Welcome to Finding Beauty — This week I am joining in with Where Bloggers Create
Remember – join us – to celebrate the Beauty around you
This may be a bit on the lengthy side — but if you bear with me till the end there will be a GIVE AWAY!! 🙂
What is it about having our very own space that is so Beautiful and enchanting?
From simply a desk and computer to an entire room of your very own!
Being a small child I recall vividly an empty refrigerator card board box becoming heaven. Alone quiet and peaceful.
Trying to inspire their creative side, I often worked on the dining room table when my children were young … alone time seemed very illusive… after bedtime stories, the only alone time seemed to be a bubble bath. (It really was Calgon take me away!)
This last move for me, brought up a serious question– to create a guest bedroom or a studio??
You can guess from the topic which I chose?
Having the perfect studio was not my intention. I wanted a simple space where I was surrounded with things that I love and inspire me.
Looking at the bottles, you may see a couple of my photo’s that I posted a couple of weeks ago.
For years I focused on striving to be the perfect child, sister, daughter, student, singer, artist, wife and mother. Don’t you hate that when you are older and wiser you realize how much time you wasted beating yourself up over not being perfect? Who cares if you aren’t perfect? It’s living now and enjoying now. Heck– those hic ups and mess ups are some of the best memories!
I enjoy living amidst my own work. It inspires me that everyone has a story to tell.
I loved where the editor of Where Woman Create said…“neither our dreams nor our lives are ordinary, why should our studios be?”
I enjoy surrounding myself with things I love or by authors or artists that will inspire my creativity.
Beatrix Potter has always been one of my favorites — love those Bunnies 🙂
“the sun is on fire in the sky
and in it’s warmth
in the garden
Deciding to take a look from my not so typical vantage point has put me on another Serendipitous (DipityRoad) adventure. Our road of life is full of bumps and bends, twists and turns, and even some forks and washouts.
As I take a moment to still myself and look — really take a quiet moment to look— I will see the beauty that has always been there. Capturing that with my camera has allowed me the continuation of seeing it again and again. This is the joy that Blogging has given me — to really put focus on my blessings and abundance.
This lil guy that sits right next to my monitor reminds me daily that “Sometimes the Spirit touches us through our weaknesses.” He is by the artist James Christensen.
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Thanks so much for stopping– hope you are enjoying our celebration of Where Bloggers Create. Stop by there and see where other bloggers create.
Please join in with us Finding Beauty — (doesn’t just have to be Fridays you know) What ever you find in your life beautiful link to us and share your thoughts and ideas. Please just link back to this post.
Don’t forget to visit Beverly on Saturday – celebrating Pink…
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I didn’t forget — we have a GIVE AWAY!!
To enter to win my Cork bottle set:
Link to Finding Beauty below
And leave a comment.
Doing each of these will enter you 3 times. (please state in the comment box which you did )
If you don’t have a blog — please comment and follow and you could still win!
TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥
Since January 1st 2010 -- I have been celebrating finding Beauty in our every day lives. Stay in the Day... be in the moment. Don't wait to live your life.
Stop and make a habit to find the Beauty and you will be amazed at how Beautiful your life is. Be thankful and remember:
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." Dyer