Monday, August 25, 2014

I Don't Have To...

follow the herd.

impress people.

fix everything.

tolerate fools.

get frustrated.

feel obligated. 
 
explain myself.

listen to lies.

keep everything.

pretend to like someone.

seek approval.

always say yes.

wait for the perfect time. 
 
agree with everyone.

offer excuses.

be perfect. 
 
act my age.

    ...if I don't want to.

I'm just trying to be me. I didn't ask for anyone's opinion.


Don't put the key to your happiness 
in someone else's pocket.” - Unknown





Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Bliss

Batik Sea Glass - queen size quilt for our bedroom

Gorgeous new batik fabric. 
 
Remnants from extensive stash. 
 
Ideas flashing through head.

Many creative hours in sewing room over the past three weeks.




 


Rolled Roses - makeup organizer
 
Framed - lap quilt from scrap strips
 
Deco Style - remnant strip tote bag
 
^^^^^


“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” 
- Cecil B. DeMille

“Bliss and pure joy are often found 
in the simplest of everyday things.” 
– Unknown


Monday, August 4, 2014

Perception

per·cep·tion

: immediate or intuitive recognition; 
 
: the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses;

: understanding; comprehension.

How we see and what we feel about the world around us is not always black and white. It can be colored by our personal experiences, by what others want us to feel, or by how something is presented to us. 
 
It's up to us to become aware, to look deeper, and to use our senses in a way that helps us experience life.


The world is full of magic things, 
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” 
– W.B. Yeats

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” 
– John Lubbock

One person's craziness is another person's reality.”  
― Tim Burton