Saturday, November 10, 2012

It All Makes Sense



"There must be some way 

to get out of here,"

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rabbit to the bear.



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 "And indeed there is,"

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the owl.




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  It All Makes Sense

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the five senses 

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as portals for 

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body

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to release the muses

from our imaginations
  


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117 comments:

  1. Dearest bug,
    This is a beautiful post. I love reading it. It stirs my imagination and sets my day on an uplifting note. And one of these days, I know I'm just being silly, I want to be friend to that rabbit, the bear and the owl.
    :)
    Ruben

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  2. Bonjour Anita. Magique, poetique et et captivant, tout a la fois, et comme toujours... Bravo. I have not left a message for a while, but have been following your blog. I see your comments on Vicki Archer's blog too :-) I hope all is well in your beautiful life... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. Always fabulous Anita. We loved the first one and the owl and the birds but really they were all amazing. Magical! Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. A perfect, wonderful inspiration to start the weekend, merci!! xxoo Anne

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  5. Listening to that beautiful music and reading your post was a wonderful way to start my Saturday!
    Thank you, Anita~

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  6. GORGEOUS ANITA, GORGEOUS!!!!!

    The reds, purples, blues, greens with their textures are magnificent!

    Always when I first view your new post I let out little utterances of wow, ooh, aaahs each time! THAT IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOUR WORK; the stunned or amazed factor!

    Thank you for this loving adventure. I so enjoy it.

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  7. Gorgeous, Anita! And I always love to hear you play......magical! ~ Sarah

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  8. Greetings, Anita ~
    Another divine post full of fantasy, imagination and beauty, as only you can create. I love how you tell your stories. Thanks so much for all the inspirations. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  9. post fantastico, complimenti per la scelta delle immagini!!

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  10. Hello ANita,

    A wonderful inspiration and beauty for my weekend...thank you!!
    Have a happy and rested WE

    Cecilia

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  11. This morning I took Napoleon for a walk. The sun was shining and, as can be relied upon, the little puggle was excited just to be a part of it all!
    We happened upon some flowers in the garden that were blooming in a brilliant profusion of color, in spite of the hoary pull of Winter's trance. At that moment, I understood Napoleon.
    xo

    Andie

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  12. It all makes sense darling !!!...what a post !!!.....love it !! love you...xxx...happy weekend...xxx...

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  13. Hello Anita...the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote you have here is my absolute FAVOURITE...such very true words.
    Lovely post, as always and stunning images....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ;-)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Catherine
    xx

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  14. Hello Anita:
    What a delight for all the senses this post is....if only one could sniff the perfume too!!!

    There is so much to thrill the senses in our world but, sadly, we are all too often too preoccupied with our everyday concerns to really appreciate it all. It is a timely reminder for us all to, at least once in a while, stand still and listen to the voices of our senses as they uplift our soul.

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  15. Yes dearest, that quote is great! This is what i need to do to heal ... And your sensual post is so full of inspiration Anita, so carefully you put it all together. Enjoy a sweet and cozy sunday! xox

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  17. Leslie said...
    Wonderful Anita!

    It's interesting as we often go through life without really FEELING and using all that we have. I believe if we slowed down and listened, and better utilized our senses, we would feel better about ourselves and even make better choices.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    xx

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  18. Aawh...lovely new post. You have so many beautiful artistic finds... I can come back time and again, to see the intricate composition. xoxo, M

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  19. Beautiful reminder to use our senses, they offer so much insight to everything around us. Equally beautiful music .. loved the Little Fountain...xo C. (HHL)

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  20. Dearest Anita,
    You truly lift my spirits and give me hope, Your posts are alive with love, Kindness, wonder.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  21. Precious Anita...to the owl that hoots out my window most dawns....thank you for yet another reminder of the elegant and fragile messages in life that somehow remain the strongest....love prevails in art

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  22. Such a treat to view all the lovely images you put together here...

