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3 comments | Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wow, I don't blog for a week or so and I get lots of people worrying about me---thanks, makes me feel wanted :)



Well, in short here is what I've been up to:

1. Being a mom (full time job, requires lots of energy, little pay and few if any breaks for scrapping, chatting or blogging!)


2. Designing---mainly commercial use textures from photos I've taken. Should be in the store at Divine Digital this week.



3. Scrapping--I am participating in the "Stand Up and Scrap" contest (I'm not allowed to disclose my contestant layouts or entry # so you'll just have to visit the gallery and figure it out for yourself!) Voting is done by judges so I'm not recruiting votes here! There are some truly amazing layouts in the gallery for the first challenge so do yourself a favor and go get inspired!



4. Taking photos---some portrait work and some just of my kids, capturing up on those fun moments we've been having lately with this wonderful fall weather.



5. Being sick---nasty ear infection!



6. Cleaning up the clutter that is called my office. I'm one of those people that clutter up my life. Clutter everywhere. It drives my husband insane. Anyway, I'm trying to clean up my cluttered life and my office is the first place I needed to declutter. So lots of boxes going to the dumpster next week!


7. Decluttering my mind. Trying to rid myself of the horrible experience of my involvement with Digital Distrubances---one of my CT members was the person behind that blog. I forgave her for what happened to me on that blog but wounds take time to heal and I'm still nursing some big ones. I find comfort in stepping back from my design work and concentrating on what counts in my life---my family. Here are a few quotes I came across in my email box this past week that have really hit home:


We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. --Joseph Campbell


The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. --Ernest Hemingway



Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. --Mary Ann Radmacher



Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away. --Robert Fulghum


Loneliness
Is
An island
In
The middle
Of
A sea of people
--R.R. (age 11)


So I'm alive, sane and busy. I guess the way life is meant to be. I have a blog freebie for this week so make sure you stop on by mid-week. I'll leave you with some of the "art" I've been working on:






3 Comments:

Anonymous Lainey said...

Beautiful pages! I LOVE the photos -- the pumpkins are awesome.
Hugs,
Lainey

10:31 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to here from you - was worried!!!! (((hugs))) - the layouts are gorgeous!!!!!

9:51 PM

 
Blogger absolutartist1 said...

Those LOs are awesome, Cyndi! Love, love, LOVE them! Family & you are always a first priority - don't forget the you in there! [hugs]

I've been feeling that loneliness quote myself lately... Take care!

12:55 PM

 

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