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Friday, July 6, 2012

The Surface of Living



Desires

wafting in the breeze

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constantly murmur

downward to 

look up 

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while the shimmering 


surface 

of living


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positioned between 

the intrigue of

height


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and the mysteries of

depth



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occasionally

beckons 

the

ADVENTUROUS

to reach down

deep

for the stars.
 


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As you immerse yourself

below the 

surface 
 


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don't forget that   


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So be prepared for
  
your passions


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to 

plunge 

to another level


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and don't expect 

yourself to

emerge
to the surface


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ever the same

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111 comments:

Ann said...

So inspiring...
I do believe that if we want anything so bad that we will do anything to achieve it and if we put our minds into it, we can.

Enjoy the weekend Anita!

Ruben Rivera said...

Dearest,
This is a sweet post. I love that included the sea in reaching deep not just up for the stars. And I love how that girl went into the sea as, well, a girl, and changed into a beluga whale. That was too cute. If I could change in the sea, I'd change into a beluga whale. They look they know how to laugh and have fun.

Love
Ruben

Anne said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Anita! From the wonderful banner to the magic of the mermaids and swinging from a cloud.... merci mille fois for the delightful start to my day!!

Molly The Wally said...

Fabulous Anita and the Beluga whale and white horse were remarkable. Fantastic post but when aren't they?
Have a lovely day.
Best wishes Molly

PURA VIDA said...

Oh dear friend...these words belong to my daughter who is facing a decision on where to go with her life. She is contemplating a choice on staying here where she "has dinner with he parents 5 nights a week" or doing something more grand while she's young. She has never been afraid and she is indeed a mermaid who does not like shallow living. Beautiful!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
I can clearly see where your heart is today.. What a magical post! I love the magnificent horse and the dear Beluga whale... Oh! That sweet illustration of the elephant!!
Bisous!
Penny

Dessa Rae said...

Pure exquisite magic!
Your posts are all so inspirational!
I especially love the white horse.
Take care,
XOXO
Dessa Rae

Sarah said...

Beautiful, Anita. I feel as if I've just had a dip in the ocean. Love the music! Hope you and Ruben are enjoying some summer fun. All the best ..........Sarah

millefeuilles said...

Dearest Anita,

I have been absent for a while. What a joy it is to visit you. Your post begs the question: which passion will you be diving into the deep, deep depths for? I have missed you my friend but will leave your corner of the world feeling more inspired still.

Stephanie

ivana said...

you always bring a sparkle into my day!

blessings dear Anita!

Peeters Liliane said...

Hello sweet friend,
My mother always said to me that you have to follow your dreams, and yes I follow my dreams, I know that you do that to!!!
Beautiful music and lovely pictures.
Hugs,
Liliane

Lady of the Woods said...

Holy and rapturous words for my day! Yes! I love love luv!.....'I must be a mermaid for I have no fear of depths & a great fear of shallow living", how true is that, and I hold myself to it, and cannot accept shallow living from myself or any other...no can do. If you could see all the mermaids in my home....I must have come from the sea, some say I look like one.
And that "not all stars belong to the sky".....I will drink that in deeply! love, Lady

Mimi said...

Dear Anita,
I for one am a bit scared and have deep fear and trepidation for the deep Seas.....although I am called to the Sea often....as a desert rat, I must see and feel the ocean at least once a year....I suppose I have more respect then fear....for I do love it.....I hope I reach Deep inside myself to achieve all I am meant to be!!
Great post and as always Great Pictures and music to go along with the wonderful words!!
Have a Great week-end
hugs and love,
jamie

Joanne said...

Oh I love that first quote and the picture of the liitle boy in the boat...awesome!
Blessings, Joanne

Gem said...

Just a total work of art...again. I actually read this twice, just to digest it.
So wonderful...I love the artwork so much as well.
I'd love to be a mermaid.
I like the bit about how not all stars are destined for the sky. That struck rather poignant with me as life is a little stressful right now, something I hope will resolve itself soon and I can destress!!!
Have a wondrous weekend dearest.
x x x x x

It's me said...

