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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Memories are Made by the Passing Days


Spring break is coming to an end...and I have to admit that I'm looking forward to having the house to myself again in the mornings 3 times a week.  Wanna get back into a creative routine...though I don't have an art exhibition to prepare for, I'll be plenty busy :)  I have more of the pieces from it to put in my shop, some murals to paint on my daughter's preschool walls (more of that story to come), some trades that I've commited to (that I'm really excited to be a part of) along with some unfinished and new projects on the list to complete....whew!  The  part that astounds and delights me, though, is that I don't see this mental list of neverending projects as a deterent to DOING anymore...  it is more, now, a list of creative stepping stones that get me ever closer to the Life I want for myself.  I'm giving myself credit now for what my mind and hands do, rather than making the excuse of it not being "real" cuz it's not my "job"...

No job, other than Motherhood, gives me such profound self-discovery or enrichment as art does....and I don't get paid for being a mom, either... and it doesn't make me less of one :)

In fact, due to my daughter's cleverness, I have a new photo filter to share with you that gives such a dreamy, fuzzy quality to the portrait....no computer required!  My daughter found it all on her own!


Who would've thought it would be Tupperware?
Turns out opaque buckets on heads makes for good photography.... 
Okay, maybe not good...but, funny, at least!  :-D

Bucket wearing was just one of the things we enjoyed on our walk yesterday.  It was a beautiful day!

We checked on our little front porch garden to see how everyone was progressing... The pansies are always a happy sight!

My Pumpkin Girl's beans have just flowered and are starting the process of growing lovely beans.  These will be sugar snap peas when fully grown.

She had received a "paint your own toadstool" kit in her Easter Basket, so we gave it a spot in one of the pots.

We inspected the trees for more fairy homes, as we've been fortunate to spy them before,

lots of potential locations, but no actual sightings this day :(

There is a large water fountain in the front courtyard of our apartment complex.  She likes to walk around it...sometimes finding sticks to stir the water with to make "witch's brew" .

A walk isn't complete without looking for roly polies. 


I remember the days when turning over a rock and finding a bug, or two, was so special.
Also tried my hand at rounded corners on my photos.  Do you like them better this way?  I'm still undecided.


Well, it's been nice having my 2 Beloveds home....but now I'm ready for a little "me" time.  Maybe that pedicure I didn't have time for last week :)  Heck, my birthdays coming up in a few days.... I think I can splurge!  Oh, and by the way, speaking of birthdays, Faerwillow had a cute little link on her blog regarding what type of tree you are and its meaning.
It turns out I'm a Maple...Here's what that entails:

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) - no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress

Eerily right on the money!

Check out what type you are:

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, too!
All my best,
Cam

2 comments:

faerwillow said...

~you wrote...

a list of creative stepping stones that get me ever closer to the Life I want for myself.

these words are evr so wise and words we all need to carry within us...l♥♥♥ve!

as for your daughter...she is BRILLIANT...the photo moment i thought at first was her breath on a window...the bucket makes for a gorgeous picture!

may you always remain inspired and calm within...such a wonderful feeling...thank you so for the little link! sweet you are...well wishes and brightest blessings~

sheree said...

thankyou for taking us with you on your walk, I love seeing peoples everyday lives and plants and homes more than anything else. and to finally see your little bit of sweetness, she is a cutie, and creative too!! score!!

Yay for getting to back to work on things, its more exciting having a big list of things in your head rather than not one idea at all, I thrive best when my list is long!!

and your cornered photos would look brilliant if your blogroll background was white and you make the photo border nil or white too, then your perfectly cornered photos will just be floating on the white background, it will look stunning. I dont have that ability boooooo!
I need photoshop!

Im gonna go write that poem now, will email you soon!

xxx
sheree

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