Friday, April 9, 2010

From Babble to Scrabble to Symphony







Playing Scrabble.

But once the child's play is over, the functions of the wonderful world of words goes on and WE are the masters who tame each member of the linguistic system into sublime submission with pen

and ink

and imagination.

With our mastery, we can seize the ever-wandering verb in its tracks

this tireless citizen of the language community that incessantly wants to





and even in its sleep, dream


and create.

These assiduous affiliates are looking for willing subjects and nouns to join together on the page, where there is nothing more beautiful

and personal

than to see these members of the language society gather in a special space

to develop and to contribute to who we are

and who we may become.

When these members join to compose something timeless


and divine

an unforgettable symphony is composed, rehearsed and shaped into a life-time of actions of kindness.

Thank you, each and everyone of you, who frequent my blog faithfully, exchange laughter and dreams, and who have sent me the most memorable works of art from your hands and hearts. I cherish each and everyone of you -

Enjoy a peaceful and inspiring weekend with those you love!

Je vous aime tous!

Photo Credits: Google images
Paper wonders by Oona Patterson - Cinderella, Underwater
Annie Leibovitz Photo Disney Dream Portrait Cinderella


LiLi M. said...

Bonsoir Anita, what a beautiful post once more. You just don't have to thank me for visiting you as it is my pleasure, for sure. One of the corners in this beautiful world that never cease to amuse and inspire me.
Thank you Anita, for spoiling us with the most beautiful photos and the most thoughtful texts every time again. Merci! Bon week-end, bisous LiLi

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita

You imagination is a never-ending my friend.. Thank you for your inspiration, friendship, humor and kindness. Every post is a delight to the senses. Visiting you here always, always, sparks my imagination.. Beautiful post!
Merci cher ami,

Sacha said...

Anita !
Tu as ce don précieux des beaux billets et celui-ci l'illustre très bien !
Je suis très touchée par le choix de ta photo en tête de blog , car j'aime ces superbes jardins de Marqueyssac en Dordogne
Je pense m'y rendre cet été pour les revoir de nouveau et revisiter la région pour y découvrir d'autres beaux sites
Merci ton blog m'apporte toujours beaucoup de joie et de plaisir
Je te souhaite un très heureux week-end

Violet said...

A lovely post! I mentioned you on my blog today, and posted a link to your fabulous blog. Always a delight. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Violet

Me....bunny said...

It's been my pleasure to have found you after all these years and in the most unusual way too...using the written word.


Fete et Fleur said...

And when words have a crafter like you, they REJOICE at being written.


Anonymous said...

Aww, what lovely post. And so true...

Anonymous said...

i shall forever write out the sentiments of my my daily journaling, here on my blog, and through my comment let me express my deepest appreciation for what you do here in blogland, Anita!

I truly adore your style of story telling, the blending of images, with words to take us on these wonderfully magical virtual journey's!

you are a wonder! dear sweet Anita!
ciao bella
bisous baci kisses...xoxo

creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

i shall forever write out the sentiments of my my daily journaling, here on my blog, and through my comment let me express my deepest appreciation for what you do here in blogland, Anita!

I truly adore your style of story telling, the blending of images, with words to take us on these wonderfully magical virtual journey's!

you are a wonder! dear sweet Anita!
ciao bella
bisous baci kisses...xoxo

creative carmelina

Anonymous said...

i shall forever write out the sentiments of my my daily journaling, here on my blog, and through my comment let me express my deepest appreciation for what you do here in blogland, Anita!

I truly adore your style of story telling, the blending of images, with words to take us on these wonderfully magical virtual journey's!

you are a wonder! dear sweet Anita!
ciao bella
bisous baci kisses...xoxo

creative carmelina

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is beautiful I love all the pictures and you are such a great writer. You have a talent. Thank you for sharing it
gros bisous ma belle.

A Refocused Life said...

I love clicking on your icon on my blog list...I always know it's going to be something special. This was another absolutely fabulous post. Wonderful images and words.

Have a wonderful weekend. Rita

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Anita....yet another beautiful post. You know......I was quite old before I realized the power of words....I wish I would have done it sooner. You choose yours wisely.



