Monday, December 26, 2011

Shared Messages from the Universe

It is my belief that messages from the universe speak to me and remind me of something that is inside of me. When I first see them, I often don't even know what is really being advertised. Instead, the message conjures emotions or thoughts relating to something that is going on within me; in my heart, in my mind, in my soul.  

The messages are all around us. 

If you are me, living in NYC, you see them everywhere. Every holiday season the stores in the city create new holiday themed sayings, decorations, windows, and shopping bags.  The bags, in my opinion, become portable works of art. 

A major department store on the upper east side is my favorite this holiday season. Simple words that capture the holiday season. They bring a smile to my face and my heart each time I see them.

I hope this holiday season you've found the Happy Merry Peace Love in your life. 

Which, of course, leads to.... 

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Have you noticed any Shared Messages from the Universe?

Share your message by joining my flickr group by the same name: Shared Messages from the Universe and post or link your photos.  Share those written messages that you walk by most of the time.  Those messages that all of a sudden you notice, you read, you react and they move you forward.

I'd love to see the messages that have inspired you!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas (and Sunday Color Snippets)

Merry Christmas!  

May your day be filled with joy, laughter and warm family hugs.

Ornaments                                              (c) Lori L. Moon

Feather Trees & More                           (c) Lori L. Moon
The above pictures were all taken at my parent's house. 
My Mom beautifully decorates her home for each season or holiday. 

Merry Christmas! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Little Taste of Wisconsin Winter & My Friday Frenzy

I'm visiting my parents during the holidays and when I arrived there wasn't any snow. I was honestly disappointed. My theory is if it has to be cold there should be snow. When I left NYC earlier this week it was 45 degrees...a couple of days later this morning in WI it was 9 degrees. So, I was happy that it snowed a couple of nights ago. I really do love the snow when I don't have schlep through it.

My parents have lived in the same house for almost 30 years and prior to that we lived next door. My Mom has beautiful flower gardens in the summer and with the blanket of snow they were just as beautiful so I had to take a few pictures.

Wisconsin Winter                           (c) Lori L. Moon
My Dad, owned an auto body shop for years, it is located next to my parents home. He is now retired and dabbles at being creative and artistic. He creates these birds out of found parts: bicycle forks, shovels, rakes, etc. I love them. Recently he's collected a lot of parts so more birds are to be welded together in the future. Having been an auto body guy he finishes them by painting them with car paint and a coat of clear. Love them!

Birds (c) Murray Moon                                      Photo (c) Lori L. Moon
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My Friday Frenzy this week is much like everyone else's, I would assume:

  • cookie baking this afternoon
  • more journal making
  • travel to visit extended family on Christmas
  • yummy food
  • playing cards
  • and this year watching the Packers play football on Christmas night
What frenzy do you have planned for your weekend?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My Desk Relocated...

So, what's on my work desk...well, honestly, if you scroll back to last Wednesday's post it still looks pretty much the same as it did then - buried and cluttered.

I've unpacked most of the boxes, hung pictures on the walls, tossed a few things, decorated all over again after the mini apartment renovation but my desk is still a mess. I am so glad that the BF has been gone the past few days (I miss him dearly but it means that I was able to use the coffee table as my creative space and I didn't have to put things away at the end of the day - hee hee).

I've spent much time taking pictures, editing pics, and paging through magazines. I am always amazed at the messages from the universe that are sprinkled throughout magazines. I'm going to attempt to create journals when I am home visiting my family. My niece is going to help with this fun project.

I've twisted a few more flower pendants - now to add the button or beads to the center.

I hope I've found enough messages to embellish the pages of the journals - well enough that at least a few of them speak to my niece. My Dad scored a few old wallpaper books from the local paint store in my home town. Our plan is to gesso, stitch, mod podge, and I'm sure we'll find sequins, glitter, lace and other treasures in my Mom's craft drawers that we can steal from to add beauty to our journals. I'll share our creations or at least our progress next week.

Messages from the Universe -- I know that is my usual Monday post but as you travel this week or the next time you sit down with your favorite magazine. Notice the messages that are speaking to you.  They really are all around you.

As you enjoy your cup of coffee or tea today, jump on over to Stamping Ground and check our some other creative desks as part of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday to see what they've been working on. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shared Messages from the Universe...Breathe

breathe.                      (c) Lori L. Moon
It is my belief that messages from the universe speak to me and remind me of something that is inside of me. When I first see them, I often don't even know what is really being advertised. Instead, the message conjures emotions or thoughts relating to something that is going on within me; in my heart, in my mind, in my soul. 

