Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dry Spell or Just Dried Up?'s been two weeks since I last posted. It's past time to post something pithy, something witty, something charming.

But, let's be brutally honest here......I've hit a dry spell. Nothing witty or pithy comes to mind.

It's September and, a few weeks ago, I caught a hint of autumn in the air. But now, nothing. No autumn, just oppressively hot and dusty.

Not even the approaching Halloween stirs me. No inspirations for painting or writing. I can't even find anything interesting to upcycle.

This lack...this awful. Help! How do you handle your dry spells? How do you cope during the times where you can't come up with the energy, much less the inspiration to create?

Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by. ~^o^~ Rachel

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pardon My Dust While I Redecorate

Good evening! If you've been stopping by for a visit periodically, you may have noticed my blog has been undergoing a transformation. Or perhaps it just looked a little odd when you arrived and made you wonder "what is this chick doing?"!

Well, in my defense, I do love decorating and unfortunately (as a Libra) I go back and forth several times until I finally make a decision.

In the case of my blog, I found a background I liked but wasn't crazy about some of the colors. Then I found one whose colors were just magnificent.........but I wasn't crazy about some of the items in the picture. Soooooo, I've been flip flopping with the background.

Tonight, when I checked on my blog, I realized the font color of the postings was a little dark. It put a little strain on my eyes anyway!

I'm still not happy about some of the other font colors, but it will have to be a work in, please, pardon my dust!

This, however, is one of the pleasures of a blog.......I don't HAVE to dust!!!

Blessings to you and thanks for stopping by. ~^o^~ Rachel

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Helloooooooo Fall!

Yes, yes......I know, I KNOW!! It's not officially Fall yet.....BUT... I caught a bit of a wafting scent of it this morning...... I did! You all may not have been so fortunate to catch it tip-toeing around your woods yet, but when I went out early this morning, it was so blessedly cool. The air actually was a bit crisp....a bit of a nip. It's COMING!!! I know it is!

You crazy girl, you may be asking, why are you so excited about Fall??

Well, say I, isn't it obvious?!? Fall is favorite time of year!! My birthday is in the Fall (just because I don't count them doesn't mean I can't enjoy them).......Halloween is in the Fall (the significance goes without saying)......the leaves are gorgeous...........pumpkins are ready for carving..........craft shows abound!! What is not to love about Fall?

My ultimate Fall day would be to curl up on the comfy sofa, hot cup of mulled cider in hand, and watch the changing leaves as they drift past the window. My quilt tucked around my legs, a wood fire in the fireplace and NPR playing Vivaldi (or Loreena McKennitt on the CD player).

It's corny, I know, but GOSH what a season!! So......if anyone out there is reading this, I would LOVE to know what your favorite part of Fall is. What floats your boat, what lights your fire, what shakes the (turning) leaves on your tree?! Eh? Let me know!