Monday, April 27, 2009

When I grow up I want to be an old woman

This is a phrase from a song on a Kaiser Healthcare commercial...

and here is my 80 year old Mom demonstrating just what that would look like.

Mom said she always wanted to fly in an open cockpit bi plane so this is what you get the woman who has everything for Christmas! (a ride, not the plane)

How cute is she? We couldn't decide if she was Snoopy or the Red Baron.

And I got another chance to play with my new camera.

Beauty comes to my kitchen.

This little girl lives on the counter and seems to be enjoying her lovely companions.

And wait! There is more!

I am about the luckiest woman on the planet. The husband brings me roses for no reason.

These coral lovelies sat just down the counter from the Tulips. The morning sun comes into those windows and the warmth released the fragrance of these blooms. A very kind way to start the day.

Do you struggle, like me, deciding what to do with the precious cards you received at holidays? I have stacks, too many, of cards I have saved and I have regrets, too many, over cards I have tossed.

Add this dilemma to my passion for journal making and here's what you get. Pages ready to be collaged, painted over and transformed. I first thought I was a genius for inventing this, but further reflection brought recall of seeing something similar done with Christmas cards to make a seasonal journal. I wish I could remember which blog I saw it on so I could give credit. If it's you, let me know so I can acknowledge your creation.

Anytime I can hang beads off of something, I will and I find myself using more lace lately. The cover is doubled ivy covered tissue paper copied onto card stock.

It's a good size to slip into a purse to catch moments of inspiration.

If you enjoy reading, hop over to my friend's blog, R Mary Ann Reads and Writes for a delightful take on the written word.

The birds sound like an orchestra tuning up for a concert. I'm off to see if I can get a good seat!


Alison Gibbs said...

What gorgeous photos of your Mum. I want to be like her when I grow up to be an old woman too!!LOL

Natasha Burns said...

Wow your mom is SO brave! I wouldn't get near a tiny plane! Living near a small airport as well as close to our big one, I see tiny planes coming in to land every day, all wobbly and putt putting along, and swear I'm not ever going to get in one. I'd love to have your mom's courage!!!

Love the journaling you've been doing! I used to keep all the cards but there's only so much you can do with them. Now I toss them, and keep the ones from parents and hubby and son, or keep the ones from special birthdays and occasions. Sometimes I keep the card front if it's pretty and pin it to my inspiration board.

Lucky you with your sweet hubby and his flowers 'just because'!

david lintner said...

Such fun, great sentiments, and wonderful photos.

katydiddy said...

I think you need to give all of the kids a copy of the "Red Baron" Grandma photo. Those are so great!

Tara said...

Your Mom--and you!!--are two amazing women!!!!!!!!