Hello friends! I want to thank everyone for all the birthday greetings you left for Lindsey last week. She had a very memorable 21st birthday which is just what we'd hoped.
I am loving all the magazines that are out now. This one tiny picture in the Romantic Homes Dec. '09 magazine is by far my favorite. Be still my heart.
I am currently scouring the antique stores and flea markets trying to find a salt box so that I can recreate this beautiful vignette.
Before Christmas comes Thanksgiving and I don't want to ignore that beloved holiday. Most of you know that I collect postcards and Thanksgiving ones happen to be my favorites. Especially the ones with turkeys on them.
I'll share these two from my collection with you. Feel free to reprint these to use in your art work.
My very favorite magazine is Where Women Create. I read every word of every article. I can't say that about many other magazines. I have so much admiration for these women who make their living in a creative field. It's kind of like how I feel about visiting my friends in the blog world. I see so many wonderfully creative ideas and inspiration. I love many different kinds of blogs. The crafting ones, the decorating ones, the homemaking ones, the cooking ones, the ones from other countries. I could go on and on.
As I admire the studios of these creative women I have to remind myself of my great grandmother. She raised 14 children in this little log cabin near the banks of Cedar creek. Her husband died when she was pregnant with the last one. Two of her children didn't survive childhood. She managed to feed and clothe her family by fishing, gardening and picking polk greens and berries. I don't think she had time for crafts, but my mom remembers her making crepe paper flowers to put on her babies graves. To me, she was a creative woman, too. Just in a different world in a different time. She passed away when I was 4 years old, but I can still remember her and being a little frightened by her white hair.
True success in life has little to do with what we gain or accomplish for ourselves. It's what we do for others. - Wendy Imbornoni
Wishing you much happiness! Twyla