A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Mother Bear and the Legend

This evening a call came in from an old classmate who was, actually, the Best Man in our wedding. We haven't seen him in awhile since he lives in Chicago. Can't wait to meet up at our friend's house next week. How much fun!

Every one of us needs to get away from the mundane or the crazy, spastic life we lead, of which mine is the latter. My life is like a whirlwind: swirling with activity that never ceases. If life were less complex and busy, I would have more time to design jewelry and scarves and make my designs into something tangible.

As we visit our friend--an artist, too--we'll talk about our current projects and discuss which little shops to hit. We'll also hit an art fair to see other artists at work and to buy, buy, buy... I'm afraid I'll spend my entire vacation reserve on specialty yarns, ribbons,  beads and stones.

After celebrating with friends for a few days, we'll join one of our children and his family for this year's adventures on Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes. How much more could you ask for. It's every bit as special as traveling to Europe or going on an African safari, but much less expensive and shared with some of our very favorite people! 

Our son painted a picture for his little guy's bedroom. It renders his interpretation of the Legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes. I love it so much!

Here's to the Legend of Sleeping Bear Dunes and to the tears of Mother Bear as she weeps for her young. To read the story, click on this link: Sleeping Bear Dunes and this link: The Legend of the Sleeping BearCheck out this book on Amazon that tells all about the legend.

Pleasant dreams until next week. Dreams of sleeping bears, the lake, swimming, sand, Petosky stones and all the wonderful things vacations are made of!

Sleeping Mother


elsiee said...

your vacation sounds wonderful and relaxing and full of everything a true get away should be - I am way more jealous than some one who just recently returned from her own vacation has the right to be, seriously!!

My Dream Garden said...

Hey! Funny girl! I'm relaxing by the huge lake, Lake Michigan, that looks like the ocean. I love it! Yours was different for many reasons. What's your favorite vacation like?

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