Aug 6 2010

A skinny but full post!
(Freewheelin’ Friday #33)

Friday already – time flies and the days are already shortening again…
This morning there even was a hint of Autumn in the air – oh how I love
those Months when the leaves turn yellow and spiders weave their webs.
Months in which everything turns back to normal. People go to work.
Children go to school. Days when in the morning you have to put on a jacket
but in the afternoon you can do without – nice temperatures and a low sun.
September, October… (*teehee* my birthday month!)

Why was I thinking of that?
Well – in September the online workshop “Let it Loose” will start!
With the vacation ending and children going back to school, momma’s will
have time to “let it loose” – so I thought.
I went through the lessons again this week and got enthusiastic all over,
so today I will show you sneaks of what to expect in that workshop.

But first, as promised, “skinny skinnies!”

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Aug 4 2010

Another in between post

THANKS, dear readers, for all the wonderful comments on my last post.
I was a little bit insecure about that post at first – it’s scary to put
emotional “highlights” of your life online and although my talking about
music doesn’t seem too personal, it sure was to me!
But you all felt that right away – I think I’m right when I state that we all
have a “personal soundtrack of our life” and you all felt the importance
of it when I shared mine…

So thanks friends for the kind words and nice compliments on my writing!
(“You should do something with your writing” some of you commented…
I’m working on it ladies, I’m working on it!)

For now, I have two things to share.
Don’t want to let these stay on hold any longer…

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Jul 30 2010

Sold his soul to the devil?
(Freewheelin’ Friday #32)

My son was here last week!

But he met no devil , no.
Only nice people, and a lot of old blues men…
And he didn’t sell his soul – Pfew!

(Some of you – most of you maybe – will have no idea what I’m talking about
so a little explanation will come in handy I guess…

The photo of the sign was taken in Clarksdale!
Clarksdale Mississippi is the Birthplace and World Capital of the Blues
and location of the famous Crossroads intersection of Highway 61 and 49.
At the crossroads – according to the legend – Robert Johnson sold his soul
to the devil  to become the best blues guitar player of all time)

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I like the blues – but not today.
Today I show you a layout inspired by a happy song!

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Jul 28 2010

Too much to handle!

I decided to make an “in between post” today.
I normally post on Mondays or Tuesdays and Fridays, but this week
I have been out of control creating so I decided to publish some of the work
in between otherwise it would be too much to handle for you on Friday!

There are things I made last week – and even the week before – that have to
stay “secret” some more – I will show you those later – but here are the things
that I did just for me and there’s no secret about it…!

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Jul 26 2010

I pushed her just a little bit ;)

Good morning, good morning.
It’s fun to think you all wake up in another town, another country…
and in a few hours my son will wake up here:

This photo makes me sing Bob Dylan songs!
Cryptic?
Mwaaaahhhh…. not for old hippies like me!
This is a photo of Nashville.
“Nashville Skyline” – an album by Bob Dylan.
One of my faves actually.
Especially the song he recorded with Johnny Cash:
“Girl from the North Country”…
And “Lay Lady Lay”
*sigh*

Don’t stop reading here, I won’t get sentimental.
One last thing about my son in Nashville though – he e-mailed
that he “might come home with a pair of cool cowboy boots.”
If he will, I will take pictures! Promise!

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On to other creative outbursts (’cause my son and cowboy boots
is definitely a creative outburst!)

...and yes, there is an explanation for the title of this post!

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Jul 20 2010

Bright days!

I want to thank you all for the support you gave after my “dentist disaster”
(see former post) I’m used to dentists and pain and tooth problems (I have
periodontitis) but last Thursday really was a scary experience.
I’m doing well now though and have one tooth less to brush.
Yes, I count my blessings! After all, my word for this year is “Smile” –
and that’s what I’m doing. Smile and look on the bright side!

What is bright right now?
Well, to start with – the weather is!
Today will be a hot day, but after tomorrow – when we first have some rain – the weather will be absolutely fantastic! (so they say…)

More brightness?
A long time ago, my mom gave me a crocheted skirt.
I call it my “witch skirt” – but some years ago my shoe heel got stuck
in the skirt and I tore it…
Because I didn’t have a crochet hook back then, I put the skirt in a drawer
and totally forgot about it…¬† I rediscovered it last weekend!
AND… I do have crochet hooks now! I repaired the skirt, washed it
and now it feels like having a brand new fashion item FOR FREE!!!
(And now you’re all curious to see it? I will take some pics soon when I’m
in a witchy mood…!)

Brightness:
I watch the “Tour de France” (it’s a 3 weeks long bicycle race) on TV and
the racers arrived in the Pyrenees (high mountains between France and Spain)
The next few days will be exciting to watch them climb, and since the numbers
one and two are close to each other in “points” (seconds) I will be stuck to the
TV to see who will win on Sunday!

And of course… some creative brightness!

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