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Sunday, September 22, 2013

To every thing , there is a season

I created these to send kind thoughts, a show of respect, a gentle word with some beauty and care to lift someone's spirits who is in pain, has experienced a loss, and is feeling alone.

I particularly like the sentiment, to every thing, there is a season, a time for every purpose, under heaven, set withing a circular frame and surrounding the bursting dandelion. The invevitability of our mortality can be tolerable within the philosophy of acceptance. Our natural cycle is the same as any living creature, high or low. We alone have a higher sense of awareness. This bursting dandelion calls to mind the exquisite power of our awareness, the third eye if you will. I want to take each day as a gift, to be honored . I want to treat my body with reverence, and keep it clean and healthy out of respect and care for my children and their future children. And finally, the five banners are like family banners... they represent the past , present , future, and all those we love.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Picasso cards

Three different
all occasion cards using Picasso prints that I purchased this summer at the
Art Gallery of Ontario.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Christmas Layouts 2012

I just completed a 4 page spread on Christmas with the family, using bright happy colours : lime green, aqua blue, and some traditional deep red. This is my own design, it just evolved from the papers and photos. I try to keep a bit of each type of paper or accent on both the left and right of the layout for balance. The papers are from lily bee design. The accents are Jovial by Basic Grey and there is a little ribbon and a rubon.  I think the black and white help make the colours and photos crisper. I also threw in a couple of black and white photos . I like leaving all the white "negative space" behind the featured papers and photos . I journalled in pen right on the white paper, very easy and simple to do. It was nice having my brother and sister in law from Toronto , along with their young family this year, making a big group of 8 of us for 3 days!