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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another Glorious Day


This morning as I raised my head from my pillow 
and thanked the Lord for a new day, 
I felt an overwhelming feeling to
 let you all know how much you mean to me.
Blogging has become a delightful part of my day,
and you have all become warm and wonderful friends.


I just want to dedicate this post to
friendship, love and human kindness.
I hope that you enjoy your visit.



Spring is like waking to a new day . . .
Spring is the rebirth after a long winter's sleep. 


My tulips have bought me so much pleasure this Spring.
Their early blooms just sing out of all the warm days ahead. 


My art journal is also a place of pleasure and relaxation.



Each time I see a new follower on my list, 
it is like getting a little hug,
and each comment warms my heart and makes me feel loved.



I just love these white tulips . . . they are so elegant, 
don't you think?  

This is a page that I designed to use as the back of an ATC 



Last but not least  . . . this is a little sample of a new project 
that I am working on to grace the cabin of Gypsy Rose.

She is a big job, but she's slowly coming along.
There are many little projects that will all come together.
Everything depends on the time we have to work, 
weather conditions (we do not have an indoor space 
big enough to put her in)  
and on internet orders for supplies and when they arrive.

I know that you are all busy with your own life,
and with projects of your own.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and please leave and comment.
Above all thank you for being my friend.

Have A Great Day!
Connie :)
  
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66 comments:

  1. Spring always has such a promise of new, and fresh, and beginnings. I'm embracing that promise this year.
    Have a great weekend Connie!

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    1. Hi Terri, thank you for stopping by . . . I'm all for embracing new beginnings :)

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  2. Lovely pictures and words, Connie, have a lovely weekend and I'm looking forward to seeing your new project! Lx

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    1. Hello Lynne, I always get excited when I see that you have visited . . . you seem like such a fun people.
      I wish that I could serve up some cookies and tea . . .and invite you to sit a spell and chat.

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  3. Such a lovely post!!! Thank you!
    Your tulips are amazing. I always enjoy seeing your art journal entries!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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    1. Hi Queenie . . . it is nice to see that you have visited and thank you for the sweet comment :)

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  4. This is such a lovely post and brightened my day. With all the horror that is going on around us, especially over there with your fellow countrymen, it is good to be reminded that actually most people are decent and caring. Have a good weekend xxx

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    1. Hi Fran, A-men to that . . . most people are decent and caring :)

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  5. Awww, you're so sweet Connie. Love this post and your artwork too!
    Have a great weekend,
    Dorothy

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  6. This is a beautiful post, and I do know how blogging has changed my life, and I love getting to know you in this wonderful way. I love my tulips too, they make me smile!!! Hugs, Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, I enjoy reading comments and getting to know my fellow blogging sisters better . . . they all re-enforce the fact the most people are (as Fran said above) decent and caring :) Thank you for visiting and have a fabulous weekend :)

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    2. Don't you just love having a blog. I have been a little absent lately, to many project makes a girl crazy. No time for everything. Love, Mary

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  7. Of all the things writing a blog has blessed me with, friendship is the best. What a wonderfully written post, Connie. I always enjoyed your artwork. Thank you for sharing your paintings in the previous post.

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    1. Hi Donna, welcome home. Blogging has been a true blessing, like I said much, much more than I ever expected it to be.

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  8. What a sweet positive post! I don't know how you have time to do it all! Did I miss something? Where is Gypsy Rose Cabin? Cold here today and a few snowflakes but your blog is warm and inviting! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, Gypsy Rose's cabin is the berth under the boat, where you would go to sleep. She's small so she doesn't have a galley or a head (bathroom), but she does have a cozy little sleeping space, good for a sleep over :)

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    2. How neat! It will be so much fun for yous! Nancy

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  9. Connie- What beautiful thoughts you have put into words here. Your artwork is really something. You do a beautiful job. I have loved getting to know you through blogging. It's a wonderful connecting point, isn't it? xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, it is a lovely little corner of the world where I have found some very lovely, like-minded and gracious sisters. It is a blessing :)

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  10. Ah Connie, You have brightened my day with your joyful words and beautiful tulips .... Thank You! 8)

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    1. Hi Sweetie Pie . . . you bless me with each visit and I appreciate your wonderful friendship :)

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  11. Love your flower pics and your artwork Connie. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs
    Felicia

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    1. Good morning Felicia, it is so nice to have you visit. Thank you for the sweet comment.

