Really random Friday

January 31, 2014

It’s funny but today I don’t seem to have much to say.

So…I’m glad it’s sunny this morning.
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Woke up at 3am from a nightmare. Nightmare carried on each time I closed my eyes and so I just got fed up and got out of bed. A family issue which is causing me a lot of pain and reflection keeps being played out over and over in my no-limits imagination and sometimes takes hold and 3am and then that’s it. No amount of meditation, self talk, or any other activity can lessen the pain and then I just spend the next day or two seeing things in black and white, and so I’m trying to concentrate on the good things.

So…I’m happy that the morning went from this:

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To this:
Also happy that I live in a city where the snow knows its place…on top of the mountains.

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Yesterday I had very low energy and so spent most of the day playing with some mixed media in the studio and came up with these art cards.

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So now I have a stack of mixed media art cards around…these are just the ones I had on hand, never mind the ones in the drawers.

Don’t know what to do with them. A new friend on FB asked me if I sell them…more to the point…where I sell them, and honestly I don’t know what to do. I have absolutely no idea if they are sell-worthy, although I suspect not, and sort of prefer the thought of actually sending them out to people who want them, or who would like to trade art cards or something…maybe sending one out with a purchase from an Etsy shop, (which by the way I still haven’t started…need a good kick in the…)

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I asked Robert if he liked the little thoughts i constructed on them and he said the sweetest thing. He said, “Your words are like a trampoline for my imagination.” Couldn’t you just melt? I know!

The sayings are a little bit of found poetry from the pages of a weird little book called “The Brief History of the Wellington Boot.” I’m always amazed at the good words still left in that much used book.



… Oh, bought a pretty little beaded purse for no reason at all except that it’s pretty.


Sharing with Nancy and all my random Friday friends.

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  • Reply Sara v January 31, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Veronica–those cards are so incredibly fabulous–and YES they are worth buying! Holy cow, I see things that are not near that quality all the time in gift/book stores. Recurring nightmares really suck, especially family related ones. Here’s hoping that the clear sunshine and blue sky will reset your thoughts back to bliss (and that comment from Robert–what a poet πŸ™‚

  • Reply Pond side January 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I think your cards are ‘sell worthy’. In fact, they are the sort of cards I buy and save for when I wish to send a special note.
    The little beaded bag is lovely.

  • Reply Heather January 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    yes, totally worth buying. an you find a local vendor and see if they’ll sell them as a package.

  • Reply Beth January 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    gorgeous purse – i love the bead design & colors. ( :
    i really really dislike nightmares … they sometimes feel so real … did you eat something to late & it cause bad dreams? that is what my Grand – mom would always say? drink some warm milk & go back to bed. warm milk sounds gross … never have done that. yuck!! ha. ha!!

  • Reply dianecayton January 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my… Pretty cards! I used to have lots of nightmares in our last home. They seem to have stopped. I think it was from eating ice cream too close to bedtime. The nightmares were so vivid that I would wake up screaming. Sorry it hear you are going through this bad time.

  • Reply Ida P. Krause January 31, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Nightmares are never fun and worse yet when you keep on having the same one after you fall back asleep. I hope whatever situation you are dealing with it gets resolved soon. – It’s great you have a creative out let like your cards.
    I agree snow looks best in the mountains.

  • Reply mysoulfulhome January 31, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    excellent work on the cards…I often find things stuck to the bottom that suit my needs. People overlook so much…

  • Reply Lisa @ Two Bears Farm February 1, 2014 at 4:19 am

    Your cards are really neat. I hope the family issue resolves soon.

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn February 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    the card starting ‘furthermore’ would be a perfect card for me to give to my friend tim on his 60th in 2 weeks time – if you can send it to me in time i want to buy it from you! – i’m not joking XX

  • Reply kathy February 1, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Oh I’m so sorry you are having family issues that cause such strife and stress. I can totally relate. Ugh. But despite the darkness you are feeling, you caught some amazing light in your photographs. I think that is an optimistic sign, dontcha think? πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thank you so much Kathy. Art always save me…saves my good mood. Whether photography, paining, sculpture, doesn’t matter. Robert is alwasy telling me to pick up a pencil and disengage the critical side of my brain. Don’t you find that’s true? πŸ™‚

  • Reply kathy February 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    P.S. new follower here πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Hooray! Thank you. On my way over to follow you too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nancy @ A Rural Journal February 2, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Wishing you some peace… conflict can suck the life out of you. xo

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy. I’ve gone to yoga today, had a good night’s sleep and feel much better. It’s just my stupid brain at 3am…you know. πŸ™‚

  • Reply dawnsrays February 2, 2014 at 4:48 am

    It is a pretty purse and I will always trade art cards with you!
    Just pop them in the mail to random strangers (go to Mail Me Some Art and click on the page that says “2014 Informal Exchange” and there is a list of addresses of people who would love to give and receive some mail art. Do it, girl, do it! LOL

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Oh good, then one is going to be heading your way tomorrow. πŸ™‚ (just remember, you asked for it…lol)

  • Reply daryledelstein February 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    love those cards, they remind me of my friend and artist Alice Balterman’s work .. she’s 91 and still creating .. and that little purse is darling

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Oh my gosh, that’s going to be me! I’d love to see some of Alice’s work. Next time you get a chance can you link me or take a photo?

  • Reply sarahhuizenga February 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Cute purse and lovely cards. Keep working on it you will get that Etsy shop up and going.

    • Reply Veronica February 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you Sarah. Working on it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply February 9, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Unless she is paying you quite , adequately direct her to Etsy and wish her well !

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