Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tidbits ...

... of nothing imparticular.

The sky is a beautiful broken china blue with a spattering of white fluffy clouds ... far from the rain, wind and cold temperatures that have been forecast for a week. Our warmer weather is right around the corner.

Tuesday is March, 2011 .... March, 2009 is when I started this blog ... really can't believe that its been 2 years. Time just sprouts wings and flies away .... everyday I tell myself that I need to grab hold of it. My life is pretty simple. I work long hours at our business, have the duties that come along with being a wife and keeper of the household domain, and dance as fast as I can to keep up with a busy life. I enjoy quiet time at home, working in my studio, watching a little tv at night (ie American Idol, Castle, Grey's to name a few .. thank goodness for DVR's) ... and feel pretty blessed. I don't long to travel the world, I don't need to go shopping every weekend, I don't need to be on the go constantly. But sometimes I can't help but wonder if I'm missing out on something, should I want more? But I feel satisfied .... will I wake up one day when I'm old and feel like I missed out on something .... who knows ..... what are your thoughts on this?

Yesterday was a busy day, but one of my normal Saturday stops is at Frenzy Stamper .... there was a Zentangle class going on ... which I swear I'm going to take one day ... love Zentangle .... Debbie brought to my attention a 2 hour class at 3 in the afternoon .... the sample looked pretty cool ... so I jumped on board ..... went home, gathered up a few photos for the class and headed back in the afternoon ..... and I'm very happy I did .....

Joy taught an altered photos transer class ..... here's the results of what I learned ....

The photos here don't do the technique any justice ... they're going to be repeating the class in mid-March ... you locals should check it out ..... fun, inexpensive, very cool results. Call Debbie for details ... 480-946-0007.

Have a delightful week!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Spring is around the corner ...

.. you can see it and feel it everywhere ... in Phoenix, at least!

After reading Carol Wingert's blog, and seeing her blossoms in bloom, I was inspired to make somthing bloom in my house. I decorated my dining room chandelier at Christmas, and now that all the Christmas decor is gone, it looked so naked .... so I made some miniature roses bloom on it, which is really nice against the rich burgundy drapes that highlight that room ... and the crystal dangles were a Christmas closeout at the French Bee ....

Speaking of closeouts .... thats another delicious thing about Spring being close .... you can get some irresistable deals on winter clothes right now ... its kind of like Christmas decoration closeouts ... you know you won't use them right now, but its hard to resist such bargains for next year! I took advantage of a few "opportunities" this weekend ... now I hope it stays cool for a few weeks longer!

I can tell spring is close too because I am having a hard time concentrating on being creative in my studio. When its so beautiful outside, it just seems I can't sit still in that chair. Thats okay though ... because I know I'll have plenty of time for that in a couple months when its 100 plus outside.

But for now, I'll take advantage of the beautiful outdoors ... which I did this morning. Metta, where I practice yoga, is sponsoring a free yoga class on the center lawn at the Biltmore Shopping Center each Sunday this month at 10:30 am. It was a tad bit chilly this morning when I arrived, but I found a nice spot in the sun. It didn't take long before Jordan had us warmed up very nicely .... there's something magical about doing yoga, outside, on the lawn, with the sun warming you up!

Have a great week!