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  23. These photos are all so intense, Anita. Simply amazing. Sometimes I feel as though I can't 'take it all in' at once. You know? I want to savor every moment and to be thankful for every little breath I take, not just go traipsing along with my head down not looking for the glorious in every thing. The is beauty in the minutest detail of a leaf or a puff of cloud in the sky. All miracles from the One who made them. It is all too mind boggling at times...but here we are given the ability to drink it all in with all of our senses.
    Like your quote from Emerson says...what matters most is what lies within us in order for us to enjoy what lies outside of us. Thank you for sharing these thoughts and intense photos.
    hugs from
    Teresa
    http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  24. Dearest Anita

    There is so much beauty in this world and your post provides a wonderful reminder of this.

    Thank you for visiting and commenting

    Helen xx

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  25. I love your posts-so beautiful and thought provoking!

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  26. Oh Anita Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share this evening. I so enjoyed my visit. I have been away for awhile, but hope to get back to posting in the next day or so.

    The colors, scents, the textures and love shared were so divine. I cannot begin to tell you the wonderful feelings you gave to my heart. Thank you my precious friend.

    Hope you and Ruben are well. I think of you often, and have truly missed my blogging friends. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

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  27. Hello my dear friend!

    I have been missing you! Life is so crazy for me at the moment and I know you as well. that is why I have note been in touch via email.

    I will come to visit you tomorrow look for my email.

    I hope you have a wonderful day! Looking forward to all of your news.

    xoxo Elizabeth

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  28. My dear Anita,
    Just what I needed today... Inspiration, beauty, soft harp music and a very wise quote... one of my favorites.
    Tell Ruben I will introduce him to this rabbit, bear and owl, Bebe knows them. I am sure she would be delighted to do so.
    Merci my dear friend,
    Penny

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  29. lovely my dear...
    imagery...words...
    all just lovely!

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  30. OHHHHHHH!

    wOnDeRfuL thoughts and images to delight the senses...

    what a TREAT, this visit here.

    ~ Violet

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  31. Hello Anita,

    Oh those images are so colorful! Aren't all of the senses amazing? I can't imagine life without them...the sights, sounds, smells, tastes...etc.

    I hope you have a lovely week!!!
    Heidi

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  32. Oh well, you know me. Anything that opens with a rabbit has to be good.
    And now you've put a new version of 'All Along the Watchtower' in my head.
    It's all your fault, Anita!

    All along the Tea Tower.
    (To the tune of
    All along the Watchtower)

    "There must be some way to get out of here,"
    said the Rabbit to the Bear.
    'There's too much ice and snow
    and an owl in my hair.
    All those birds, they drink my tea,
    ate up my chocolate pear!"
    The girl looked puzzled,
    and turned to the bear...

    "No reason to get excited!"
    the bear kindly spoke,
    "There are many things to laugh at,
    the owl just told a joke.
    But you and I are hungry now.
    Can't put snow on our plate.
    Let us get moving,
    or for tea we'll be late!"

    (Break for Jimi's guitar solo...)

    All around the piano
    Ballerinas filled the pot
    Mermaids walking to and fro.
    The tea was nice and hot.

    Outside in the cold distance,
    the man and owl did run
    They could hear teacups rattling,
    didn't want to be late for the fun.

    Yeah!

    (Big guitar finish. Thank you Jimi.)


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  33. I deliberately left this post until I could read it on a relaxed Sunday morning in bed. Inspiring, I am now ready to ace the day. Wonderful, thank you Anita. Always a treasure.
    Di
    xxxx

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  34. I really love the way you express yourself. You give me energy!

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  35. Once again, you have taken me away. Listening to you play is a blessing unto itself, but to do that while looking at such stunning images truly leaves me breathless! Thank you, as always!
    ~Cheryl

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  36. IT ALL MAKES SENSE
    Anita are you having a warm and cosy sunday ?
    Little Eva is now walking on her own and saying more and more words ...
    We have conversations !
    Oh so much love she brings this little girl .
    We have lots of birthdays to come november 15 my daugther Anna
    december 11 my son Valentijn and
    on Christmasday ....my daugther Elisabeth AND my daugther-in-law Vanessa AND Kathleen she is the girlfriend of my youngest son Thomas .
    Can you believe all three on Christmasday !!!!
    Happy sunday my friend

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  37. I'm back>>>>and in the right track....thank you for this wondrful post my dear..there IS a way..and we found it..xoxo

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  38. WOW I felt tingly as I read this and got goosebumps on my arms!! Anita you have such a gift for allowing people to FEEL so many emotions and leave us feeling more inspired than when we got here! Your harp playing is so beautiful...you are one talented lady!! That first picture is so breathtaking.........thanks Anita!

