Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Yvonne's graffiti pages have arrived!! They are wonderful. I can't wait to use them. :)

Riley giving me her "queenly" wave when I told her bye-bye.

I think Elizabeth send me this link, ages ago. For some reason I found it today in my favorite's file. This is a wonderful resource for mixed media artists. Please take the time to check it out.
She has some WONDERFUL video's at this site.
There is one, scroll all the way down the listing, to the bottom of the page, for making an art doll.
I know some people have told me that they would like to play in the FULL MOON challenge but they have never made an art doll. Watch the video and be inspired.

Another great site: Just click on 2009-2010 and look down the list of artists, lots to click on and see.

I have, over the years, had a reoccurring dream about exploring a house. The house often changes but exploring it, by myself, never does. I ALWAYS find new rooms. Rooms that I didn't know existed in the house. (Yes, I know, it represents myself)

I was getting the front guest bedroom ready for my grandchildren who will be down this weekend. While I was bringing clean linens to the room I passed by my old fabric studio. I pass by this room hundreds of times. It's on the main hallway to the kitchen and family room. The door has always been open.
When I moved out to the new studio space I moved most of the stuff out of the room. Then I started working on projects and just put the old space out of my mind. I stood at the open door with the clean linens in my arms and watched the sunlight pour into the room through the double windows. I watched dust motes float in the streams of light. I watched the snow fall, outside the window, as if I was in snow globe.

Like those rooms I discover in my dreams, here was one that I had forgotten about. I finished getting the guest room ready and then started boxing up the remaining things in the old studio.
There is still a lot to do but I can see the room painted and a new space created.

When I get back from my trip to Arizona next week I will buy some soft pale yellow paint and paint the walls. Then I will make it the computer/guest room. When James and Caitlin come out to visit at Thanksgiving they will be bringing their new little baby. I will put the crib in this room, the space in front of the double windows is a perfect spot. There is even room on the other wall for bunk beds. I'm sure Hayden and Hunter would love to be in there when they come to visit.

:)Bea Who sometimes has to dream to create.


  1. Oh Bea this is so poetic...the awareness of living in the present moment...readying your heart and your home for a new spirit/soul...a new fresh coat of soft yellow. The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. I have tears in my eyes and I so love Riley's regal are living in a real live snow globe. Send me some of your sunshine...we missed the heavy snows North of us and I feel blessed. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Aw, what a pretty baby girl. Hey, I have dreams of forgotten rooms too. I get so happy when I find a long lost room at the back of the house that isn't here in real life. In my dream my mind runs wild with all kinds of ideas for this room. Then I wake up. LOL!
    Your plans sound great on what you plan to do with your forgotten, but very real, room.

  3. Sunshine and snow, what a strange day we had. The new snow melts but the old snow stays hard and crusted. My garden bed by the south side of the barn is clear of snow. I look at it carefully when I go to the studio to see if anything is peeking up yet. :)Bea

  4. She's a beautiful baby! Thanks for the link to milliande. What a tremendous resource and fun.

  5. Great graffiti pages. And thanks for the new links too!

  6. Glad you like the pages.
    Riley is sure a cutie!
    Dreams.....oh what DO they mean!!!!

  7. Riley does have a way of looking at me. Sometimes I think we are OLD SOULS just passing through time together. :)Bea

  8. Beautiful post Bea - I can tell you are never too busy to stop and smell the inspire me.

  9. Lovely waving Riley, what a fabulous photo. She will be pleased to see the visitors this weekend.

    Your old fabric room will make a fabulous computer/guest room by the sound of it and soft yellow will be so soothing, and vibrant when the sun shines. Can I stay in there?

    That's a strange dream, I have many recurring dreams, but that isn't one of them. As you say, it's all about you! ~hugs~