Sunday, September 30, 2012

if i were...

I saw this post from She at the blog
 She may be the song that summer sings.

If I were a month. 
I'd be October.
Me in October 2006

If I were a scent. I'd be Japanese Cherry Blossom.

If I were an expression. I'd be a smile.
Photos taken with tripod, and self timer, when I was in another state,
at our old house, on the backyard patio.

If I were a pair of shoes.I'd be these Fringed Wedge Booties.
If I were a color.
I'd be midnight blue.

If I were a liquid. I'd be water.
What my guy saw,
 on his bike ride the other day.

If I were a flower. I'd be a daffodil.
An object my guy captured in photo.

If I were a fruit. 
I'd be a strawberry.

Strawberries remind me of my husband.

 To see my strawberry blog post in November 2010 look here.

My guy looked at the grove of trees.

If I were an object. I'd be a stained glass window.
My guy watched the sun set over the lake.

If I were a gemstone. 
I'd be an Opal.

It has many colors, depending on the light.
It's my birthstone.
It was my great grandmother's name.

Little me, with my great grandmother's boyfriend, and my great, grandma, Opal.

If I were the weather.
I'd be sunshine with a gentle breeze,
on an
Autumn day.

My husband captured the colors of the leaves.

If I were a car. I'd be an electric Mustang in blue,

(no, they don't make those yet, although some people are converting
 their Mustang vehicles into electric cars).

My art journal pages inspired by these art journal pages by Donna Downey.

If I were a taste. 
I'd be peppermint.

If I were a musical instrument.
I'd be a guitar.
She welcomed the sun.
After all the grey.

Tuesday September 18, 2012

If I were a sound.
I'd be laughter from a baby.
from Wednesday September 19, 2012

If I were a song. I'd be Imagine by John Lennon.

To see Imagine art by or inspired by John Lennon
 post from March 2010, look here

Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

am i blue

"There'll be food on the table tonight

There'll be pay in your pocket tonight

Kelly Wearstler Spring 2012 RTW

My gut is wrenched out it is crunched up and broken

My life that is lived is no more than a token

Who'll strike the flint upon the stone and tell me why?

Camilla and Marc Spring 2012 RTW

If I yell out at night there's a reply of blue silence

Blue Leopard Print Blouse

The screen is no comfort I can't speak my 

African Print Skirt by Ifenkili

They blew the lights at heaven's gate and I don't know why...

My nephew Baby JJ

So I'm caught at the junction still waiting 

for medicine

My nephew Speed Racer

The sweat of my brow keeps on feeding the engine

Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another

My niece Lil Bug

And if you blue sky mining company won't
come to my rescue

If the sugar refining company won't save me

Who's gonna save me?...

My niece EJ

And some have sailed from a distant shore

And the company takes what the company

Right: Ice skating with my guy in 2009Left: My shoes July 2010

And nothing's as precious

As a hole in the ground
Right: Me and my guy on the roller coaster in Spring 2009
Left: Me July 2010

My art journal pages from August 25, 2012
Inspired by Art Journaling with Jenny and Aaron Class 2

Missing these...

I love blueberries! Since I'm allergic to eggs now, I miss them in blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, lemon squares with blueberries, blueberry cheesecake ice cream.
However, I can still eat them with whipped cream.  :)

...Who's gonna save me?

We've got nothing to fear

In the end the rain comes down

Washes clean the streets of a blue sky

-Blue Sky Mine by Midnight Oil

Monday, September 24, 2012

i don't know

"Been hollowed by uncertainty
I've taken all of my beliefs
And given 'em up 

Cause there's no guarantee...
Admit you don't know anything
And give it up

My brown lace blouse was thrifted,
shown before

My boots were thrifted.

Singing, I don't know if I've been reborn,

Lived a past life, suffered in another time,
I don't know...

My skirt was thrifted.

Give it up, give it up, give it up
Well I don't know what to believe anymore

My mom made my earrings.

But every now and then I feel a moment of awakening
But then it's gone, then it's gone, then it's gone...

My leopard print  tank was thrifted.

There's a strength in duality
Penetrate mentality
Give it up, give it up...

Bracelet shown before here, from
 this giveaway,

Thrifted purse also shown before 

My art journal page from July 2012

When she wanted to give herself a treat,
she went to the thrift store where she might find some shoes or skirts, purses, or blouses.

My other art journal page also from July 2012

It's ok she said, I don't know either.
I'm not really sure about much.

To see photos of when we saw Dredg in
2009 concert, look here.

Singing, I don't know if I've been reborn,

Lived a past life, suffered in another time,
I don't know

If I'll go somewhere special when I die
If I'll go somewhere special when I die

So I'll just go on living my way"- 
I Don't Know by 

Friday, September 21, 2012

anne girl

“It is ever so much easier to be good if

your clothes are fashionable.”

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables
Fairy Floral Boots

“But really, Marilla, one can't stay sad 

very long in such an interesting world, can

Pastel Provencial Dress

“I can't cheer up — I don't want to cheer up.

It's nicer to be miserable!”

Ralph Lauren Lace Ruffle Top

“Do you think amethysts can be the

ouls of good violets?”

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Joelle Long Striped Ralph Lauren Dress

“It's all very well to read about

sorrows and 
imagine yourself living

through them

heroically, but it's not so nice when you

really come to have them, is it?”

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Ralph Lauren Blue Ruffle Detail Blouse

 "There are some people...that you can love right off...and there are others that you have to try very hard to love."

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables
Ralph Lauren Sheer Voile Blouse

"All I want is a dress with puffed sleeves."

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables 

Dorothy Perkins Lace Top

"It's nicer to think dear, pretty thoughts
and keep them in one's heart, like

― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

My art journal page June 17, 2012:
about one of my favorite book and movie characters.
Anne Shirley

"It gives you a lovely, comfortable feeling to apologize and be forgiven, doesn't it?"

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

The image I drew from.

"No matter how hard I try to be good I

can never make such a success of it...

But don't you think the trying so hard

ought to count for something."

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Ralph Lauren Amaya Shirt

“One can't get over the habit of being a

little girl all at once."

L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables  

This is me at age 8.
With my braided hair and dress,
I hadn't even heard of
Anne of Green Gables, back then.

“I'm not a bit changed--not really.

I'm only just pruned down and branched

out. The real ME--back here--is just the