Sunday, September 30, 2012

For Love



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a teacher became 

the lesson

and an artist 

became 

the art.


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However

 it could not have 

happened without 

a child


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who

had yearned to travel 

to 

~the moon and beyond ~
 

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but to no avail



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until

she finally grew up



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and 

learned 


for herself

to let go

 

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and risk it 

all

for love.


So she did what most 

children do

and 

she played.
 

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She dressed

 

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and played the part


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believed


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and for a brief time

brushed the stars.

And in the glow against 

the darkness


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one learns how much 

you are really valued

but above all 

you realize

what you value 

the most  

because 

It's 

only 

a paper moon.



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109 comments:

YONKS said...

So timely dear Anita,
It was a full moon last night. This is both dreamy and beautiful and talks to my star and moon loving soul.
Bravo!
Di
xxxx

YONKS said...

I was first!
:-)
Xxxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I have been fascinated with the moon since I was little...no wonder I am born in July...It was breathtaking this morning when I walked just before sunrise. You always touch the deep places!
Have a fabulous week, Anita!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lovely like you. I love your blog, always have, always will, because it is just so perfectly YOU.

XOXOXO,

Sheila

Michele said...

Hi Anita~
I have been thinking about the sky too and the moon being part of it reminds me of just how amazing God is. Such a lovely post Anita.

Blessing to you from high above in the sky from the Lord Jesus.

Michele
Pearl 13.1

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful post! the moon and the stars are truly magical! and such a wonder, for young souls (and grown up ones too!)... Wishing you a fabulous week..Hugs, C. (HHL)

Fete et Fleur said...

Deaf heart,

I hope all is well. You won't believe it, but a very heavy piece of furniture fell on me today hurting my left leg. It's beginning to feel a bit biblical around here. If you know what I mean.

Love and miss you!
Nancy

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
The little girl DID reach the stars and will continue..
Touching and beautiful post my dear friend..
Bisous! Penny

helen tilston said...

Dearest Anita

The teacher mastered the art and the artist continues to master. Your enthusiasm and determination must have been such inspiration for your students and now with you art, the sky is the limit - Go Anita

Helen xx

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

So pretty! I love the imagery.

chateaudelille said...

Dearest Anita,
I have learnt more about the stars and moon than ever before through my 9 yr old students this year who prepared powerpoints on this topic. I was fascinated and learnt so much from them. Hope you have a star filled week.Fiona

Leslie said...

So beautiful Anita.. as we saw a full moon last night :) One can only write like this having experienced life. All the twists and turns, the ups and downs. Learning from each day and growing up.

Enjoy your week Anita and may the light of the moon shine on you :)

xx
leslie

EdenClare said...

goodness me...
how i love coming here
its always filled with
inspiration of words
and imagery...happy
happy night time wishes
dear girl!!!!

lovely post!

Woolytales Miniatures said...

...and I am happy the little girl grow up and finally found herself and the richness inside her self!
YOU are beautiful.....like the moon and stars!
Love you....

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Anita... I love those moon face "images"....so vintage and yet kind of spooky! I want to thank you for your support and friendship. It's friends like you that makes blogging worthwhile! ~xo, Patti

Sandra van Doorn said...

how magic, sometimes i feel that in order to grow up, we need to get back to that inner child.. hope you are well and happy Anita,
xo sandra

PURA VIDA said...

Wow! I have seen clouds around here that look just like that for real! So beautiful!

This post was so elegant!

Amish Stories said...
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Amish Stories said...

Another very cool post from yourself Anita, and I love the moon animation image. a Very slick post on a very classy blog. Richard

hi-d said...

I love your little mouse creations. They are darling. You are so talented in so many ways, Anita!

The image of that young girl is so incredible. WOW...those eyes!

Have a lovely week!
Heidi

Angele Style said...

A beautiful reminder of the precious teachers who have blessed by life. It feels to me each teacher has come along just at the perfect time. Thank you for creating posts that allow us to dream our dreams and go where we want to go with them.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello my friend,

I do hope that you are well. This post is beautiful and moving for all that are taking chances and leaving their old life and beginning anew. I know that you will reach for the stars and the moon and you will be richer and healthier for it!

Be brave my dear for although at times you feel uncertain you made the right decision. Your writing, and your art are magical and they touch so many, just as you did and will continue to do as you teach.

Take care and have a magical week, xo Elizabeth

Sarah said...

