Friday, August 31, 2007

I love rocks

I am trying to be in my heart more often.
I analyze things. I'm thinking it is my rising Virgo as well as being an Aquarian.
When I think too much, I realize how many possibilities there are, too many choices and I get over whelmed and immobilized.
I run from my heart if I see I cannot deal with certain situations. I don't like the feeling of having a broken heart. No one does. I know I can get cold and close off my emotions, but I don't really want that. I want to be compassionate, but with that come bravery, courage.
I don't see myself that brave, unless I am spontaneous. When I am spontaneous, I feel I am making decisions from the heart - doing it because I love it. Because I am excited and passionate. Joy-filled. If I start to think, more often than not, I will find a reason NOT to do it.
I am seeking a more joyful heart - too crabby lately. Too irritable. Thinking too much.
I am realizing more and more that I need to be connected more to nature. I am so impatient with large SUV's crowding the roads, impatient drivers weaving in and out of traffic. WTF!!!!
I want to be back in the mountains................

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Is it done yet???

When to say ok, it's done. I could go on and on. John says leave it. I don't want to clutter it up too much, but I am tempted to put something in the distance - just don't know what. I thought of a playground or a rainbow. Maybe it's best to leave to the kids imagination... not sure yet, so I left. I have to paint the trim and seal the door because I did not prime it first.
I added a little faerie and some shelter for her.
Soon I'll be doing the trim around the bulletin boards and the nap room.
I love painting. I love the process of painting mostly.
Sometimes I start out just not knowing, move into the doubtful stage of wondering if this was the right decision, but quickly move into the zone of creating. Enjoying the process and intrigued by the whole idea of creating something from nothing.
Then I get finicky and want to go into detailitis.
I could go on forever, but then I get tired. I have to stop.
We had a discussion on a new diet called, the "workaholic", because I don't eat when I am painting. If I do, it's junk food. I found an open package of Ritz crackers. It was the only thing I ate all day.
Maybe I should bring the path all the way down to the bottom of the door.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

In this House - house swap

This is for a swap in the yahoo group, In This House which started from the book that Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn wrote of the same name.
I had the most fun doing the pen and H2o's.
I work at collage. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't.
They are created from my old business cards of which I have a box of. I made a few extras.
I used a door that I photographed while in Peru (pink roof, wooden door surround by flowers) They all have addresses on the back of which I am not going to put here. I need to get these out of here!
Queen of last minute -sheeeeesh.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ready for change

We are back from vacation.
Time to get serious about the new year. What changes will come about?
I spent the day cleaning and decluttering. Putting away supplies from the summer. It seems to grow, all this stuff. I released a lot of books to free up some room.
When you let things go, it's a good indication that you have grown.
Sometimes I hold on too tightly, always thinking I could recycle it in some way, turn it into an art project :-)
I thought I would alter a set of encyclopedias. Oh yeah, right. I did rip out some interesting pictures though. I must be in a certain mood to do this. "I don't give a shit" mood. Let it go. It is usually when I have had enough. It's also coming back from vacation where there is more space, so when we come home, I am ready to clean house. It's also a preparation for my new year. New classes, new opportunities, new projects. I want to be ready.
January being the beginning of a new year is so wrong. Ideally it should be Spring, but other than that it should be in September when the new school year begins.
I'm ready for some change.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Oh Happy Day.........

Tomorrow we leave for a vacation, so I leave you with RED for Saturday.
I'm bringing my camera............

Friday, August 10, 2007

Orange you glad....

Camp is done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh yeah.

I did the tiles except the first one I did in the wrong direction. I was supposed to do it as a diamond... so now it becomes a trivet and I need to do one more. oh well.
No matter. I'm off.
Next week we have the mountain vacation and the week after that the ocean.
The best of both worlds.
Life is good :-)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Blue tuesday

Is it Bordom?
As I am working with the group, I look over to see some councilors, CIT's, writing all over themselves with blue chalk. I am a little stunned, but then realized, hey, it's blue!
So, of course I need to take pictures.
And of course, shiney footwear.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Sunday's pink

I'm not really a pink person and being that I'm inside still (doing my hair :-), this is what I painted on the doors to a piece of furniture I have.
I've also been taking pictures of the kids feet at camp. They have the sparkliest footwear!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007


Friday is orange. Yes!
I am very glad it's friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Black and White

and brown. It's Thursday's colors.
I'm not one to see in black and white, and would like to see myself as colorful, but you know what you get when it's all mixed up...
Mud. Confusion?
This or that - and all the variations in between.
The more I THINK, the more difficult making a decision becomes... (crazy analytical woman).
My best decisions come as I make them impulsively and most likely they are heart decisions.
It's what I am working on, making decisions with my heart instead of my mind.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007