Tuesday, July 8, 2008


{A miniature tin full of glitter}

This antique aspirin tin came from a beloved friend.
The faded patina of green and brown soothes my heart..
The glitter recently put into it makes it full of magic...
We need things in our lives that add magic..Yard sales..New art supplies..New crayons..New material..A leaf in the shape of a heart..
Magazines that give us ideas.
I have notebooks full of ideas and quotes that I collect. Ideas for projects I want to do. Pages torn from magazines with ideas for home improvement.
I collect color samples that I want to use to paint each room and put them into my idea notebooks.
One picture can inspire me to change a whole room.
I look for ideas everywhere...
I look for inspiration in nature and also from people.
There are so many wonderful blogs that inspire me. Everyone who leaves a comment, that has a blog, I visit. And I always find something on every single site that is an inspiration..
Look for your inspiration today..It is out there.
Tonight's song, Chasing Pavement by Adele
1st video, 1st clip
Please listen to this it is beautiful..So is she. Her voice reminds me very much of Amy Winehouse


Nita Jo said...

I love all those "inspiration" things you listed. Thanks for sharing the Adele video. I'd never heard her before... so wonderful!

Jeanne said...

I love your journal and your words and photographs are beautiful.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thanks for stopping in at the WhistleStop Cafe~ come back for a cup of coffee anytime!
Just the thought of a tin of glitter makes me smile.

Donna said...

Love the idea of the tin sweetie!! Inspiration is just the beginning of imagination...I love you!!hughugs

Annette said...

you are the Inspriration, the way you write, your pictures of all those awesome abonded homes, flower's, barnes, everything, and for everything you have gone through, I think I'd curl up and just fade away, but not you dear Nita, you are such a strong person and to me thats what makes you such an insperation to all of us.
What an magical thing we all have made through blogging, we feel each other pain, sarrow, and we even smile or laugh out loud for each other, I am so thrilled to have you in my circle of friends.
Love always
p.s. How's Dad doing?

Nonnie said...

love this post this morning, nita....i could relate to all of the things on your inspiration list....and found myself smiling....about one thing being enough to change a whole room.....i am famous for changing the rooms in my house on a monthly basis! :) never know what color etc will be next....i keep notebooks full of clippings, color charts, quotes....and i have enough magazines to build a house! it is something that makes me happy...and is a passion of mine. creativity.....good for the soul.
and i love what annette said are an and hugs to you dear friend!

Sally said...

See? All I have to do is come by here and be inspired - you are so wonderful. (HUGS)

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful inspiration. I like the tin with glitter, it makes me smile. Do you know, it probably takes a whole year of going through all the holidays and all the personal events before a person really begins their journey of healing. In a year's time you will have experienced everything at least once. Life runs in cycles and so does our healing process. We gather strength as we move through those cycles. Patience as you do all of us good too.

Hugs and Blessings

Joanne Kennedy said...

I come to your blog for inspiration. You are a strong woman with a big heart and that always makes me want to inspire to be like you.


velvet brick said...

So nicely said...and what a wonderful little 'treasure box' of glitter! Your inspirations really made me think about them... thank you for the smile! : )

Serendipity said...

This is really an inspirational post! You do have a keen eye and thought, Nita.

Just Joni said...

inspiration is a funny can lift our spirits and make us want to share the sweetness of life with others...YOU are an inspiration in how you open your world for all of us to experience your thoughts and it is good to be around such realness...and of course you take amazing pictures that always accompany nicely with your words...just enough "magic" to give one a bond to your blog.

have a sweet day ~

Mimi said...

your inspirational magic is such a wonderful idea...makes me look at things differently...

joan said...

Wonderful post Nita! I love your glitter box and inspiration. Your photos and writing are wonderful! Thanks.

Maija said...

Hi Nita!
I gave you an award on my blog!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Nita,

You inspire me! You see life in such a poet way and always express yourself with such beautiful words. I love your glitter box :)


Bettsi McComb said...

Hi Nita. I linked over from Thrifty Miss Priss. I lost my first husband in 1995. I was 32 and my babies were 4 and 1. As you said earlier, to our dismay we discover that life goes on. But eventually, we do too. I am sending you best wishes and hugs. I think it is wonderful that you are connecting with other people- it is so important.

Jeanne said...

Love the post and thanks for the video link. Love her voice, beautiful song.


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