The oh-so-talented and kind Emily Falconbridge is doing some auctions to help out my friend who I told you about in the last post. Check it out HERE. One of the many cool things you can bid on is this incredible painting by Emily:
I love how loving and generous the online scrapbooking community is. It touches me. I know many of you have never met Kimberly...I've been lucky to meet her twice. Kimberly...you have support from all around the world, we're rallying around you. Love & peace.
Last night on Paperclipping, Noell asked me about my family and creativity...I come from a very creative family. I must have been too hyped up on diet Coke because I totally spaced that my mom is a scrapbooker (a really good one!), a quilter, and a seamstress. I should have mentioned that! And my dad is a leatherworker and a photographer. I realized it's hard to be interviewed...you don't know what you're saying half the time.
I love how my parents encouraged all of us to develop our talents. We all had music lessons, dance lessons. I can remember my dad giving my sister photography books for Christmas because she was interested in it, and art supplies, too. Just last Christmas my parents gave one of my sons a leather notebook portfolio & paper, because he loves to write stories. I love that...I love how they see a talent or interest and encourage it in a simple, thoughtful way.
It makes me think about how I am encouraging creativity in my own children. Maybe I need to cut out some of the video game gifts and focus on gifts that develop talents. I need to rethink gift giving, for sure.
Thanks for having me on Paperclipping, Noell...and I apologize for my dorkiness. Ugh!
Tomorrow Noell is having me as her guest on Paperclipping Live! I am going to her home and she's going to interview me about art journaling...my motivations & experience. Watch it at 6:30 p.m. PST. Hope you can join us! I'll be as dorky as ever, I'm sure.
This week a friend's husband passed away. He was hit by an SUV while going to work 3 weeks ago and had been in a coma. He leaves three boys, and one on the way. Needless to say, I've been absent from the blog-o-sphere this week, I haven't been creating anything to share, haven't felt peppy. The funeral is today. I've been reflecting on how we don't have any guarantees, how life is fleeting and precious. How we need to live with no regrets. How we need to make a mark on the world and express love. How we need to enjoy the journey. That's all so trite, but at times like this it's what comes to you as truth.
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