random thoughts

In the US this is a long weekend and I'm hoping you're all taking good advantage of it.  I'm certainly starting to feel the change of the seasons - it's dark a little earlier, there's a slight nip to the air even when it's sunny, the evenings are quite cool.  Seems like summer just flew by.

Today is a housekeeping, random thoughts post..... (because if I'm in front of the computer, I don't have to do actual housekeeping! :)

I've received all 6 postcards from the Liberate Your Art swap hosted by Kat. This is the second year I've participated - she had almost 200 participants this year I think so it's really fun to see what sort of art postcards you might receive.  These are from (top left) Cathy in the UK (dear-emma.com), Kathy in AZ (uniqueknobbery.com), Deb in AK (dyingtobeyours.blogspot.com), Solande in the Netherlands (zwerfdieren.com), Kat in OR (kateyestudio.com), and Paula in VA (littlescrapsofmagic.typepad.com).

(ED to add)  This is such an easy swap to participate in - she walks you through each step and gives lots of time - basically the idea is to share a p/c of your art so you take a photo, make a p/c and send her 5 cards with postage.  She takes care of the rest.  There's a blog hop 9/13-16 to see what others sent/received so you might want to visit her site & check it out.  SHE'S MADE A VIDEO that includes 1 postcard from each of the 193 participants (from all over the world) and it's inspirational - definitely worth seeing!

During the rest of the year Kat shares tirelessly.  She's a photographer extraordinaire and shares tutorials and tips and inspiration.

I drove east of the mountains to Chelan and spent a couple days with my best friend - we got a jump start on our handmade Christmas cards.  It was so much fun to cut and glue paper, brainstorm ideas and just chat the day away.

We're in a major creative flurry here!

Just before I left I was out watering the flower pots on the deck and had to snap a couple of pics - the flowers are just SO gorgeous!

Now, I'm off to work on my large canvas....I've put it off for a week but no longer!  Hope you're all enjoying your weekend.


  1. Anonymous10:36 AM

    Fun to create with friends. YOUR flower shots are amazing- WOW! xox

  2. Happy Labor Day to you, too. I've also been on the computer, but I've been having major problems, which turned into a day of LABOR for me.

    Your flower photos are divine. And of course, I had a good laugh at the table where you and your friend jump started Christmas. Can't wait to see the next installation of your large canvas.

  3. That rose is stunning!
    Great art postcards. What fun!
    That table has such a familiar feel to me I could almost sit down and start playing!
    Have a great week. :):)

  4. The flowers are really gorgeous! What an inspiration you are...already starting your Christmas cards! I'm looking forward to seeing your large canvas.

  5. Good for you, getting a head start on your Christmas cards! And having a friend to play with, so much fun! The weather here isn't sharing her fall cooler side with us just yet, today was muggy and rainy, we even lost power, boo! I had to do some cleaning since I couldn't get my internet up, lol Love the rose picture, I swear I could almost smell it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  6. Terrie - I just got your #114 card today with the bits of text from Mozart - beautiful - I'd forgotten all about that swap. I didn't realise you were in the Liberate Your Art postcard swap too! I got my fourth card today.

  7. Your blog is so great that I had to send people over to you from mine. http://jessicasporn.blogspot.com/2012/09/face-4-and-shout-outs.html Those flowers are so beautiful!

  8. ohh, great photography! Keep up the lovely work. Your blog is beautiful
    I followed you, Hope you follow me back:

  9. What beautiful flowers. Here in Atlanta, we've only got a few flowers still around. We are also still suffering through 90+ degree weather and so much humidity. Constant hair frizz! It is getting darker though, so I know the cooler weather will eventually come!

  10. I love that rose pic.... That was Awesome.....Thanks to share...

  11. Thank you for sharing, Terrie.
    Inspiring, indeed! ~xx
    Always love seeing other people and their creative flurry...what fun, Christmas cards. :]
    Great photos of the flowers too.

  12. You're right Terrie...those flowers are stunning :D
    The desk looks a great work area...very inviting...what time do you want me???
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Those flowers are gorgeous... I need you to come over and sort out our jungle I think... and great postcards... the christmas card thing is freaking me out though... maybe I need to get organised...xx

  14. the swap was amazing! as are your flowers.

  15. Beautiful postcards. I so enjoyed doing the swap. I love the postcard of the dog!
    Your flowers are gorgeous!

  16. Pleased to meet you; the swap was such fun. Your postcards are lovely...both given and received. See you next year, I hope.

  17. Love the cards you sent and received and your flower photos. It has been great fun doing this swap.


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