During the weekend, while visiting the farmers' market, I became overwhelmed. The market was crowded, people were impatient and I became frustrated at the insensitivity - it is the week before Christmas after all. 

As I inched my way forward, this lovely sign was stuck on the front of a display case and as I smiled, I listened. 

I took a deep breath. I then left the market, bought a cup of tea and watched the chaos from a window 3 stories up in a nearby building.

I want to encourage you, especially during this time of year, to breathe

Take a moment, even if it is just a moment and slow down. 

I honestly love the farmers' market. The smell of the fresh baked bread, the nibbles that the booths give away, hot cider in the winter, iced tea in the summer, the freshness of the vegetables, the smell of the earth that still embraces the produce, not to mention just the idea of farm to table and the fact that I am directly supporting the life of another.  It really is beautiful.

This is the same reason that I love to support artists. All of the gifts for my immediate family this year were either made or purchased from another artist.  The idea that I am directly supporting someone else's passion -   speaks to me. But I got sidetracked...  

As your days become busier, you rush from place to place, you cook holiday dinners, visit family, wrap presents, travel, phone family, shop at the last minute, forget something, write cards,  . . . remember to breathe

Remember to breathe and pause if only for a moment. 

Grab a cup of tea,
          Giggle with a child,
     Play with a pet,
               Talk a walk,
   Listen to your favorite song (sing along),
Enjoy the smell of baked bread,
          Close your eyes and breathe,
      Notice the person you just walked past,
                Say happy holidays,
Kiss a loved one,
          Simply, take a moment and breathe.

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Have you noticed any Shared Messages from the Universe?

Share your message by joining my flickr group by the same name: Shared Messages from the Universe and post or link your photos.  Share those written messages that you walk by most of the time.  Those messages that all of a sudden you notice, you read, you react and they move you forward.

I'd love to see the messages that have inspired you!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Color Snippets

I spent yesterday morning at Union Square in NYC.  I walked around the Green / Farmers' Market, enjoyed a cup of tea at B&N, read a few blogs while I people watched and then the clouds rolled in. So, you're in for a treat. Gray, Red & Green today.

I am always fascinated with the water towers that still dot the skyline in NYC. It amazes me that with today's technology they still exist.  I snapped these 3 pictures within a few minutes of one another.

Gray                        (c) 2011 Lori L. Moon
The market was decked out for the holidays. Red bows, wreaths, gift ideas (maple marshmallows - yum) and green pine everywhere. I even saw Santa - well a group of Santas.

Holiday Red                            (c) 2011 Lori L. Moon

Holiday Green & Brown                   (c) 2011 Lori L. Moon

Are you surrounded by color this holiday season?

Can you find color in your every day?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Art Discovery...and my Friday Frenzy

I often escape my day job in the middle of the day so my eyes can stop seeing lines (spreadsheets can be a bitch). The other day I wandered to Madison Square Park and discovered beautiful colors through the windows of the Flatiron Artspace on the corner of 23rd and Broadway:

I spent 15-20 minutes exploring the beautiful cups through the window. I snapped a few photos and walked back to work with a smile on my face, and new eyes now open to color everywhere I looked.

My Friday Frenzy is filled with too much. I know that I will never get it all done but I am going to try. The BF leaves today to travel and visit his brother's family for Christmas and I leave next Wednesday to visit my family so I'll have the apartment to myself this weekend.

  • Unpack and clean up the boxes from the recent renovations.
  • Twist more flower necklaces.
  • Create more tile necklaces if time (this might require a trip to Michael's).
  • Saturday morning city snapshots. (next weekend I will be in Wisconsin so I'll shoot photos of barns, horses and my favorite walking bridge to share with you) I sure hope there will be snow.
  • Pack, oh I need to pack.
  • Find a necklace that my Mom gave me to fix...I wonder where I put it? Oh, and fix it so I can take it with me.
  • Create one of the gifts that I have for my niece, Taylor.
  • Remember to pack the magazine and paper snips for my creative project with Taylor scheduled during my visit home. I am so looking forward to creating with her.
I am selfishly looking forward to Tucker snuggles and the whole bed to myself during the next few days even though I will miss my BF/Superman.