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  39. PS LOVE that Ruben was your first comment, hes a gem!

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  40. So lovely, Anita! I love this post ,The images and words tie together beautifully.
    Your posts are always a feast for the eyes. Vicky

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  41. Such beauty...
    wonder,
    draws you right in.
    Loved the ride !!!!
    Thank You girl...
    xo.

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  42. Dear Anita,

    Thank you for the lovely start to my week, beautiful post, images, and quotes. The harp music was so gentle and takes you way away to a dreamy place. Was that you playing the gorgeous music?
    Do hope you are having a wonderful Sunday and wishing you a great week ahead.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  43. Hello Anita,

    Your images have again captivated and kept me spellbound... You have a wonderful eye for beauty... in so many ways... xv

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  44. Many thanks for visiting me today dear Anita.
    Would really love to see and hear you playing the harp, it is such a beautiful instrument.

    Enjoy your Sunday
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  45. Another magical post Anita. So glad I am able to SEE it, HEAR it, be TOUCHED by it, and enjoy your excellent TASTE in music and art, I can almost SMELL the sweet perfume of kindness and love that is a big part of who you are. MY senses have been stimulated and once again I say THANKS!!!

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  46. Another vibrant post Anita and I really like those chocolate covered pears with p-nuts.


    So what are your plans for Thanksgiving although I'm sure it involves yourself making a homemade meal for this holiday, and I have just posted a fresh post from Jean today so let me know what you think about that recipe.


    I will be posting this Wednesday five Amish style recipes instead of only my usual one so maybe you can pick something from those and make it at some point.


    After this week of posts I will be on a "Thanksgiving break" for one week and will return on Nov 26, I will post an announcement on Nov 18 regarding the future of my blog and the changes that will be coming for the new year. Richard

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  47. Good morning dear Anita...thank you for your beautiful words re our little Paris...you know I was snuggling up into 'her' new quilt last night and it was so cozy!

    I have 'breathed' in Pirates...and breating out now. I have thoroughly enjoyed this show...I have only been in 3 but this was the most beautiful cast...even the Director said it has been one of the best for her...I have learnt to much here...now I want to keep singing! I totally agree with you...all adults should try to get on to the stage...there is so much to learn...

    I wish you a beautiful week Anita...and thank you so much for your loving support...Love Dzintra xo

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  48. oh dearie, this is as magical as can be. Like the child, it is good to dream!grin
    listen.... I am praying for your first show. I am anxious to know how you like it and how people will receive your art. I have a strong feeling that this is just the beginning for you....
    love you...

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  49. The beauty of words, images and music that you have created here rekindles my senses, imagination and optimism, my dear friend. Each of the senses is a miracle to me. Presence of mind through holding the senses in awareness changes our relationship to the world “out there” and to our inner world as well. It's all makes sense, indeed. Thank you!
    I hope your Monday is off to a wonderful start!

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  50. My precious friend, this is just stunning in every way...there is the multi-sensory journey...we are on it every day, but how many of us take the time to breathe it all in...
    You are remarkable...and I see darling sister Sylvia...both of you have the God-given gift of stopping us in our tracks, and helping us LIVE this Divine experience...gorgeous, chere amie...
    And how magical is "The Little Fountain"??
    Have you been playing today??
    I miss you so, but I know you are making your dreams happen....it really is time to SOAR!!
    Love you!!!!!
    - Irina

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  51. You are just so inspiring. You always have the most breathtaking photos with the most amazing message. That last quote speaks volumes!! Oh, my, you always seem to fail to provide me with the right message each time!! xo

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  52. Everything is ok with me...it is not my day i think.,.....i try and do my best to make it my day i promise you my dear friend !!...love love from me...xxx..

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  53. Oh Anita, Yes Yes (As the Police sing when the Major comes)...the theatre truly is a life changing experience....I am learning so much and meeting wonderful people. This production has just been a pleasure to work in! Thank You Thank You for all your encouragement...you have been SUPER...LOVE to you, Dzintra xo

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  54. I love that picture of that great gilded mirror.with piano is fabolus and the imagen colors is fantastic

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  55. i want to be in that first picture...

