Our lives are a flood of images and we are collectors who keep a strange assortment of images: moments of extreme emotion, pain, beauty, and fear stand out. Events we're taught to remember: weddings, graduations, births, deaths. Then there are the millions of images that we can't shake out of our heads, that come to us at strange times - things we can't remember why we remember: the gold threads in an old stereo speaker, the way the light hit a thousand cars in a parking lot by the water, the face of a stranger in a restaurant, a friend standing in a pool - you can't remember where, slapping the water with the flat of her hand. Memory is a sieve that holds curious things. A life is a trail of strange, colorful memories.
“Life means to have something definite to do—a mission to fulfill—and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something, we make it empty. Human life, by its very nature, has to be dedicated to something.” Jose Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955); philosopher
Recently, I haven't had too much energy for creating. However, last Monday a baby boy was born, so a card had to be made. This gave me an opportunity to use my new Martha Stewart punch and, for the first time, flowers. I have admired them on others creations, but until today I haven't had a chance to use them - of course I have a really nice collection.
W zwiazku z klimatami okolo swiatecznymi uzadzam pierwszy na moim blogu 'candy blog'.
Do wygrania papiery 'basic gray' ( i nie tylko) oraz punch sniezynka Marty Stewart (nowiutki, w pudeleczku - zdjecie przedstawia moj prywatny z ktorym nie zamierzam sie rozstac).
Aby wziac udzial w losowaniu zostaw komentarz pod tym postem odpowiadajac na pytanie czy zamierzasz robic wlasorecznie kartki swiateczne w tym roku oraz napisz informacje na swoim blogu o moim 'candy'.
And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…
Finished lately. The pictures were taken in may so they were not waiting to long. I still have to scrapbook my engagement picture. I chose pretty busy paper and because of that I have problem with finishing it.
“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.” Charles Dickens (1812-70), novelist