Friday, August 31, 2012

The Glory of Love

Please listen to the music on youtube.

Beautiful faces

have them




special spaces 

are adorned 

  with them




as well as 


of great interest



and intrigue.



are like the worn rhythm


of poetry


for they sing

the story 

and tell

And of all the pages

upon which they are inscribed


it is through 

the human heart


 eroded dreams issue out 

the  most lyrical 

of harmonies



Embrace the light

because it

could be the greatest story

you'll ever tell.


for the new blog design!


Sarah said...

Glorious! Love the new header, and the message . Beautiful faces, indeed! Do you know the book, WISE WOMEN? And another one, SANTA FE ORIGINALS? I think you would appreciate the photos in both of these books.
Enjoy the holidays weekend..........Sarah

Deborah said...

Such a true post and loving every photo here and every thought.
Love & hugs Anita from me and our little ebony darlings!

Deborah xoxoxoox

Unknown said...

Oh Anita you never fail to deliver such wonderful images and words. As always we loved your post. Have a fantastic Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Unknown said...

PS forgot to say we loved the new header.

Burlap Luxe said...

What can I say!
My dear Anita it's all so beautiful over here, and you are the GLORY of LOVE!

"Create Beauty" said...

Your message helps me put my wrinkles into perspective : )

I just wish there were less of them, but not if it meant less love

Your love shines brightly my dear.
Thank you for the inspiration....

~ Violet

It's me said... form me...i will shine a light for you this evening my

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

What a fabulous post Anita. Such beauty. Thank you for adding to my day with these lovely, breathtaking images of amazing faces and places.


Denise said...

Thank the Lord it's the truth.Perfect!Love Denise

Simplement ... said...

Accord parfait !
La Beauté est partout, ne connait pas de frontières, n'a pas d'âge !
Bisous chère Anita

koralee said...

Hi sweet friend...I finally made it over has been one crazy week with school prep happening. I have missed you so much. Once the first week is behind me I am hoping things will be back to normal. Will you be in much this year? I guess it just depends.Hugs and love for a great weekend and......
Lets embrace those smile lines of ours...

Denise said...

I'm feeling better each week Anita and the lbs are falling off faster than I can believe.It's truly a wonder.My kids are in amazement.Thank you for asking Friend.

Privet and Holly said...

I wish our society
{and media} would
view wrinkles in the
same beautiful way
that you have expressed
here, Anita! I guess
it should start with
us as we guide the
young 'uns around us.

Have a lovely weekend!
Looks like it's going to
be a great last hurrah
of summer.....

xo Suzanne

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love your new blog!

wendy said...

You new blog arrangment looks great Anita.
Great post...about beauty.
I loved the faces the most...such storys written in those eyes, and lines of the face.

I always have thought the the OLD creamic dolls they used to make had the most gorgeous little lips and teeth. I love them still.

I will try and look for beauty today. And every day.

The Dutchess said...

WOW..this is amazing>>>!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...the know how much I love it. You have shared it beautifully here, my friend. You always do.
I really loved this from beginning to end, including the divine Miss M's video who is one of my favorite singers, and this is one of my favorite movies AND songs.
Love the first image of that golden yellow dress too.
Shine on, love.

Unknown said...

Love the new blog design, Anita...FABULOUS!
Wonderfully, original post...and I enjoyed the music ;-)
Have a lovely are a shining LIGHT!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Beautiful post my dear Anita.
Beauty comes from within in us all, and yours truly shines through.
Love your new blog design.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Anita, I LOVE what you and Debby have done to your blog. The images are wonderful and when mixed with your poetic wisdom tell us all a story that needs to be told. It is not in perfection but through our brokenness that others can be drawn to that one good thing that resides inside us all. Thanks for reminding us that those cracks are a way to shine. I love what you stir inside by your words!!! Have a much blessed day, Lisa

YONKS said...

Inspiring dear one, and I am loving the new stylish blog! Have a wonderful weekend :-)
Much Love

Unknown said...