Your words make me feel like swinging on my own paper moon. Lovely as always, Anita.......Sarah

"Create Beauty" said...

You know that high arched window in our great room? Last night we had the lights off, and yet it was so bright as the full moon shined into the room through that window.

Sometimes we can't even see the moon, the clouds hide it...
But it is up there.
Over the rainbow...

And when the night is the darkest ~ that's when the moon's light shines brightest.

The crafting of your words,
like your paper art, Anita~
P O E T I C


~ Violet

Palomasea said...

I am at a loss for words here...such exquisite beauty...reflecting your precious heart and mind...
Bless you, dear one...
(oh, that music!)
You shine like a million brilliant stars, and if you're familiar with the lyrics to that song....it is all REAL because we believe in you...
Love love love...

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Anita:
What an absolutely captivating story. We are entranced both by the words and the pictures and, all the time, listening to and enjoying the piano music playing on in the background. What a treat this all is for a rather grey and damp Monday morning. And now, at this moment, the music has, sadly, ended.

Have a lovely week!

Marie-Ange said...

La mélodie du bonheur !
Gros bisous lumineuse Anita et très belle semaine

Marie-Ange

It's me said...

I wish...all your dreams will come true darling in your life......love you with whole my heart.....happy week....xxx...

Molly The Wally said...

Hi Anita
We loved the car going round the ring of the planet. Your mice are just wonderful and the setting is just the ticket. You are very talented. Have a lovely Monday.
Best wishes Molly

The enchanted home said...

Bravo Anita.......may all your dreams become your reality, I have a feeling they will.....if you can dream it you can be it.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Dearest Anita....this is so enchanting...pure magic,...It just makes me Believe! I have read this and read this...just beautiful! No other words come to mind...many Blessings to you...Dzintra xo

Debby Steele said...

This post is gorgeous. The photo of your paper art is stunning!!!! xo

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

What a magical post Anita. Such a joy to read and look at. A fabulous visually delightful post that is made even more delicious by the words of the author!

Have a lovely day,
Sue

Cheryl said...

I love the moments I visit your blog. It simply takes me away.
Thank you for your amazing gifts.
~Cheryl

koralee said...

OH MY FRIEND.....this is so magical! Your dreams will come true because God has given you such amazing gifts...I have something to share with you that I read last night...I will be popping over soon to your email...if I have time this morning...If not I promise this evening...you my friend are soooooo AMAZING!!!!!! We all love you so much...xoxoxoxo

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,
Oh I do hope that you continue to pursue your art. I know it is tough out there. I am going to be praying this week that the Lord will open doors of opportunity for you...you are bleweekssed with a gift and I want to see you continue with your dream of.hours. Prayers and lovemy friend.
Heidi

hi-d said...

Oops...all of those typos. Sorry....I am typing this on my phone...

Chatty Crone said...

This is my first time here - from Renae's blog.
Phew - I loved your story and your photography.
I think the story - at least to me - was trying to give us a message.
Hope you have a great week.
sandie

Renae said...

(oh Anita, I see my girlfriend, Chatty Crone has come your way. She is an amazing gal. Get to know her.)

When I first saw the Paper Moon, that song got in my mind and thought for sure that would be the music this time. I do love the song you selected! Kooser is giving me writers block. It is a though my poetry isn't good enough. Odd huh? I love his explanation, reasons or such but I can't seem to write now.

Thank you for saying my smile is so nice. I'll be back to view this one over and over and over, so don't you mind that!

Martina said...

Ooooooh, so darling this post Anita! A paper moon made by you - in your unique style - did you make obe yet? Anyway, love the magic in what you put together here. with so many gorgeous pix and care. Am glad to hear your weather is lovely. We had a sunny and fine day too - i just bought pumpkin for soup tomorrow. Have a sweet and relaxing evening! xx

The Dutchess said...

This was a poem>>>no this IS a poem..xoxo..and a hug from little Elynn too..we watched this together..:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

My dear friend,
I love what Violet did with the beautiful photo of you, and BOO and Co.. look so magical displayed this way.
Thank you for visiting and always being there for me. You are a true inspiration. I am blessed.
Bisous,
Penny

Mimi said...

