Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Tut message for today.......

However long your dreams take to come true, Rebecca; no matter how prickly, thorny, or bumpy the path; and whether or not you even remember these words, if you stay the course, I can promise you this:
1 - They will come true.
2 - You'll recall the entire journey with fondness.
3 - You're going to miss shopping in complete anonymity.
Sure as snow.
The Universe

I thought it was appropriate for all the dreaming I am doing for the Mondo Beyondo workshop. I still haven't found out if the Schmaps Guide to San Francisco will feature my photo yet.  But if they do it will be one dream off my list.

This the image I am using for the Echo "Rouge" challenge.  

Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly
in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions
of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying
flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go? 

By Shel  Silverstein

I have been very busy since the kids are out of school.  It's hard work trying to convince an 8 year old why it is bad to play games all day.  If I tell him to read he looks at me like I am off my rocker, and he loves to read.  For some reason he thinks summer means I can do whatever I want, whenever I want.  

 Here are some recent vintage finds.  The orange book on the top is by one of my favorite children's author and illustrator Joan Walsh Anglund.  The vintage bird ornaments and mink bow tie were given to me by this lady at a garage sale.  I can't believe the birds made it through the day.  They are so fragile, when I found them they were at the bottom of a box with a bunch a misc. junk on top.  When I asked how much they were she said "Oh, those weren't supposed to be out there!"  So I offered to give them back.  She said she believed in karma and wanted me to have them.  We got to talking and I told her I was a crafter/hoarder and she started rummaging around finding all these things she thought I would like.  Have you ever seen the movie Labyrinth.  There is a part where this lady is trying to give Sarah all these things and they are surrounded by all this junk.  It reminded me of that.  She was a cutie though and and so gracious for giving me those ornaments.  They are a least 80 years old.  The rest of the stuff I got at my favorite little thrift shop The Unicorn.  

Hope everyone is having a good week! 


Anonymous said...

I love your garage sale story - and those are all lovely finds.

Keep dreaming!

Kimberley (MB)

Jen said...

Love your "Rouge" photo. Great karma story =) said...

glad you are in the ECHO project... I lose track so easily of the people who are in there.

LOVE the garage sale story... I love it when things like that happen (and I love the movie Labyrinth...

Hope you get your photo done in the Schmap guide. I got one of my done in the guide for ABQ.. and it is alot of fun.

AND the tut quote. Ya know... I used to get those everyday...

Cameron said...

Wow, you have an eye for finding great stuff...and the comparison to that scene in Labyrinth made a great little movie with which to "watch" your story in my head..haha!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's so nice to have visitors. In light of my computer trouble, when I have access to the internet, I jump at the chance to catch up with my Blog Friends....and make a few new ones along the way :)

All my best, Cameron