What an amazing post.....magical !!..you make my day darling...just when i need it...love love love Ria...xxx...

SizzleandZoom said...

Goregous and inspiring post. You post the most beautiful and amazing images.

Mary said...

Those lovely pictures carry great feeling. Very pretty.

Ivy Clad said...

Beautiful, poetic post my friend! I have been telling myself I must not dread the pains or scariness of growth. You have inspired me to dig deeper!

I hope you're staying cool!
Keri

lostpastremembered said...

Those belugas rock my world, they really do. Such magnificent creatures. The harp sings the sounds of the sea. We reach up, we reach down to feel the breadth of our world. If more people did such measures from time to time instead of closing their eyes to the world in anger and thinking so very small, the world would be a better place. Thanks for the visit, lovely Anita!

Amish Stories said...

I'm here as promised Anita and it seems that the beach is very much on your mind, and I wanted to get here while there was still some room to dip my feet in the water. Even though I had lived in Florida for years the heat we are having right now in Pennsylvania and other states is really something else, and no amount of years spent in Florida will ever make me acquire a taste for it! And thank you kind lady for inviting me to your new post. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Anita,
Oh, how I loved this post. I have always had a thing for the MERMAID. I even collect them, you know? They are mysterious, fun, and wonderful! I was surprised when I saw the swimming mermaid.

Yes, dear, that was the alley in which I had my first kiss with my husband. Right after spending a few minutes there, I looked over across the way and saw a wedding take place. It was so special to see.

I love these pictures on here, especially the one of the ocean. I think that is the prettiest picture of the sea that I've seen. I hope you are enjoying the summer. It has been hot here too, but not too bad.

I love the mermaid, and I will have to come back to see her again. You always spread a little magic in our lives, and for that, I thank you.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Very magical Anita. The island image is incredible.

Paul

The Shop Around the Corner said...

The magic of continuous change. This is beautiful, my friend, as inspiring as ever. Must stop by later or tomorrow morning with more time to take in all the images and words a little slower, but I could not resist clicking on your link when I noticed it at the top of my blogroll. ;)

You've done it again, you precious dreamer.

I need a computer break today. Finished my Snow in July post earlier after working on it all day yesterday and part of today. WHEW! Now off to the final touches on the party favors. Can't wait for the celebration...however, I think the celebration is every day. :)

Enjoy your weekend, love.
MUAH!
Marcia

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you dear friend for coming over to visit again.. A beluga whale would make a very good subject.. Something to think about.
BISOUS!
Penny

hi-d said...

Hi Anita,

Such a pretty post. I always love your choice of colors...and notice that you love turquoise. That has been one of my favorite colors now for the last couple of years. I go through stages where I like certain colors for a while and then something fresh comes along...turquoise is SO beautiful. I have a dear friend that is very into the spiritual meaning behind colors...and she was asking me to look up the color blue a while back. (She's our music Pastor's wife)...anyway...it's very interesting to read about...I know that it means truth...and I just read that it symbolizes the sky and heaven. LOVE THAT!

Anyway...I hated to hear that you've come down with something and haven't been feeling well. And then pulling a muscle from all of the coughing! NO FUN AT ALL!!! I hope you have a restful weekend and feel better real soon.

Much love,
Heidi

Michele said...

Dear Anita ~ Sweet Anita ~~ So glorious and beautiful, I always look forward to your posts as there is always something about them that truly touch my heart, as if God were speaking to me through your posts.

Sincerely,
Michele
Pearl 13.1

Renae said...

Oh Anita! That was a lovely excursion of sky and sea. I've a dough head to never realize there are stars below, too. Thank YOU for that perspective. lovely, sheer lovely (hug) and (hug) again!!!!!!!!
ps., I read on Heidi's comments, you are ill? - two words: neti pot! I couldn't live/survive without mine.
want further info, >>? write me -- renae@simplesequins.com (hug)

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita

Another delightful post. Confidence, hope and adventure, I am all for it.
Count me in. The harp and mermaid add to the joy.

