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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Put A Hat On :)



Put a hat on your head . . . and feel like a queen.






It's funny how dressed up you feel 
when you're wearing a hat.





And it's a great way to camouflage  a bad hair day. 




Do we look or do we see?
Seeing is really taking the time to look at something with more intensity. 





(these are all doodled ladies from my journal, 
I hope you like them)



Bloom where you are planted.
If you are feeling a bit like a wilted blossom,
do something . . .sometimes a re-do is nothing more than 
getting out the hot curlers and putting on a little lipstick,
or digging to the back of your closet and getting out that pretty blouse that you are always saving for a special occasion . . . 
today is a special occasion :)

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Live it and live it well!
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Remember you are never fully dressed without a smile,
So, smile and have a great day!

Your blogging sister, Connie :)



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57 comments:

  1. Hi Connie . . . I just popped over to see if you ever got your blog working again. I hope that you can get the post that you were trying to post working. This one is pretty cool :) but I know you were having a lot of trouble posting today.
    Sometimes things just fix themselves so hang in there.
    Your loving husband, Steve

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    1. Hi Babe, thank you for checking this out . . . now I know that my comments are working. I'll try that post again in a couple days. If it doesn't publish . . .I'll just delete and start over :)
      I love you,
      Your blogging wife, Connie :)

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  2. Hi Connie --- I do smile, because I just love your work of art - this is marvelous!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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    1. Hi SanDee, I am delighted that you like my work.
      Keeping smiling :)
      Connie . . . . me too :)

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  3. Oh, you did it again :)! Marvelous pictures. I showed my daughter and she loves them as well as I do. I wish you a great day!

    Greetings from Sweden,
    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, thanks for popping in and thank you for your lovely blogging friendship.
      I always love seeing you here in my comment list:)
      Keep Smiling :)

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  4. Hi Connie, I love your doodling artwork. It is very inspiring and you are very talented.

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  5. Connie- You are amazingly talented----and wise! Your "doodles" are much more than doodles-they are pure works of art. Wish I could doodle like that. You are so right about not saving your "best" for a special occasion. TODAY IS that day! xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, how many times do we save something in the back of the closet, and then when the time comes where it is perfect, we forget it's in there, or we have gained or lost weight and it doesn't fit.
      Keep Smiling, and thanks so much for your friendship . . . you are a sweetie pie :)

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    1. Good morning Beth . . . and thank you very much :)

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  7. Your hat ladies are great! I don't often wear a hat but when I do I feel completely different.

    I try to be fully dressed at all times...I always have a smile!

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    1. Hi Janet . . . I love it . . . Keep smiling you lovely lady, you :)

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  8. Dear Connie, I adore your doodled ladies--such panache! Great journalling. I am not a hat lady but definitely a makeup lady! How sweet that your husband commented :) Thanks for making me smile as the snow swirls around us again.xx

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    1. Hello, thank you for your lovely comment. I do wish you an early spring. It sounds like you might be looking forward to warm weather. I know that I am. Our snow has melted and we have been seeing the sun for the last week . . . spring is on the way :)

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  9. Hello Connie! Your drawings are great! I love your ladies. And always thought provoking too! I found it interesting when I first started carrying my camera around with me how it really opened my eyes!

    Today is a beautiful day here (seeing your comment above) - our snow has almost melted except high on the mountains, which is just the way I like it! I actually painted my toenails this morning and thought I'd go out in my sandals but it's still a bit too chilly for that!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, I love it . . . it's a good day when you feel like painting your toe nails. Spring is on the way :)
      There is a magic about looking through the lens of a camera, you start seeing more beauty in ordinary objects. It's a great tool to help us open up to the magnificent world around us :)

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  10. These are wonderful....I love them....I do wish I could wear hats....

    blessings,
    Cynthia♥

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    1. Hi Cynthia, guess what . . . you can :)
      It's fun . . . you just have to find the right hat, the one that makes you feel like a queen :)
      It's out there.

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    1. Thank you . . . that makes me very happy :)

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  12. Always a reason to smile- and so much more fun than wearing a frown all day!

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  13. Dear Connie, I love wearing hats but really don't get the chance to wear them. Lipstick on the other hand, well I never leave the house without wearing it. It lifts me and gives me confidence and I feel good. Love your doodle ladies they are so cool. Smiles breed smiles.
    Patricia x

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    1. Hi Patricia, you are so right about smiles breeding smiles . . . We of course feel better when we smile, but what happens is when we get smiled at it also lifts are spirits. Therefore; every-time we give away a smile, we help lift the other person :) It creates a wonderful circle :)

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  14. Clever!! The ladies you drew without hats do not look as happy as the ones with hats! Kind of sad to me that ladies always used to wear hats and gloves to church...now we are lucky if some don't wear shorts.