GrandmaK said...

You have treated us to a wonderful journey through the world of words!!! You use them so eloquently!!! Scrabble is one of my favorite games. Have played it forever. Yours is the 2nd blog today whose subject is Scrabble...Take care!!! Cathy

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What an exqusite post.
I feel as if I've just taken a deep breath and inhaled fresh and excitingly scented air.
You are such an inspiration to me.

Of course, your accompanying photos are stunning - what IS that fabulous fantasy castle? Paper? I want to see it in life!

Rosie said...

You are AMAZING...this post to me... is like the "raspberry jam" on Koralee's toast... yummmm... thank you for such a tasty treat...It keeps me coming back for more...thanks also for your help this morning (still don't know what was up, but you were so patient)...have a restful weekend Rosie

Marie said...

Anita, I, like Tristan, would love to see that paper(?) castle in person. It's just beautiful, as are you my dear cousin.


Miss Sandra said...

Dearest Anita,
You always touch a chord within me with both..your images and words. Such beautiful journeys you take us truly know how to awaken our imagination and tap into our dreams. How sweet it is to know you!

Christel Hutson said...

oh the beauty in this post!! So much to embrace! I love the ink wells, and the paper masterpieces! Oh how I would love to learn that craft! Thank you Anita for such a beautiful post. My imagination soars every time I see your lovely, inspiring posts. XOXO Christel

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

My Creative Anita! You are such an expressive lady! I always wonder what moral is coming at the end!~Hugs, Patti

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Beautiful ... you always inspire and uplift, my dear... your creativity will take you far. Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

Dear Anita, You merge images and words in the most delightful way!
Your blog is a virtual vacation at the end of a busy week! Merci, beaucoup, mon ami!

Marie-Ange said...

Si l'enchantement est au bout de la plume, le rêve est au bout de ton blog ...
Belles lettres sur pages refermées, une symphonie inachevée ...
Bisous du coeur chère Anita et merci pour ces délices ...

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my dear Anita....

You have such a wonderful way with words.......I always love your posts..... :-) You put so much work into finding just the right pictures. You're amazing.


Desde my Ventana said...

Bonjour Anita.
Toujours un plaisir venir à ton blog, pour lire tes mots pleins d'émotion et de sentiment et les images merveilleuses que tu nous offres .... si jolies aujourd'hui!!!.
Un autre post merveilleux.
J'espère que tu passes un week-end tranquille et en jouissant du temps de printemps.
Gros bisous ma belle amie,


The Dutchess said...

And I thank you for creating this marvelous and very beautiful post my dear..

Scabble is my favorite game..can you play this online..?? Would be fun to do and You:))

Hug from all of us
T.D and company.

The Dutchess said...

I just invented a new game..hahaa Scabble....:))

Val said...

Tu nous emmenes dans le monde des mots des signes et des symboles et de leur mystérieux pouvoir créateur,et nous t'y suivons comme hypnotisés!
Merci pour ce choc analytique!
à bientot Docteur Anita Freud!

Presépio no Canal said...

Dear Anita,

Once more beautiful fotos and wonderful approach! I like the handwriting is so beautiful because nowadays we use so much the computer that we forgoten our caligraphy, the pleasure to write a letter or a story with our owns hands...
Thank you so much to remember the importance of this...and simple games like Scrabble...
I love you too, very much :-) Thanks a lot for your tendresse ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend :-) Keep inspiring us ;-)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Exquisitally said ma chere!

Mille bisous, Sherry

Marie-Ange said...

"Esprit Classique" était mon PREMIER blog, supprimé sur un coup de tête !
Il avait presque UN an !
Dans la foulée et le regret, j'en ai recréé un autre : "Rêver au Sud".
C'est la sixième photo de mon DEUXIEME blog que je montre, ayant tout perdu de mon premier !
J'espère que je ne t'ai pas trop "embrouillée" !!!
Voudrais-tu montrer à ton tour une sixième photo de l'un de tes blogs ma chère Anita ?
OUF !!!
Je t'embrasse très tendrement.

J'arrive à ma TROISIEME année de blog !