What frenzy do you have planned for your weekend?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Made This...but not lately

So, I sat last night staring at a pile of stuff covering my desk/workspace, boxes surrounding it and thought, "I have nothing to show...what the heck did I do for the past week?". And then I remembered...

Over the weekend I worked on editing over 125 photos, creating layouts, mosiacs and placing print orders. These went into gifts for my parents.  Happily, they will be shipped directly to Wisconsin so I won't have to worry about schlepping them with me on the plane. But, I cannot share them with you here until after the holidays.

Then there was this...

Heat was restored after 3+ weeks of inconsistency. And, this is huge, contractors have been in (and aren't finished) to fix a hole that has been in my ceiling for years.

While they were here, I also had them: close a window that has never closed in the 7+ years I've lived here, enclose the skylight, caulk holes around the baseboards, winterize the air conditioner, fix the leaky faucet, re-enamel the bath, and the have completely repainted the whole place. All of this was done while the BF supervised due to demands from my day job and, honestly, it would have stressed me out to no belief to watch. The BF also, moved my treasures ensuring no breakage. Oh, and Tucker made sure that all involved were content., happy and working hard. He also enjoyed the plastic that covered everything.

So, I am still unpacking, rehanging, tossing and putting my tiny little apartment back into working order. The BF leaves on Friday to visit his brother's family for the holidays so I will have 4 days alone and will need to keep busy...creating. Maybe I will finish a few of those projects that I have laying around.

This is if I can find them...

Have you checked out the other artists who are sharing their workdesks with you this Wednesday?

What's on your Workdesk Wednesday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Shared Messages from the Universe

I'm Dreaming of...

At first, I'll admit,  I didn't notice the phrase...I noticed the paper flowers. I was fascinated. I still am, trust me, I will walk past the windows a few more times to admire them.

Now the message...

It is my belief that messages from the universe speak to me about something that is inside of me. When I first see them, I often don't even know what is really being advertised. Instead, they conjur emotions or thoughts relating to something that is going on within me; in my heart, in my mind, in my soul. 

I'm dreaming of...

Have you made a list? 
Do you cut pictures out of magazines and create dream boards?
Do you dream?
Do you share your dreams?

Please, please, please - dream. Dream big! 

Remember, when you were young and you did not censor yourself? Remember? 
Come on think back...I know you can do it.

If you could do one thing. Just one thing, you know the one that when you do it, you get lost. You lose track of time. 

Your smiling right now, aren't you? 

Yes, the one thing that when you finish - you are exhausted. The one thing that makes you feel content. The one thing that when you wake up - you want to do it again.

I have always loved the color red (stay with me) for as long as I can remember. I cannot tell you why or how but I know that it is my favorite color. 

In this same way, I know that I am an artist. And, I have big dreams of how I want my life to be. My current journey is made up of a lot of smaller dreams. Each is an adventure. Each is a step towards my big dream.

Now, what is your favorite color?

Now, if you could do and/or be anything - what is your dream?

Come on dream, dream big - no censor, no doubts, no how, and no why?



Write it down.

Post it where you will see it every day. 


Write down ten more dreams. Yes, I said ten (10).  Big, small, tiny, medium...dreams.

I am dreaming of...

B I G:
A creative life filled with photography, jewelry making, sculpture, paint, words, hosting retreats, and friends.

  1. Completing 6 more wire flower necklaces.
  2. Blogging consistently 4 days a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and maybe in between.
  3. A torch...
  4. An etsy store with art prints of my photography.
  5. An etsy store of my jewelry.
  6. Time (no longer having a day job).
  7. Studio space.
  8. Attending an artist/creative retreat.
  9. Traveling.
  10. A new computer (since I currently do all my work from my iPad and this has so many limits).
Some of these cannot be achieved immediately. Some won't happen for years. And, you know what I am ok with that. I need to dream. I need to see my dreams. I need to write them down. 

Now, it's your turn.

What are your D R E A M S?

Have you noticed any Shared Messages from the Universe?

Share your message by joining my flickr group by the same name: Shared Messages from the Universe and post or link your photos.  Share those written messages that you walk by most of the time.  Those messages that all of a sudden you notice, you read, you react and they move you forward.

