Sunday, November 18, 2012

Let the Sunshine In!


This awesome card is from Anna. I've run my fingertips across its surface so often that I worry that I might leave oil or lotion from my skin behind. But I am in awe. How did she cut the shapes so neatly? I wear glasses for such projects, but glasses couldn't help me here. And where did she find all the suns, and each element that came together so beautifully? The background? 

That sunflower? I love sunflowers! Oh, wait 'til you see another flower someone sent. That blue orb was meant to be there, right behind that coquettishly-smiling-candle-bearing golden sun. Oops. Or is it a pious smile? Sometimes I have to check myself. Sorry. But you know what I mean. And the one in the center? Looking all straightforward while daring you to blink first, knowing you will. 

Check the one on the lower left. Sister sunshine has attitude, huh? Such a pretty face. The jewels! The orange! Is that a mirror with the checkered beams? I have enlarged the image, pored over it, and still cannot tell. It's driving me nuts. LOL. I promise you, I see two faces. It brings to mind Janus. Just last night, an actor's role required discussion of the god. I heard, but did not watch. The television was on for background noise. Maybe that's why Janus comes to mind now. It doesn't tell me . . . Y'all know who Janus was. Right? 

Well, I'll be danged. Looks like faces from two statues. Anna, you make me over-think things. LOL. Remember the photo of the queen and her consort? I JC spied her before I did. She sort of blended into the upholstery. I was looking too hard. You wake me up. I get such good mail. Y'all should check in often in the weeks to come. There is so much good stuff to share. I did the . . . Wait. See the big boy in back? Upper right top? Don't you just love that smile? Those eyes? I had to share this here and now for Susan, and everyone else who needs a little sunshine right about now. Bless you Anna.


Where did you get all those suns, dear friend? Surely not the same place I found my time keepers? I bought the peace symbol months ago. With no idea in mind as to what should be done with it, I put it away. Then, the NYT came with a magazine with nothing but page after page of time pieces. I lost myself. Zoned out. When I returned, "Making Peace with Time" lay on my bed. Yes, it's about grief. I miss my sister. 


This isn't finished. The day will come (soon Lord?), when I will "Make Time with Peace" again, too. I know this will happen just as I know for sure, that the sun shines on, even when I cannot see it, or feel its rays. People who share their sun are some of the best people I know.

Look at the time! Good morning. 

9 comments:

  1. Amazing card. Just beautiful.

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    1. You see it too. The photo doesn't do it justice though. I couldn't bring myself to wait for natural light. No matter. The message is still clear. :)

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  2. Lovely. I can't imagine losing my sister. I almost did a few years ago but she won the battle with cancer not once but twice. She is my best friend so I can relate to your feelings of grief.

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    1. It never occurred to me to ever imagine her being gone because she was young, full of vitality, and loved life. We've wondered what to do if Mom passes, but that's natural. And, although she lived four hours away, we still wrote letters and sent cards the old fashioned way. I have her last letter, birthday card and her final text message. It really is important that families write.

      I have an old letter from SS to my grandmother, informing her that she could not not draw my grandfather's pension. It's over 60 years old. He fought in WWII.

      I am so happy that you still have your sister and best friend. :) Life counts. Thanks for sharing that. I have two sisters, a brother and a mother now.

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  3. Oh, you have to know I love all those sunshine faces!

    And in making peace with time, I love the b&w next to the colored photo. I think that's how we (me!) know when things are getting better ... when we (I) can see colors again.

    There's a saying I love and it has meaning to me now more than ever ...

    Time takes time.

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    1. Somehow, Anna seems to know. :) The tea set is perfect. My life is blessed with pen friends who seem "to know." There are no coincidences in my life. :) And yes! Yes. Healing comes with colors, for me. bless your big heart.

      I read that recently: Time takes time.

      Thank you, Susan.

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  4. Oh! That blue is a reminder of blue skies. No matter the weather. I was shaken the first time I absolutely knew that the sky is always blue. Even at night. Just like the sun always shines--somewhere. :D

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  5. I'm so glad you liked the card. That one sun IS a mirror. All these things are images I'd been clipping out of magazines for a project. Curiously, I clipped a lot of clocks for a collage too, a project called "creating time" since I never seem to have enough. If you look closely at the postage stamps I used, one is a sun and the other is my son.

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    1. OMG! SMH. (smacking this time.) I fell for that Union Jack because it stood out. I noted the orange stamp, but OMG! I thought the man on horseback was one of the royals. LOL. See how I miss the forest for the trees? Now I have to find my thread counter. Be back tomorrow. :)

      Anna, you are one kind of wonderful. I get the best mail. All the embellished mail is like a happiness transfusion. Y'all make me determined to answer every single piece sent. Thank you, ma'am. Thanks everyone. You have no idea.

      Look at the time! Hahaha! I hope you will show us the "creating time" collage after it is finished. I might have clocks to send your way if you like.

      Goodmorning, all!

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