Saturday, May 23, 2009

~~Anonymous Post~~

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I got an Anonymous message today on a blog I posted back in Dec. ~ A Poetic Dreamers Soul ~: ~~Funeral Procession & Appalling Lack of Respect~~ about a Funeral processions i was in for a friends mother sho died from cancer. Everyone has a right to their opinion..This blog is just mine.. and I have as much right to express my opinion as everyone else does. I respect others opinions and welcome RESPECTFUL opinions back on my blog whether the person agrees with me or not is not an issue. I respect any one who has a passion in what they believe in. I may not agree with said opionion but I respect the passion and conviction one has for it. Now on to the messages and my response.

The message is as follows..

Anonymous - Yesterday I was on a three lane road in Virginia and find no reason why a funeral procession would require the other two lanes to be closed. It's a selfish waste of other people's time. People die every day....and you will too. When I die, I don't expect to stop traffic. Personally, I'd rather do it while I'm alive.

My Response - Anonymous..Since you didn't leave any link where I can comment back to you directly here is my response..

Firstly.. I never said anything about shutting all lanes of traffic on the highway.. that was your take on what I wrote. When on a highway.. the respect is for the lane that funeral procession is in and to traffic merging on and off the highway.. It only takes a few moments to be respectful and let them pass then to merge into traffic. The other lanes on the highway are free to go. You have a very different view of respect then I do if you feel this is selfish. But you have a right to your opinion and that is why I am letting this comment show on my blog.

A second comment I got was this...

Anonymous - I also don't really understand your blog. A blog entertains all opinions,,,not just those you pick and approve of....

My Response - As for your second comment.. I am not here to entertain any one. This is MY opinions, my life and how I feel. Just as you have every right to express yours however you see fit (If you would have left a link to your blog I would loved to have read your view on your life). This blog is for me.. and if any one else want to read it they can.. I welcome it. Life has it's up and down, It's beauty and it ugliness and all that in-between and that is what I capture here. It is not just about certain aspect of my life.. it's what effects me at the time or what I might want to share for myself, family or friends.

I don't know if your will be back to read this but if you are this time please leave a link. I hope you have a wonderful day..

I hope every one else in blog land has a wonderful Holiday weekend..

Saturday, May 16, 2009

~~Candy Give Away~~

Debbie from Passion For Crafts blog is having a Birthday Blog Candy Giveaway.. If your interested just follow this link .. All you need to do is link her candy on your blog and leave a comment there and your set. Her site is wonderful so stay awhile and take the time to look around you wont be disappointed.

Friday, April 17, 2009

~~Happy Birthday To Me~~

~~Today is my 35th Birthday~~
I am very proud to say I'm 35

Saturday, April 11, 2009

~~Happy Easter~~

~~Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil~~

Bishop Reginald Heber

Saturday, March 14, 2009


It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

I made this from a 8x10 canvas collaged with pattern paper and sealed with gel medium. Then I added an image I love.. A very tranquil image of the Tea Garden Bridge in California. The photo was taken by Thea Schrack in 1995. I trimmed the image in brown thin ribbon. I wanted a very natural flow with this project. I added the peace quote (Author Unknown) and trimmed the corner with tiny feathers. I added what used to be a piece for a necklace of two nesting birds on a branch to the center. I trimmed the whole canvas in crushed cork. Keeping with the the antiqued silver of the nesting birds I used silver charms and a skeleton key, along with amber colored beads and glass amber crystals with antiqued small dominoes along the bottom to create just the right finishing touch to the piece. It is exactly as I envisioned it and am very pleased with the end results.

Photo & Art by Kristal © All rights reserved

Sunday, March 01, 2009

~~It's Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood~~

Walk in the rain, jump in mud puddles, collect rocks, rainbows and roses, smell flowers, blow bubbles, stop along the way, build sandcastles, say hello to everyone, go barefoot, go on adventures, act silly, fly kites, have a merry heart, talk with animals, sing in the shower, read childrens' books, take bubble baths, get new sneakers, hold hands and hug and kiss, dance, laugh and cry for the health of it, wonder and wander around, feel happy and precious and innocent, feel scared, feel sad, feel mad, give up worry and guilt and shame, say yes, say no, say the magic words, ask lots of questions, ride bicycles, draw and paint, see things differently, fall down and get up again, look at the sky, watch the sun rise and sun set, watch clouds and name their shapes, watch the moon and stars come out, trust the universe, stay up late, climb trees, daydream, do nothing and do it very well, learn new stuff, be excited about everything, be a clown, enjoy having a body, listen to music, find out how things work, make up new rules, tell stories, save the world, make friends with the other kids on the block, and do anything else that brings more happiness, celebration, health, love, joy, creativity, pleasure, abundance, grace, self-esteem, courage, balance, spontaneity, passion, beauty, peace, relaxation, communication and life energy to...all living beings on this planet.

Bruce Williamson, It's Never Too Late To Have A Happy Childhood, 1987

Monday, February 23, 2009

~~No Love Like A Mothers Love~~

~No Love like a Mother's Love~

There is no love, like a mother's love,

no stronger bond on earth...

like the precious bond that comes from God,

to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,

never changing for all time...

and when her children need her most,

a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,

God bless them every one...

for all the tears and heartache,

and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,

a mother's love lives on...

through many generations,

with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,

for they love with a higher love...

from the power God has given,

and the strength from up above.

Jill Lemming

Photo of My Mom and Me 1983

Photo & Art by Kristal © All rights reserved