Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Little Word-Joy 2012

As the year is coming to a close, so does my focus on the word JOY! Although I know all the words I have chosen over the years have carried with me and become a part of my everyday life. It has been good for me to think about, write about, make pages about the word “JOY”. I believe it has helped me to recapture a deep abiding joy. Do I have it all the time? No. Sorrow visited me August 8, 2011 and my life has been very different.
The movement between sorrow and joy is as thin as the veil. The second half of this year, I began to know joy more than sorrow. I also know it comes not from me. An inner peace has enveloped me and I feel so much stronger. I am anxious to move ahead with joy 2012, hope 2011, courage 2010, and in 2013, I choose - LIVE as my “One Little Word”.
I want to live and feel alive. I want to live renewed. I want to live refreshed. I want to live joyfully. I want to live to embrace. I want to live to nurture. I want to live to have grace. I want to live to extend mercy. I want to live open to possibilities. I want to live to love.

Friday, August 17, 2012

stampers' sampler take ten!!!

I received a complimentary copy of stampers sampler take ten tm Autumn 2012 today. I torn into the package to see what I could have possible gotten published. It was a card I made several years ago. They do not credit the stamps but I certain I included that information. The company is no longer in business but was The Angel Company tm.

This has given me the push to start submitting again because you just never know when they might use your art work.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Joy Pages

I began the newest pages for Joy with a tribute to my husband. Those I will keep personal. The first page is one of the cards I made for Christmas 2011. The one with courage is a doodle of my words from 2010, 2011 and 2012 and the word "Love" because it is the foundation of all the other words in my heart.