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  12. Hi Connie, what a beautiful post...and photos! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. I haven't counted all the times your posts and comments lit up my day! They are like the stars in the sky :). Thank you for all your lovely greetings. I wish you a lovely day, my friend.
    Maria

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    1. My, what a lovely thing to say. Thank you so very much :)

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  14. HI Connie, It was lovely to see your lovely tulips in full bloom. I think ours will be another couple of weeks yet.I do love them and the many many colours they come in.They shout spring!!

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    1. Hi Anne, Tulips are one of my favorites, right under daisies. They have this lovely way of greeting spring-time and letting us know that warm weather is on the way :)

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  15. Beautiful flowers to mark the beginning of Spring...we here in Australia are just beginning to start the sleepiness of Autumn. xx

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    1. Hi Bron, as much as I love Spring, by the time Autumn shows her pretty face, I am always ready for her, too. After all the leaves are raked, you have the pleasure of putting away the lawn mower and garden tools. You can take a rest from all the work of Spring and Summer. Every season has it's own loveliness :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Connie, you are the best! I have enjoyed getting caught up, seeing your beautiful paintings and I always love your photos and your art journal. Do you work on your journal in the evenings watching t.v., or throughout the day. It must take a lot of time, but it brings cheer and happiness to me. You really do remind me of somebody like Mary Englebriet, and I can envision your work made into cards and calendars.

    Thanks for your wonderful blog and your way of turning blog friends into real friends.

    Love ya!

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, I always get excited when I see that you have left a comment. If only I had starting blogging a year earlier, we may have met and had lunch or something. My daughter moved from Bend last July and I spent a week last year watching the girls during spring-break while she worked. It would have been fun to have had a friend that I could have called and said, "Let do lunch" :) While I'm talking about Bend, have you ever visited the consignment shop called Cowgirl Up, it's pretty cool. Thank you for the sweet compliment on my post, and have a lovely weekend.

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  17. I always enjoy my visit to your blog, Connie - and I love seeing your art work!

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    1. Hi Melanie, thank you so much . . . blogging has become a wonderful bouquet of friends:)

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  18. tks Connie for visiting my blog and I can see how much pleasure you must get from your journalling. Your intro' photograph with the text on curves etc. is very creative. A lovely post ...

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    1. Hi Carole, thank you for the sweet comment and for stopping by. I wish that I would have had a plate of cookies and a pot of tea, so we could have sat and visited :) Would that be nice if it were possible.

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  19. Hi Connie! Nice to meet you. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and for following me. I am following you now too.
    Your tulips are beautiful. We still have snow on the ground so no tulips yet. I like that you are keeping an art journal.
    Have a great week.

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    1. Hello Barb, I am so excited to have you as a follower and looking forward to becoming great blogging friends. I do want to tell you how much I like your blog banner. The Golden Finch, that's our state bird and we keep a Finch feeder filled with thistle seed, they are so much fun to watch. Then there is your big red barn and the tire swing . . . they just make me want to be a kid again :) Have a lovely week and thanks again for following my humble blog.

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  20. Your art is always so beautiful :-) Makes me want to try doing something "artsy" rather than "fartsy" like I normally do lol
    big hugs,
    Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl, can you hear me laughing . . . you're not only a sweetie pie, but you're a comic, too, LOL.

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  21. What a lovely blog, the flowers are cheery and your art journal photos brought a smile to my face. Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful comment on my blog, I am your newest follower.

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    1. Hi Jacqueline, I am delighted to have you as a follower. I was so excited about that video, that I had my husband watch it. Modern medical procedures are mind blowing :) Have a great week :) and thank you again.