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  56. So perfectly beautiful are all your posts.Especially seeing that I am such a COLOUR girl!!!!! Hope your day is filled with it!
    I am at home today..it is a holiday!!! Remembrance day was yesterday. I plan to do some creating today...can't wait.
    What will your week bring my friend? Hugs as you begin it! xox

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  57. Here comes another silly friend just like Mr. Ruben, I loved the moment where I saw the bear and rabbit and owl. I wanted that moment never to end. Breath is all in and keep it in. So it sinks deep into your heart, runs wild in your imagination and keeps your heart beating and your mind alert to the tracks we've left behind and the tracks we need to follow.

    How am I? A bit dizzy this morning! No need to fret, Len sent me into the dizzy phase because he took my car keys to work and I have no way to get to work. I've called three people and nobody is awake! Oh me, oh my, what should a girl with a curl do? My curls are a bit twisted this morning. Perhaps I should just play hooky and call it a day! I have a fear of taxi drivers! No kidding! I'm only been in taxi's in Europe, that must have been what planted that deep rooted fear in me.

    Len and I just had a wonderful weekend together. We stayed in bed late, didn't clean up the house at all or do any pressing errands. Played with the dogs and watched some t.v. and went to a couple of craft shows. It was easy going and much needed. Rarely do we have two days off in a row anymore.

    What will you be doing my dear for Thanksgiving this year? We will be at Kara's. Shaun's first surgery is this Thursday. I'll be going to Seattle with Kara to support her. Thanks for your prayers!

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  58. My darling friend
    Thank you so much for your wonderful advice
    I am going to do that .
    You know what I find really really amazing
    How you know to listen and read and combine ......
    by little bits of information
    You really SEE me
    Anita You touch my heart and soul .
    Thank you Thank you Thank you and God bless you !

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  59. oh THANK YOU!!! oh THANK YOU!

    Anita, hi! Oh you made my day! I was so worried about my post that I got a lowsy-night's sleep. I'm ok now and I don't have a ton planned for today so I can take a nap later.

    YOU ARE SO NICE TO ME! thank you!

    In your post I love the long flowing, chiffon, turquoise dress and the red flames of lipstick or paint on the neck and up on that woman with the eccentric makeup. Those two are so mesmerizing! That's the word: Your post's are MESMERIZING!!!

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  60. how goes it...
    beautiful my
    creative queen!
    xoxo

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  61. Hello dear one,
    I was Christmas shopping all weekend, and wanted to come over and visit first thing this morning. That wise old owl knows how to get out, doesn't he? I just love the rabbit and the bear, and all the colors on here. I am so thankful for the five senses, and try to remember I am blessed with them. The red polka dot boots are soooo cute, and I am always amazed at the beautiful pictures you find for your stories. Breathe it all in. Love it all out. This is my favorite, and such a passionate quote. LOVE always exudes out of your posts each and every time I read them. Have a wonderful week, you deserve it so much.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  62. ''the five senses serve as portal for the body mind and spirit to release the muses from our imaginations''
    One of the most beautiful things I 've read...Thanks you Anita

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  63. I agree, I AGREE with Roselie!! :))
    Dearest, did you love that mousie?? Or Tea RRRRRatttie? :)
    That one was a wink to you and Penny! ;)
    Love you, dear friend...off to e-mail!
    BISOUS,
    - Irina

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  64. Oh shame on me, I must be missing much, how fun, the bear, the owl, and rabbit..I should introduce myself I suppose.. but lil miss proscastinator is what I should be called! Lovely, inspiring post Anita, enjoy your week. xoxox Christel

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  65. Inspiring, beautiful, captivating, amazing, wonderful ....post. All the things you are, my friend.
    I will call soon. Honest.
    It's been absolutely insane here, as you know.
    This just made my night.
    Love you!! xoxox

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  66. Lovely as usual, Anita, and the music is perfect. For the first time I cannot seem to sense the words penetrating beyond surface to the hidden crevices of my heart as they typically do, but it might have something to do with being preoccupied with finding something I've lost. ;)

    You do know what this means, don't you? I have to come back and read it again...and perhaps again. :)

    Thank you, my friend.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  67. Anita! You crack me up! How did your writing session go? Hopefully, you are pleased with it.

