,

I carry your heart...

I saw part of this poem on hopespirals site...and just had to go back and revisit this great work....may we all be aware and remember whose heart we carry within ours...

e.e. cummings–i carry your heart

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in

my heart)i am never without it(anywhere

i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done

by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear

no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet)i want

no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings


Gratitude Sunday...

Here are 5 things that come to mind quickly that I am grateful for this week...

1. Roots...the foundation of life.
2. Laughter...Deep heart felt laughter
3. Belief...the belief that I have in myself and the power that I hold on to.
4. Celebrations...and what they show you about yourself and others.
5. Patience...With myself and with others....

Artfully Yours,

What 5 things can you acknowledge from this week that cause you to be ever so grateful?

Happy Life....

You may listen to today's blessing here:

Secret For A Happy Life

"Do what makes you happiest. Look upon what gives you joy. Speak to those who warm your heart. Listen to that which lifts your spirit. Surround yourself with sights and sounds and people that give you pleasure. For all the happiness you give to others all year long, give yourself a perfect day."

--Author Unknown

And then tomorrow, pattie, repeat the process.

May you always be willing to give yourself the perfect days you deserve

And may you always be aware that you are loved beyond measure and a cherished blessing to me.

Until tomorrow,

May your day be filled
with all things good,

Sometimes you just have to look for the messages that are brought your way!! This came across my mail today....and reminded me to stay in the moment...don't project yourself to far ahead. Life is good..

Artfully Yours,


To visit Kate's site and sign up for her heartfelt blessings just press her signature....


"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."

This quote came across my mail today...and it was so beautiful that I just had to share. May we all turn our eyes skyward!
Artfully Yours,