HI ANITA!!!
Oh yes...this post made me think of that marvelous MOON last night....driving home from dinner, taht glorious fall harvest MOON rose into the night sky...my grand daughter noticed it first....she said OH LOOK a the MOON....I told her it was a harvest moon....she said will it stay like this????I said....NO...it will go away in a few days......when we got home she wanted to skip to the mail box.....I asked MOMMY if we would go for a walk around the block...we DID...so fun!!!
Taking the time to enjoy the chatter of children...so delightful!!
Hugs and love,
jamie

francis said...

Good night sweet dreams from me to you Midnight overhere so I am going to sleep but I'll be back tomorrow
Love your new post dear friend
I take the words with me into the night *

Christie said...

My dearest Anita....
I am so captivated by the music...you transport me to another place and time...
How enchanted and mesmerized I am by this lovely post, as it is drizzling rain, here...and the drops on the tin roof have me in such a dreamy state.
Much love to you and our dear Violet, for capturing your beauty at the harp..
Always,
Christie

Sylvia said...

This post is pure magic, my talented friend.
Somehow it awakens the little girl inside of me who has always believed that true love makes life worth living...
Live your dream and wear your passion, sweet Anita.
Thank you for inspiring me to do so.

Sylvia said...

P.S I am so happy you have a new camera and you are having FUN! Soon you will be entirely hooked .
Aperture, exposure compensation and ISO will become your newest "friends" :) Enjoy!

Mary Timmers said...

Anita, Your posts are always sweet balm to my heart and soul. I love how your brain works, not like mine at all. And I love your art and the fact that you play the harp. Harp music is one of my favs. Not harp music, but French--amelie-les-crayons. She's French and this album is so light hearted and sweet. I think I got it on Amazon, but she has a website www.amelielescrayons.com. Check it out.

Love, Mary

Sylvia said...

Yes, Anita, I get that. But I believe nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. The difficulties will arise; yet, as you pointed out, stars can't shine without darkness. You are a star, dear, you will always be; even if you are not supporting your family with your art. You make thousands out there BELIEVE in themselves and made their own world MEANINGFUL. Keep doing it!

Red Rose Alley said...

Dearest Anita,
Nel and her husband danced to their song at the wedding, HARVEST MOON by Neil Young, and it made me cry with joy. I love this post today and all the black and white on it. Is that you playing the harp? You are so beautiful! This little girl took my breath away. She is precious beyond words. I must come back to see her. Have a happy week, and please know how special you are to me.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Chatty Crone said...

I would have written you back if I had your email. But I was thinking whenever someone is thinking about letting go - something deep is going on. Good luck to follow your dreams.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Anita,
You are the lesson, teaching us all to love the passion for creating within.
Your paper art is the soul of everything you create, be it wood, cloth, or paper it all measures up to what you put into it, and it always seems to give back soulfully.

You climb, and hang from paper stars adding to their brightness....
You are the promise of the morning star with a beautiful musing heart keeping us wondering what creative piece you will part with, and of course your dearest piece meets our eyes for the first time leaving us in awww!... for its your creative heart that keeps us visiting to steal away a piece of you.

Love your theatre' mice, and you playing your music to the stars.

xoxo
May you count your lucky stars that you have love and art.

Blessings
Dore

desde my ventana said...

Thank you Anita for your lovely posts, always a very good moments when I visit you.

Have a great week

Cecilia

M.A.the2nd said...

Dear Anita

Such a beautiful post as always! To brush the stars and touch the moon! In our dreams it is always the most beautiful part! I love that piece of music from Sense and Sensibility as well.... so exquisite.....
lots of love always
Frances xx

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Lovely (as always)... and such perfect timing.
You WILL continue the journey, Anita... perhaps at a different "speed", with eyes wide open, and a new sense of purpose? Hmmm??
We have much to discuss this week...
By the way, you really didn't expect me to close my eyes and walk away with such NEWS, did you?? ha ha
The journey has just begun, my friend!
xo


Barbara said...

I love sitting outside and looking up. It's humbling and inspiring at the same time.
I'd love to know what you're thinking right now... I just know you're not giving up on something that fits you so well, but are there some changes coming in your life?

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Hello beautiful Anita!!!!!
Those Miu Miu crystal heels in your post are divine!!!!!
Like Cinderella's glass slippers!!!!! These photos are all fabulous!!!!! Did you see the harvest moon Saturday night? It was gorgeous here like straight out of a fairytale!!!
My husband & I celebrated our 15 year anniversary last week; it was wonderful. I can't believe how fast it has all gone by!!!! I remember that day so well too!!!! It seems like a minute ago!!!!!
I hope you had a terrific weekend!!!! We've had great weather here for the most part with cool & warm days.
Luv & Hugs!!!!! :-)

Bring Pretty Back said...