I'd love see the messages that have inspired you!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Color Snippets

I've been playing with my photos from the green/farmers market.  
Can you find color in your everyday?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Frenzy...From Tucker

My name is Tucker. I'm a cat. Let me rephrase, I'm a rescued now spoiled cat. You've probably seen me in a few of Lori's photos - I like to sneak in and make guest appearances.

Don't tell her but I've high jacked her blog today. Purr

My previous owners left me at a shelter 5 or 6 years ago and Lori walked into the adoption van on a sunny June day...that's when I made my move. I waited and waited for her to get close and once she was close enough, I strategically put my paw through the bars and touched her. She came closer and I rubbed against the bars, chirped (meowing is only necessary when you need to demand something) and once she put her face close enough to the bars I licked her nose. I remember this clearly because this when the nice girl took me out of the cage - I never went back. Instead, I was propped on a table and that's when Lori fell in love. I could tell and I overheard Lori tell a story about a cat that she had who had passed due to illness and that she had another cat at home that was lonely. I got more excited, another cat...I practically danced on the table. I was then stuffed into a box and I went on an adventure.

I was let out in the bathroom - later I learned that this is the only room that has a door and she didn't want to scare Hershey, the other cat. I was so excited to meet him, play and have a snuggle buddy so when the first opportunity came I escaped when the door was opened. I had 5/6 years with Hershey, playing, snuggling, and getting into trouble. For the past 6/7 months It has just been me and that selfishly means that I get all the attention. 

It also means that I know Lori's schedule and patterns quite well. Each morning she gets up and plays with her iPad, she often takes pictures of me (sometimes weird pictures like the one below), during the week she disappears during the day and I miss her but I am always by the door when she gets home, on weekends we get to have some fun...

Each morning, I make sure she gets up so she can talk to all of you (feeds me) or so she can visit your blogs. I sit next to her while she plays, drinks her coffee - honestly, I fall back to sleep - it is pretty boring to watch her type. 

I overheard her last night talking about all she had to do this weekend and how she might need my help so we will be:

  • Making more glass tile necklaces after Lori goes to Michael's to get some supplies. (this means I have to watch from afar)

  • Twisting wire flowers - I love to help by playing with the ends of the wire.

  • Hopefully, she'll go outside and take more pictures so I can take a nap while she is gone.

  • I am sure she is going to read the newspaper and cut more things from her magazines. I overheard her talking the other night about making journals when she is gone visiting family (oh, how I hate when she leaves - no snuggles).
I better run now before she catches me talking to all of you. Have a great weekend and let's keep this just between you and me - Lori never needs to know.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Made This - Glass Tile Necklaces

I have been working on my glass tile necklaces. I mentioned that I wanted to make them in an earlier post - here

So, first, I needed to rid my small workspace of Tucker hair which was a project in itself. I live in a studio apartment in NYC - one "living" room (couch, chair, queen bed, a small desk and tons of books) with a tiny kitchen (fridge is under the counter) and a bath. Tucker hair is everywhere!

My first attempt was less than successful. I didn't apply enough pressure and bubbles appeared. The good thing is that you just have to toss the tile into some water, the diamond glaze dissolves, the photo comes off and you are left with the glass tile. Dry it off and reuse.

So, after some trial and error I have made a little progress.

A couple of these I haven't kept because you can see the bubbles. Also, I should cut them out first (to do during the next round).

The big question that I have resolved is what to put on the back. Above you can see one of my messages from the universe that I have put on the front, "Every Thing Must Go" - for the back, I played with pretty paper, left it blank, and I played with another photo but it just didn't feel right.  

So, I have chosen words or phases that I have cut from the newspaper or magazines.

This photo was taken prior to the glaze drying clear so it looks a little milky. I also realized that I probably should have put the bail on first but, oh well, live and learn.  This message, by the way, is on the back of the "Every Thing Must Go" glass tile.

So, even though, the project hasn't gone as planned and it has taken me much longer than I thought it would AND  I am still not done. I am loving the figure it out as you go and learn by doing process. 

If I had gone in with a complete plan, I would not have come up with the words on the back. And, I love this discovery.

Now, off to the day job. I plan to use my lunch break to pick up some more supplies. Eating is overrated.

What are you creating? 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Shared Messages from the Universe

Fall in Love

This stopped me in my tracks this week...I have walked past it more than a dozen times but for some reason this week it stopped me and I smiled.

I love that they used twigs to spell the message. And, I love the message.

Fall in Love

Do you remember when you were little, when you l-o-v-e-d everything? Or, at least it was easier to love?

