Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nothing Is Forever...

I've always known that life can change in a blink of an eye, 
especially when we least expect it to.

These past several months have been a serious struggle for me.

My heart, hopes and dreams were shattered.

The desire to create anything disappeared with my heartbreak, 
aside from a few sketches I did during those first few days.

My absence from blogging over these past several months has been difficult.

In an age where all we need to do is click a button and we instantly can be connected with others
just didn't appeal to my weary, shattered heart.

Time is a funny thing.

We all experience the ups and downs of life.

Our methods for overcoming or celebrating such experiences varies drastically.
However, the one true commonality is time.

With the passage of time, perspectives can shift, hearts can mend, and creativity can reignite.

Such is the case with me...


I'm finally back to crocheting...

A silly little mason jar cosy thingie

Perfect for traveling around town,
running errands

I love the blue with the green

An emotionally, heart wrenching sketch after
receiving very sad news.

Trying to distract myself with more sketches

Using my fav mechanical pencil and Lamy
ink pen

Tearful coffee time sketches

Even with sketch filled distractions
the emotions still flooded back in
to remind me my heart was shattered!
"We're over"




Penmanship practice with my green Lamy

There really is no antidote or deep insight to what transpired over these many months.

Time moved on. 

Life continued. 

I cried rivers or tears.

 Fear bullied me constantly. 

Family and friends cared for me. 

I spiraled into sadness and reached the bottom of my broken heart.
 It's a lonely place. 

Again, time moved forward.

Forgiveness is also another funny thing. 
Without it the hurts and sorrows can grow larger. 
So, forgiveness was given.  

New paths were established, separately.

Art supplies were finally unpacked eight months later.

Sparks of creativity returned and ignited my heart to once again make things.

 Life goes on...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happily Moved


It's been far too long (once again) since I have blogged.
So much has happened in these past few months.
These pictures are just a highlight of those things...




Hallo my friends!

Spring has sprung here in Northern Virginia!

Love blossoming!
(My son and new daughter-in-law)

Storage units have been cleared out completely!
(Yay, we finally have our new place and can see our 'stuff' thats
been stored for a year)

Me heading into work
all dolled up.
Yay, make-up!

Sweet heart giving me red roses!

Grand Babies growing-up too quickly!

Taking a nice walk during the Blizzard of 2016

A little bit of paper crafting to ease the chilly weather.
(During Blizzard of 2016)

Pretty blue sky.
Freezing weather!

Last load from storage unit!
It's completely empty now!
YAY!

New place.

New creative space on the first day!!!
Lots to do, lots to do...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Past Month In Photos...



Birthday Breakfast!
First week of November!



Shopping solo at my 'happy place'
Ikea!

A few of my favourite things!


Great Falls!!!

Great Falls Virgina




Thanksgiving Day
and
I'm not baking a thing!
Total WIN!

I crocheted myself a beard!


Now my daughter will have warm ears!


At the game...

DC Wizards playing!
Nose bleed sections...




As of today I'm STILL working on this blanket
for my grand daughter!
Thank goodness
they are celebrating their winter holiday
in January! I have about 5-10 more hours till complete!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Moved And Creating Once More!

Autumn inspired doodle!



Lil' lady likes her new beanie
albeit TOO big for her!
I'm making a replacement one today!



Happy warm noggin!

Happy lil man sporting another Nana creation!




Have managed to adjust to the new (temporary) place
Just in time for fall too!

And fall is moving along rather quickly!
This is only 11 days after arriving here!

And here is only one week from previous photo!
Mother nature is somewhat in a hurry!
Soon winter will arrive, here in the north!



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My Summer 2015



So, here I post about moving 
and taking time away from blogging only to up
and stop blogging again!!!
I had intended to start blogging.

Then something happened...

But before I tell you my story please enjoy 
this picture
of a recent 
crochet project
I just learned how to make.




A crochet rag rug!
Made from old sheets.

                                  Now on with my story...

I hopped into my car and decided to drive from
the east coast to the west coast.
This was on day one

of my solo travels
 June 2015.

I visited loved ones in the very hot desert!

104 really is too hot for me!


Thank goodness for refreshing pool
and air conditioning!

I crossed bridges in the rain on my way to and from that hot desert!

I drove during the day, at night and everything in between!


I borrowed a bit of nature on my journey.


Sunrises mesmerized me!


Sunsets calmed me.

The smell of the Pacific ocean made my heart jump for joy!

Seeing palm trees made me giggle!

And the smell of rain comforted my weary gypsy soul.


                 Some may wonder why I took this solo drive from     
                                   one coast to the other... 

This is why!

My second grand baby needed her Nana there before
she made her big debut!


And I made it just six days before her arrival!!

Happy Birthday little lady!

And this too!!

My first grand baby needed his Nana too.


Little man spent many hours nestled with Nana!

                   Once home I returned to crocheting! 
                                                
                               Here are just a few items


                                                 
Minion creations for Little Man
and other little fellows...


                                                                         
Minion creations for Little Lady
and other frilly, girlie stuff!


Crocheting for my grand babies
brings me so much joy!


Love!













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