"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Monday, November 30, 2009

Flower Power

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."
~ Emma Goldman ~
 Flowers bring such sweet blessings to us.  Lovers bring a single rose. Friends bring bouquets to celebrate joys & comfort sorrows. Children offer lovingly chosen blooms to show their affection for us. Flowers bring life & beauty & cheer & healing.

"The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns oblivious to the rose."
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

The world is sadly sick, they say,
And plagued by woe and pain.
But look! How looms my garden gay,
With blooms in golden reign!
With lyric music in the air,
Of joy fulfilled in song,
I can't believe that anywhere
Is hate and harm and wrong.

A paradise my garden is,
And there my day is spent;
A steep myself in sunny bliss,
Incredibly content.
Feeling that I am truly part
Of peace so rapt and still,
There's not a care within my heart . . .
How can the world be ill?

Aye, though the land be sick they say,
And named unto pain,
My garden never was so gay,
So innocent, so sane.
My roses mock at misery,
My thrushes vie in song . . .
When only beauty I can see,
How can the world be wrong?

~ Robert Service ~


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of : wishuponacupcake 

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
~ Author Unknown ~

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart ~

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~ J.A. Shedd

Photo courtesy of: wishuponacupcake

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


"A little faith will bring your soul to heaven,
but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul."


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ooo La La! Sweet Colette makes jewelry.

I am taking some "art therapy" today! HA! Actually, I am stalling and distracting myself from things I should be doing that I don't want to do.....yeh, it's about that whole house cleaning thing again! Who wants to scrub toilets when there is art to be made!

I am still drawing "pretty girls" and LOVING it!!! This girl looks "French" to me. Tres chic!

COLETTE is a very sweet and loving girl ~ loyal, kindhearted & giving. She loves to visit the "patisserie", but always keeps an eye on her petite figure. She dresses simply, yet stylishly and even sews some of her own clothes. Her passion is vintage jewelry ~ she scours the Paris Flea Markets for it! She lovingly gathers each piece and wonders who has worn it in the past. Collette takes her treasures home where they "speak to her" and tell her what new creation they want to become. Her creations find new homes, adorning and blessing those who wear them.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Count Your Blessings ~ Name Them One by One

Scrabble saying can be found at:  http://RememberMeEmily.Etsy.com

#1 ~ I am LOVED.
#2 ~ I am able to use my God given talents to bless others.
#3 ~ I can CHOOSE happiness & gratefulness.
#4 ~ Nature is BEAUTIFUL.
#5 ~ I have FRIENDS.
.....and so many more.....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints Day

 St. Catherine of Bologna ~ Patron Saint of Artists

Today, being “All Saints Day”, I kind of like the fact that St. Catherine of Bologna is the “Patron Saint of Artists”. I like to think that there is someone looking over my shoulder and whispering in my ear as I create,  inspiring me to make something beautiful that will touch lives and heal hearts.