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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Princess

Original Mixed Media Collage on Canvas by Emily
"The Princess" ~ A Medley ~ by Alfred Lord Tennyson was the inspiration for my work. My canvas was first covered with pages from his book. As I was looking through fashion magazines for images, I came across this beautiful model with lovely gray hair. She is not the "typical" model, who is usually very young , but the beauty & wisdom of her age spoke to me. She seems happy & content. She seems to be a dreamer. She seems to be looking heavenward for inspiration. Her presence radiates love. She is giving & caring.

"And secret laughter tickled my soul." 
 Yes, imagine.....JOY.

Imagine Acceptance.
Imagine BEAUTY.
Imagine Compassion.
Imagine Empathy
Imagine FAITH.
Imagine Gratefulness.
Imagine Integrity.
Imagine JUSTICE.
Imagine Kindness.
Imagine LOVE.
Imagine Mercy.
Imagine Optimism.
Imagine Quietude.
Imagine Sympathy.
Imagine Unselfishness.
Imagine Warm-heartedness.
Imagine XOXO
Imagine YOU helping others.
Imagine ZESTFULNESS.    

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Japanese Street Fashion ~ Harajuku/Fairy Kei/ Decora/Lolita Style

 Harajuku Fashion Walk #10

Fashion that is FUN.....what a concept!!!
Alternative fashion has always intrigued me. Personally, my fashion sense is complicated - on the inside I am creative, colorful, bold & rebellious in my fashion choices, on the outside....well, my wardrobe is so B-O-R-I-N-G!

My excuse is that I am a "big girl" & there is just NOTHING out there that is FUN for girls like me. HA! That is so funny...I still feel like a GIRL & I am 60 years old. Still time for plenty of FUN I say!!!

I keep thinking that I am going to design some fun clothes for us "big girls".....what am I waiting for? Time to get busy & just DO IT!

OK...this week I am pulling out my sewing machine. I will be back later to show you my first attempt at FUN fashion...

Kumamiki's "Party Baby" 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

O Captain My Captain

 Blessings to you & your family "O Captain My Captain". You have taught me to:

* BE MYSELF ~ DO NOT conform to what others want (or expect) me to be.
I am UNIQUE in this world & have been individually called for a specific purpose. I have been given specific talents to fulfill my destiny.

* Carpe Diem ~ seize the day!!! Make every minute count. Share with others ~ physically, emotionally, spiritually ~ with compassion, understanding & unconditional love. Bring JOY & BEAUTY into the world.

* Words & ideas are important. Speak thoughtfully, with kindness. Have an open mind. Have a passion for life long learning.

* Question authority. Think for myself.

* Follow my BLISS. Find my passion & make it my "life's work".

* Make my life extraordinary.
What will YOUR verse be?

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Note Card available at: RememberMeEmily.Etsy.com
Lately, I have been worried about the lack of KINDNESS that I have been witnessing. Many people, instead, seem to be seeking REVENGE. Hatred & revenge hurt not only the person to whom it is directed, but hurts the perpetrator even more! For....if you harbor hatred & spite in your heart.....it will eat away at you like a cancer.

Toxic emotions can lead to serious health problems ~ headaches, high blood pressure, heart attack & stroke.

We manifest what is in our heart & mind.

Kind Words
are like
Sweet to the Soul
and Healthy for the Body.
Proverbs 16:24

"Compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent." ~ Dalai Lama

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2nd Art Journal Page ~ "Beauty Tricks"

Original Art Journal Page by Emily
Oh how I am LOVING my new adventure of ART JOURNALING!!!!! So fun! I am using my imagination, growing creatively. I am EMBRACING COLOR!!!

"ART is the LIFE ENERGY of the SOUL."

Today.....I wish for you.....beautiful eyes, beautiful lips, and poise.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My very first Art Journal Page

Original Art Journal Page by Emily
I have wanted to make art journals for YEARS!!! I have always been so scared to try ~ so many other artists make such BEAUTIFUL journal pages ~ I was afraid that my pages would not be "good enough". You know what I learned? Art journaling is not about the "art".....it is about what you have in your heart & spirit that needs to be expressed. I conquered my fear & made my page just for ME. I decided to share it just in case someone else is afraid to start an art journal. You can do it!!!!!

I am starting on some practice pages (8" x 10") before I actually put together a real journal. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea ~ combining ART & a DIARY. Oh the JOY it brings me! I kept a diary years & years ago...wish I had it today so I could look back on what I was thinking as a young girl.

Share your story.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The ARTstronauts Club ~ Outta This World!!!!!

Artwork by Teesha Moore
I recently joined "The ARTstronauts Club".....& my oh my.....I am amazed at the online offerings.....

Inspiration! Video workshops! Articles! Downloadable collage sheets! Art supply recommendations! "Random quirky stuff!" Forums to share ideas & artwork.......

"Teesha and Tracy Moore will be your editors, but we have a huge network of amazing artists, teachers, musicians, videographers and photographers who are excited about this project and will be contributing their own unique ideas as well." 

Teesha & Tracy are my HEROES!!! Their artwork has inspired me for years! I always dreamed of attending ARTFEST.

Artwork by Teesha Moore
Artwork by Teesha Moore
There are several levels of membership in The ARTstronauts Club:

Astro Cadet = $5.00 Monthly
Space Pilot = $25 for Six Months
 Mission Commander - $45 Yearly

Elite Astrosquad Mission Support
What you get:
Satisfaction from supporting an endeavor that aims to spread creativity to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Lifetime access to the club.