Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Ol' Honkin' Thanx

Still in disbelief.

I am dumbfounded that so many folks have stopped by to say hello. Some of you have left very inspiring messages that make me feel there's hope for this big "chunk" o' rock we congregate on. It takes an event like OWOH to put things in perspective. We don't take time to stop and consider that our days of complexity are intertwined. That the persons on the opposite side of the "chunk" aren't affiliated with us except possibly through an email or two, once in a great while. In fact, we are all part of the whole. It's the connections we make with each other that assist the "chunk" in healing itself. All those little things we do to clean up after ourselves are the catalysts. Those catalysts create the intersections that bring us together.

This "intersection" is very proud of all those who take time to become catalysts for connection.

Much love and adoration to all,


Sares said...

Thank YOU for stopping by Loveleigh Treasures to say hello. Your comment made me smile and brought sunshine to my day! I am sorry that little pomeranian nipped at your heels, but if I were you I wouldn't take her home, she has a tendency to bark incessantly! It was a pleasure to meet you on this magical journey!

Me! said...

Hi Tina,
Your letter of support was so thoughtful . . . and very welcomed. Thank you.

How are you doing? It's been such a short time for both of us. {Which is how I came to mention it to you in the first place, I knew you would know.}

I am beginning to resume my routine after the funeral this last Monday. {That was the actual gathering that I was rearranging the house for.} I had my fingers in several projects that have been postponed, and they really need to be accomplished. I think the busy-ness will be a help. I'm running a list of errands today, and really, kind of looking forward to it. Normality, I suppose, is comforting.

My Grandma was a quilter, and I was the one that she trained. In the last few years, after she pieced the tops, I put~up the quilts for her . . . just doing whatever she needed, and it was great. I hope I have the foresight to pass information down {like she did} before it's lost.

About the Somerset Magazine thing . . . it really was a fun project, but I don't think my style was quite right for them this time, a little too streamlined and tidy. I couldn't get a good photo of it, I suppose their staff had the same problem. The project was a "fat~book". Each of us made five pages, and mailed them to Dede Warren, who bound them, and sent them all back. It was my second project with Dede, and the first one submitted for publication, although Dede has had a few. My pages were aubergine hand made paper over a heavy mat board with a large opening in the middle {exactly like a mat cut for a photo}. I made glass 'doors' {that opened like French doors} out of the deepest aubergine glass . . . hinged them, soldered on a sort of closure, kind of vase like piece that held a peacock feather. Opening the doors, revealed a crown with aubergine stones. I still feel that the idea has merit, but I don't think it was "collage~ie" enough for their style. As they say, it was an honor to have been nominated. :)

The blog offer is open in case you decide you would like to. My email is GreenEMT (at) AOL (dot) com

Thank you, again, for your kind and lovely letter.


Jann said...

Hello, and thank you so much for visiting my blog--so glad to have found yours! I will be back for another visit, and I hope your mom is doing better! Smiles, Jann

Sherrie said...

Okay this is going to be a long comment! You and I must be twin sisters separated at birth or something like that. I was reading your profile and thought oh my it sounds like me. I turn the big 50 in August. I decided that this being my last year of 40's I was going to start doing things, take chances, do what I enjoy. I friend turned me onto blogging and I love it. I started in November so it has only been a short while. I have had to learn things on my own because I am not computer savvy at all far from it. Next you talked about not doing art when we were young. I was all set to go to school as an art major but was talked out of it by my mother as not being a financially sound decision. So my degree is in History. I have continued with my personal art, not knowing that what I do is now called Altered Art. So I made a goal at the start of this year, that somehow and somewhere I was going to showcase my art either in a Gallery or at least on Etsy. I am so glad that you are now a part of my blog, thank you for joining me on my ride. I look forward to our future chats.

Cat said...

Hey there, great to see that this event is touching you!

nancy said...

as part of OWOH and becoming a follower on my blog, i would like to send you your RAK gift.
if you could please e-mail me your mailing address at
thanks nancy,

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear! I am loving all the international bloggers I have met in just my first day of OWOH, including you. Your kind comments are just what I need to hear to keep on blogging and sewing my days away. Please come back to visit me on Awaji anytime!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am always surprised when others know about Canasta! My grandmother taught me how to play and I still believe I know the "real" rules (her way!). Everyone I meet seems to play a little differently.

I love going to MN and have been to Duluth too. Yeah, it is too cold for me too. We use to go skiing on a golf course near my grandparent's house when I was younger and the cold never seemed to bother me then.

Isn't this fun finding all these blogs? I am just blown away by it right now, but having fun.

I saw in one of your last few posts something about not adding pictures. Send me an e-mail if you want some help with all that. I couldn't figure it all out at first and then someone showed me.

Have a great week and please visit again.
Good luck on my giveaway!

Jenny Fowler said...

Thank you Tina for scooping up some of my goodies and for your sweet blog comment. I hope you stop by again to see what is new in my blog world and share some of your own crafty goodness with the rest of us!! :)