    I am so happy about the response to my full body post, today. I was so nervous about it I couldn't sleep last night. I had a long winter's nap and I feel on mark again.

    Have a fabulous night's rest and go full speed ahead tomorrow - otay?

    Thanks for being so upbeat and fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  68. Hello dear Anita
    Beautiful Blog as always!
    Have a lovely day today dear.

    Love and a big hug
    Mapi

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  69. Hello lovely Anita. Thank you for visiting the shop, glad you liked the paella. ;)
    As soon as I read your comment I rushed over to let you know that your message is NOT vague, my friend. It is my mind and my heart that was wondering off and a bit heavier than usual so although your message is clear, I was not able to apply it in a more personal way as I usually do. Hope that makes a little more sense. It's like I had blockers up. Today; however, I am beginning to see some clarity with all five senses in check instead of out of control. teehee
    Have a gorgeous day.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  70. First off for this Tuesday morning...I NEED those rain boots...spotted ones to make my recess duty in the rain a delight!!!
    YOU are in a SHOW...YAHOOOOOO! I am over the moon excited for you sweet one...please please take lots of photos with that new camera of yours....I soooo wish I could come! It will be such a success. You work hard this week...the rewards are to follow very soon. xoxoxo

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  71. Dearest Anita, thank you for your kind visit! I can see your walkway looking very pretty with these lights in bags! Glad you enjoy your week. I do too, in some ways, but i just slowly recover from the loss of our cat. It may sound pathetic, i know, but i was so connected to this little and very loving being that my heart needs time to heal. Time helps, i know this! Stay warm, ozy and creative - these marvellous pix here bring me joy! xox

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  72. I loved this post. The images and colours are fantastic. Really pretty. Well done!

    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  73. Magnifique, un bonheur pour les yeux !!!

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  74. How beautiful that harp music is Anita!
    And these words and thoughts and colourful images are gorgeous....as always!
    Hugs!!!

    Deborah xoxoxo

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  75. Hello dearest Anita!!!!!
    How are you?
    LOVE the red coat in the photo and the owl is magnificent!!!! We have an owl that lives in the woods by our house. He is SO cool!!!! We have named him Henry.
    My parents are arriving for Thanksgiving next week. Do you have plans or are you traveling for the holiday?
    I can't believe how quickly time has passed this year!!!!!
    I am so grateful for the amazing friends, like you, that I have had the pleasure of meeting through being a blogger.
    I have news!!!! I'm a fashion stylist!!!!! A grade school friend contacted me asking if I'd help her build a new wardrobe and put together a Lookbook of outfits for her. I'm so excited!!!! Then another friend saw my FB post about fashion styling & asked me about it. She lives in Scottsdale, AZ and asked me to do something similar for her. I can do the job long distance because so much is found & bought on line nowadays.
    I hope you're having a fabulous week!!!!
    We'll have to schedule a special shopping trip one day!!!!
    Luv & Hugs,
    Shannon :-)

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  76. Hello Anita,

    Thanks so much for the visit!!! The first photo in this post reminds me of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. :)

    How is your week going, my friend? I hope you have a creative week!

    Heidi

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  77. What a beautiful way for me to end my day. I will now sleep very well tonight. Thank you, Anita! xo

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  78. Hello,Lovely Anita, Your beautiful blog is like entering another magical world! love it soooo.
    Thank you for the sweetest words always.
    Sending you 'twinkles and light' for a wednesday full of loveliness ***
    Love Maria x

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  79. Anita you are the 'Pictorial Wizardess'. Another work of art. X Paul

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  80. I agree with Paul...so much beauty in one post!

    Kat

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  81. Anita! hi!

    Carry out your goals, my friend! You are a very accomplished person. I see that in you in your enthusiasm and creativity. Carry on.

    The girl in the top banner of this post that is wearing the red coat, reminds me of me in my younger era. Long blond locks and a trim torso. I had a blue coat in those years style nearly the same as the red. My blond hairs would fall onto the coat and drive my Dad to come at me with a lint brush often. Hmmmmm? I feel a poem coming on. thanks,seeya......

