A ragtag mix of mostly arts and crafts, sewing, yoga, travels, food and figuring out how to live life to its fullest as a retired teacher!
I am getting better at making several passes over each page to get depth of colors and interest... Now I wish I had another week of vacation to play more!
And Week 1 of the January Art Calendar is done...
Such great gelli prints!
Thanks Carolyn! I love that little piece of blob! You make pretty spectacular ones yourself! Love your videos!
Hello RhondaI see your name frequently on Carol's blog so thought I'd pop over to say Hi.I am fascinated by the books that people like - or don't. I have a particular dislike of Paul Coelho's novels and would love to know why you are the opposite!
Hi Chrissy, I would be interested to hear why you dislike his novels? I actually have not liked everything of his, but those 2 that I mentioned to Carol (the Alchemist and the Pilgrimage) I do particularly like. In those I like the introspection and the sort of walkabout feelings they bring out. They seem a bit more spiritual than his other books, and even though I am not religious, I do feel something towards the spiritual wanderings his characters go through in those 2 novels. And I sometimes enjoy his ramblings on his website, although I must admit lately I have not been reading it as much. Hope that helps?
I know I'm going to sound negative but I really don't feel comfortable with what could loosely be described as fantasy literature, especially when it attempts to teach or preach. I have read The Alchemist so I've tried to like his work. Another thing for me is that over-hyped books, or ones that other people insist you MUST read - like The Da Vinci Code or the Harry Potter books - simply put me off. Perhaps I should have another go and read The Pilgrimage. Just so long as it doesn't too closely resemble The Pilgrim's Progress!I have found truth and beauty and 'spirituality' in novels of the 20th century which don't have such claims made for them but which will stay with me in a helpful way.
No, it's ok Chrissy, don't worry about that... I also don't like really "preachy" books. I would love to know which other novels you mentioned you found "spirituality" in -- it is always interesting to see where other people's journeys take them. If you wish, please feel free to email me and we can continue this conversation there -- might be easier! And I would love to hear about living in France! Aren't you lucky!
Have you gotten sucked into the Gelli Plate craze yet Grace? It is so fun, you don't want to stop once you start! Course now I have to actually start to use the bunches and bunches of papers I have made!
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