Helen xx

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

I always feel so much better after visiting your blog. I am now assured of some sweet dreams tonight! Thank you :)

Marie-Ange said...

Merci chère Anita de nous faire surfer sur les bonheurs de l'été ...
Ce sont autant de petites bulles d'amour ...
Gros bisous
Marie-Ange

Rhissanna said...

Oh my gosh. How glorious! Waves and horses. And I didn't know dolphins blew bubble rings! Thank you for, once again, providing us with a wonderful journey.

Palomasea said...

Wow wow wow :)
I'm not even going to mention the INCREDIBLE images (oh well, I just did)... :)
The gorgeous harp piece...
I do believe this is one of your deepest (no pun intended) works of art, blessed friend...
Stirs the emotions, nourishes the mind and soul. Brava!
Ah, but the ocean is a wondrous place, so much to discover in those depths of our being...
Thank you for always enriching and expanding this "shimmering surface of living"!
Much love,
- Irina

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

My favorite image is the last....beautiful.
We have a lot of catching up to do, my friend.
Hope you are feeling much better. xoxo

Kerri said...

I love that adorable elephant drawing! I have loved Dumbo since I was a little girl :)

I love to visit your blog. Always inspirational and pretty photos too!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Kerri

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

Such a lovely post Anita, I could feel the sun and smell the ocean.

I love the pictures of the horses. The one swimming is amazing.

hugs,
Sue

The Dutchess said...

So sweet.....:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Are we ready to create today?
Where did WHO go?
Have a beautiful day dear friend.
BISOUS!
Penny

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh my friend, a beautiful post! I love visiting here.

I hope you are having a wonderful day! What are you up too?

Enjoy! Elizabeth

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Anita, I know what you mean about not opening the package until your quite time, I do the same thing, most of the time my quite time is at late day or night.
The book is not in English but I looked at it as if it were a picture book, and indeed it is filled with beautiful pictures.

Thank you for your visit to my place, I love surrounding my life around art and people who create, my friend you are one I surround my lfe around.
Anita your harp playing is so angelic, I imagine myself sitting in your studio sitting and listening, just listening.
Lots of inspiration to you this weekend.
Xoxo
Dore

het tuinengeltje said...

gorgeous post my dear Anita... loved each and every word and photo...
Have a nice weekend, love and hugs, Sylvia

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

A beautiful, and cooool , watery post, something to refresh on this, hot, humid day. Oh! to ride a white horse on the beach! And to swing out over the sea! To plumb the mysteries of the depths! You've awakened the adventurer in us today, Anita, and i'm off to find some stars!
xx
dawne

wendy said...

wowza....soooo beautiful.
REACH DOWN deep find your star.....that is very cool. I guess it takes a lot of soul searching to see what it is that "drives us" in life.
Sometimes you have to scrape away the surface, and see what's really under there.
Perhaps your Star!!!!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

My dear, like you, i too believe one needs to persist on your own dreams or never will come true.Patience is the key, nothing that truly worth the wait comes too quickly.
Love your heading and the saying... also I adore the little girl illustration on the boat... so much there..... and of course, the white horse... gosh, how i love him! and YOU OF COURSE!!!GRIN

Michelle May said...

Anita!! Is that you playing the Harp? Oh my gosh! It's soooooooooo beautiful, soooooooooo magical and so wonderful with this post! Yes indeed, dreams are meant to be followed with all our hearts. Dreams do come true as long as we keep believing in them.
A truly lovely post as always. Again I leave from my visit with a smile on my face and a dance in my heart.
xx

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

So glad that you have followed your dreams and doing what you love to do...your beautiful Artwork and creating.
I am sending a cool breeze to you dear friend, thinking of you experiencing the heat wave.
Hope that you are having a happy weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

hi-d said...

Hello Dear Anita,

The beluga whale is adorable! I hope you had a good day. The weather here is finally turning to summer...but we're not having the crazy hot temps like you guys and so many others across the country. That's a little TOO warm for me.

I bet you had fun with those kiddos and all the boys. They are definitely curious little guys, aren't they? So different from girls.