Anita I didn't notice your header was wonky but I do the cute head tilt thing when concentrating and then everything is all Titanic!
Best wishes Molly

Suz said...

Your poetry is lovely and thought provoking. Beautiful new blog design and wonderful images on your post.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Gorgeous, uplifting, always, Anita! Thank you...and Debby did a fabulous job with your design. She is so talented!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Unknown said...

Anita, It's the light that's important, not the cracks it comes through. But, they ARE needed to let the light out.

I love your new blog design. And as usual, your words are comforting and stirring.

Have a great weekend! Hope you're not sad about not going back to school! God has wonderful things planned for you! Just watch!

Michele said...

Hi Anita ~~ Lovely Post indeed, your message of embrace light is so true,

Your posts are always such a delight.

Pearl 13.1

1 said...

Beautiful as always Anita and I love that you highlighted those beautiful women!!!!

millefeuilles said...

Hello wonderful, brave Anita!

Just look at that stunning header! I simply adore the cracked, BEAUTIFUL stone angel on the left with the little girl's open, innocence on the right. Absolutely fabulous. I am in awe also of your most recent creations on Etsy. I am with you, holding your hand across the seas and wishing you bon voyage with your new website.

Go for it girl!


Lady of the Woods said...

how beautiful and profound. I needed this today...and coincidence? I'm listening to a discussion right now and it just started speaking of the heart, saying that is through the human heart that we make the most rapid safe ascent in consciousness ....I kid you not lol.Love it!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Message from Bebe.. She would like to invite Tea Rat and Rattus to her party.. Maybe you would also like to attend.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

What beautiful pictures!

Kerri said...

Oh Anita, your posts are not only full of lovely photos , but inspiration to so many bloggers as well. Did you go back to teaching French?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


summersoul said...



Anonymous said...

gorgeous header pics
and this post...
wonderful for you
and your new image!!!
happy, happy weekend!

Joanne said...

I LOVE Bette Midler! Loved the pictures...beautiful!
Blessings, Joanne

Karena said...

Anita you remind us to let our light and love shine through to all!

Beautiful new design and images1

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Anita dearest...
i think we are good
for each other...
you say i inspire you inspire me
with an elegant
gracious girl -
thank you xoxo

Fete et Fleur said...

It looks beautiful here! Great job!!


Vicky said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful posts !!
Have a happy weekend.

Burlap Luxe said...

I designed my own blog and have done Kim at white whispers and Kim's Bella Rustica's and others...I am getting the bug to recreate something new and soulful for my blog site.
I am working on a web catalog now,
I will be over soon to visit you and your grey, and the grey of your studio where everything is possible when you sit and listen to what the room tells you to create...

Palomasea said...

Poetry from a most brilliant heart...
So beautiful, dear one!
Shine on, beloved friend!
Congratulations on your gorgeous new blog! ;))
Love you,
- Irina

Vær våken said...

Hi Anita, great blogdesign!! I absolutely love it! And your photos are so big - I like that! Thanks for your last comment on my photos - so nice of you! I've been taking photos, editing all the time. Lately I have volunteered to work one day at the office in church a week, too. I love to do that!!! Now I have had a little break from photo sessions, but this week it's time again. Can't wait! Have a lovely day!!!!


Magia da Inês said...

Muito bonito!
Bom fim de semana!

Martina said...

Happy weekend sweet Anita, WOW, your new blogface looks great! So elegant and with pretty details. Love your pot as well, these beautiful women especially, since they give somehing to look forward to as we grow older. Age does have a special beuaty, as long as the inner light shines! It's cold here today and feels like fall, bit i just bought strawberries! Have a lovely, cozy weekend dear friend, Hugs from germany!

Deana Sidney said...

Looks beautiful, Anita. the design is a hit. Good of you to spread the gospel of the beauty of age. PAtina is magnificent and earned. If only the youth-mad world would see it!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...
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lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Beautifully written, as always.
Your talents never cease to amaze me.
Love you xo

Anonymous said...

