Saturday, April 28, 2007

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival ~~~ Art and Music

Last weekend we went to our local Arts and Music Festival. We had a great time.
Curious J enjoyed the solar powered boats and some pizza.
DH and I enjoyed the music and art. We saw the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Atsiaktonkie and some other bands.
Atsiaktonkie is the lead singer for December Wind , a Native American band. We danced a couple of round dances . He sang a grief chant in memory of the VT students or for anyone who had lost a loved one. His music really touches the soul.

I've been very busy this week , tending the garden and Curious J. I meant to post this the first of the week but didn't get to it.

Hope you're having a Great Weekend !

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Happy Earth Day !

I encourage everyone to spend sometime outdoors today. Enjoy what Mother Earth provides for each and everyone of us.

Take a walk , jog or run !

Pickup some litter along the way !

Take a stroll through the woods !

Sing , Pray or build some rock art !

Walk around your yard and just enjoy nature !

Take sometime to think about what you can do to help Mother Earth !

Enjoy this day ! CELEBRATE MOTHER EARTH !!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Gloomy Day ~ Beautiful Art

We're having gloomy weather today , cloudy and cool. Good day for napping.

Thought I would share one of Curious J's creations. He's 2 1/2 and already learning how to use the computer. He loves to paint , he can use the mouse to pick his colors and tools. His mom taught him how to paint on the computer last Sunday and now I have to share computer time with him. Uh-oh !

I've been working on my crow pages and charms. I did make a soulcollage last night , see yesterday's post.

Hope everyone is having a creative week !

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Flags Half Staff / Moment of Silence / SoulCollage

I had to run errands and get taxes in the mail today. The Flag was flying half staff , seeing the flag made my heart feel sad. I'm going to light some sage and pray for the families , friends and the World. We need Peace , Love and some kind of understanding to make this a better world.
Sending LOVE and Healing Thoughts to everyone who have been touched or feels sadness from the VT tragedy.

Monday, April 16, 2007


I've been inspired by Lisa GroggyFroggy to create some SoulCollage cards. The first card I made was a card about gardening. The second card is about bird totems.

What are SoulCollage cards ?
They 're small collages you make to learn about yourself. Grab yourself a magazine and start clipping things that speak to you. Take your glue stick and turn them into small collages. These visual cards represent energy or a voice that has something to say about your life journey. Take sometime to study your cards and learn about yourself.

Checkout this website to learn more -

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Feelin Groovy ~~~~~ Hippy Swap

Since everyone is posting their hippy swap , I thought I would run this post again.

Cool Stuff , I joined a hippy swap awhile back , and Saturday I had some groovy stuff in my mailbox.Miss Robyn hosted this swap and it wasn't due to the last week of March.Mine came early and brought me a big SMILE! Anna from the UK had my name , she sent some wonderful treasures.Click on photos for close-up view.
A turquoise scarf ~ I love it , it's beautiful !
A necklace with a turquoise heart ~ it's wonderful !
Beautiful beaded bracelet ~ can't wait to wear it !
Green Elephant Keychain ~ He's a cutie ! I hope he's bringing good luck !
A wonderful wooden star ~ a great artful treasure !
Homemade paper ( 3 sheets ) - Purple,Pink,Turquoise ~~~ They're Beautiful !
Small journal book with handmade paper ~ wonderful little treasure !
A velvet pouch ~ Great place to stash that little journal.
A beautiful card with a pin ~ Dream & Imagine ~ Will treasure this always !

I loved everything in this package.Thanks so much Anna ! Our local Grassroots Arts /Music Festival is next month , I'll definitely be wearing my treasures and Feelin Groovy !!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hip Hip Hop ~~~ How was your Easter ?

I host the Easter get together every year at my home , so last week I was very busy cleaning and getting ready .

We had a chilly Easter here in N.C , but we braved the chill anyway . Each year my family , dh's family and other guest do a covered dish dinner. Yesterday we had around 30 to attend. We eat , hide eggs for the kids and let the kids hide eggs for the adults. Then we play games , yesterday we played a bunny hop relay , duck waddle and chubby bunny. Chubby Bunny is everyone's favorite , You give each person a marshmallow and they have to say Chubby Bunny , you keep passing out marshmallows and they stuff them in their jaws and say chubby bunny , if they can't say chubby bunny , they're out.

Pictured above is Curious J dying eggs and hunting eggs. We had a wonderful Easter , I feel truly blessed for my family , friends and this beautiful blogging community. Hope your Easter was blessed too !

Thursday, April 05, 2007

~~~ A Space To Create ~~~

I've been creating in my dining room the last year or so. Decided a couple of weeks ago that I should create a studio in the spare bedroom. I've almost got my dining room cleared out. You can see the table now (LOL).I've been dragging everything back to the spare bedroom This is what I've been doing since I finished those first 2 swaps. Now I have half the room to create in. The other half is a garage , car parts , e-bay items and some other stuff. I would love to paint this room but didn't want to move everything out at this time. Maybe in the the fall I will paint. I have plenty of light in this room , it has 3 windows. I used baskets for organizing everything. I do love baskets , they are handy for many things. The table was in the outdoor building , it looks rough but serves it purpose. Not a great looking studio but a good place to create.

Naturegirl was right about those caterpillars , they are eastern tent caterpillars.
We have them every year but they don't cause to much destruction. They do turn into a moth. When I was a little girl I would play with them , I would let them crawl up my arms and give them names.

I've started a new blog for the One World ~~~ One Heart altered book. Go to my profile to veiw blog. I have the before and after photos posted now. Hope you'll take a peek.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Circle of Life and Baby Caterpillars

My daughter went to the doctor Monday , they said her due date would be Nov. 28. A very close friend of hers died in a car accident in Feb , her friend 's birthday was Nov 27th. Her friend was hoping she would have a little girl when she got pregnant , so we will see if that happens. I told my daughter this was truly an example of the circle of life and maybe this angel sent her this wonderful blessing.

This morning I was gathering pinecones , sweetgum balls and moss for some art I planning to make when I came across this nest of caterpillars. They're about an inch long and so cute. Beautiful fairies in the making , hope the birds don't find them. Be sure to click on photo to enlarge and see a closeup image.

I've finally got started on the Crow pages. I've got the background done and I decided to stamp the crow. I didn't have a crow stamp , so I made one. Now I need to embellish and come up with a idea for the back page. Glad Pam extended the deadline or I would have been creating night and day last week. Hope to finish them this week and start on those charms.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Baby Boom !

Got some exciting news to share . My oldest daughter is pregnant , another wonderful blessing in our lives. I'm going to be Nana again , yipee ! She took a pregnancy test Thursday and it was positive. I'm so happy !!
So now we'll have two special blessings to look forward too. My sil is due July 25th. Curious J is going to be mighty jealous after being the only little one around almost 3 years but I'm sure he'll love having someone to play with as they grow.