17 August 2014

Sunday thoughts...

We're on the home stretch of this 30-day project, and I'm loving it!

Yesterday's prompts were especially inspiring, hence this post...

The responses are exactly as I wrote them in my journal.

Day 16
Today’s Inspiration:
And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. 
It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. 
- Rumi said that.

Today’s Journal Prompts: (do one, some, all, or none, as you wish)
I’m experiencing quiet this way…
It's Saturday morning and I'm the only one awake. I'm writing, reading, pondering. The clock's ticking, the sun's shining - though I still sit in shade. It'll reach me soon enough, and then I'll have to start the day's chores...
What it probably looks like on the outside is…
... calm and tranquil - and a tad boring.
But inside, I am…
... beavering away - my synapses are firing, I'm thinking hard... But my centre is still, yet glowing :-)
When I think of riotous roots, I imagine…
... them pushing down and out, seeking water and nourishment, It's a vital activity - if they don't push, they'll shrivel and die!
There is a quiet ecstasy in…

Some days, what I write surprises me and I wonder where it came from... my response to the 'When I think of riotous roots' especially!!

I'd love to know your thoughts, insights, especially if you're doing the ROOT project too - do share :-)

15 August 2014

Focus on Life Week 33: The view of above

The theme for August is Outside, so here's a view of above as I pause under a neighbour's apple tree that hangs over the pathway into town.

Just sooooo tempting...

Paint Party Friday

Having a wee play in my favourite journal...

Just some gesso in a backing paper, then lace and buttons and stickers...
Plus lovely paper ephemera from Tim Holtz :-)

Joining the party here!

14 August 2014

Thursday Thoughts...

I'm one proud mama today - our gorgeous boy got the A level grades he needed, so he's going to Hull Uni next month to read Psychology - SO PROUD :-)