BON J'ARRÊTE (rire) !!!!!

Rosie said...

Good Morning my Sweet Friend, ...Sending you Some *Sunshine*... {did you get it?} ...happy day Rosie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita
I can see why you would love to retire in Eze, France.. Beautiful! merci mon ami.

claudie said...

Et je t'aime ausi Anita, beaucoup.
So nice to be back. You my dear friend are just so perfect. I will be back again. I'm trying to put up my spring drapery, and do some Pink Sat. hoping.
Glad you enjoyed my first of many posts.
Merci pour les belles images.
Love Claudie

Jorgelina said...

Hi Anita!!
what lovely post.
Siempre es un placer visitarte y compartir imagenes tan agradables.
Uno entra a un mundo de ensueños y magia.

synnøve said...

It is always interesting, funny, inspiring and delightful to visit any of your blogs dear Anita!!!
Keep on posting:-)
Synnøve x

Anonymous said...

darling Anita,

you are just so utterly amazing and inspiring!! your posts are always so beautiful and creative, i get tears in my eyes when i read them.
thank you so much for your warm weekend wishes, i am sending you wishes too for the loveliest of sundays.
i would have written earlier my dear, but i've had such a stinking headache today (all day unfortunately). i feel really bad because i put up a post this afternoon and then had to go and lie down again, which means i am very belatedly visiting my friends.
if i'm feeling better tomorrow i'll call by again.
sending lots and lots of love xxx
and lily sends hundreds of doggie kisses (she is very affectionate) xxx

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

What a lovely post you have here...
Everything you say is always so well thought out.
I do love that photo with the blue script...

Parisienne Farmgirl

Createology said...

Your post is so beautiful and lyrical. I feel renewed with creative spirit. Thank you. I would love to live in that castle! Thank you so very much for sharing your amazing talent. Happy creating...

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Anita,
You are so right, words can create the most beautiful things. And you my friend, create gorgeous images for us to come and enjoy! Your imagination and creativity inspires us all once again!
Enjoy a sunny Sunday!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

My Anita what a lovely post!!! I love to come and visit you...A beautiful Sunday to you...Dzintra♥x

Jacqueline said...

I'm number 43 to comment today. I like being number 43 chugging down the tracks of life to Anita's heart to pay her a visit. Okay, the little house with the fairy...I want it! I cannot simply think of anything else at the moment. This however, is another post that sets my mind spinning. I'm having the TIME OF MY LIFE with you...traveling to NOWHERE and WITS END and back again and by golly forget THE GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP and come aboard The PICCADILLY as we sail on silver girl. Your words POP across the page, never babble or scrabbled, just a fine symphony! A hearty wave to your Rattus.

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Wow, you are so brilliant in your convey your thoughts more creatively than I have ever seen, Anita! What a gift you have! No, make that several gifts!
Such an honor for me that our paths crossed,I always am learning from you! Thank you for your beautiful friendship and your positive outlook on life!!! love deb

Desde my Ventana said...

Hi Anita,

Yesterday I received from my friend Marie-Ange REVER AU SUD an invitation to participate in a game between blogs.Today is my turn to choose new players and I have chosen you to participate ..... only if you want and it looks good.



Love the new blog.Thanks

Violet said...

If I could express so eloquently what is in my heart as some have done here, I would. All I can say is 'amen' to these beautiful comments about your wonderful and creative words and images. A bit of the divine I believe!!!

Bless you dear Anita!

~ Violet

Desde my Ventana said...

Mais oui,Anita, comme tu veux!!!
J te désire très bonne semaine,

J'ai une question pour toi:on comprend bien mon anglais, est très horrible ? ?

Patricia Cabrera said...

I love to come here - always!
This is beautiful and it is true. Our time here is so very short , it is good to enjoy and appreciate those that are close and far. I appreciate you and how glad I am that I meet you through blogland!lovingly~

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita

Painting is posted.. I hope I have done it justice and that you like it.

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour dearest~
you don't have to thank us for visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world ~ your kindness, friendship, imagination and inspiration. As always, it is a pleasure. Your blog is my favourite of ALL, truly.
I hope you had a most wonderful spring break and a lovely week ahead.
xoxo, B

cityfarmer said...

girl ... you rock my world ...

how DO you do it?

koralee said...