Have a lovely Sunday!
Heidi

A Magical Whimsy said...

Dearest Anita
I believe a free spirit is of more value than much wealth. To smell the fresh sea air, to drink it all in...to be free as those beautiful creatures...the star fish, the horse, and the beluga whale (what darling creatures!) To be free from human inhibitions! That is the key to LIFE! To have Love, Joy, and Happiness, to share with others of like mind those intrinsic values is like opening all of the doors to ultimate peace of mind, heart, and soul. It is what gives us depth of character to pursue our dreams no string attached!
Beautiful post!
XXOO
Teresa

francis said...

Lieve Anita
In my life now it's all about letting go and wait for a while
When my house was an empty nest I needed to do nothing ....
I love the space in between things
I need the space in between things
Working hard for my family and my job I made the best of it
There was not much space for feeling free the way I lived my life .
I had a lot of worries and trying to survive took energy
But I learned SO MUCH in that life and so much came to me
Now is the time to harvest and make up my mind
And all is open ....
I just love that .......
And I love our friendship !
Have a happy new week !

Martina said...

Hey Anita, miss you too! Such a sweet and refreshing post with all the gorgeous blue and turquoise waters here! I used to LOVE Anais Nin and read all of her diaries - she was my first "mentor" when it came to putting thoughts, impressions and feelings in words! Oh, am so ready to dive into the mystery! Have a spekndid weekend of summer!

J. Beaudet said...

Wow Anita! This is my favorite post you've done. I love your words with these beautiful images! Absolutely perfect! So glad I stopped by:)
Jen

summersoul said...

Anita, Wow! What a beautiful and truly inspiring post! happy sunday.

MC

catkin tales said...

this is such a treat ❤ so many beautiful words to absorb and images to admire, thank you dearest.

i have now met my darling grandaughter and can honestly say that she is the sweetest baby girl :)
my past few days have been very full and happy.
i hope your weekend has been good too and also cooler.

sending much love and hugs xx

dorothy and lily

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Anita how absolutely beautiful...the images are so that I want to come back again and absorb more...And all in my new favourite colour...turquoise! Perfect...have a great week and I hope you are managing to keep cool! Dzintra xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy July 4th beautiful Anita!!!!
These photos are so enchanting & gorgeous!!!!
I love mermaids!!! I just bought a cool beaded Meghan Fabulous dress that's a beautiful teal/aqua color with amazing beading. My husband says it reminds him of a mermaid....
How was your holiday? It was SO hot here- 107 degrees!!!! We broke records in our area!!!! It was crazy!!!! We did go out on Friday but it was so unbearably hot!!!!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)

koralee said...

Such a beautiful post my friend...Something about the water that is so magical. And white horses!

Just got back from a weekend away... visiting with my parents..and pick cherries! Our weather is heating up finally...not as hot as yours my dear{thank goodness}.....but it now officially feels like Summer!!!!
Happy new week....I will be in and out all week...lots on my agenda...all fun.

hi-d said...

Oh Anita...

How I LOVED reading about the story of the little boy that brought you that gift...the ROCK! That is seriously one of the sweetest things EVER! SO ADORABLE!!! It sounds like he had a big crush on his Teacher. :)

Did you have a nice weekend? I hope you're feeling well and staying cool!

Happy Week!
Heidi

Fashion-isha said...

I alway love your posts so much. They truly inspire me . The photos are dreams and your words are even better. Have a wonderful week!
xo
Sharon

L'Elégante said...

Chère Anita,
Tout va bien, je vais écrire un mail à l'adresse que tu m'as donné, j'espère que c'est la bonne.
j'ai du mal à charger la vidéo pour t'entendre !!!!
C'est formidable, quel talent.
A très bientôt sur ton mail.
avec toute mon amitié.
Fine.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh yes dearest Anita...I am loving aqua/turquoise at the moment...I am in a swap with a friend of mine and I have asked for my theme to be aqua! Now I'm hoping that when our summer clothes come out I might find some in that colour! You say the most lovely things...thank you so much...Much Love to you...Dzintra xo

"Create Beauty" said...

