"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Monday, February 22, 2016

* MORE CREATIVE PASSIONS *

In 2013, Ron and I moved into our "first" of smaller, downsizing-homes. We rented because at the time, we weren't sure exactly where we wanted to live. It was a townhouse and had plenty of room and storage and I really loved it there. Ron...not so much... mostly because that's when his knees were finally causing him enough pain that he was almost ready to have knee-replacement surgery. I could've lived there forever, but as plans usually go...we moved, and ended up in a little condo that is almost perfect.

Some of you might remember one of the pictures I posted on my blog, shortly after we moved into the townhouse:

 
I'm posting it here again because of the paper wreath on the wall,
 and that's what has to do with "More Creative Passions"!

In my previous post, I wrote about creative passions, and my passion for writing. This post is about an artistic talent that one of my daughters-in-law has...about ONE of them, because she is multi-talented. I'll call her "M" and she made the paper wreath on the wall. You can click on the photo to see it much larger. She made lots of other 3D wall designs and I asked her around that time if she could make me a wreath, using pages from my book...when I finally got it finished, and published! After that initial conversation, I honestly forgot about it until just a few months ago, and I asked her in an email if she still made those wreaths. I never got a reply but didn't think anything more about it. She's busy, she forgot, whatever.

On Christmas Day, I was presented with the most beautiful, artistically unique, made with love and creative passion...a wall hanging, made from pages of my book. She even named it: Reading and Roses.

These are real, dried roses, and real twigs...plus the paper roses, obviously!


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I think it's an amazing gift and one that I will cherish forever.
 
 



25 comments:

  1. How beautiful this is!!! Unique as well...and from your book? What a gift!!!

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  2. Wow, wow and wow. What an amazingly creative tribute to YOUR creativity. Both of you should take a bow.

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    1. Hi Sue! Thanks! ....but I don't think I should "take a bow!" I'm not worthy, but "M" is :-)

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  3. That is so beautiful! Your daughter has an amazing talent.

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    1. Thank you, River! I agree...it IS an amazing talent..one I could never even attempt!

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  4. This is truly fabulous and so meaningful. Yes, I'd cherish it forever too!

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  5. Wow. She's truly creative and thoughtful. I can see how/why you appreciate her gift so much.

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  6. What a very thoughtful and unique gift, certainly something to treasure.

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  7. Beautiful and clever. I love it!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  8. Your DIL is very talented and yes, very creative. Thanks for sharing with us. How are you Becky? Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Thanks! I'm doing just fine. How 'bout you?

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    1. Hey Sue! Thank you! ( I think you meant "talent"?) I totally understand typos!! :)

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  10. That's beautiful! Your daughter has creative talent! Must run in the family! Thanks for the Christmas card! ; )

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    1. Hi Sandy! Thanks....she's my DIL, but close enough to my daughter ;)
      You're welcome for the card!

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  11. What a lovely and thoughtful gift, Becky. I can imagine you'll be treasuring that for a long time to come. And I hear ya about the downsizing! Hubs and I are about to launch into that very same world ourselves but exactly what form it will take remains to be seen. Aging knees and stairs don't go together at all.

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    1. Thanks, Trish! And I hope your downsizing goes smoothly!

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  12. Becky, I just saw this; sorry for the late response! I love this gift idea ... and it reminds me of my daughter's bridal bouquet. Instead of real flowers, a friend of hers helped her make a bouquet of roses from the pages of her favorite books. They bought copies of classics she loves at a local thrift shop. It was unique and a lot cheaper than real flowers! Longer lasting, too. :) Hope you are having a good day!

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