Friday, February 27, 2009
I pray that we could all focus on love again! From the Message bible version..ROmans 13:9-10 FOr the commandments against adultery and murder and stealing and coveting-and any other commandment-are all summed up in this one commandment: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Love does no wrong to anyone ,so love satisfies all of GOd's commandments.
They call certain crimes hate crimes..any crime is a hate crime no matter who it is against!
Romans 13:13 We should be decent and true in everything we do,so that everyone can approve our behavior.
I want only to spread love and joy and help you see that the only true thing left in the world is love.
I am in the midst of a new project and am having so much fun!All my fellow artists can surely relate to that excited joy in the pit of our stomachs when creating and following a new inspiration. I am making collage pendants with my own twist and cannot wait to get them completed for listing! I am going to work on my Creative souls and byhandbyme pages!
May you all be blessed and have joy in your hearts!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
~Constantly reemphasize to yourself the great fact that God built potential strength into your nature. By affirming it and practicing it, this basic strength will toughen up as muscles do.
Habits will either make us or break us. Good habits are hard to acquire but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to acquire but hard to live with. In reality, as in all the good things in life, it boils down to the choices we make.
When you depersonalize life a little bit and laugh at yourself, it takes the pressure off feeling like you have to be perfect or do it all.
*Live your life and forget your age.
**Trust God and live a day at a time.
*Don't see yourself as old and getting older. Live youthfully now ---- and always.
*If there's no fun in it, something's wrong with all you're doing.
***If you love people, you inevitably get back love in return and thereby experience a joy that makes you a happy person.***
*When you get up in the morning, you have two choices---either to be happy or be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.
*Become a positive thinker. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see
the possibilities---they're always there.
One cannot help being old, but one can resist being aged.
I am managing my aging process with grace and acceptance.
I am at the perfect age for me today!
I am grateful to be alive at any age.
Hope this helps you all as much as me! i will have more time tomorrow to check in with everybody~Love to you all~
Monday, February 23, 2009
Have you ever seen the bleeding heart flowers? They are gorgeous and i have added a picture of them from last spring..have a great rest of the mon-day! give love
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
sorry i did not have my camera ready for the eagles, i will try to make that up to you next time i see one.
**Keep alert for those flashes of insight which come when you're really thinking.
You can literally force yourself to be courteous, happy, and enthusiastic with every person you meet. After you have forced yourself to be so for a short period of time, the habit takes over.
If we are to survive as a nation and discharge our leadership in this complex world, we and our leaders need to depend upon the guidance of God as did our forefathers in their time.***
Be kind and smile ALOT today!! besure to check out foundhandmade.com !
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I have been wanting to paint this jacket for 4 years now and i finally did it!well, i got the front done, istill have the back to paint.And this is "chewy" my lop bunny
it has been a long day for me and although my brain is still swirling in inspiration, my body is giving up so today i share love in a brief ~><~o~><~ BLess you all and have a good sleep, see you tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Have a great day everyone,i am working on our taxes today...:0(
Monday, February 16, 2009
Stacy made this amazing walnut bowl on the lathe the other day...i am always impressed with how he can look at a piece of wood,knarled bark,crusty ends, and know if it is going to be a great bowl,dish or vase..He picks the parts of the wood that look like they will have interesting grain..he is amazing!
Where we live is in rural NE utah..walmart is 30 miles east! so there is alot of car time. We listen to books on CD often and this week we are going through the Lord of The Rings trilogy..well, we finished the Hobbit and actually went to the second book, The Two Towers. In The Fellowship of The Ring, there is a quote i love about the house of Elrond in Rivendell..**"That house was, as Bilbo had long ago reported,a perfect house, wether you like food or sleep or story-teeling or singing,or just sitting and thinking best,or a pleasant mixture of them all". Merely to be there was a cure for weariness,fear,and sadness.**
Is there a place like that in your life?
Love is the greatest gift of all. If we could all be kind and accept eachother it could be such a place. That is what i try for each day.
may you have a blessed Monday~Kimi
Sunday, February 15, 2009
The sun is shining,spring is on its way and We are blessed!
Although we have been having a tough time ,as are many,we can be thankful always for the good in our lives..many are under weather induced traumas, no power, no home..they are in our prayers. We are blessed to have friends, family, health,home...no matter how big or small,few or many..I had an email from a dear friend today with quotes from amazing folks in the past.".Success is not final; failure is not fatal;it is the courage to continue that counts."~Winston Chruchill. And" Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."~Henry Ford.
Encouraging words, no matter your lot in this life!
Hug someone and smile today!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I have joined several communities of artists that focus on getting back to handmade,getting back to the personal. We are on Etsy.com , Artfire.com , Silkfair.com . They are communities full of talented and kind people who love to create and do a REALLY good job at it! We are also all very aware of being kind to our fellow humans. We would LOVE to see you there!:0)
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I love..puppy kisses!
I love..to sleep in ..
Lets focus on the good,always look on the bright side of life! I am telling this to myself as well as you! I know that life can be hard..
I love.. the movie Blast from the past!
I love..baby giggles!
please,join in !
We have a shop on artfire and on etsy and are delving into the world of handmade, aiming to create full time! Most of our life we were working to "support our habit" i.e. buying rocks,beads,wood from all over the country when we would travel.
Now, we are opening our studio and inviting the world to enjoy the creations made from inspiration and love!
We see colors and shapes that inspire us from the shape of snowflakes (See Stacy's lovely wooden snowflakes grahtoestudio.etsy.com and grahtoestudio.artfire.com) to the color combinations in the rock layers of thousands of years.
We wander the lands of NE Utah on the weekends(not so much in the winter:) and find rocks, fossils,and sometimes just peace in watching the antelope grazing.
My prayer for you all is that you have the blessing of finding and spending time with your soul mate ,it fills the heart in a way that is indescribeable! Love and blessings~ Kim