Friday, September 16, 2016

Have Courage...Random Art Paint Collage

 How has your week been? 
I hope it's been a good one.

Mine has been a perfect kaleidoscope of 
 wondrous adventures~

A mix of work and play.

Music always...
Dinner with some of our girls
A movie with my Honey
And there's the floors...laundry.... watering

I'm so glad that I enjoy every aspect of  it.

I'm also still working on projects.
I'm working on an angel made from an old spring
and angel wing ornaments.

Every border of the gypsy camp is overflowing with
spicy scented, yellow flowers...
Jeff and I sat there this morning
sharing our hearts, 
having a little prayer time together and enjoying a cup of tea.

One of the things that we talked about was achieving our dreams.
And we concluded that we have, to some degree, done that or at least begun to.
The realization has begun in a small way and we will enjoy the journey.
What are your thoughts?

It's so easy to feel like things are never enough or just beyond our reach.
I believe that we rob ourselves of the joy of the hard work realized
when we set our sights too high and don't believe in ourselves or our dreams
when they are in their small beginnings.

The mornings there in camp are a perfect blend of sunshine
 and splashes of shade.
All the while as we sit taking in the beauty, tiny hummingbirds 
come and lite on the branches
and little Pine Siskins visit the seed feeders in the trees.
There's a happy chirping that fills the air around us.

(Remember the little area that I made for the birds and critters in the pines?
You can read the post here. Well, I found some very large footprints near the food and 
decided that it would be better to hang the seed in the trees if I wanted the birds to get any ;)

Below is an acrylic painting that I did awhile ago.
Do you have favorite words that find their way into your thoughts..
journals, doodlings or art?

Words that inspire or challenge you or that you might want to share with
others through letters or special little notes.
Aren't words powerful?

Here's a couple that I would like to share with you today.
 Life can hold some pretty hard things for us to go through.
But there's always a way to get to the other side.
Courage doesn't mean that you don't get afraid,
it means that you don't let the fear stop you.
Bethany Hamilton
Only those who will risk going too far, 
can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot
Success is not measured by what you 
but by the opposition that you have encountered 
and the courage with which you have 
the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Orison Swett Marden
Courage, dear heart~
C. S. Lewis

I hope that whatever you face that you can find the courage within 
you to press on and come to your place of triumph!
Remember, He is always near. 
 Volunteer Marigolds..
Who's that hiding in the beddy by basket? 
Who wanted to snuggle with the lamb and the bunny?
None other than BRUTUS~
He's such a character!

I have a really cute picture of hm that 
I'll share soon.

A sweet little one just crawled into my lap and it's time to start 
making popcorn for our traditional

Do you have Friday night traditions?

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends...
Many blessings to you!
Thank you for your visit.

Tamara XO


Junkchiccottage said...

Brutus is too adorable and looks so comfy. Love your pretty art work and saying. Sounds like you are off to a great week end. I love angels and the one you are making sounds so intriguing. Hope you take pics of it when you are done creating it. Enjoy.

Roosterhead Designs said...

hi there Tamara,
I enjoyed these pics so much! And your acrylic painting is beautiful and encouraging : )
I need some 'courage' right now~
Appreciate your posts friend! Karen O