I want to encourage you to love without reserve, without your inner critic telling you that you can't, that you aren't good enough - you know, without all that stuff that holds you back.

I want you to first fall in love with you. 

As an artist, I honestly need to love what I create. If I don't love it I can't wear it, I won't hang it on my wall, I won't want to look at it and most importantly I will never be able to sell it. All of that being said, I need to create when I am moved and inspired to create I cannot just sit and do and turn out 30 of the same thing. 

I know that this is me - that I need to love what I create. But, I do believe that it is sooo important and that it is what makes an artist successful. 

So, learn to love yourself - it will show in what you do. Take yourself on dates, just you, have coffee with yourself,  visit a museum, take walks, embrace and love who you are because you are pretty amazing - you are the only you in the world. It will resonate in what you create.

Next, fall in love with those around you - all over again. Take your partner on a date and this time do something that you would have done in the beginning of your relationship. It will bring back memories, you'll have fun and all those feelings that were new then will flood your senses again.

So, fall in love this week, with you, with your favorite cup of coffee, with your partner, with what you create, with what you do, with your kids - - - with your life. Mindfully fall in love again.

This is another message that I noticed while the BF and I were out on a date. It, too, made me smile. 

Have you noticed any Shared Messages from the Universe? 

Share your message by joining my flickr group by the same name: Shared Messages from the Universe and post or link your photos.  Share those written messages that you walk by most of the time.  Those messages that all of a sudden you notice, you read, you react and they move you forward. 

I'd love see the messages that have inspired you!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Color Snippets

The BF and I braved the crowds to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center last night. Crazy, insane, pushy...crowds.

This is my favorite shot - seriously, I love this unconventional photo.  It isn't what you expect but it is a picture of the tree. I moved the camera from left to right while the shutter was open to get the movement of the lights on film.

Looking through the lighted trees at the Christmas Tree.
What the star sees from the top of the tree.
The tree is a 74 foot tall Norway Spruce decorated with 5 miles of lights (30,000) and the lights are powered by solar energy.

Are you surrounded by color this holiday season?

Can you find color in your every day?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Frenzy

Thinking about everything I want to do this weekend is a bit overwhelming thus the frenzy...

  • Creating glass pendants out of my photos. (I didn't do this last week due to not feeling well so it is still on the frenzy.)
  • More photo taking.
  • Out for brunch with the BF - crepes, yum.
  • Christmas Tree viewing - yes the big tree.
  • Windows - I love Christmas in NYC and the store windows are always a must see.
  • A trip to the bead store - this honestly might wait until Monday - to get chains for the tile necklaces.
  • More flower necklaces, maybe I will try to make earrings too.

What are your weekend plans? What's your frenzy?

Earlier in the week I stated that I would mention a blog schedule, well, I enjoy blogging every day. Participating in Blogtoberfest and then AEDM helped to make it fun. There is something about sharing things with you that is motivating.  So, you may still see a post every day but I can't promise (the day job is a little crazy this time of year) so i have decided to commit to the following: 

Sunday = Sunday Color Snippets (highlighting photos filled with color)

Monday = Shared Messages from the Universe (sharing every day written words that speaks to me)

Wednesday = I Made This (sharing my art; photos, jewelry or something else I try)

Friday = Friday Frenzy (sharing my weekend plans and some more of what I have created)

In the past, I have also consistently posted: Tidbit Tuesday, Random Thoughts Thursday, and Saturday has been a grab bag of fun. So, who knows maybe a bonus day here and there too. 

I do rather enjoy my morning ritual while the BF sleeps. On the days I don't post, my goal is to check in with all of you and catch up by reading your blogs.

Thank you for bing a part of my journey. Your words are always encouraging so leave comments and share in my creative adventure.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Continued Progress and Reflection

It is the last day of Art Every Day Month and I am a little sad. 

I have enjoyed the ride. 

Mostly I have enjoyed getting to know the other artists that have participated. Visiting their blogs, reading your comments, sharing emails, supporting one another, and getting to know you. I hope that you'll sign up to follow my blog as I continue on my journey of becoming, growing, and embracing the artist that I am.

Back on November 9th I posted about carving wax and I posted the photo below. 

Well, I've made a little progress since then... (my picture aren't the best, sorry, the BF is still in bed)

I still have a ton of work to do on the flower and plan to make a couple more flowers before I take them to the caster. 

