A beach walk, a patio breakfast by the harbor and a visit to the most expensive piece of real estate in Santa Barbara… The Cemetery. Just little ol’ me starting the New Year right.
7:30am Beach Walk along Cabrillo Blvd.
Eggs Benedict at Breakwater cafe on the patio (outdoor heater engaged).
Realization that condos in Carp ARE affordable after all…
Santa Barbara Cemetery shots – gorgeous place to RIP and a good reminder as I walked the grounds that life is short, wonderful and more often than not, what you make it. I wondered how many of those people who moved on took risks in life to be happy, to find peace, to seek purpose, to find God or let God find them. I pray 2015 is a year of change and reflection.
Well, my mom is on a roll. Here is a whimsical and inspiring card she made for my birthday. I just love the stamp work here as well as the monochromatic theme.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Halfpint Heroines
I love the message of the card, it’s so inspiring, I hope you enjoy!
So here is my project for the SEM February Challenge which makes me ask, ya, where do I feel most at home (aside from home)?
It was simple for me to answer this – where I grew up, where the phone number is still the same and there are still some citrus trees near the ranch despite all the development… My journal tag reads: “Home to me is where I grew up in the farming and citrus town of Santa Paula, CA. The old style Ranch house was built by my great, great, great grandfather. My mom decorates the dining room table for the holidays with a mix of family heirlooms, curious finds and more. It’s always a treat to visit, especially when he house is festive and reflective our heritage of hardworking Americans enjoying life’s simple pleasures.”
Paper collection – Prima’s Meadow Lark (thanks Kathy)
Clay flowers – Kathy’s Stash from her new molds she’s been experimenting with.
Photo – a little hard to see the whole picture, so I’m adding full pics
So Valentine’s Day is a day to show those you love with a little gifty, right? I made this altered facial product tube for April, my hairdresser.
#1 – Cover tube with patterned paper
#2 – Adorn inside of tube with clay homemade flowers around round base
#3 – Fix/secure/glue shoes of vintage little girl on inside of tube
#4 – Adorn outside of tube including round surfaces on top & bottom
#5 – Add some dough (I added a lot this time because she always treats me so well and gives me extra love & attention) Also, my haircut was free, thanks ma :0)
#6 – Voila!