Dearest Anita, happy Saturday to you. Just stopped by before I head out for Saturday morning errands (art store...yay) to thank you for stopping by the shop. Thank you for your kind words.

Wishing you a day overflowing with beauty, peace, and ... well, ALWAYS LAUGHTER. ;) Couldn't resist.


Unknown said...

Your new blog format makes it look so professional. I love the header and thank you for including my blog on your sidebar. I love the look of that coming website too.

Your post is wonderful as always. Wishing you the loveliest weekend filled with whispers from your creative muse.


Anonymous said...

you who...
try it now..
see if the problem
is fixed...glad
you like it...
i was inspired
by you Anita dear!

Sylvia said...

My dear friend, it has been a while since I blogged, but what a wonderful surprise your new blog design is...stylish, charming, delicate and simple! Great, great work!!! However, what will be a great blog without great content ?! I share your thoughts and love you for speaking your heart!
Keep on creating and spreading LOVE

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
Thank you so much for coming over to visit.. I am so happy Bebe gave you a smile. Your encouraging words are music to my heart!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love this, Anita. There is so much beauty in this post...from the old age, the stories we tell, and even from a broken heart. You have such an eloquent way to tell something. I wanted you to know that me and the girls think the world of you. You have become an inspiration in our lives, a lovely soul filled with love. I'm not sure if you know how much you touch all your readers.

Oh, and the picture of the old woman with the chipped teeth is PRICELESS. Have a nice weekend doing what you do best, brightening the days of others.

Your new blog design is wonderful, and oh, that little girl speaks to my heart.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Nella Miller said...

Dear Anita, these images make my heart sing! So beautiful,
the wisdom, the grace, the strength of these amazing women...lessons to keep...your new blog design is very special, I love it! Have a wonderful long weekend...I am a little under the weather, but hope to be at my best again soon, N.xo

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh you just crack me up Anita!
Thank you dear friend for the visit and humor!

jerilanders said...

Oh, this is good! I shall embrace my lines forevermore! Nothing like Anita's place to get a pick me up, love ya.
I like your new design, I have been thinking of revamping my site, but don't know how to go about it.

Anonymous said...

if you haven't
you must check
this out and
join in when
it starts next

Ivy Clad said...

Your blog looks beautiful! Thank you for including my blog in your sidebar!

This post is so hopeful. Beauty coming from brokenness makes disappointment not seem so formidable. I hadn't thought of that lately, but I felt a little leap of faith when I read your post. Thank you for the reminder!

I hope your holiday weekend will be splendid!


Sandra van Doorn said...

Anita, this is gorgeous, i love looking at beautiful faces they just say so much.
i notice there’s a lot going on over here, can’t wait to see the website! how is your photoshop going?
xo sandra

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...
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Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita....a beautiful post to welcome in your fab new look....I see I am on your sidebar...thank you for including me...always a pleasure to pop in for a visit...A Cheers to you on this glorious Spring day...Dzintra xo

koralee said...

Happy Sunday my is such a lovely day here to church and then for a family bike ride around Vancouver..hope your day is amazing and you can get out and enjoy the beauty of God's Creation. Hugs and love. xoxoxoxoxo

Rattus Scribus said...

Dearest Anita,
I really enjoyed this post, and I like the new format too. Poetically and philosophically my favorite line here is: cracks are like the worn rhythm of poetry. Well I must be a great poet because I've got plenty of cracks in my life. I wish the best for you, love, as you continue to seek your growth in art and poetry and spirit.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming to see me this morning..
It is sooooooo beautiful here!!
Isn't Jeri a hoot? I can just see Dimity dressed as Bebe. Haaa
Have a wonderful day dear friend.

Paula said...

Stunning new blog design - really beautiful!
Gorgeous words and images too - one of my absolute favourites!
Best wishes,
Paula xxx

trump said...

Happy Labor day weekend Anita and I'm here to see your latest post, and I see that you have given your blog a make-over.