Anita , You have such a gift ...
amazing
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Denise said...

Anita,Yes paper moons are fun for awhile,then you realize what's really important,what last more than a season.I'm so glad the little girl bloomed into the beautiful flower she is today.The wonderful teacher and artist and wife whom We've all grown to love. oxox Denise

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Inspiring as usual, Anita.

Have a beautiful day,
Marcia

The Shop Around the Corner said...

By the way, my friend, paper moons are important too. Keep dreaming because this world needs more dreamers who don't necessarily lose sight of what is important just because their heart is eternally young. God forbid I should ever grow up.
XOXO's,
Marcia

Lady of the Woods said...

I'm so glad I found you Anita, and that you found me too. sigh.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

How lovely Anita. Each one of your posts is a beautiful and a thought provoking performance. I always come away enchanted.

Karen

Tammie Lee said...

you are so gifted with choosing images to support your lovely words!
such a beautiful post.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Lovely! It was so warm last night, we had dinner on the deck under the waning harvest moon listening to Edith Piaf with our French visitors. I hope you are enjoying your creative energy now that you get to spend less time in school. I need to get over to your shop to see what you've been playing with lately. Have a most fabulous day, dear Anita!
xoxo, Kirsten

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

So very well said Anita. Sounds like we have many similarities. I agree with your fathers choice in music...is that you playing? Love the clouds and what a beautiful child!!

Blessings on you day dear! Lisa

Karena said...

Dear Anita I love the piana music, seeing you at the harp, the new creations.....the stars and moon, always so mysterious to me.

I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

I see now that it wasn't you playing....just assumed you had made a video and naturally thought WHY NOT you can do everything else!!!

Renae said...

oh yes my sweet Anita, I did read your comments/suggestions which I tremendously appreciate. Several times yesterday I would go to your site to get to this little familiar box but my computer would drag and drag and stall too much. Most of the evening was involved in helping my daughter with a Halloween costume and such. Yet, I have broken through the block and have written a NEW POEM!!! I'm fine. Please write too my email: renae@simplesequins.com so I'll have your address. okay? love, R

Sandra van Doorn said...

hello my beautiful Anita, just dropping by to say hi, and letting you know to believe in yourself… that’s where it all starts on this journey as an artists, don’t doubt.
en te souhaitant plein, plein de belles choses...
xx sandra

Amish Stories said...

Hi Anita and I hope that your business picks-up, our economy is still very fragile and weak and quite a lot of businesses out there are either closing or about to close. So hang in there and the crazy in me thinks your going to make it, and I am quite crazy as you know I'm sure! Richard

Teacup Mosaics said...

A glorious tale that touches the little girl in all of us.
Kelley

Mary said...

Awh..so lovely. Music, pictures...video so aptly chosen. That is the artist you are as well as any of your other art works. I love that yellow dress in satin. Thanks for coming over...and for the thoughts about p t conference, hahaha off I go.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello! Anita
I figured out the problem on my computer, or I should say, my oldest son figured it out for me and 'clued' me in on some of the icons like the <3 heart/favorites that takes me directly to my blog. You learn something new everyday! Also, the house icon on my computer is for Yahoo, so 'something' changed ITSELF around, maybe Yahoo, and all is well.
Thank you so very much for thinking of me!
hugs,
Teresa

lostpastremembered said...

I hope you saw Hugo last year. I love Méliès and his truly magic movies. The stuff today is so wildly advanced yet I love Méliès naive sweetness and invention. He did touch the stars, didn't he. Be well in this new school year... may all your students realize how lucky they are to have you.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi Sweet Friend...Lovely post! I love the way the story went...and loved the way the little girl grew up. :) The mannequin creation is spectacular. Is that somewhat the same level that you are creating now? If so...WOW! I love it! The piano music was splendid! Definitely set the mood for the post! ;) Hugs!

~CC Catherine said...

PS: Loved the mini YOU that Violet created in the post. :) That's so adorable of you. xoxo

Silvia C said...

And she shines and beams like the brightest of moons! She didn't fear and now she does what she loves doing the most, doesn't she? You are such a brave soul, Anita. I'm still afraid to jump out of my comfort zone and do what I think I should...but you, are not only creating wonderful words but also wonderful art, that reflects you, the so beautiful you. Glad you are in this blog world, my lovely friend. Thanks for inspiring me with every single one of your posts.
Besos.

hi-d said...

