Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March! March! Here We Go Marching Into March! The Most Inspirational Month Of The Year!

Can you believe tomorrow is March 2012? When I wake up tomorrow morning to see another Blessed day, my odds of having the opportunity to make more of these gorgeous lace dresses, gets closer.  If you are interested in owning a dress similar to one of these mini Spring beauties, standing only four inches tall, please check out my eBay auction site in a few weeks by clicking on the following link and meet Anyminimore:

Again, thanks to all of you for reading my blog and letting me know that you are.
  I hope to inspire and encourage you to do the best
you can at whatever you do.  Celebrate Life with me!  Hugs and kisses to all.

"I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me."                                                                 Philippians 4:13  NKJV

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Journey To Celebrating Life One Year Anniversary! Spotlight on Grandsons!

Celebrating Life has taken on a whole new meaning since starting this blog a year ago.   Life is a challenge that we want to look forward to each day.  I am now more aware of the meaning of the following Country Wisdom from unknown Author:  
 Every path has some puddles. 
 The best sermons are lived, not preached. 
 Life is simpler when we plow around the stumps. 
 Life is not about how fast we run or how high we climb, but how well we bounce. 
Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.
Don't corner something meaner than you.

Hold on to what you love with both hands and never let go.  by Felma

Big Brother holds on to Little Brother as he shows love for him.  He protects him with lots of love and admiration.
 My boys have the best protection of all.  Next to God, their earthly Father loves and protects them.  In the picture below, "Daddy and Son" are engrossed in conversation as I do my very best to capture the look of love and adoration. 
 Approaching my 63rd birthday and 12th year survivorship with the speed of lightening, family, friends and holding on to what I love means more to me than ever.  My grandsons are my life.  My Journey To Celebrating Life is all about two little boys.  They are the reason I get out of bed each morning and say, "Thank you Lord for another day with the ones I love."  I haven't stopped doing  the things I started my blog with last year.  Planning to walk a half-marathon later this year with my favorite daughter.  Making dollhouse miniatures will always be one of my greatest passions and I will capture the creativity with both hands as long as I can.  Since I am much wiser now, I know this is the best year of my life.  Hope it is your best year too.

Again, thanks to all of you for following my blog for the inspirational e-mails.  Hugs and kisses to all. Be inspired to hold on with both hands as you celebrate your life with lots of love and creativity.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Voice! My Encounter With A Third Kind Of Creative Juice! No Contest Winners!

A few nights ago,  just after midnight the powerful ceiling lights in my workshop 
illuminated the room as though it was a sunny bright day.  I was alone.  Everyone else had gone to bed.  It was quiet except for the crackling sound of an old iron cooling down that I had unplugged a minute ago.  As I sat at my work station in a relaxing state of mind leaning back in my chair with my feet propped up on the table contemplating on what to do with a
gorgeous white lace dress on a mannequin.  It, the encounter, happened!  It really happened!  First, I thought it
was the Voice Of God, although the voice sounded nothing like I imagine God's voice  would sound.  I sat upright in my chair and listened intently for the sound of footsteps.  Maybe someone had gotten out of bed.  No.  That wasn't it.  The voice was like a soft whisper of some sort, so I imagined it was female.  It sounded comforting.   I didn't have to wait long to find out because within the next two or three minutes I heard it again and at the same time a soft touch like a feather brushed against my right cheek.  Naturally I thought it was a message from Heather, my chicken friend I killed for dinner when I was a young girl growing up in the country.  Heather will always show me a feather when I am really in distress, but she has never touched me or talked to me.  Since I was not really in the kind of distress that calls for a feather from Heather, I was still hesitant as started to lean back in my chair again when I clearly heard the word "Amour."  At the same time I saw the mannequin I was contemplating on move slightly to my right. My mind started turning like a whirlwind and within hours I was almost done with the creation above. 

A Spring Wedding Dress, a Winter Wedding Dress. 

"Amour is the French word for love, an intense feeling of affection."

Just one word can stimulate the creative juices to start flowing and you can let the juices flow forever as you listen for, "The Voice."  Since this was my third encounter with a situation of this sort, I did not feel any fear.  Only a peacefulness filled with joy. 

The contest for creating a doll is over and no winner was selected because there were no entries.  Don't be afraid to open up and let your creativity flow.  It doesn't have to be making a doll.  It could be a creative walk or run or going barefoot in the park.  You could take your camera along and stop to take pictures and share them with the world. 

Try this creative activity:  Join my blog.  Please leave positive comments.  Of all  the negatives going on, the positives going on is what keep us alive and balanced for another day. 

  Grandson stops walking and climbs a rock to talk to a bear in the mountains today.  I thought it was very creative especially when he named the bear Somite.  I grabbed my camera just as the bear was running back to her cubs and grandson was waving goodbye with a smile on his face.  What an unexpected adventure, although at two, he is already charming the ladies! 

Thanks again to all of you reading and following my blog.  Love, hugs and kisses.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  Genesis 1:1 NIV