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  82. Darling Anita, it seems like I have dropped off the planet! We were gone most of October and the earlier months were insane too!

    I have missed visiting so many blogs! I just love this. What beautiful images and thoughts you always gather!

    I hope all is well and you are enjoying the music of life! We certainly are!!!

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  83. Dearest Anita, yes, i understand what you said about pets. My hubby says, he doesn't want one again because this has been and still is so hard. But i must say, we had cats before, and this one was the most lovely and special ever! Do you have a nice day sweet friend? I'm tired, and take it a little more slowly this week! Hugs for a gorgeous evening!

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  84. Lieve Anita I am so glad the Mousecalender arrived
    The book about SAM and JULIA must be out in the USA too .
    I have a favourite writer and discouvered his books are now also in english ....so I ordered one and I am so anxious ( ? ) to see how the words I so love in dutch will be translated
    I have taken your advice in my heart and will do what you suggested . I let you know .
    Are you okay ?
    Hugs and love !

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  85. Your imagination makes Me so happy :)

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  86. Your words & photos are inspiring...truly!

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  87. I feel the calm of the chill over here with beauty like none other. For a moment Anita, I thought that is was your playing that harp, I think you need to you tube yourself palying your beautiful harp so wee can see more of who you are :)

    Love the photos of The bear and Rabbit, of course all your photo selections are just so soulful and your words touch each picture with a spirit tell a story of beauty.

    I am looking forward to ThanksGiving to then move right into Christmas. Anita it seams like yesterday we were drumming up a Christmas production with French threatre on our minds, and here we are another year, how sweet of a year its been teaching and showing off to us all it offered.

    Keep inspiring us girl, its what carries us through until the next.

    lots of love
    xx
    Blessings
    Dore

    PS. This might sound silly....I would love to see Ruben be-friend that rabbit, if anyone could it would be him

    xox

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  88. Hi Dearest Anita,
    I have missed you so! My computer was out of commission so I could not blog, but happily, I'm back and trying to visit all my friends.
    What a lovely post, I hope all is going well for you and all is goodness and light. Keep inspiring and making the world beautiful!
    Big hugs to you,
    Patti

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  89. Oh Anita, you always bring so much light into our life and this great post shows all the beauty of this wonderful world.......loooooove it sooooo much, thank you for all your inspiration, my dear friend!!!! Have a lovely weekend,

    hugs Jade & Sheila ;)

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  90. Breathlessly beautiful! Hey, Your first show, wish I could be there. Have fun, make money, learn a lot and most of all, Don't get discouraged if it is not what you expected. I think you will probably do very well.Please let me know everything when it's over!

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  91. Les couleurs, les photos, unes merveille!
    bisous
    Esther

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  92. Savoring the moment is such a sweet release from the scheduling of our lives. I've enjoyed my quiet time with you today as I pondered and relished in the beauty of your photos and words.

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  93. Dear Anita, I have been missing your lovely postings....this one is exquisite....again! The images just make me wonder at all the beauty around us, we just need to keep looking and savouring ! Hope you are getting all your creations ready for holiday shoppers, N.xo

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  94. My dear friend,
    I'm not sure if my emails are getting to you.
    Let me know ok? ;)
    Thanks!

    Deborah xoxo

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  95. Hello there!

    Your beautiful post gives me energy. The last two weeks have been incredibly stressful, but I'm pulling it together. Your post is a beautiful reminder of where to keep the sights focused. Thank you, dear friend.

    Keri

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  96. Dear Anita...the first show!! Do not be discouraged...you are on the path to growing and developing as an artist! We all must pay our dues before we arrive at the point of fulfilling what we desire...Do not lose sight of your goals, more importantly your creative aspirations.... Sending you all my best wishes and hugs, N.xo

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  97. Gorgeous Post, Anita! I love Ralph W Emerson quotes. Thank you for your lovely inspiration, sweet Anita :) Sending you HUGS <3

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  98. That's great you can find middle school to be a workable place. Cool for you...and they are lucky to have you come into their classes.

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  99. oh i see my sister visited you lately, too. hahahaha

    i need to tell you that you are a mega talented person. i so appreciated your dedication to your blog and all of the other things you do. (hug)

    i love the element of 'the unexpected' that you bring to your art!

