I have looked up Louise Hay's book to see what the metaphysical reason is, here is what she says - Hayfever is usually caused by emotional congestion and fear of the calendar. Now we get to the nitty gritty.
Christmas is coming and I am usually running around like a ninny and not organised till the last minute, although this year Kerryanne over at Shabby Art Boutique is helping me with that this year, I have my sons 21st in less than 3 weeks and I still haven't finished his scrapbook album or put together the photo slideshow for the night and we have ALL of our relatives (that would be 9 ) staying at my place. Don't get me wrong I love having the family here as it doesn't happen very often that we are all in the one place at the one time. Lucky for me I have a great neighbour who has generously donated the use of some beds. So yes, I think I am scared of the calendar at the moment and that I won't get it all done on time!
So my affirmation to rid myself of hayfever is I am one with all of life. I am safe at all times.
So on a lighter note here is what I have been up to in my absence.
I have been playing with a new toy. A Big Shot embossing and die cutting machine. As you can see in the background I have taken over the dining room table with this "little" project so I will be glad when I have finished it and it is cleared away ( and so will dear husband).
I have been using it in my sons scrapbook with the coloured core cardstock so when you sand the embossed areas they reveal another colour underneath, so neat. I have also bought a couple of die like this tag below. You can emboss and cut out shapes with the one stencil. Here is a photo from his school pages.
Another thing I have discovered and hence now have an addiction for is Opals embossing powders. My friends at Scrappers Warehouse had a sale on last weekend and so I went to support my friends :) and bought a few more things for my sons album. Here are some chipboard letters I played with using two or more colours.
In the Water baby photo I also used fantasy film on them as well.
I am still perfecting it but love the look I can get.
You can also paint the chipboard letters and then just clear emboss over the top so I can see endless possibilities here for my scrapbook and art journal pages.
What do you think?
I have been doodling a bit too. It keeps me sane and relaxes me when everything else is getting too hectic. Just 15 to 30 minutes and I feel so much better. I especially love doodling after a meditation so it keeps me in that habit as well. The first one was inspired by a lotus flower hence the name, and for the second I wrote - 'the eyes of the soul in a woven tapestry of life'.
In this next one I painted the background first in Jo Sonja Prussian Blue Hue and Aqua and then thought white pen would be nice over the top but I had a terrible time getting the white gel pens to give me nice flowing lines. Then I remembered a packet of Souffle pens I recently aquired and they worked a treat.
I leave you with a photo of my rose which is gloriously flowering and smelling delicious.
and a quote
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hope you are all having a glorious day wherever you are and that you take time to smell the roses