Week just flew by.. it was so hard to keep up. So I really am thankful for making it through!!!
My list of Friday 5:
1. Cool mornings and warm coffee
2. Laughter with coworkers
Saturday, October 23, 2010
This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue is Harvest. This photo is a new favorite of mine that hubby took last month. We carpool to work in the downtown; however, we are fortunate to live in the rural suburbs and go through farm land on our way in each morning. We watch the fields as they are prepared and planted at the beginning of the season. Then we watch as the plants start to grow from little seedlings to the full crop. During the high growth season, in the early mornings we get to watch the crop duster fly over and swoop down low and spray the crops. Then at the end of the season, we watch and the fields are harvested and these great hay bale rows are created. It is the time-old cycle of beginning, growth, and final ending. I love to watch this process. Every season has a turn and only when it is time does the next happen. Something that is helpful for me to remember for myself.
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Friday, October 22, 2010
God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
I find courage and wonderful serenity reading blogs!! There are amazing people out there and I find wonderful comfort in what they share and offer on their blogs. The art community is full of great people that I will continue to follow and learn from.
My 5 things I am very thankful for
1. Wonderful blogs to read and learn from
2. Fall cool air and the changing of colors
3. My growth
4. My openness to learn self confidence
5. Chocolate.. had to add this week :)
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Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010
I wanted to give my staff a little treat for Halloween so I copied a cute gift I had gotten before. It is a bag of candy corn and the cute little poem. I am also going to give them a cute little ghost my sister made from cheese cloth. I love these guys she makes!! Thanks sis, you are the greatest!!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Creation of art inside my head flows with abundance and ease at times. I guess that is similar with my emotions. Some are good and give me cause to follow a dream or commit to a belief. Sometimes though when reality sets in (or may I say a little negativity), I will look externally. Lately I have been reminding myself that I can seek support from others but strength comes from a calm deep place within myself and my faith. But if I need a dose of "realness", I can always rely on my wonderful teenage daughter to help me laugh at life and myself as she informed me today that she is glad she did inherit my "Ditsy Gene." Too funny!! But my art is "Ditsy" and that is OK with me.. Haha.. I love teenagers!!
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Friday, October 15, 2010
I dedicate this to my friend who is battling breast cancer right now. We have known each other since high school but had drifted apart until early this year. Two weeks after we started to get together again, she was diagnosed. She is going through all the processes and I think about her so much. This is for her and all those being strong, we support and love them with all our hearts!
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And so I did by visiting a wonderful blog yesterday, http://www.shelinwa.blogspot.com/. I love her posts and her wonderful pictures. And then today I came across a little book my sister gave me called "God Always Has a Plan B for women" A simple little book with POWERFUL messages and stories in it.
So starting today I have Forgiveness Fridays.. I am beginning with the Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
And I am very thankful for
- My family
- My health
- My ability to have patience with myself and just breathe.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Saturday, October 9, 2010
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Sunday, October 3, 2010
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