Balance

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I had been feeling off kilter, as though I was losing my balance. Unorganized, too much coffee, too much time on the computer, no exercise, hadn’t  read a book in ages…. Last weeks message at church was on, what has become priority in your life…and I already knew. I had become a couch chair potato long enough. I decided to check out  the local gym…ugh.. I am not a fan of gyms. I put that aside and found out what they had to offer women. I realized that I needed  Balance. I don’t juggle several things at onetime very well..

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Each of us has to find what works well for us. What takes care of mind, body, soul and spirit. More water, less coffee, healthier choices. Less of some things and more of others..Balance..

 

Sky Sight

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The prompt for the Daily Post photo challenge is Express Yourself. I am on a journey of exploration this year. I like processing and using techniques to  transform some of my photos, to give them  a quirky and eclectic look. It fascinates me.. We are still rather new to Oregon, so when we go anywhere my camera is usually with me, and I take pictures as my husband drives.The following are what best express  me at this time in life.

DSC_0083-001Drive-by photography in the city

pdpa Impressionist Brush Texture Set9-002Far out photo art with texture and my buddy, Riley, her curiosity and my silliness..

DSCN1983Working on my still life skills

A Few Words Wednesday

Let’s Finnish This Up

I am lagging behind on posting recent photos. I have a few new projects going and as I have shared in the past, I do not multitask well. So, for those of you that enjoyed my post on Sweaters in Waiting, I will finish the tour I went on after I got the ok to take pictures. The store is called the Stitchin’ Post in Sisters, Oregon. For you quilt enthusiasts, they will celebrate their fortieth year of hosting a quilt show this summer. From what I have heard and read they hang quilts throughout the town for display and offer workshops and demonstrations for the public. Jeans Wells, who is owner of the store along with her daughter, was in the December issue of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

DSCN1430In my entire life I have never done more than sew squares together. I am really living in the dark ages, because the things quilters do is totally inspirational.

DSCN1435DSCN1436DSCN1462DSCN1460DSCN1461DSCN1447Well, that didn’t take long and you should not be tired from the brief tour of this well stocked store. I am pretty sure it has what you need for  your creative sewing and knitting projects..

DSCN1439One more for the road..

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity~ through their eyes. This is my interpretation of the serenity challenge for this week. I scanned numerous photos of mine that depicted what I considered right for the subject but these jumped out at me and spoke Serenity. Serenity is where we find it. Whether in the city, mountains, desert or beach and mainly within…

DSC_0509She looks serene

DSCN8015Chilling with duck friends

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Linking with the Daily Post

Wordless Wednesday

Sweaters in Waiting

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I consider going to  a fabric store to be on my top ten to do list. I love how  the warmth of  the different kinds of fabric, the yarn and all of the notions call out to me. It all kind of gets my creative juices flowing to want to tap in to different creative endeavors. In my quiet time I have been thinking a lot about our first years experience here in Oregon. I appreciate the vastness of the forest, the many bodies of water, the green fields, the rustic barns and the animals. There are areas that I need divine intervention and it’s in God’s presence that I find what I need.. His direction, His comfort, His wisdom and much more. The word reluctant came to me this morning. In my years I have been reluctant to do a lot of things. Mainly out of fear of failure. So it was like, why even bother trying. So from this Hen, don’t be reluctant. Don’t let the years of your youth and life in general slip away as you sit on the fence. Hop off! I wrote a short poem on this a few years ago and will have to locate it. Don’t wait, don’t hesitate, just do it…And make that sweater…lol! The store I visited is called the Stitchin’ Post  in Sisters, Oregon. I will share some tales about this fantastic place in another post…

The Birds

DSC_0024-004come along and fly with me

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treetops to dream

it’s time to soar

like never before..

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