Nice and clean and very classy Anita so the changes look great and no music section to slow down the loading of your page which is very welcome indeed I'm sure to all of your many readers.

I'm on a blog break after this Monday so I hope your able to pop over and check out Jeans wedding cake recipe and on this Monday a post from Marilyn with a New York cheese cake recipe along with Images from her Amish/Mennonite community in NY. Richard

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you for coming over to visit me.. You are making a Halloween sculpture??? OH, I cannot wait to see it, this should be great!
Enjoy your evening dear friend.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita....ahhh, the last sweet days of summer are just that and then followed by autumn full of colourful days! We are warming up over here so I reckon we are both having glorious days...wishing you a lovely Dzintra xo

Rhissanna said...

I love the photographs and following the narrative of light; bright eyes, bright smiles, candelabra and sunlight. How lovely!

Palomasea said...

Just had to come back and take in the beautiful poetry and images again, dear one!
I so love did my mom.
A few years ago for her birthday, I gave her tickets to see the Divine Miss M in concert. She was in the second row, and she said Bette kept looking at her as she sang! I am so happy that she had a chance to experience such a blissful and magical time. Thank you for that special memory, dear friend.
Love and bisous to you,
- Irina

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Bonjour ma belle!

The power of love is unbelievable! It has no limits.

How are you my dear? It looks like you are creating and having a wonderful time. I'm so happy for you.

I will be seeing through new eyes starting tomorrow. I'm having surgery on the first eye then the second in a week. I will be able to see without glasses for the first time since 3rd grade!! I am so thrilled!

Stop by and see Marie's latest creation. We'd love to see you.

Bisous mon amie, "Edie"

Pura Vida said...

Anita what a gift that you can show the incredible beauty of age. As I near that phase, this was so very inspiring...of is the glory of our story

Anonymous said...

Me too...wish we all together...but we are...going to a way with our written words soon to begin with art and prayer...autumn brings change and new discoveries...i am happy to
share mine...even more happy they please you! xoxo

Burlap Luxe said...

Bonjour mon cher ami Anita, je suis vraiment honoré d'être en votre bonne compagnie avec la création de ce que nous aimons. L'art du papier, le bois, le tissu et tout ce que nous touchons.
Je crée un monde de nuances de gris, blanc et naturel apaiser mon âme.
jusqu'au lendemain gris, je vais rendre visite bientôt.
beaucoup d'amour

Teacup Mosaics said...

Includes the glory of friends, even those we have never set sight on. Very calming new blog banner, although I must admit I miss some of your deligtful treasures on the side bar.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hi beautiful Anita!!!!!!!!
What a wonderful post- amazing images!!!!!
How has your holiday weekend been?
My parents were visiting; we had a wonderful time!!!!
On Friday- we had reservations for dinner; the weather turned ugly & a tornado watch due to the remnants of Hurricane Issac hitting our area. We rescheduled dinner for Saturday.
My mom & I watched the movie "In Time" while it was pouring rain here for 24 hours....
Hope you had a great weekend!!!!
Luv & Hugs!!!!! :-)

deb famularo said...

Bonjour Anita,
I love, love LOVE the blog makeover! So GorGois!!! And another beautiful blog post to remind us to hold onto the light. Hope you are doing well. Much love, always...xOxO

Das Hohe Haus said...

The photos are so special. Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Steffi vom Hohen Haus

Stacey said...

I wanted to visit sooner but my oh my, life is so very busy with taking care of my lovely boys. How are you? This post makes me so very happy and AGAIN, I am in love with your header. Are your images bigger too? Something else seems different and I Love that too! I am not sure if you redesigned the blog? I am enjoying not going to work and really would probably have to resign if I hadn't anyway. With the hubby being gone, it's very difficult to find time for much else while being Mommy. I am not complaining, though... I hope you have a wonderful week filled with lots of love. XX

koralee said...

Evening dear can sleep in while I head off to the 1st day of school tomorrow...enjoy your morning tea..I will be thinking of you dear one. xoxoxoxoo

Woolytales Miniatures said...

