My hubby and I used to start out the Holidays with
a kick off to Christmas by purchasing tickets
THE CHRISTMAS CAROL!
There really is nothing quite like it at Christmas!
We haven't done it in a few yrs, and do miss it. :-(
The photo above is one I have taken from last yr. as I always decorated with
my collectibles and interweave them in to our Christmas some how.
I think it is the "nostalgia" that I respond to and always will. This is a doll from Germany which is an antique.. shes' adorable. The others are Victorian decor collections.
I'm sharing these for you all as to get you all into the mood of Christmas.
Enjoy, Darlene xo
Gosh, there is so much to say as I haven't been on my blog for a few yrs. okay, I have stopped in, but I finally figured out the problem!
What a great way to start the holiday, back in the 'saddle again', a great feeling!
There are so many of you who I need to catch up with, so please be patient I will get to you soon! I missed you all so much and blogging is so much better then FB! Just to touch base and share a bit of holiday cheer with you!
As of late, I have been talking about the past living in Wisconsin, and sharing my stories with friends. As I drive around, I realize things will never be the same. Why?.. I can't go back to where I came from, time wise, or even the same house. Professional's call this "living in the past" and not living in the moment. Some times I wish I was home again with family and friends. .. then for a moment I sit and think.. Nothing would really be different other then I could visit my mother quicker.
I can do everything I did in my past now and then some. The fact that reliving things in my mind of the past makes me happy.. shows I have know regrets, and have learned from my past as well.
I am in the midst of setting up my art room.. (AGAIN).. shhsh!
I will try to think of permanence as that has not been in my vocabulary in quite a while.
I also think since my husband retired 14 yrs. ago.. like has changed dramatically for me. Prior to that, I have had my independence, my own job, friends, students.. and made my own money.
I guess this sums up the large amount of reflecting on my life as well!
I do so enjoy the warmth of where I live, flowers daily, watching our trees and every plant we planted grow before our eyes. I do love the cool nights and feeling of the ocean in the air.
One thing I will miss is the preparation for Fall .. baking pies, shopping at the local farmers markets.. (we do have them here) but .. just something different. Not having the four seasons makes me sad. Missing my son/ wife and our grandchildren too. So with all that.. I guess you can understand.. why I am "reflecting".. I know.. I need to "Bloom where Planted"!!
Okay, while I have so much on my mind I will not make this little ditty of mine too long I promise. I have moved once again and am getting settled in now. However I haven't been on blogger due to face book taking up all my time. I get no work done. So today I pledged myself off of fb and onto my blog and work my bum off! I am a go getter when I put my mind to it.
I am sorry of my absence , I miss my blog, I miss all of you, my followers.. and I am still working out glitches on this blog. Since Blogger changed the format.. everything went haywire for me. blahhhh..
okay.. I am hoping to be able to reach some of you. Some of you say you are unable to post. Please try to post and leave a message so I know if my blog is working correctly or not. God Bless you. xo
Approaching the Holidays, we all look for ideas and festive things to get our hands into. Well, I found this on Facebook and thought it was a real find.. I would love to try this one.. Isn't it beautiful?.. You could just buy white cake mixes and create your very own icing.. and spruce it up! Right......... so cool.. what do you think?
It's that time of the year we all like to share our festive fun collections. At least I do..:-)
Enjoy these photos I took from last yr. I am testing my blog as I found out no one can post since I went to Google t (plus).. I am so frustrated. Is there anyone who would be so kind to volunteer there time helping me..?
Thank you.. email me.. or fb me..
In realizing I have just moved in.. also I have gone through the undertaking of my large project here of assorting and organizing.. I am still managing to get some of my art work started.. I'm posting these photos to give you and an I idea what I am working around.. ! LOL.. Warning if you are sensitive to messes or have ocd.. you may not wish to look at my photos! smile*
WIP above.. surprise!
Adding mixed media papers to canvas.. fun fun!
My inspiration board in progress.......
My oil paintings of seascapes waiting to be hung.. sigh*
What a mess.. close your eyes.. ! :-)
my poor canvas's waiting to be painted.. awe.. :-(
above is my fur baby who stays by my side continually.
We rescued her from a shelter when she was a baby. She just clings to me..