Monday, April 16, 2012

Listen .....

I know... it's been a while

I am still around, just taking time to myself, going with the flow, no pressure.

We did have a very short but beautiful visit to Florida in February.

Ohhhhh... to walk on the beach......

It was very spiritual to me, just heavenly, and I have been smitten ever since. I keep dreaming about a Beach Cottage , sitting on a porch reading, taking long walks on the beach.

A girl can dream right?

You should see my Pinterest board all about Beach living, it's beautiful. In the meantime what I can do is turn my Cottage bedroom into a Beach cottage bedroom, should satisfy me for a while.

I took so many photos of these huge shells, they were all along the beach at St. Petes.

Just look at the texture inside. They are lovely on the outside too, but this is how you usually find them, heart shaped. Just beautiful.

Other than that, I have been trying to get my life in order, my home too, but that is never ending. I am busy with my mom and dad, both are in their late 70's. We have been painting and fixing things at their house. They were going to move to a bungalow which would be safer for Dad. He has Parkinsons and is often quite weak and wobbly, but he is doing pretty good, and has quite a positive outlook about his disease. I am the driver to appointments, groceries etc , because neither can drive anymore.
The bungalow is on hold for now, maybe another year. So hopefully dad will be ok. My DH and his brother are going to put in a walk in shower in the meantime.

What else? Enjoying my camera, playing with textures. Here is one of my latest whimsical shots, processed with textures by Kim Klassen.
I used some dried moss and faux eggs for this one, and used one of my have' quotes.

I have not been in any sort of artsy mood since I last posted , yes I have dabbled, played a bit, sketched, but nothing much really. The difference is, this time I didn't get upset as if I had lost my artistic muse. I just let it go and got creative in other ways. I also took some time to read, which I really should allow myself to do more.

Ok, this is getting long.... although I don't really like talking about myself , I can get a bit chatty sometimes.

I may be changing up this blog a bit, to include other interests beside mixed media art and crafty adventures. I was thinking of retiring this blog and starting a new one, then I changed my mind, so if you will,  please all be patient with me, I feel a lot of changes going on in myself lately. Good ones too :)

Will write more in a couple of days...
Hope you are all well,


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip Lynn - glad to see you back though. I like the ' go with the flow' - we all needs to to that.
    Have a wonderful day

  2. We all change and nothing stays the same why should your no worries. Your blog is an extension of you so let it change with you. Thats how i view my blog any way.. Hugs! deb

  3. Welcome back, Lynn. I love your eggs photo. I'm looking forward to hearing all about the changes and new things!

  4. Welcome back Lynn. Good to know life is being nice to you.
    No sea shells in Michigan,but do envy you!

  5. Welcome back - missed you! Lovely photos in this post - makes me wish I could go and sit on a beach too.

  6. Lynn,
    I am happy to hear you are 'going with the flow' and that you've decided just to keep this blog and express your 'artistic muse' in other ways, such as the writing of your adventures in life! It's sort of liberating, don't you think, to just 'jump out of the box' and let your pen flow, as your life seems to be doing! You've blessed me today, anyway, and I do look forward to hearing more about your folks, your re-creation of the beach in your bedroom, and a bit of art when the mood fits!

  7. Hi Lynn, I was getting ready to send you an e-mail to make sure everything was o.k. since I hadn't seen a post from you for quite awhile. I am glad you got to go on a trip to Florida. You always wonder about your friends, Taking care of parents can take quite a bit of time going to the doctor offices. I sometimes wish I had a lap top that I could take with me, but then it would be a distraction. You can blog about anything you so desire and I will visit. Glad you are back. Have a great day. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

  8. I was so happy to see on someone else's sidebar that you have a new blog post...(Worpress doesn't show me who posts when...I have to run around and visit ;))

    I have missed you...I am happy that you are happy and you are so right life gives us so many opportunities to be creative...Life is Art

    Light you way dear one

  9. Thank you all, your comments have made me feel so much better about blogging again.

  10. So good to see you here. I agree with you about the beach - my dream as well to have a seaside cottage. It seems lots of us are going through changes within - I think it's a wonderful thing :)

  11. Hi Lynn, it is so good to see you back...I have missed you. :) So many changes all the time in are happy and doing well and that makes me happy too. Taking care of Mom and Dad can take time though, it is so good that you are close by and I'm sure it gives you peace of mind knowing that they are doing ok. Your trip sounds so wonderful as well as your Beach Cottage dream! :) Loved seeing your photos, that heart shaped shell is so beautiful and your newest photo with the textures is perfection!
    Looking forward to whatever you are inspired to post about my friend! :)
    Love & Hugs,
    Carol Anne

  12. Saw your comment on RenaissanceWoman's new blog and popped over to learn about yours. What a peaceful, restful post and page. Thank you.

  13. I was just thinking about sending you an email because you have been so quiet. I'm glad you got the chance to visit Florida and soak up the sunshine and the beauty of the beach. I can only imagine what you are going to do with your bedroom, I'm sure it will be a beach-like haven when you are done. Glad you are keeping your blog! Have a wonderful week.


  14. Oh Lynn, it's so good to hear from you again. Your trip to Florida sounds just wonderful, and your photos are really beautiful, as always.

    As far as your blog goes, follow your heart and blog about what makes you happy. You don't need to start a new blog in order to include other aspects of your life. After all, everything we do, everyday, is all part of creating our lives.

  15. What a fabulous shot of that shell and those beach chairs....ahhhhhh,,,the good life.

  16. I think too many people feel like their blog has to be limited to a certain thing. A blog is just you, whether that's crafting or your gardens or whatever. I'm happy you're back! :0)

  17. A lovely blogpost Lynn....I totally empathise with everything you're saying.
    Wonderful photos and always.

  18. (((Hugs))))
    I'll be here, whatever you'll blog about.
    Monica xo


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