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  100. Anita, my friend, thank you so much for stopping by the shop for a visit. Glad you liked the pastelitos de guayaba. ;) Send me a little note if you do make them for Ruben. I know he's going to love them, they are out of this world. I think I might try making them with spinach and cheese next time too, which would be more like empanadas.
    Enjoy your weekend, love.
    XOXO's,
    Marcia

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  101. What a feast for the eyes! Love that blue gown and the model is stunning! Gorgeous post(as usual). It's very sunny today and so I'm off to soak it up and get errands done. I hope you have a fabulous weekend and thank your all your lovely comments this week. Bisous:-)

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  102. ROUGE, ROUGE, ROUGE!!! Merci mon chère Anita.
    Bon weekend
    xxx
    V

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  103. Hello Anita,

    Hope you're having a lovely Friday, Anita! I'm looking forward to the weekend. We are going to Rob's parents' house tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving...then next week with my family.

    Do you have any plans for the holiday? I imagine you could make a wonderful Turkey dinner. I honestly have NEVER cooked a turkey myself.

    Well, I hear little M in his crib. Not sure if he's really awake or he'll go back to sleep...I better run...

    Love to you!
    Heidi

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  104. Anita,

    Thank you for your beautiful post, I know that it must take you so much time to create such an elegant thing. Your posts are always so amazing.

    I have tried to visit blogs and to do all the things that I usually do, but I am fighting a cold and have lost all my steam.

    Your post was medicine for my soul. Now where did I put my cough drops?

    Karen

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  105. P.S. Isn't it wonderful that Sir Ruben visits your blog and admires your work? You are a very blessed girl.

    Karen

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  106. No wonder there are always so many comments here Anita... you touch something in our hearts every time, and the pictures you use for your beautiful words are so incredible... I always know I will smile and breathe deeply when I visit you. Is that you playing the harp so beautifully??

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  107. ohhhhh A N I T A ..... sigh....oh how wonderful it is always to find myself on your magical pages! I'm so lucky I found you, I've said that before. I will begin my day, my dearest with the utterly alchemical BEAUTY here that so touches my soul. Yes, the senses, we love to live through them.....breathe it all in, transmute it into something better, then love it all out LOL Loving it!

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  108. Hello Anita,I've always loved your beautiful post and the meanings behind the pictures.
    I wannted to stip by to wish you Blessings and a most wonderful Thanksgiving,
    Hugs Dearest,
    XXOO Marie Antionette

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  109. Anita, OMG, you're having an art exhibition! That's so exiting! Where is it? Do you show your paper macho pieces? I wish you the best of luck with it sweet friend, if you find the time, tell me alittle moe about it - or make a post! Love for a happy weekend!

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  110. What a wonderful post to start my weekend! So happy to come visit your blog :)

    I finally found you on Etsy. You are a talented artist!

    I just got around to updating my blog so stop by when you get a chance, and have a nice weekend!

    xoxo
    Kerri

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  111. I have been thinking about you all day...how are you doing dear one and how was the show!!! I am so eager to hear..you must me so tired! Let me know when you have time oxoxoxo

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  112. Hello Anita,

    I was so excited to hear that your art show was today and was praying for you. How was it??? I hope it was a big success.

    How sweet of you to stop by last night. I hope you got some good sleep. If not last night, then tonight.

    Take care and have a restful Sunday...
    Heidi

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  113. Ma Bella!! Good Sunday morning ma tendre amie Anita, your posts are so very uplifting and inspiring. You are on top of my blog list and will always keep that place.
    I'm back to blogging, and I'm very happy about that.
    Have a calm and sweet Sunday xx Anita xx

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  114. Hi Anita I just wanted to pop by and wish you and your family a very nice Thanksgiving, and I hope this one for you is both enjoyable and is filled with memories for years to come. Richard

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  115. You are so sweet to come and visit!
    I did not have a new piece to share so I compiled a few of my recent and old.. The gorilla was created about nine years ago, he is living in Indiana.

    Wishing you a bundle of love and joy tomorrow... Happy Thanksgiving dear friend.
    Bisous!
    Penny

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