Monday, March 13, 2006

Voyage Home & Monday Musings #3

This week just got away from me. I never had much time to work on doing art, let alone my Monday Musings. I worked on some cards today for my secret sister and realized that one had a traveling theme, so I thought I would post it. At least I've created SOMETHING, and that is what counts, right? *wink* That was the purpose of posting a topic anyway.

(Big card based on one by Audrey Hernandez in Stamper's Stampler.)

Saying on card is: "Life's A Voyage That's Homeward Bound."
I guess I was right all along. All roads lead home...

We had the most beautiful weather this weekend. 78-80 degrees. For Missouri in mid-March, that is fabulous! Not that I'm an outdoors girl, but the kids certainly enjoy being out of the house and able to roam outside in the beautiful weather. I started thinking about planting flowers, raking leaves away from my budding Peonies and eventual Pears on my tree. We have these huge pots out back, can't remember what I bought them for in the first place, but last year we had some leftover pansies from a sunday school project and we threw them in there. That pot was the most gorgeous thing in our back yard. And as long as we deadheaded the old flowers, it bloomed again. I plan to fill it again this year.

I'm going to use SPRING as my creative jumpstart this week. I envision lots of flowers, we'll see though...

  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. - Anne Bradstreet
  • All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. - Helen Hayes
  • Is it so small a thing To have enjoy'd the sun, To have lived light in the spring, To have loved, to have thought, to have done... - Matthew Arnold
  • Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;And give us not to think so far awayAs the uncertain harvest; keep us hereAll simply in the springing of the year. - Robert Frost
  • Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams
  • It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. ~Charles Dickens


Ann said...

Hi! I just came across your blog this week and liked your idea of "Monday Musings" so I thought I would participate. You can find mine at my blog.

I have some other art here: and here

I've also been having a block when it comes to art work. So I've been working on my scrapbooks. I've got 3 kids and 27 years to do!


audrey said...

I love all of your artwork. I am definitely gonna add you to my blogs to visit. And I love what you did with your "life's a voyage...." card :0)

primdollie said...

Love the new pieces dear!! very nice and love the colors!!!! Green is my favorite color!!!! nice work!!!Hugs Linda