Oh sweet have one of the best blogs in this blogging land of ours. I so love the treasures I find when I visit. I am off to read this post again and soak it all in. Hugs for a wonderful wonderful New Week. xoxo

Fine said...

Vos changements de décors sont magnifiques et le choix de vos photos impeccable...
C'est un enchantement de venir chez vous.

Desde my Ventana said...

Merci pour être à mon give-away. Je n'ai pas besoin de ton aderesse, ni ton @mail (je le demande seulement si quelqu'un partage d'une forme anonyme).
Je te souhaite très bonne journée


KarenHarveyCox said...

A visit to one of your posts is like walking down a Street filled with inspirational eye candy.

You know when I first came back to the States, I so missed my walks through the streets of Hong Kong filled with an explosion of visual stimulation. Now, when I long to walk through inspiration I come here for a visit. You always surprise me with your visual story telling.


Rosemary said...

Good morning Anita,
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Thanks for the visit! I am getting to your blog a little late, but as you know, I have been a busy crown maker.
I love each and every magical post that you do.

La Petite Plume said...

Your Majesty,

Love love this post!!!! Especially the ink well! simply divine post, Bravo, well done!

Royal wishes,

Anonymous said...

dearest Anita


thank you for your kind concern xxx i am much better now, thank goodness. that horrid headache went on for two days and now my daughter has it, so maybe it was something viral.
i have just read and admired your lovely post again. your blog is truly one of the most magical places in blogland.
how are you my dear? and what kind of weather are you having in your neck of the woods?
we seem to be having good gardening weather this week, i am hoping things will now catch up after the prolonged winter.
it's quite late in the evening here (past my bed time infact), i am tapping away at my lap top in the bedroom with lily at my feet and two cats nestled in cushions nearby.
i thought i would come and have a little chat with you before i make my cocoa and settle down for the night.
hope you have had a good monday and will have a terrific tuesday xxx

lots of love and hugs xxx


Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Anita~ Thank you so much for coming by and your sweet words. I can always count on you to boost me up just when I need it. My angel! Beautiful photos--I especially love the little angel in front of the house and and the very last, tranquil scene.
You are so kind!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita

Your excitement just tickles me!
I am so pleased that you found my painting so pleasing to the eye..
If not for your kindness in sending the photo, this painting would not be.. so Merci cher ami!
Bisous, Penny

Rosie said...

Your tasty little treat, sounds much like a "Dairy Queen" orange bar {not only delectable but also low cal}... always so nice to hear from you dear friend...sweet dreams...Rosie

M.A.the2nd said...

Anita... bonjour!I have just popped in for a cup of tea with you. Perhaps we could go to Laduree next time and share one of their delectable confections!
These images above are truly beautiful and I love "script". Have you ever heard of Carolyn Quartermaine... she is a textile designer in London who does the most beautiful French script art on fabric. I use it in my interior design work. I think you would love it.
Your words are also beautiful and it is so true that the written word literally is so powerful!
Take care and have a wonderful day...M.A. the 2nd

Privet and Holly said...

Anita, I am new to your kingdom but I won't be for long! What an amazing place to visit. I too, LOVE the written word and am now educating myself on how to marry those words with my own photographs. It is such a luxury to scroll through your wondrous blog, tea cup in hand. It is simply transportive.... xx P&H {Your new subject in the Realm!}

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Wow! What an inspiring post...the photos are amazing! I don't know how I've missed your's wonderful! I'm now a follower so I'll be back!

Rosie said...

thank you for your lovely, encouraging words. I truly had the most wonderful wonderful that WE CAN revisit it on a whim...such blessed gifts are our memories...sending a smile your Rosie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello my friend! I send love to you and thanks for the wishes and sweetnesses! Take care hope to come back soon to catch up. Blessings and light.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
I see you came by for a visit today and left a very sweet message. Thank you!
Just had to drop in and soak up the beauty once more.
Enjoy your evening..
Bless you!

synnøve said...