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    1. Hi Ginny, I have mixed feeling about that. One is that I think that church should be a place where we come in our best, as a sign of respect. Then the other is that it doesn't matter . . . the important thing is attending and being feed, watered and loved. I would rather see a person in shorts, than an empty seat :) I'm sure that you feel the same way . . . it is just not the way we were raised.

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  15. Hi Connie
    I LOVE your ladies. You are so talented!

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    1. Hi Teresa . . . thank you . . . you put a smile on my face :)

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  16. Evening Connie! I needed to read this....I've been going CRAZY BUSY these last 3-4 weeks and not much time for myself and appearance. I can't wait to get this move over so I can focus on looking better. (my poor hubby) Gray roots, hair up in a knot, sweat pants and sweat shirts(not the cute kind...the working kind..LOL!) This is a GREAT pick-me-upper post, my dear friend...the LORD knew just what I needed to hear!! Have a wonderful and blessed week! Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, we have lived in our home for over 25 years. I can not imagine how hard moving would be. I hope I never have to do it. If we can live out our days here, then we can leave all that work of moving everything out to our daughter, LOL.

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  17. Wow Connie, you are quite the artist...I think this is your true calling, your pictures are great

    Carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol . . . you my dear friend are a sweetie :)

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  18. Love it when you post your journal pages. Great advice about the hats. Unfortunately I have never met a hat that liked me. They are all horrible on my head. I do wear my smile though!

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    1. Hi Donna, wearing that pretty smile is the most important, right :)

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  19. Terrific artwork! Thanks for sharing Connie!

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    1. Hi Patty, thank you you are a sweetie pie :)

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  20. Hello Connie,i finally found your blog. I love your journalling pages. You are a fabulous artist. Thank you for always leaving such lovely comments on my blog.

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    1. Hi Kate, thanks for popping in for a visit and thanks for the lovely comment :)

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  21. lovely drawings on your pages..thanks for your lovely comment on my blog

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    1. Hi Lorraine, thank you for stopping by :)

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  22. Love your hats Connie they are adorable. Your laird is beautiful too you are a very talented and busy lady...however I am trying to simplify my life, I am blessed with so many wonderful things...I am looking for happiness with less.
    The song you asked about is called "Slumber My Darling" I think it is very beautiful you can listen to it on Youtube Allison Krauss does a lovely version. Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you . . . I love Allison Krauss :)

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  23. This is beyond cute! I absolutely love it!
    D~~~~

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    1. Hi Donna, and thank you so much . . . I keep my journal on the table next to my chair in the family-room. That way, I can be with my Steve and be doing something creative at the same time. I miss a lot in the TV programs, but I don't care . . . making art (any kind) is my passion :)

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    2. I've journaled in my chair while watching TV but I haul all the supplies from the studio into the living room. I need to leave a journal and supplies next to my chair! Thanks for the inspiration Connie.

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  24. Good Morning Connie, I love your "doodled" ladies and yes I agree a hat hides a "bad hair day". During the winter I tend to wear a beret, so even if my hair isn't as neat and tidy as it should be, I still look presentable with my beret on my head when I go shopping.
    I have to say, if you were to publish the picture of the two ladies... "Put a hat on your head" on a note card, I would certainly buy them as they are fabulous.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Hi Daphne, That is the sweetest thing to say. You are a sweetheart. One of my favorite hats is also a beret, then as you can tell by my photo I love cowboys hats, too :)

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  25. Hi Connie! I wish I could sketch/paint like that! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog btw. I would love to see how your Easter float turned out :) Have a great weekend!!

    Sandy xox

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    1. Hi Sandy, thanks for stopping by and for the very sweet comment :)

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  26. Such lovely doodles Connie. Refreshing quotes to go with them, too. You've got quite a talent!
    Thank you so much for your recent visit to my blog.
    Take care,
    Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, thank you and please come visit again . . . I love company :)

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  27. Hi Connie, many, many thanks for visiting my blog & for leaving sweet comments.. I am so happy you did as I've found you! Wow! Love your artwork & fabulous ideas. Keep up the good work, I look forward to calling again soon. Happy creating, Gez

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    1. Hello Gez, You have made my day . . . thank you. I love making new friends :)

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