Monday, 31 March 2008

Page 91 - gift of attention to yourself! Well, as a mum of young children I was always at the bottom of the attention list, nowadays though I have plenty of time to give myself attention! I do things because I enjoy them! We are all guilty of neglecting ourselves, both physically and emotionally! But I could never become self centred!

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Page 90 - spreading love around, sounds ideal! Not always that easy though! Love for family, friends, pets and plants, easy - for all our fellow man, not always so easy! Love by word or action. Love is free so surely we should spread it freely!

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Page 89 - Right now, wouldn't it be nice if we did do things right now, but I don't always, might have good intentions but somehow it doesn't always happen! Right now is a good time to go and tell dh that I love him though!

Friday, 28 March 2008

Page 88 - first apologies for the dark pic, not that dark irl! That's what happens when I fiddle with my camera settings!

Create- something I love to do. My best creation of all though is my family! I love to craft, since I was a child I have knit, sewn and crochet, adding papercrafts as I got older! I don't think I am artistic but I am creative! I am always happy when I am creating! Good at creating mess too!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Page 87 - Habits, well how honest am I? I know I have lots of habits, good and bad, some must be annoying to other people. Some I know I should break, like smoking, but it is easier said than done, though I do have a plan! We all learn our habits so should be able to unlearn them!

Week 12 lo - world of colour! We cannot imagine what it would be like without colour! Different colours have different effects on us, and we all have a favourite colour!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Page 86 - Work. Well, I am retired from nursing, used to enjoy my job, certainly didn't do it for the money! Not all jobs are paid in money though, for years I raised my family, my reward is love and seeing well adjusted adults going on to lead full and happy lives! Today my job is looking after my dh, the house and the dog! And being there should anyone need me! My dog rewards me with love, devotion as well as a lot of hairs everywhere!

How many people are truly happy in their job? Is money the driving force? We have to earn to live, but at what price?

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Page 85 - Listen, we don't do enough of this, we might hear but do we really listen, not just to other people but to our own body as well. Calling for help, comfort or just company! Listen to the sounds of nature, the sound of the sea and running water, the wind, thunder, children's voices, so much to listen to! I am so happy I can hear!

Monday, 24 March 2008

Page 84 - a world without colour is unimagineable! Do we all see colour the same? I prefer the earthy colours to bright colours! What drives our colour choice preference?

page 83 - Pink, not my favourite colour, but I will use it now in crafting, something I couldn't do for a long time! My trusty handcream, hate rough hands!

Most important to me, the breast cancer awareness ribbon, as I am a survivor! I have written some more personal journalling on the back of this page!

Page 82 - Gold, precious metal, sign of wealth or pretentiousness! I like gold jewellery but prefer silver for other things!
Are my favourite choccies wrapped in gold to tempt me more?

Friday, 21 March 2008

Page 81 - green, another beautiful colour. All shades of green harmonise in nature! But green is the colour of jealousy and envy. Also sickness! And also recycling, energy saving and looking afer our world. So another colour with good and bad connotations. Pic is of my Mum's jade jewellery, shame it sits in a box all the time!

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Page 80 - blue, a cold colour but still associated with summer skies? Blue must be the colour I have worn most over the years, mainly because it suited me best before my hair went white! Blue, a mood colour when down in the dumps! Blue, for bad language! Blue, for eyes and hair rinses! Blue for prostate cancer awareness!

I tinted this picture blue in PS, must get to grips with this programme.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Week 11 lo - used pic from the day it was windy, I love walking in the wind, long as it isn't raining! Based on PL sketch 76 turned sideways. Have used paint strips instead of ribbon as the colours matched so perfectly.

Page 79 - ebony and ivory, I immediately went to this ornament of the three wise monkeys, hear no evil, speak no evil and see no evil, so apt for today when sometimes one's first thought on black and white, go to racial issues! This ornament is ivory, bought in the early 50's in Hong Kong, and the monkeys are sitting on a little ebony plinth. More memories for me as this was my parents.

Black and white, so clear cut, but not! Great fashion colours, very striking. Black associated with evil, and white with pure. Black for mourning in some counries, but white in others. So many thoughts!

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Page 78 - stars, love to look at them in the sky, not always easy today due to light and air pollution. Fascinating when we lived in Australia as the sky was upside down!

My stars are my family, they shine brightly for me! My dh is my guiding star through the dark skies of life!

Yellow is not a colour I wear, it doesn't suit me, but I think it is a happy colour! Love the first daffodils when they appear! I am not a sun worshipper, but love the sunshine, makes me more energetic!

Monday, 17 March 2008

Page 77 - I know I can't fix everything in this world, or even in my life, but I sure do try to! The pic shows a lamp that belonged to my MIL, who I loved dearly and miss even after 22 years, but I know she made a difference to my life! Without her I wouldn't have my wonderful family! I have put some personal journalling in the file folder. Like the "when you get want you want but not what you need", I was always told as a child, "I want doesn't always get", maybe today's generation need to learn this, to lessen their debt and dependence on generosity of parents. There are things we can live without!

Week 10 lo - Soft. Experimented using a plush type fabric, but not sure I like the effect.

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Page 76 - Learning to love myself, think this comes with maturity! We may not like what the mirror shows, as like a camera, it doesn't lie, but it is not the physical person we love so much as the inner person. No one is perfect, I know my faults, but can work to correct them! We all deserve to be loved and to love ourselves! One of the hardest things to do!

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Page 75 - So many responsibilities, to myself, my family and relatives, friends, pets, the world in general. Hopefully I can act on them all! I was brought up to be responsible for my actions, and hopefully have passed this on to my children. Some actions we shouldn't have to think about, just do them!

One responsibility I do take very seriously is clearing up after Megan, my dog, my pocket always has plastic bags. Not the most pleasant of jobs but it comes with owning a dog! Must admit I hate it when I see a dog owner not "scooping"

Friday, 14 March 2008

Page 74 - I have written some more personal journalling on the reverse of this lo and will attach a tag to show this once it is in the album! I have loads of happy childhood memories, shared with my sister. Well remember the food or drink coming out of the nose! Also written about humour, I don't find today's comedy funny at all, shows I am getting old! But I still have a good laugh with my family and friends!

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Page 73 - My camera doesn't lie! It records all my memories, how I wish I had used it more over the years! I have records of beauty around me, friendships, love my creations and other people's too. I know my life is more stable for all these things!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Page 72 - I love walking in the wind, makes me feel so alive, so today is perfect for me and I feel great having walked the dog! Can now get on with all I have to do!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Page 71 - I Believe, in many things. First thoughts turn to religion, then other things I believe in. If the human mind believes something it can be very powerful! How do we know that what we believe is really true?

This blog is to continue the 365 challenge on UKS, which was started by Anna Bowkis, to keep my lo's separate from my general scrapping. Been doing this challenge since the beginning of the year, interpreting quotes or words each day, with photos and journalling. I am now nearly finished filling the second book, both of which I have made!