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Sunday, January 4, 2009


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Rue hung Chinese Lanterns all over the front room.

She needed the color and the light to dispel the darkness that had dwelt there for far too long.

And you know what? It worked.

My inspiration for this piece came from a shop we passed by in St. Louis, Mo.

We had taken Elizabeth out for her birthday one year and saw this shop from the road. It had these lovely Chinese Lanterns hanging everywhere. And I thought how could anybody be sad surrounded with those everyday?

My thought for the day: You are unique, no one is like you. So please appreciate yourself. Celebrate you this week.

xoxo Nita

Tonight's song, Oh Very Young by Cat Stevens

1st video, 1st clip

Please check out Misty's site for her work and for the other particpiants. Her site: http://mistymawn.typepad.com/my_weblog/

6 comments:

Kathleen said...

I can't believe we listened to my "new" Cat Stevens CD at dinner tonight! Thanks for your comment. It makes me feel much better to know I am not alone. And I love your pages. They are so "delightful"!

wanda miller said...

So inventive and fresh! Love it, love, wanda

Annette said...

I love your thought...so true, yes we do need to appreciate ourselves more! Just like I so much appreciate you and your kind words of wisdom, you are the greatest!!
LOTS OF LOVE & HUGS
Annette

Hashi said...

Very lovely!

Lorri said...

How lovely!

Remember the quote you stated, it applies to you, too!

Hugs and Love...Lorri

shabby*girl said...

Hello, Nita!
Thank you for dropping by my blog and posting! I am really enjoy Misty Mawn's journal challenge....I have NOT done the self-portrait yet! No...you should no longer hide...you have such a cute face! Keep on journaling~ Missy

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