Oh yes...it is tough out there, Anita, but I believe in you! Tonight as I was rocking Maximus I thought of you and said a prayer, asking the Lord to open those doors of opportunity for you. Good things are a comin'!!!

Heidi

francis said...

I promessed to visit and I did NOT .
Here I am
Something happened .....
My son proposed to his Vanessa and she said YES !
So there is a wedding in the air
September next year ......
Vanessa is over the moon !
I am surprised by the fact there are always new surprises
I never saw myself as a mother of the bruidegom !
and .....I bought something to surprise you yesterday when my daugther Anna took me to this childrenbooks-store ......
Tomorrow I will send it to you !
Have a happy wednesday my friend

vicki archer said...

Beautiful Anita.... and your work... sigh...heaven... xv

Michelle May said...

Oh how I love the moon. Makes me smile whenever I see it. Love how it makes the sky look.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Me again...
I fixed the problem on my side bar links, so the Do-it-Youself Dollhouse Room out of frames link is now on my sidebar. It is a visual tutorial from Joann Swanson (no relation to me) of DIY DOLLHOUSE MINIATURES. She has quite a collection of past posts about doll houses and great ideas! OH, and I adore the theatre you had showcased your paper mache wands in!
Have a lovely rest of the day!
I will email you soon!
hugs,
Teresa

hi-d said...

Hello Dear,

How are you today? Maximus and I went for a walk today and boy was it WINDY! Windy, but sunny. I thought of you because I know you like stormy days. Right now, I'll take as much sunshine as we can get. :)

Have a good rest of the week? This month is ALREADY going waaaaaaaay too fast!

Heidi

Rhissanna said...

'Shining over a cardboard sea...'

Oh, and more masked bunnies! Thank you for this, Anita. As always, it's magical coming here.

Beate said...

BEAUTIFUL, ANITA!!!!! And that music is so lovely! I'm really sorry I haven't been here lately! My life has had no time extra! Please visit my new post at apageofinspiration.blogspot.no and come follow me at my new blog, because you are one of the people I really want to keep in touch with! Have a great day!

love, B. Kristin

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Stopped by again this morning to take a second peek at those adorable theatrical friends of yours. They are an instant smile, Anita. Love, love, and love. :)

XOXO's,
Marcia
PS-Violet's painting of you is gorgeous.

koralee said...

Morning my dear..hope your day is filled with fun surprises!! I am off today and tomorrow for a Christian Teachers Convention...they are amazing and filled with oodles of spiritual and informational workshops..we start the day with an opening worship. The theme this year is How Do We Love Our Neighbour?
So off I go.....
Will say a few prayers for you today dear one. xoxoxoxoox

Renae said...

good Morning Lovely Lady! May I get you to write to me via an email first? (renae@simplesequins.com)
Then I will respond. I ain't got no way to access your address currently. My email within my comp is tangled up or some such non-sense. But meanwhile read my newest poem on my site, at the top bar/page = poems To lyrics, k? I have decided my poems get a special page for those that choose them rather than me 'inflicting' others. hahahaha. please tell me your valued opinion? after you write to me, I'll have your address linked and the sharing of ideas and values will BEGIN!!! Love to you today ~ dear friend.

wendy said...

That beautiful art work of the gal at the harp...that was you wasn't it. WOW, what a beautiful piece of art work.
"risk it all for love".....sometimes we have to do that don't we.

Gail Peterson said...

Your posts are works of art!
I love the beautiful message... Thank you for putting together your creative masterpieces for us.
Have a beautiful Autumn,
xo,
Gail
http://www.casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita...I am so honoured that my stitching reminds me of your dear Mum....and oh to run to the store to get more thread to finish...that just made me smile...Wishing you a beatuiful weekend full of creative FUN...love from Dzintra xo

La Petite Gallery said...

Anita,
This post was pure magic. There will be a new moon Oct 15. I always watch the moon, and call a friend when it is really bright.
The music went so well with the post. Your Dad had great taste, just look in the mirror. Love yvonne

francis said...

