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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Thursday, April 21, 2011

I'm Just Plain "Tuckered Out"

And that's not too funny since my last name is "Tucker". I feel so tired, but, mostly, I just don't feel motivated these days. While I realize Easter is upon us, I don't think it's sufficient excuse for spinning my wheels rather than finishing one simple project. After all, there are tons and tons of supplies on hand.

Here I am in the middle of completing two neck accent pieces and having several hair accessories to deliver to my niece's salon. I'm spinning my wheels, wondering if I'll feel any differently after Easter has passed. But I doubt it.

How is it for you? Do you sit down in the middle of a field of daisies and not pick one? Do you sift sand on a beach full of shells and not pick one up? Do you look through dozens of cookie recipes but never decide on which one to bake? Do you run past the string of stores and never stop because you can't decide where you'd like to shop? OH, get real!

I'm going to bed before I purchase another item on Etsy. I should be creating, not buying. I just purchased some supplies but can't seem to get into a project with the supplies I already have available. What's a person to do? What's that saying by Mary Englebreit..."SNAP OUT OF IT!"

Tuckered-out Therese

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finally...I get to sit down

Well, what do you know? I can finally sit now that tax time is nearing its end. As the world's ultimate procrastinator I just finished mine late last night. It was the first time I had entered my business and I felt it a little trying. Did you know that the deadline was extended to the 18th this year? Neither did I until I was surfing around and accidentally happened across it. That was when I decided I needed a little more time to rest before tackling those returns, again. Done!

Today is another day, but, unfortunately I'm so tired, I feel limp. Too many days of not enough sleep and stressing over those taxes. Many hours have been spent today photographing a headband that shows little appreciation for all the love I've poured into it. It has nothing to do but linger in a crowd of other colorful headbands. Life should be so easy for us humans.

My granddaughter hanging out with me is such a joy, but it is also "taxing" (can't get my mind off that word) on my nerves. I love her dearly; however, I have things to get done around here and still need to give her the attention she deserves.

Well, after all this and numerous other activities this past week, I'm finally going to sit down with my love, my husband, and simply watch TV. Veg out. Be a couch potato. As boring as it seems, that's all I require of anyone this evening...good ole' television with nothing else pressing me in.

Pleasant dreams of relaxation, lying flat out on the couch, doing nothing, feeling free, no worries...until tomorrow. Ugh! Nighty, night...

Sit Down Sally

Friday, April 8, 2011

Compelling Blogging Stories

We often get so busy we don't have time to read--or blog for that matter. I just joined a wonderful blog where a woman told a hair-raising about her 24-yr-old son. I don't need to grab a book. I was actually reading a story that, had it been much longer, would have left me emotionally drained. Maybe it's my mood today. Maybe I'm feeling more sensitive than usual. I don't think so. It's just that some people need to reach out and touch someone--as the saying goes--or just need to be heard. Suffice it to say, there are some very special people out there with some very real hurts--and that could easily be most of us. That blogger hasn't posted since December 2010, and I'm a little on edge, wondering what's happened since.

My suggestion is that you choose a blog to follow and check in every once in awhile. Listen to someone else's story. You might feel a kinship with the writer as well as feel the need to start your own blog in order to relieve yourself of some of the stress in your own life. Please share it with someone.

Pleasant dreams of safe days and nights for our children, of finding online friends we can relate to, of today's trials bringing tomorrow's peace...

Happy that I'm a Blogger

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Wonderful Find and at 15%

Tangentine Handcrafted Jewellery is a lovely shop I just discovered on Etsy. She has wonderful jewelry (or jewellery, depending upon where you live) she handcrafts from various metals. I love unique pieces and would love to take up metal work, myself. Someday... along with all the other "I want to do's".

Tangentine is moving from one country to another, so it would be great to visit her shop now, or check with her to see when she will be settled and doing business again. Stop by and let her know how much you appreciate her lovely handwork.

By the way, you can get a 15% discount on her art right now. I'm sure you'll enjoy shopping!

Pleasant dreams of copper curls, fine silver squiggles, cut-outs, patinas, all things lovely...


About Me

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Trenton, MI, United States
Art is my passion. My shop at mydreamgarden.etsy.com is just a little jaunt. Please stop by my shop anytime and also follow this blog. Feel free to leave comments, especially positive ones! I invite constructive criticism as well; it makes for continued growth. Write me: mydreamgarden@wideopenwest.com. "itsmydreamgarden" on Yahoo. Google "mydreamgarden" and link to my Etsy website from there. You can also get to my Etsy page from this blog. Go to my Profile and click on the link. Thanks for stopping by. Have a day that's filled with wonder! Therese