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Thank you Trader Joe's for having such lovely affordable flowers. And thank you Goodwill for the vase. It's the simple things that make me happy.






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Simple things

Hello again my friends! Welcome to haiku my heart Friday hosted by the beautiful Rebecca:)
You can discover links to more haiku treasures on her blog @ http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/.

Here is my offering for today, entitled, "Simple things"

Nature's beauty lives

The breeze refreshes my soul

gratitude abounds

I hope you get to be outside this weekend to enjoy God's magnificent creation!
love & peace,
Peg

Quirky Dutch Summer challenge # 2

The second challenge from Marit, http://www.maritspaperworld.com/blog/, is to create mail art. I thought of my sister in law, Karen. We don't get to see eachother much because we live in different states, about a 12 hour drive. I knew she would appreciate some bright and colorful cheery mail art. We joke that all we ever get in the mail is bills.

I grew up with 3 older brothers and was quite content with my sibling situation in my childhood.
Then, my oldest brother got married and through the years his wife and I developed a close friendship.
But what's even more special, is that I realized she is the big sister I never had.

Karen,
through the years
you've been more than a friend
you've been my big sister.

thank you for not judging me and always staying by my side.


thank you for always looking out for me and not being a selfish friend. I like the balance we have and
I know I can count on you.


and I thank God we share the same sense of humor! Thank you for making me l…

Quirky Dutch Summer challenge #1

The lovely Marit Barentsen is holding art challenges on her blog every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks.
It's called the quirky dutch summer..........love it! You can find it here:
http://www.maritspaperworld.com/blog/

I discovered this wonderful artist when I found Featuring magazine. She is the founder and chief editor.
It's a fantastic magazine! It has wonderful articles and great mixed media artwork.
You can find it @ http://featuringmagazine.com/

So, the first challenge on Marit's blog is, "fear of the blank page", and what we can do about it. Out of the choices she offered, I chose the paper scrap route. I basically followed her tutorial with a few additions. 

First, she suggest to take paper scraps and glue them together like a puzzle piece:

Next, cover them with white gesso. I did that, and also added some washi tape.


The next step is to add some color with either ink or water color crayons. I used a green spray ink, but ended up not liking it, so I wiped …