Dear Anita,
Thank you so much for is so nice, I read your comment and felt your warm heart across the atlantic ocean......
Strange as it is.. when feeling blue and sad, I read the blogs I follow.... but I am unable to comment.
Some blogs give me hope, renewed spirit and a laughter ...... so you are so important to me!!!!
I hope spring , flowers and sun will cure every sad heart.....
I am feeling better, things are settling down and life looks like it floats in a better direction again!!!

It may look cold and "Antarctic" in the pictures, and it was a bit of wind in the beginning but when we rested it was really hot....I mean; I could have almost have had a bikini on!!!!!

Thank you xxx

Susan said...

Dear Anita~
Thank you for visiting! I must have been very tired last night when I posted that blog because I thought I had saved it as a draft! I've added text this morning. Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello beautiful Anita...such a pleasure and such a treat that you could pop in to my graduation...thank you so very very much...always a pleasure!!! You are beautiful...Dzintra♥x

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Anita Sweetie...
Oh how I adore this beautiful post. I cannot tell you what inspiration I draw from you each and every time I come to visit. You have touched so many lives.

I enjoy your friendship and love, and I so enjoy reading what is happening with our mice friends. You and Reuben both have such a way with words and you share with your hearts to the hilt. I love this most. I can see your souls when you write.

I feel as though I see you dance each and every time I come, as you write so elegantly you just dance across your blog. You have touched my heart a thousand times over.

I have been so busy trying to get things done these last three weeks I have not gotten around as much as usual. Things will slow down when I am home again. Forgive me for not being as faithful at writing. I have been through an AZ tea, a baby shower and now getting ready to fly. Taking things to everyone has been quite the challenge of late.

Love ya sweetie. Have a beautiful week while I am gone. Stop by Marydon's I am sure we will post there. Many hugs and so much love....Sherry

Anonymous said...

Oh I just loooove your new headline picture - sooo green, lush and "Summer-y" - kind regards, Martina

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita
Thank you for visiting.
Have a wonderful day today.. I know you are looking forward to the weekend..
I just love this post... Magnifique!
Bisous! Penny

lostpastremembered said...

Absolutely transporting... how do you do it... these are like little books...the photos, the word... magnifique!!!!

Desde my Ventana said...

Thank you Anita,my english goes....
Have a nice day,
Muchos besos

LuLu Kellogg said...

Lovely post Anita! I loved the picture of the harp *sigh* beautiful!

Bisous Bisous,

Karen said...

Good morning, Anita! :> You give us words, photos, and imagination to inspire with every, thank You! :> Have a fabulous day!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Oui, Monsieur Balzac needs to join his canine friends! That would be awesome! Send me his pics mon amie!


Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Wow, so many pictures Anita, you do such beautiful work. I love the photo with the cut out figures on the book most - it's really inspiring to me - a fairytale just begins ...

Micki said...

You have a very creative, imaginative spirit! I loved your post!

Violet said...

Oh, I am so excited to see your birthday party post on Saturday!!!
Perhaps I'll do one the next weekend : ) Happy Birthday to us! : ) ~ Violet

Dzintra said...

Bonjour dearest Anita...what fun you came over and tried some scones with me!!!
I have seen Julie & Julia and it is such a fun movie...I love it!!! Have a lovely weekend...Fondly, Dzintra♥x

Jenny said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...please, if you can, tell me where that last picture in the post was taken....what a picturesque scene it is.

Rosie said...

Hello Lovely Anita,
I saw that our sweet Koralee, got us both...I loved this game...I know you are already "scheming", and concocting a crazy story...I can't wait to be you always do...have a creative Sunday...Smile on Rosie

Anonymous said...

Oh Anita again such a beautiful post! You are such a delight to this blogging world of ours and we all should be thanking you. You write from the heart ♥ You are such a beautiful person. Thank you so much.

Rosie said...

Good Morning Girlfriend, Yesterday you mentioned the fun you have wearing pretty jewelery and lovely flared fun...and even better that your students mom had a 2-3 split FOREVER. She has since retired, but I have an old tin full of old brooches,mom used to wear...such a treasure...wishing you the best day...Rosie