Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gorgeous Day in Paradise . . .

Boy, today is one of those days we love in Southern California. The sun is shining, but is not too hot, the birds are singing, and the out of doors is just calling my name to come out and play! Okay, I really need to be out there mowing the lawn, but the fresh air and sunshine make it worth it!
I was gone last week visiting with my mom and little sister. I had a great time and it seemed especially sweet to get to spend time with my sister because she has not always lived close enough for me to get to visit with her. Turns out she surprised me by being a better Scrabble player than I thought she was . . .
The art room has been lonely for awhile, but I threw caution to the wind and played around in there all morning. No masterpieces to speak of, but I did practice with the collaging techniques I learned in Karen O'Brien's class the other weekend (a most excellent class by an excellent teacher, take a class from her if you ever get the opportunity!). I am working on an art journal and played with some of the pages in there. It felt good to get paint on my hands!
Yesterday I played hookie to go see the movie, The Secret Life of Bees. It was good, and followed the book very well. It was cast perfectly and definitely worth your time to go see it. The cinematography was a touch too Hallmark for me, I had imagined it being a just a bit more edgey when I was reading it. But hey, they didn't ask my opinion when they were filming. Still worth your time and money!
It's good to be home. I have missed my blog, but today I have this thought going around in my head that I want to share. Our thoughts and actions are like little pebbles getting dropped into the pond of life. We don't know how the ripples they create are going to impact the those they touch, so drop them with kindness, good will and the truth in your heart.


Tamsie said...

It's a sunny cool day in MN. One of the days that affirms we did have summer and winter is lurking around the corner.
Time to put the one string of lights up outside before it gets really cold.
Watching the Obama half hour tonight and hoping Americans are willing to try something different.

Fanciful Expressions said...

Here in Kentucky it's pleasantly cool ( lower 60's ) and the sun is shining making the reds and golds in the trees stand out. I love this time of year.
Thank you,my friend, for your comments on my blog about Jake and Jasmine. I think she looks good for her age which is 14 years old.
Even though Jake is sick he's still a handsome fellow.

Love and hugs,

Meg Wolff said...

I bet that it is just gorgeous there this time of year. I LOVE your window photo. Is that you house? It's pretty here in Maine too and today it was nice, dry & unseasonably warm too. Sounds like a good day with you sister, scrable and a movie.