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2.04.2012

BLISS LIST

Finally finished another page in my doodle journal.

I'm pretty sure you've been seeing more and more about bliss lists since it - they - seem to be all over the internet these days...and today, I found a site that allows participants to link up with their bliss lists...and thought...what better place to link than THAT?!?


And another!

The name of the lady who has the blog where you can link is Liv Lane, and her blog is delightful. 





I've decided to intersperse some of my most recent doodle journal art with my personal bliss list...which may or may not have anything to do with each other. I'll keep it short.




I met my hubby of 33 1/2 years, 34 years ago this weekend. :)




I'm thankful that love replaced fear in my life last week when I was ready to flee this country for the safety of home.


Work in progress.

My granddaughter is the light of my life and having the close relationship with her that I do, just keeps a smile on my face. And since she lives here in Barranquilla with my daughter and her awesome hubby...I'm committed to being here for her...for them.


This will soon be a little purse.


The contacts that I've shared personal email or comments with this week are priceless to me. I love you all and thank you so very much for your ongoing support and encouragement. That goes for my Colombia Quilt Group as well!



Strips of fabric sewn for a group project with my Colombian Quilt Group.

I'm thrilled to be making plans to visit my son - who recently returned from his second deployment to Iraq and will be based at Fort Hood, TX in April. We haven't seen him and his wonderful wife for over a year and this mamma has the jones for her baby boy!!! (Even though he's not a baby anymore). 


This spread is in it's very first stages.

About a month ago, I came across this website - SooZeQues Arroyo Junkers and think you'll be amazed at her art. She had the following saying in a recent post and when I asked her if I could share it, she wrote back to tell me they weren't her words. 

I think this one might be finished.

After doing a little research, I found that they're part of a Mercedes Benz advertisement.

Left Brain: I am the left brain.  I am a scientist.  A mathematician.  I love the familiar.   I categorize.  I am accurate.  Linear.  Analytical.  Strategical.  I am practical.  Always in control.  A master of words and language.  Realistic.  I calculate equations and play with numbers.  I am order.  I am logic.  I know exactly who I am.
 
Right Brain:  I am the right brain.  I am creativity.  A free spirit.  I am passion.  Yearning.  Sensuality.  I am the sound of roaring laughter.  I am taste.  The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.  I am movement.  Vivid colors.  I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.  I am boundless imagination.  Art.  Poetry.  I sense.  I feel.  I am everything I wanted to be.

I of course, like the right brain part.It says so much about the way I feel about my life! And I'm very, extremely grateful for that.


Hubby's hobby!


I have tons more to be thankful for and AM...but that's all for now folks! 

One of Sophia's floor collages. :)


Create your life,


annie!



23 comments:

  1. I'll have to check that bliss list thing out, haven't heard of it! I also love that arroyo junker blog, she is SO TALENTED!

    Congrats on your anniversary, wow..34 years!! :)

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    1. Thanks Annie! 34 years is amazing to me too! Liv’s website is full of encouragement and happy things. I think you’ll enjoy it! And Suzy! Did you look at her metal sculptures? Amazing.

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  2. Must admit that I haven't heard of a Bliss list before, but then I do live under a rock! lol. I'll be checking out Liv Lanes blog though. Love to see your work in progress and your quilting, awesome. Congratulations on your 34 year anniversary of having met hubby...a lot of people can hardly make 3 weeks let alone 34 years! ybf ann.

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    1. I don't think you live under a rock! Just too busy living life and gallivanting around that gorgeous Dartmoor and Findon Village and North Devon and I forgot the rest! Thank you so much! There are 3 week periods where we don't like each other as much...but we always get through them and they're few and far between!

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  3. Luv@. Reading your words,Annie...and seeing your creations!......I knew You had" it" way back when :)))

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    1. Thanks so much! I wish I knew who you are!?!

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  4. Congrats on 34 years! Time flies when you're having fun!
    Love Sophia's floor collage!

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    1. Thanks Robin! There's a story about Sophia's collage! It was bed time when she began her project and I knew from experience that I'd have a hard time getting her to clean up so I advised against her working on it. She insisted after promising me she would clean it up. Well...next morning the battle of the wills ensued. She went home to mommy and daddy and left her collage on my play room floor. I walked around it for 2 days. The next time she came...the first thing out of her mouth...full eye contact...was, "annie! grandma, did you clean up my mess"? HAHAHAHAHAHAH! I said "NO - it's still waiting for you"! She never did clean it up and after leaving that night (school night) I decided it wasn't worth the battle and caved. What are grandma's for?
      LOL! I still laugh every time I think about it!

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  5. fantastic doodle pages! love the I Thee Wed page!

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    1. Thank you Phoenix! I meant to mention that the link for Liv's blog came from your website and will in my next post!

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  6. love it all Annie! I so enjoy getting your blog posts in my email- you really brighten every day- we both love color, and your art makes me happy! xxoo

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    2. Thanks so much Corinne! I'm so glad that my art makes you happy. Yours does the exact same for me!

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  7. Powerful words and emotions Annie. Hope things settle down in your neighborhood, so wonderful that love could replace your fear, I am sure that is hard, and I cannot relate but I see that sweet Sophia and know why you have to stay...Suzeque - most awesome work, fantastic just like yours. xox Corrine

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    1. Thank you Corrine! They ARE powerful! Really. That's how I felt when working on these. -----And...You know...it was only hard for a couple days. Once I made up my mind to love my fellow human beings...it's been...like...a different world in my head!

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  8. oh my gosh so much going on and i have missed so much, I had to become a follower again, you weren't coming up on my blogger reading list ,,
    such a beautiful heart felt post, i hope everything turns out well, I love your art so much,

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie! I really appreciate your following my blog and lovely compliments. Again, thanks!

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  9. I had never heard of 'bliss lists', but I'm familiar with gratitude journals and it seems about the same thing. Nice to see all the things you're grateful for and nice to see those lovely images!

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    1. Wowza! I'm finally back online and answering email so you'll be hearing lots from me since you're so wonderful about leaving comments! Thank you so much Caatje! I think bliss lists are the same thing as the gratitude journals...just in blog form. I'm glad I had to come back to this page today to be reminded to be more grateful.

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  10. I'm dropping by from Liv's class
    ...so nice to find you
    and cheering wildly in your corner
    as Love displaces fear
    and you hug your son's neck
    (mine is just home for a short leave
    from Afghanistan and the word bliss
    doesn't even begin to cover the joy, does it!)
    more and more joy to you,
    Jen

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    1. Hi Jen! So sorry I haven’t answered sooner. My computer was out for 3 weeks. I want to thank you so much for your poetic comment. My best energy goes out to you and your son and family and just…well…just gotta love you!

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  11. Another great post. Floor collage! That cracks me up. Guess I just need to change my perspective on all my boys stuff all over the floor!

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    1. LOL! Thanks Julia! Yes...floor collage! Sophia would be highly insulted if I called it anything else...although SHE did ask if I'd cleaned up her mess!!!

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