Tuesday, April 10, 2012

birthday wishes DO come true!

first of all, this very old mailbox is my birthday gift from my husband....
SO cool.  i just love it and i love the significance of it, since i'm a little
old fashioned and still like to write letters and send snail mail.... :)
inside the box was a gift certificate for a massage at my favorite spa!  
anyway, between that VERY special gift and the sweet gifts from my girls...
(a candle and heart shaped dish and handpicked dandelions and wildflowers),
 and the time i spent with them,  it was a very special day.

secondly.......some of you may have read that i had a birthday wish and would share more 
if it came true.....and it DID!!!!  i couldn't be more excited to share this news and
cannot even wait until september........

HERE is an interview i did with "do what you love for life" a while back.....
my birthday wish was to put that little dream into action and actually
invite JUDY WISE to come to wilmington and teach in my special "heART space".
i am so happy to tell you that she said YES to my invitation and will be teaching a 
2 day art retreat here in september!!  i know, pretty crazy and amazing huh?!
i will post all the information as we iron out the details and i already have a few of the spaces filled.
to say that i'm excited doesn't even begin to tell you how i am feeling right now.  she is such
an inspiration to so many of us and i have loved and followed her blog for so long now. 
her on-line classes are so fulfilling and i can't wait to meet her in person.
YAY me!........if you are on the east coast and are interested in attending, stay tuned for 
all the details!!!

my birthday journal page.....

(mixed media on watercolor paper finished with beeswax)

"memorize her face, her skin, her touch, her voice.
listen closely to all that she has to tell you.  be there 
when you are with her. embrace time with her and cherish it.
memorize it all....one day that is all that is left~ just a memory."

Indian Prayer

whose voice I hear in the winds, 
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me. I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
 ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands respect then things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the
things you have taught my people.

Let me learn the lessons you have hidden 
in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength not to be greater than my
brother, but to fight my greatest enemy-myself.

Make me always ready to come to you with 
clean hands and straight eyes.

So when life fades, as the fading sunset, 
my spirit may come to you without shame."

i have filled this handmade journal and my others too....so this weekend, i will
be going to teesha moore's amazing journal video and making that!  i'll let you know how it 
turns out!!
happy spring~

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to come to Wilmington to meet you and teach. This is going to be the most wonderful experience for all of us; I can feel it in my bones. Thank you so sincerely for this opportunity to teach in a new place. We'll have so much fun. xoxoxoxox