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What Beauty Is

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     What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things. 

     When we wish to bring it into our work we find it very hard. We must gather it together from far and wide, and especially in the case of the human figure throughout all its limbs from before and behind. 

     One may often search through two or three hundred men without finding amongst them more than one or two points of beauty which can be made use of. 

     You, therefore, if you desire to compose a fine figure, must take head from some, the chest, arm, leg, hand, and foot from others; and, likewise search through all members of every kind. 

     For from many beautiful things something good many be gathered, even as honey is gathered from many flowers.

     ~Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), painter, on the ideal of beauty~

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2013 in Inspirational, Love, Poetry, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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How Listening to Others Can Make You a Better Person

Originally posted on Let's Reach Success:

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

 What if I tell you that listening is much more important than speaking? Most people often forget that we have one mouth and two ears, which means we should listen twice as much as we speak. That way we will be able to connect with others on a spiritual level, not being driven by our egoistic instincts which make us speak without listening.

The world would be a better place if people listened to each other more. Thus communication will be real, everyone will say what they want and won’t keep it in their head, conflicts will lessen and people will refind their compassion.

Listening is an art, a way to other people’s heart, an effort requiring patience, sometimes a battle with yourself, and a skill you need to learn in…

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

All Occassions cards

 

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     As my plant has Inventory today, our 3rd shift got cancelled from working last night, so I’ve ha some time for listing a few new items on Listia. Now these are cards I have created a few months ago but did not have a chance of listing in my Etsy shop – yet…lol

     Now, Listia can be lots of fun: you can give away items you no longer need or want in exchange for credits that you can then use to get something you see, want or need… Lots of fun, bidding on those auctions, let me tell ya! Last I’ve got was a FREE digital scale tha I will e using in my craft room to weigh packages in order to create shipping labels…

     I will go now make some fresh coffee, list another set of these cards in my Etsy shop, then get busy making my own laundry detergent, for my work clothes.They get so “grubby” that I usually wash them twice – just to get that oily smell off of them – and let me tell you, it can get expensive buying all that laundry detergent. So, when I have found a relatively easy DIY laundry detergent recipe, I have decided to use it for my work clothes.

     I think I will enjoy the rest of my day off, because tonight back to work I go!

     All y’all be good now :)

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Cards, DIY, handmade, Inspirational, Listia, Love, Stampin' Up

 

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Polymer clay sunflower magnet tutorial

Polymer clay sunflower magnet tutorial.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2013 in DIY

 

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Wedding Words…

 

DSCN2379     Quite recently – most likely, because I am so far behind the times ;) – I have discovered an auction website names Listia. You can give away items you no longer need or want in exchange for credits that you can then use to get something you see, want or need… Lots of fun, bidding on those auctions, let me tell ya!

     At the beginning, I was wondering what on Earth was I going to list for others to bid on; then I’ve realized that I had quite a few of duplicate Stampin’ Up items (due to the fact that I keep neglecting to add my newest SU purchases to the list I have…lol) So, I went through all my precious “goodies”, took photos and posted them… Yay!!

     This morning, after getting home from work (yeah, we are still working 6 or 7 days a week…), I wanted to list one of SU Jumbo wheel stamps, “Wedding Words” but knew that the stamp would be easier to see if it was put “in action” – so to speak… The result was the above card that used Whisper White and Smoky Slate cardstock and VersaMark and Smoky Slate ink which I have heat embossed with clear embossing powder… A clean and simple card that – in spite of the layers used – it’s quite flat and would not take additional postage to be sent anywhere in the United States…

     Now, I’ve got a fresh pot of coffee brewing and my newest Paper Pumpkin kit waiting for me, so I will go get busy (as, luckily for me, I don’t have to work tonight anymore…lol)

     All y’all be good now :)

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Cards, handmade, Love, Stampin' Up

 

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Oh, let us come and adore Him…

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     Hello, there!

     Those of you who have been following me for a bit know that, until I have discover paper crafts, I was an avid cross-stitcher. Well, I still am – sort of… More of a weekend cross-stitcher nowadays, but I blame it all on the hectic work schedule we’ve been on for months, a period during which I barely had time for proper rest, let alone have the energy to follow my hobbies and create anything… However, things have been leveling off at work (or rather, my line has become better at getting things done… lol) and now I can start cross-stitching again…

     These three are a favorite of mine, but then I DO love all things Christmas, especially those with a vintage or a bit rustic feel. Created on 14ct natural cream Aida, I really love the texture of the fabric with its bits and bobs weaved in it… As it is quite customary for me, these pieces were created in December 2011 and have been waiting on me to find the right frames and finish them off, ready to be listed in my Etsy shop. Well, I have finally found the right frames for this Christmas grouping and last night I took some photos and got this grouping listed here, here and here.

     I hope your weekend will be great; here in East Tennessee is so hot and humid outside, I refuse to step out unless absolutely necessary ;)

 
 

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Becoming whole again…

 

Fire Within

Grief can arise from many life situations, but know it is not a permanent state of being.

When we experience any kind of devastating loss, whether it is the loss of a loved one, a dream, or a relationship, feelings may arise within us that are overwhelming or difficult to cope with. This sense of grief can also come up when we are separated from anyone or anything we have welcomed into our lives. And while it may feel like we are caught up in a never-ending spiral of sadness and emptiness, it is important to remember that the grief we are feeling is not a permanent state of being. Rather, grief is part of the process of letting go that in many ways can be a gift, allowing us to go deeper within ourselves to rediscover the light amidst the seeming darkness.

The emotions that accompany any kind of loss can be intense and varied. A sense of shock or denial is often the first reaction, to be replaced by anger. Sometimes this anger can be directed at your loved one for “abandoning” you; at other times you may feel outrage toward the universe for what you are enduring. And while there are stages of grief that people go through – moving from denial to anger to bargaining to depression to acceptance – the cycles of grief often move in spirals, sometimes circling forward and then back again. You may even experience moments of strength, faith, and laughter in between. While these emotions seem to come and go sporadically, it is important to feel them, accept them, and allow them to flow. With time, patience, and compassion, you will eventually find your center again.

As we move through our grief, we may find ourselves reluctant to release our pain, fearing we are letting go of who or what we have lost. We may even regard our movement toward healing as an act of disloyalty or giving up. Know that while the hurt may fade, the essence of what you had and who you loved will have already transformed you and forever stay with you. If anything, once you are ready for the pain of your loss to subside, their memories can then live more fully within you. Remember, that healing is a part of the spiraling cycles of grief, and that in letting yourself feel restored again, you are surrendering to a natural movement that is part of the dance of life.

© 2013 DailyOM

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Inspirational, Personal, Quotes, Thoughts

 

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