Anita my dearest
I have not yet been to the postoffice but the surprise will leave my house soon on its way to you
I have choosen something flat and small Do not want have it lost on its way ...... So something SIMPLE small and yet GREAT JOY hihi
My birthday is coming up
november 2 ......SCORPION !
Since my 49th birthday I started to have a GIRLFRIENDCELEBRATION
On a sundayafternoon .
I send them an invitation and I have a theme .
All I want for my birthdaycelebration is them to come
I ask them to tell me ( and share with all of us ) about the theme.
Last year the theme was
PEARLS as a symbol of the highlights in our lifes .
Tell about a special pearlmoment and share it with us .
The magic is the wonderful girlfriends are waiting for the invitation ....curious for the theme ...... They always are artists in the result .....
The magic is in my livingroom that afternoon .
We listen to each other with great respect .
Because I have done this for many years now my friends have got to learn each other on a special way for only one afternoon in november each year .
They all mean a lot to me
I do not have a lot of friends
and I do not see them very often
but they all are special in their own unique way .
happy weekend sweet friend

Kerri said...

Your posts are always so beautiful, just as the moon and the stars!! You are truly blessed.

Have a wonderful weekend :)

xoxo
Kerri

Jacqueline said...

My dear...here I am. Yes, we need to land on a paper moon and just stay put and enjoy the view!
Yesterday I heard the song Fly me to the Moon, one of my dads all time favorite!
Here is my 100th try to post...let me know if it shows up!

Stacey said...

I love the message in this post! The images are divine as usual! How are you my dearest? I hope you will get to only substitute teach in the Language Dept.(French?). Have you started now? Have a wonderful weekend with your love and as usual I am grateful for your visits and friendship:-). XX

Anne said...

s'wonderful! your choice of images never fails to enchant me!

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Glad you enjoyed the balloon ride, lovely. I posted it for a friend of mine who always inspired me to soar. ;) Did you notice the lyrics toward the end? "If you'll hold my hand we'll chase your dream across the sky." The details may change here and there, but the dream is always alive and well and most of the time we are actually living it out in ways we never expected.
I had not noticed the title of this post. So perfect with the words that I received in my quiet time and shared with you yesterday, isn't it? Amazing. Love, literally translates to charity in the King James (1 Corinthians 13)...has pretty much nothing to do with self...everything to do with GIVING.
XOXO,s
Marcia

Beate said...

Anita, thanks so much for following my new blog!! I am so excited! I really don't want to loose you as my blogfriend! You always encourage me to dream and to think big and I love that about you! Maybe because I have that strongly inside my heart, too! We have no snow here yet, but I live in the warmest part of Norway (southeast)! The temperature here is around 10 - 15 celsius degrees. I enjoy this time of the year the most! I love the colored leaves and the clear, fresh air on a sunny day. And of course, the autumn is the greatest background for beautiful photos!!! Have a blessed and wonderful weekend, my friend!!

love, Kristin

Anna Scandinavian Cottage said...

I just found your blog today. Thank you, I needed to see images like these today to be reminded of what the world can be like.

Martina said...

Cheers to a happy weekend Anita! Have you planned anything fun yet? Here, in the last days the leaves became colored and vibrant. Will have a walk tomorrow and cook some pumpkin dish! Have a lovely time my dear one!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Good luck with your art exhibit Anita. I know that it will as divine as you are.

Karen

Ivy Clad said...

Hello, dear friend! How are you?

Your whimsical artwork is lovely. I had to pin away to my "Art" and "Autumn" boards.

When I was a little girl, I used to love to stare at the moon and imagine it was just about anything, or held just about anything. Your post made me remember. :)

I hope you are enjoying October. It has turned very cool here, and I am so happy. I am waiting anxiously to see if the ivy will be rich with color this year.
xo,
Keri

koralee said...

Morning dear one....just had to pop over and wish you a very blessed weekend before we head off to my parents house for a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. xoxoxooxxoxo See you Tuesday.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
Thank you for coming over this morning. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving Mrs. G and Pumpkin enough to bring them home. I am honored and truly blessed.
BISOUS,
Penny

Ruben Rivera said...

This was a beautiful piece, Anita. You are so sweet to say stuff like this. I am blessed.
I love you,
Ruben

Renae said...

Lovely haven to stroll through your photos again. I just noticed the photo of you at your harp (didn't realize it was you) til this time. Too bad you don't have mountains, but lakes are awesome. I went to a wedding yesterday that took the whole day, it was lovely, but ya still missed my blogging gals. (you)

Catherine Robinson said...

You transport me to another world, Anita...so beautifully poetic and as for the exquisite little girl...I have no words...
Catherine
xx