Refining, when working with wax, means adding texture if you want it, smoothing if you don't and most importantly sanding. Ideally you want to make your wax piece be as close to what you expect the final metal piece to look and feel like. Don't get me wrong, once cast, you will still have to sand and buff your final metal piece but if you refine the wax before casting the cleanup will be so much less.

What made these pieces particularly difficult and time consuming is the size - at one point I thought of starting  over but I have always loved little charms so I am sticking with it.

As I continue blogging and creating, I plan to post a few times a week. 

More about that in a future post on Friday so come back to visit.

Thank you for stopping by, commenting, and following my journey. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Love Flowers. . .

Thank you to all who have visited and continue to visit, read and comment. I have really enjoyed AEDM because of you. You have inspired me and reinforced that I am on the right path. Thank you for being a part of my journey!

Flowers appear in my creative work often.

I really do love flowers. The simple complexity and the beauty. The fact that they don't last long once cut so you have enjoy them (really enjoy them) may make me appreciate them even more. 

Also, I have such fond memories of both my Mom and Gram having such beautiful flower gardens. My Mom's garden is still beautiful.

I photograph flowers all the time. Making specific plans to visit certain parts of Central Park in Spring to specifically shoot the tulips. I simply love them. 

I have, also, often cut them out of silver sheet to create pendents and twisted flowers out of wire. Creating greeting cards with twisted wire flowers on the front of the card. A small bouquet of wire flowers to brighten my desk. 

I've just never thought of sharing and making them available to all of you. Crazy how the obvious just isn't so obvious sometimes.

I recently cut a couple of flowers out of paper to create a card which I hung a pair of my pearl earrings on to give to a friend. I, of course, kept the sheets of paper thus the pattern of the flowers. 

I am going to create necklaces and earrings. 

Now, to create centers from buttons or beads

Flowers are a theme that I rely often in my creative work (photographs, jewelry, sketching, painting). 

Does your work have a theme? 

Do you return to a particular theme when you need be inspired?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Shared Messages from the Universe - Become. . .

1. to come, change, or grow to be 
2. to come into being

I walked past this last week while walking with a friend and I instantly knew I had to take a picture. 

I also instantly thought about my blog, my photography, the jewelry I've started to make again, carving stamps, the etsy store that isn't open, and dreaming of the much needed studio space. 

And then I took a deep breath...took the picture and kept walking.

While at lunch, my friend mentioned that she reads my blog at midnight after her day job and Mom duties are finished and how proud she is that I have started discover the creative part of me again.

I love my friends. They really are an extended part of my family. Thank you!

Looking back on this picture I realized that it is a process. To BECOME. This journey of creating, taking more pictures, living a creative life - my life.

I also realized that right now, at this moment, I am BECOMING...slowly BECOMING the artist that I want to BE.

I need to enjoy the journey, do what I can, not beat myself up when I cannot, and most importantly embrace where I am at this time.  

Don't get me wrong, I still have dreams and goals but part of them is THE BECOMING, the growing, the ride, the journey.

Even though I may not BE where I want to BE entirely...I am BECOMING. Rather than just dreaming - I am doing, creating and listening to the song my soul sings.

Today, I encourage you to BECOME...

Listen to that little voice, that whisper that teases and tugs at your soul. 


How will you take one step (may it be sideways if necessary) towards living your dream - towards BECOMING who and what you are deep down inside? 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Color Snippets

I've been a little under the weather the past few days - all those plans to do so many things was put on hold. I had been thinking about this post and orignally had a goal of continueing to find colors on the streets and creating mosiacs. But, that just wasn't going to happen - life does just get in the way sometimes. 

Happily, because of the BF, I was able take some photos even though I haven't felt well. I fell in love with these while waiting in a checkout line. I not only bought them because of the colors (which is why I picked them up in the first place) but also because I knew there would pleasure in the consumption.

These are beautifully wrapped dark chocolate bars. I love dark chocolate.

The BF craved chocolate and because he's such a doll he asked which bar(s) he could taste. It gave me the chance to photograph them before he tore into them.

I love the colors, the patterns, the fact that each bar is made with cocoa from a different country. Simple joy.

Oh, and Tucker (our cat) was even curious and wanted to help. 

Here you can see the countries listed on the side of each bar. 

Are you surrounded by color?  

Can you find color in your everyday?

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