I am finally here! Coming up for air after a whirlwind weekend. At the flea market I was in on Saturday I sold my mermaid 'sparkly treasures' creation and now I wish I'd kept it, as I miss her already! Must show you my 'mermaid cake' ... oh the fun of imagination! And you my dear have stirred mine to the depths and heights!!!

Oh how I treasure you!!!!
{can you come over and play?}

~ Violet

EdenClare said...

words well placed
my dear anita...
happy immersion
into beauty.
xoxo

Denise said...

Beautiful as always and as always I can relate to your words and photos.This week I did go on an adventure that lead Me to the depths of faith.and I will not be the same ever again.So nice,your well wishes,thank you. Denise

Debby Steele said...

Just beautiful. Always poignant and thought provoking filled with beauty. Love your blog. xo

Amish Stories said...

I'm very glad to say that our temps are now much lower in the Lancaster,Pennsylvaina area today, and its amazing how much of a difference 15 or so degrees can make! Richard

desde my ventana said...

Hello Anita,
So inspiring post!! your images and your words are beautiful...always a pleasure to visit you.
Have a happy new week

Hugs

Cecilia

Marie Antionette said...

You know why I so enjoy your post Anita?
They put me in a frame of mine of going though life in a more calming, peace. And I need that so bad.Thank you Dearest,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Catherine Robinson said...

Beyond beautiful Anita...I don't know anybody else who gets as many comments as you....you're a star ;-)
Just to let you know I've changed my blog address, it's
http://www.cashmerelover.com/
Have a great week.
Catherine
xx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Anita!
Yes, Rhissanna came by to claim her gifts! She is such a talented artist herself! I just returned from the post, they are traveling home to her.
Thank you so much for your visits dear one, I will be taking photos today... Don't you wear yourself out painting!
BISOUS!
Penny

The enchanted home said...

Bravo Anita, another stupendous post!! Love love love it and missed being in blogland. Glad to be making my rounds! I love the feeling that comes over me when I visit you...its like a "a ha" moment and I feel instantly trasnfixed and brought to a beautiful place. Thank yo for that!!

hi-d said...

I think you should do a post on that rock that the little guy brought u. Seriously! I am so touched by at story. LOVE IT!

Happy Monday to you, Anita!!!

Karena said...

Dear Anita, Inspired beyond! A wonderful reminder that our passions may not ignite by looking into the fiery star lit sky; indeed we may be very surprised at how & where the next leap to happiness and fulfillment arrive.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Stacey said...

I just got an extra pep in my step after soaking up this post! So inspiring Anita! I hope you're having a marvelous week my sweet. XX

koralee said...

Morning my friend...just a little hello before we head off to Seattle for the day...it is my Molly's Birthday today so we are going to celebrate in one of her favourite cities....hope you have a cooler day and you find joy in unexpected places today. xoxoxox HUGS

Martina said...

Dearest sweet Anita, thanks for your lovely comment today, so treasure your friendship and inspiration! Off we go for a swim in the ocean ;) xox

Jeri Landers said...

Uplifting and gorgeous, as expected.
I think you are nearly always in a wonderful and positive frame of mind, and it causes your readers to contemplate on that which is superb, even in the most natural of places and things.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Anita, I am so happy you like them!! Thank you my dear friend for your encouragement and excitment!! You made my day.
Bisous!
Penny

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Anita,
I listened to the harp being played, and I was wondering, is that you playing it? It sounds so beautiful. I wanted to also thank you for the birthday wishes for Nel in French? That is the one thing that she has always wanted to learn. She even bought a book and a course to study it, but she is so busy teaching that she has set it aside for now. You know french, you can play the harp, can you play the piano, dear? I just wish that some of your talent would rub off on me hehe. I hope you are enjoying the summer days.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh yes dearest Anita...when I turned the fabric over and saw those wiggly lines they intrigued me as well...they looked fantastic and that's why I photograped it all! Thank you for coming over...and YAY for aqua! Have a splendid Wednesday...Dzintra xo

Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmet said...