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  22. Hi Connie, thanks for visiting my blog. and now here I am visiting yours. I love the Tulips!! My Tulips uplift me everytime I see them. They are gorgeous. we live near the Skagit Valley and the valley if full of fields of Tulips. glorious.
    Please visit again.
    We just got back from eastern washington visiting my daughter and husband on their ranch. Visit her blog at ritzvilleranchlife.blogspot.com and visit me again. MB

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  23. Hi Connie, thanks for visiting my blog. and now here I am visiting yours. I love the Tulips!! My Tulips uplift me everytime I see them. They are gorgeous. we live near the Skagit Valley and the valley if full of fields of Tulips. glorious.
    Please visit again.
    We just got back from eastern washington visiting my daughter and husband on their ranch. Visit her blog at ritzvilleranchlife.blogspot.com and visit me again. MB

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  24. Thanks for visiting. Love your paintings. RE the brand. I think its blue because. Of the lighting. I love living in the middle of no where. The burnt hair will flake off and it will be easily ledgable.

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    1. Hi there, thank you so much for getting back to me and for following my blog. I am excited to have a local ranch woman on my list of followers. I am sure that I will learn a lot about country life from following your blog :)

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  25. Good morning Connie, Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a question, are you on Facebook? It seems I spend more time there then blogging. I do try to blog something each day and also try to blog ahead so it will post on the day I want it to show up, but it seems I am still, on Facebook more. I also enjoy playing a lot of games, alone, on the computer and also the older iPad my husband had, then bought himself a newer version. LOL It seems I always get the older computers and things when he decides to get something newer, I've told him, this has got to stop, if the older works for me, it should also work for him. LOL Have a great week, today the sun is shining here, when the sun is out, it just makes things seem so much more cheerful and happy.

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  26. Hi Patty, after visiting your blog again this morning you have lighted my heart with your humorous story telling.
    It is great to start the day off with a good laugh.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Thank you for the laugh and thank you for following my blog.
    You are a sweetie pie.

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  27. Hi Connie, your journal is beautiful and so are your tulips! I am a new follower <3 Thank you for visiting me and for being sweet.
    Your new friend,
    Karen xoxo

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    1. Hi Karen, I am so excited to have you as a follower. Thank you :)

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  28. What a lovely post Connie!

    And I love your journal too.

    Sft x

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    1. Thank you so much . . . and have a great day!

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  29. Hello Connie. Your blog is charming. I'm glad you left your calling card on my blog because I see lots of neat things here at Crafty Home Cottage. Your artwork is delightful and I'm enthralled with your altered books. That's something I would love to try crafting sometime. I'm following your blog and look forward to more inspiring posts. I see you're from the Pacific Northwest, but apparently not Oregon, as you blogged about a trip to Oregon. So maybe Washington? The reason I'm interested is that we've put our Colorado cottage on the market and Oregon is one of the places we're considering for relocation, if our house sells :). Have a great week!--Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, no I'm not from Oregon, but my daughter and two granddaughters live there, so I visit often, If fact I'm headed down this week. Thank you so much for following and have a wonderful day.

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  30. Love your art journal...So cheery and like what it says. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.
    My grand daughter at the moment decided she wants to scream because I am sitting down not paying enough attention while I type.
    Happy Tuesday
    betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, thank you for visiting . . . granddaughters are pretty darn special . . . now "Go Play' :)

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  31. Your art journal is absolutely wonderful. I so love your talent for drawing and painting.
    Going back to look at more of your art.
    xo bj

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    1. Good morning bj, thank you so much for visiting and for the very lovely compliment :)

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  32. Hi Connie,

    What a beautiful post! Just like you!!!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, Oh you are so sweet . . . you might need glasses, but you're very sweet:)

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  33. Connie,
    The tulips are beautiful, especially the red ones. Your journals are always delightful to see. It sounds like you woke up feeling very grateful. I have heard that grateful people are the happiest people. I love thankful people, and I'm so glad to have met you in the blogging world.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. Hi Sheri, thank you for this lovely comment. You have warmed my heart :)

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  34. Tulips, any color, are my daughter's favorite. I'm always in awe of your artwork!

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    1. Thank you JoAnn. You are a sweet pie :)

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