Sunday, November 11, 2007

Just browsing...

I've been having fun going through my sister-in-law, Jenna's, links to cool places. Today I'm exploring Ali Edwards.

I've been fascinated looking into the lives of other "creatives" because I see so much of myself--or rather, what I want to see--in these people. I love the idea of creating something each day--even just taking a picture.

Some days are filled with magic moments--and others--I think I just don't pay close enough attention.

Today, my magic moment was watching my boys head out onto the deck in the rain, after frantically searching for umbrellas. Actually, Jairen, my oldest son, was out there first, on his own, just gazing at our view. We do have a wonderful view of the city below. It was striking when we first moved here. I'd do well to follow my son's lead--and stop and look more. It didn't take long for the other boys to notice, and want to take part.

Anyway, they were so cute out there--even barefoot for a while--until the cold got to them.

Children must be here to help us remember the magic moments we might otherwise forget.


My contest fairy is almost to the first baking stage--meaning I almost have her sculpted except for hands and feet. I really don't mind hands and feet now. Each hand still takes me an hour, but it's relaxing now. And once I'm to these extremities, I know I'm almost done, and will get to do the hair and costume soon. That's when they really come to life.

Before I sculpted, I was amazed what people could do with a lump of clay. Now I am still amazed--even though it's me doing the sculpting. The process is still magical. Half the time I'm just amazed that I'm the one doing it.

Somethings I got from Ali's blog:

Came across zen habits recently and it is a wealth of ideas and lists for simpler living. Things to think about and actions to take. Here are a couple of my favorite ones:


Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity
How NOT to Multitask - Work Simpler and Saner
Simple Living Manifesto: 72 Ideas to Simplify Your Life


These sound good for me to check out as well!

aj

1 comment:

Randy and Jenna said...

yay, i am glad you like my blog. that is fun! i could read about blogs all day, i think i did one day while i was furloughed it was crazy. i got up to eat and do other necessities but other than that i just linked to other sites. it is so much fun. i love yours,

je