Welcome To My Creative Journey- The Next Half Century

From knitting to cooking, jewelry making to painting, gardening to journaling, I love it all and would love for you to share it with me

Monday, June 28, 2010

Kelly Lish's Give Away......oh lucky me!!!


What a incredible feeling I had when I checked my comments tonight and there was one from Kelly Lish.

Oh lucky me! I am the winner of Kelly Lish's give away that she posted yesterday on her blog.

I am so fortunate to be able to choose any print from her etsy shop. Oh my, there are so many I love how can I pick just one....

The one I ended up picking is called "BEGIN"...... I thought it to be a very good symbolism with
 Kelly Rae's flying lessons.

Begin......that is what I will be doing after the course is over.

Yes, I will begin..........

Thank you so much Kelly Lish. I am one happy Girl.
ps....I also have to thank Kolleen from Kolleen's blog "Heartwingedsisters" that is where I saw Kelly's link to her blog.    Thanks Kolleen,  

Sunday, June 27, 2010

BIG and AMAZING.......one more week to go and we will be flying on our own...

My journey with Kelly Rae (an online e-course: "Flying Lessons")  and my many classmates has been ONE interesting journey. 
My heart has been touched in a new way.
The first two week of the class were energizing and motivating.......then the chaos of life takes hold.
Still running in the background is the classroom...busy and active. I sit silent and watch. I feel frustrated and alone, but not for long. 
Inspiring and supportive voices become loud to me again and make me attentive. 
I realize there must be patience in the process..... In MY process. 
Everyone's journey will be unique.... MY journey will be unique.
But in the end, we will be in the same BIG and AMAZING  place.......

My dreams are big and amazing
my reality (right now) is small
my steps are tiny
but there will be many..many...many
......c.a. gourley

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Well, I finally managed to get my blog fixed up and away from the green monster it became. I took Risa's suggestion and just did the new design feature that blogger just put out. There's still a few things I can't figure out. Like changing some of the colours here and there and the sizes of the fonts. I will save that for another day.
I am loving Kelly Rae's Flying Lessons. My favourite lesson so far is about the retreats and workshops. One day I will take part. This class is really inspiring and is creating a lot of different feelings in my soul that I have never experienced before. Coooool......is all I can say.
I am off to read the Q & A for our second Saturday. I love the Saturday posts tooooooo.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh My, Oh My!

I hit one button too many. There I was, deciding to change my blog to three columns instead of two. Well, I didn't have much success with the new blogger design, so I thought I'd try the google method. It was going along so good, I went in and changed the Html (or whatever that is called). It all made perfect sense. Wha-la, I finished. Saved my changes. Went to check .... only two columns. It didn't look bad, but it was still two columns. Went back to where I made the changes and thought, oh I'm just going to go back to my original look....pressed this other button that said go back to classic look (I guess i didn't originally have the classic look) so I pressed it and went to check again. ..... and YUK, I almost cried, I did gasp....then just laughed. What was I thinking ....I have never seen such an ugly looking blog....oh my, now what am I going to do. It's late, I'm tired and I feel like the colour of my blog .........green

I thought this picture would go well with the look of the new blog. Drawn by my daughter, ali.

Friday, June 4, 2010


One week into Kelly Rae's e-course and I have a whole stack of information. Kelly warned us. But she also said we don't have to do it all at once. That's the beauty of this class. We have the information and we can get to it/ experiment with it at our own pace. Working full time leaves me a little anxious about the whole thing, but if I can just remember that I am aloud to pace myself, all will be good.
Today I felt really good about  a few things that I tried.  I made a few reply comments to some fellow students, I set up a RSS feed on my blog (still have to figure out what it actually is) thanks to one of the classmates who let everyone know how to do it and I took Kelly's advice and tried a web site she recommended to edit your pictures.The picture I used was a pencil drawing of my mother when she was about 20 years old. She just turned 80 this year and is still as beautiful as she was then. .
Love you Mom.....................