My dearest one. I have missed you and you know it.this was such a good thing for me to read today. i am blessed. I feel very (loved) when i visit you....grin

Jade said...

Oh Anita, what a wonderful is such a joy to visit you and i loooooooooove your new blog design, that looks really great!!!!!!! Thank you so much all your inspiration!!! With love,


renae said...

Anita! hi!

You have such a talent to find the most exquisite photos and combine them into an inspirational emotion of giving.

Thank you!!!

I love your uniqueness! Please continue being who you are.

Please see my post of Tuesday Sep 4th. I'm back. It feels good.

renae said...

awh, thank you ~ Your are the author of kind words and kindness.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello dearest Anita...Such a beautiful and serene post as is your new blog design...I love it!
How wonderful too that you have more time to spend on your wonderful will be a magical time for you...I can't wait to see your little mice too...I know they will be so special....Aren't we lucky to have such opportunities?
Hope you are having a good week,
Speak soon,
Susan x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Anita,
I wanted to stop in and let you know I saw your BEAUTIFUL illustration when I stopped in at the Shop around the corner.. Oh Anita, your art warms my heart.

~CC Catherine said...

Hey Sweet friend - so sorry I didn't get your messages on my comments till just now. I had out of town guests come and I was totally out of pocket since Saturday, 9/1. If you still need help, email me at my email address. I could help you on my lunch hour this Thursday. :) Loved this post - especially the pics of all those gorgeous women! :) Age knows no boundaries...and a smile is awesome at any age! Love you friend...xoxo ~CC Catherine

hi-d said...

Hello Anita!!!

This is such a great post! And so timely, because just recently I am noticing the wrinkles more and more on my face. SERIOUSLY!!! haha...

Oh, I haven't been on the computer a whole lot these past several days so I didn't see THIS post! How nice to see you are back. We had a nice LONG relaxing weekend. Rob took Friday off, so he was off for 4 days in a row. It finally felt like a REAL weekend. You know what I mean...2 days just go by waaaay too fast!

I'm so glad you got the package. Thanks for letting me know. :)

Have a wonderful week!!!

Silvia C said...

Oh dearest! Your blog was amazing before, but now it's stunning. So much beauty all around! And your words continue to inspire me. Oh lucky me to have you as a blog friend! Thanks for all your support Anita. It means the world to me!
Have a wonderful, wonderful Wednesday!

Kirsten Steen said...

Great new header, Anita! Love the new format too. I've been trying to figure out how to put several pictures together in the header but not there yet! Time issues, as usual. Hope you are enjoying being home this week---Whoo hoo!! It must feel great to let the stress of the school year pass you by. Enjoy enjoy! Beautiful faces, indeed!

Carla said...

Love love love the new design Anita and such a beautifully written post...Brava!
Carla x

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Anita!
Those aging faces are marvelous. So important to age gracefully, isn't it?
(although my mother nagged me for years to color my white hair which I had by the time I was 35...I finally did it. My one act of NOT aging gracefully)
Are you missing the start of the school year? I bet not. :)

Anonymous said...

Anita, when are you going to write a book with all of these inspirational posts?!! Thanks for the shout out!!! xoxo

Simplement ... said...

Les grands esprits se rencontrent !
Je viens d'ajouter la photo d'Hélen Mirren à mon Pinterest " Coups de coeur" ...
Ce site est magique !
C'est une mine d'émotions partagées, de photos magnifiques, un rêve de bloggueuse.
Bisous chère Anita.

koralee said...

Good morning dear one....thank you for the sweet comments you left me this morning. Your words always lift me...especially during this busy time. I am already missing the mornings where I can sit and visit all my sweet friends...busy days are here again!
Fill your day with joy my friend..every moment is a gift.....I know you will!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

You are such a dear to leave me such a WONDERFUL note about Breakfast at Tiffacheese. teeee.
I am thinking about giving her a colar or necklace before I list her. So happy she made you smile.