Sweet Anita,
Inspirational as always! So beautiful and uplifting... Thank you for these words and lovely images!
The weather here is cold... I want some summer days :)

Hugs <3

Palomasea said...

Stopping by my treasured friend's magical realm....
That stunning horse gives me goosebumps, Anita!
I hope you had a wonderful day...and I do hope all is well...
Sent you an e-mail this morning....
How are you feeling, dearest?
MUCH LOVE,
- Irina

crazylady said...

Beautiful - especially the horse images.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

So beautiful Anita and so refreshing! I love the ocean and beaches and horses and dolphins and everything in this post! Love, Linda

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

Oh what a fun time that will be to have your friend from high school come visit you next week. I hope you have a wonderful time.

It sounds like your temps are much more bearable in the 80's compared to what you had to contend with a week or two ago.

We had a fun filled day. Went to swim class and then story time at the library...this afternoon, while Maximus napped, I did some alterations on a top for me and a shirt for Maximus. I have a lot of odds and ends type sewing things that I need to get done...then, hopefully onto other fun projects. :)

Have a lovely rest of the week!
Heidi

Privet and Holly said...

Anita, it is amazing
all of the different
ways that you are
able to weave a
story around your
dreams.....

Beautiful!

xo Suzanne

Mrs. Sutton said...

SO beautiful Anita! Visiting your blog is always like being in the most wonderful and inspiring daydream. You make my imagination fly to places (and depths) that I would otherwise overlook in this often humdrum life! Thank you!
Best wishes,
Paula x

Kristin said...

Hi sweet Anita, this post is such a fresh breath!!! I had to pin that elephant picture. It is just the cutest!!!!!! And those dolphins are such great creations. Wish I could have my own!!! Hope you have a wonderful July! Have a GREAT day!

summerhugs, Kristin

Barbara said...

I'm a former diver and now a snorkeler. There is such peace and so much heaven under water, Anita. Your photos are lovely. I hope we can get away next month to renew our brains and bodies under water.
Hope you are having a lovely July!

victorian parlor II said...

Anita,

I feel relaxed and inspired all at the same time as I read your post! I am so sorry for missing your wonderful blogland event!!! I had every intention of participating and I was looking forward to it and then time got away from me and I was away from blogging longer than I had realized! Please forgive me for missing it:). I hope you are having a blessed summer!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Martina said...

Anita, are you having a fub summer day? I had a rather quiet one - i needed it! I felt so tired after all the intense work that isn't over yet. Weather here is cloudy and not very warm - ideal to read and have tea, which is what i'm doing now! Thank you for your friendship! xx

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Carol Dekle said...

Thank you Anita for sharing your wonderful gift of putting words and images together to create your special kind of magic. Absolutely love your blog. The white horses and the meaning took my breath away.

xoxo,
Carol

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Anita, I am so glad that I waited until my laptop was repaired to visit your post. For some reason I could not activate the music on my old desktop. The music of course set the stage for your beautiful story, as I knew it would. I don't think any of us ever emerge from your magical depths quite the same. The world is always a bit more special because we have been carried away to some enchanted place we have never been to before. Thanks, Lisa

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Anita! I am home...Had a great day. You are so sweet to PIN my mice. Thank you so much.
BISOUS!
Penny

Nella said...

Dear Anita, you never are far from my reach....so kind and sweet of you, always reaching out to offer words of encouragement......this post as the prior one are beyond lovely and insightful.....I have been absent far too long! Always leaving us with some happiness and beauty....thank you for adding those to my day, N.xoxo

Maria said...

This is so lovely, Anita!
I love the quotes you have throughout this post... I'll have to write them down ~ so wonderful to come back to thoughts like this... and keep them close.

How is your summer going? We've been "diving deep" in our closets and dressers to clean, organize and paint all of our upstairs...
I'm pretty exhausted now. We started the Monday after school let out...and there's more to do!

It's long overdue. Too many years of "surface" cleaning and organizing I guess!

