Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vintage Finds

So What or Who is it?
Elegance, Class... definition of Style

                              Yes, that's right young women of the 50's. 
                        I found a 1955 Yearbook for an all girls school and snapped it up for $1. 
                       I will use it in my mixed media projects.
Of course, the lady of the 50's Audrey Hepburn defines beauty, elegance, and grace. She inspired young women for the ages.
I found this beautiful print and purse at a garage sale for $3!  I love Breakfast at Tiffany's.  I am going to frame this and hang it in my new office.
I think her strength, grace and spirit will inspire me.  Caio, Di
I am sharing with


Fine Craft Guild

Ivy and Elephants

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Asheville office

Yay, I have a job now.  As many of you know since moving from Florida to North Carolina I was retired from my old job but looking for something here since I offically couldn't retire.  After several close job hires I found the perfect fit!  I am excited to be joining a Family Practice here in town.  It is a lovely office with such great people.  They have 2 locations and one is in the beautiful town of Black Mountain.  I can't wait to share pictures with you of that town!!
Black Mountain office

This is my morning view as I head into the office.

This church is so beautiful, at lunch 3 of us take a walk around the church and up the road to the Blue Ridge Parkway!

The second office is in Black Mountain, there is the sweetest historic district with a wonderful shopping area.

Love the door!

This was in a beautiful shop filled with art and pottery and beautiful handmade jewlry

A Lovely Antique shop with many dealers upstairs and downstairs.  This building was a livery.

Some Local pottery!

I won a beautiful burlap pillow from Nan at You Could Make That.  And now she has another fabulous giveaway for Spring!  Nan can make just about anything and you must follow her to be entered.  I have learned so much from her and will be making towels from a previous post for Christmas presents and this pillow (I sure hope I win...then I can just use this!)....  Anyway I would love for you to have a chance also.

   All you have to do is click the pillow and go on over to Nan, you must be a follower!!
We ended the day at the Celtic Women concert, let me tell you it was wonderful.  As we left the lad that played the bagpipes wished us a safe journey!
                                                "May God grant you always...A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you."         Di

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Continued Creativity Journey

 I am making a Santos Doll instructed by Jen Rizzo in Jeanne Oliver's on line class.  I'm going to move forward, I promise!

I remember now how much I loved drawing in high school.  I have always journaled and have now learned some new techniques to make them beautiful.  The 4 week class is over but we have until the end of March to rewatch and do the projects.  I think I will start over and repeat my favorites!

 This is my sketch of me as a little girl at Easter time, my mom always pin curled my hair and dressed me so pretty.  I loved my purse, hat, gloves and black shoes.  Of course the dress always had cremlins!

 I haven't put the words on yet but it is titled LETTING GO.  My mantra this past year has been "Let go, Let GOD", everytime I stressed or things went wrong, I would repeat this.  We all have things we don't let go of, don't we?

 From France, the dealer has a home there, I tried not to hate her so I bought this!!  Can't you see this holding test tubes of flowers

 An old sterilizer, thankful we didn't use this in our office

 A wire mannequin

Don't I wish this was in my house, the whole thing, it is so my style.

 La Mannequin
 La femme, I still am looking for the words to put on her

 My little grandsons who are the best of friends

I hope your week is going great, much love, Di
What Journey do you want to start? Please share...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Courage in Life

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it. - Mother Teresa

A dear courageous relative passed away this week.  Mother Teresa's quote sums up, to me, the way he lived his life.  He was full of fun, had a witty sense of humor and enjoyed life.  He confronted his illness and fought for life.  He will be so missed at our family reunions.
So I take this to heart and know it is true, Life is too precious, Life is life, fight for it.  Life is a song and I will sing it!
                                                       Take care my friends, Enjoy Today,
Sharing: Momma Hens Frugal Life Whatever Wednesday Link;  Katherine's Corner
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday;  White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
 Vintage Friday @

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Which way are you following: Goggle or Linky

Starting March 1st Follow Me on Goggle is going away for non-goggle followers/blogs.  Thankfully the blogging world is on it and several of our fellow bloggers have tutorials explaining step by step the WHYS and HOWs.
At The Picket Fence explained it in depth for me and I have added this to my side bar as an option for you, my friends that are already following!  If you are not on Goggle Plus, please Follow me on Linky, I do not want to lose your lovely smile on my blog!!  I have treasured every comment and follower and hope you will continue.

Thank you for your continued friendship...Di

Saturday, February 11, 2012

25 Random Things

I am joining Shauna @ PerfectImperfect blog, please join us and take time to share and remember to share with me too so I can get to know you all!
25 Random Things
1.        I am blessed to be living near to my daughters.
2.       I would like to learn to crochet and make beautiful items, not just scarfs.
3.       A charming cottage is my vision of a house in the city, just finding the right one is the challenge.
4.       Of course, my dream of a sweet farm in the surrounding area would be just perfect.  How about a Lavender Farm paired with an Organic Garden?
5.       I would love many grandkids; they are the sweetest angels and say the coolest things.
6.       An opportunity to work and give my knowledge from my medical background to do volunteer work in the community
7.       Gardens filled with arbors
8.       A workspace filled with windows, sun and decorated with all my favorite fabrics
9.       Trying to learn yoga, if I can just get to the class
10.   Taking time to create
11.   I want to take a photography class
12.   Moving and packing my stuff up again just the thought tires me, but need a larger space
13.   Stepping back to look at what I want my future job to look like, consultant or practice
14.   Finishing a healthy cleanse and diet for 2 weeks and finding that I can eat a vegan/gluten free and meatless diet.
15.   Writing thoughts for an article is not as easy as I thought!
16.   I am stronger than I thought
17.   Finding out that only me holds myself back
18.   Learning new skills stresses me out but completing them is so rewarding, why do I stress?!
19.   I want to plan a fun trip for next year, France in the county and Italy!  A girl can dream.
20.   I did realize a dream…going to Ireland and planning my daughter’s wedding there.
21.   The love of my life is healthy but I still worry, after 37 he years "still the one I dream of"
22.   It’s snowing here and I forgot how cold it can be.
23.   Next cottage has to have a fireplace and a garage
24.   I love my car but she does not love this cold weather, Betsy can you make it another year!
25.   I want to make my blog prettier!

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Creative Space

My creative space has changed these last 4 months.  Since my daughter, son-in-law and grandson have moved in I have given my craft/office room to them.  The little one is in the guest room and I think we should call it the toy room!  So I've had to move all my crafting supplies to my sunroom, dining room and basically anywhere I can put them.  That does lead me to seaching so I have to be very organized or very messy.  Usually it is the messy!

This is my creative thinking and sorting space.

All my magazines and decorating books are right by my side

This is my work area with about every pen, paint and glues I have working on my recent projects.  Yes, the dining room table. 

I love it because I can really spread out.

My glass jars are filled with bits and pieces

My stamps and punches are stored in this great storage, it's for toys but I got it at a gargae sale for a few dollars.

I have these traincases for my ribbons and small fabrics 2 big suitcases 
 This is what I dream about for this summer when the kids get their place

A work station will map drawers!  The top filled with my jars so I can see my supplies

A big table to spread out on!

A comfy sitting area
Oh and lots of drawers with labels.

Until then I love having my family all around and will continue to create where ever I can!

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