Yes, I saw your beautiful illustration over at the Shop around the corner.. THAT IS YOU AND ME?
Oh how wonderful!


Gem said...

Hi darling Anita
Ah I love your new look blog. Tres chic!!! Thanks so much for reading my post and commenting, it means so much as you already know.
I love these photos. Each woman is beautiful in her own way.
Your posts always make me go and bit quiet and I contemplate it all at the end!
Yes, me quiet!!!! IMAGINE!
Good to be back in Blogland, although missing France so much. Desperately actually.
I wasn't at all ready to return.
Your images on the blog evoked all types of emotion.
Hope you are well, and Reuben too.
x x x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thank you Anita for coming over...I'm sitting here having a cuppa and one of those muffins thinking of you! Have a lovely Thursday, Dzintra xo

hi-d said...


So nice to hear that you are having sunny weather still. And what a wonderful feeling it must have been to not have to feel the pressures as a full time teacher this week. I bet you felt like you were playing hooky, huh? haha...

This week is going by so fast. I can't believe it's almost the weekend again. Yahoo!!!

Have a lovely evening.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Sometimes I feel like the cracked angel in your banner...stress cracks, but still an angel in disguise. I think of the angel who 'troubled' the waters in the pool in ancient times, and the first one to dip into the pool was healed. There are so many broken hearts, but there is ONE heart healer...may we all run to HIM when our need is the greatest. I guess we can all be angels who 'trouble' the waters of people's lives, leaving an indelible print upon their thoughts, making it so they will never be the same again, after having crossed the path of a believer. This is why I am SPREAD THE LIGHT!
You always trigger the muse of 'the Spirit' in me when I read your posts.

koralee said...

Thank you for your morning visit...I can always count on you.
So you will be teaching 3 days a week?...that is will be different not having your own class...somewhat of a relief and oh sooooo much less work. yahooooo!
I am half time this year...4 half days a week...I am off at noon everyday with Fridays off...LOVE it so far.
Your artwork is amazing my friend...keep at it...the rewards are sure to follow! Great things will happen! They already have!!!
Off I go...meeting day! xoxoxo
Make it a good one.

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Dear Anita

I am back to blogland after a little escape I love your post and the new header it is just fabulous you are a true inspiration I am going to have a nice cup of tea and catch up on all your wonderful posts

Warmest wishes


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I have my very own cheering section, YOU! Thank you dear friend for visiting again and cheering me on. So happy you enjoyed her purse and pearls!

Aldy said...

Dearest Anita,
I LOVE the new design! And such a sweet and inspirational post :) Beautiful as always!

BIG Abrazos <3


Mary said...

I too, think this is a lovely post...your faces tell the story. That is a great design, too. Love the love shine form within...sweet.

Tiffany Kadani said...

Such a beautiful post. I'm not afraid of my wrinkles and creases now.

Anonymous said...

i really like your blog
its so simple and crisp...
am getting things together
for art and letters...which
i hope to get off this
september...visit dawne...
she is in stampington's
hand crafted inspirations...
and of course the spread
is lovely of her captured two need
to do a book together...

Anonymous said...

i really like your blog
its so simple and crisp...
am getting things together
for art and letters...which
i hope to get off this
september...visit dawne...
she is in stampington's
hand crafted inspirations...
and of course the spread
is lovely of her captured two need
to do a book together...

georgia ~ gi gi said...

I think with each and every post I find myself thinking .... oh this is my favorite ever, then you awe me with the next!!!!

So gifted you are!!!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for visiting this morning and your heartwarming words for little lamb..
I have just returned from Nowhere..
Moonbeam is up when you have time to view.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Anita,
Thank you so much! You liked Moonbeam? It has been years since I have painted a horse, thank you for your words of encouragement.

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oh Dearest Anita
I finally have been hooked back up to internet, after mounths of not having it, and can finally visit you regularly once again!!

Your new blog desigh is great!
I so enjoyed scrolling down and catching up :-D
Blessings and LOVE Linnie