I am sure you have been "swimming deep" into the heart of your creative spirit.
Wishing you a lovely, lovely weekend ~ God bless you, Anita!
*Maria

koralee said...

Morning my friend...how can it be Thursday already? How is your painting...I imagine your studio looking stunning.
It has been a busy week for me so I have missed my computer time. Plus a silly Summer cold has kept me dragging my feet a bit.
Sending you oodles of love today...thinking of you. xo

Cloudy said...

Das ist einfach nur wunderschön, traumhaft!

Lieben Gruß
CL

Maria said...

Hi Anita ~ I thought of you when I saw this photo of a "fairy wren"
Isn't it beautiful!
http://goo.gl/wf9OS

Wishing you a sweet weekend*

Martina said...

Hello dearest! So sweet of you to come and wander with me through the twombly rooms! I knew you'd like them. I took a day off today because i strained my shoulder, and it feels just good to have a quiet time! It rains and rains here - i bought flowers to make it nice inside. You said you're getting a visitor you haven't seen in ages? So exiting! Have a great weekend! xox

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you dear Anita for popping in....ah yes, that soup has become a favourite of mine! The weather has been quite cool but the last couple of days just glorious. Enjoy your friends and your bloggy break...Here's a big CHEERS to you for the weekend...Love, Dzintra xo

koralee said...

Evening dear one...I feel human again!!!!! Yahoooo...I have been so sick....one BIG sinus headache and flu aches for days...but now I am ready to tackle the summer again. Today I slept for 4 hours during the day...boy that is what I needed...now watch me be awake all night long...hope you are doing well...sending you oooodles of love...what is on your plate for the weekend?...you have company coming soon...what fun. xoxo

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

And happy weekend to you! Although, doesn't EVERYDAY feel like a weekend in the summer? I bet you are keeping real busy though with all of your wonderful creations. I went and looked at your Etsy shop again the other day. WOW!!! Those dresses that you make are STUNNING! SERIOUSLY! I'm thinking VOGUE, ELLE, MARIE CLAIRE. They need to do a little feature on you. hmmmm.... :)

Thanks for stopping by...I "think" this camera is going to work. I am not expecting perfection, although that would be nice. I will be much happier if I don't have to delete as many photos because the quality is SOOO bad. We'll see.

Have a wonderful weekend...and enjoy having fun with your friend next week.

Much love,
Heidi

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Dearest Anita..I always seem to call by your beautiful blog on a Saturday...one of my favourite days of the week and made even more enjoyable by your wonderfully inspirational posts...I really think this is one of my most favourite of all Anita..I feel spellbound and so inspired as I drift away to paint my workroom!
Hope you have a wonderful, magical weekend full of creativity!
Susan x

Ann said...

Here again...
hoping there is a new post, I guess I can't get enough of a good thing eh.
But I love going back to your old posts, I really love your images and your inspiring messages.
For sure, I will be back again.

June said...

I have no question that you will live your life to the utmost my beautiful friend. I loved the video of your beautiful playing of your harp Anita. So lovely!!!!
hugs from here...

YONKS said...

Anita,
Thank you for your beautiful words on Meg's graduation post. You are always there my dear friend!
Di
xxxxx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you my dear friend for visitng.. You always bring a smile.
Bisous!
Penny

Maria Glazacheva said...

Merci Anita!!!! :O)
De votre visite et de votre sweet commentaire!!! Vos images SONT MAGNIFIQUE!!!! Les quelle me plait plus c`est avec l`elefant et avec le garcon dans la barque!! :O)
Mercie de votre visite encore!!! Et je donne la reponse sur votre quetion : oui je suis Russe, mais je vait au lysse Fracait Alexande Dumas a Mascou (c`est l`ecole francaise) et la-ba j`aprend le francais !:O)
Bonne semaine!!
xxx Maria xxx

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful post, mon ami! I love the sea photos. We just returned from Charleston, SC... other than Paris, the sea is my favourite place to be.
I hope you had a lovely visit with your friend.
Wishing you a most lovely summer week! xoxo, B

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