Friday, December 19, 2008

"Believe

"Believe and you may see miracles all about you"

Read on to learn of a fantastic 29 days of giving that a friend of mine is doing. If you've already heard - read on anyway.
"Believe and you may see miracles all about you"
I wrote these words a number of years ago after realizing that the huge challenges our daughter and we, were facing could be turned into something totally different.
I have shared the words with the people that helped me get to the realization. Now I am sharing them with you.
Besides believing in miracles and angels and faeries and Santa Claus, I also believe in magic. And that is mainly what this post is about.
To me "Santa" encompasses the entire aspect of giving - to others as well as to yourself. I think the giving to self is about love and respect for self - body, mind and spirit. If we can do that, we can be a more grateful giver, of body, mind and spirit, to others.

In the July, August 2007 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine

I found an article by Chrysti Hydeck. It was called "Get the skinny on mixed-media books". I was intrigued by the methods for doing backgrounds. Chrysti had commented in the article "I am madly, deeply, head-over-five-inch-stiletto-heels in love with creating backgrounds." I wanted to learn, had been trying. I kept going back to the instructions that Chrysti presented. I'm surprise I do not have paint all over the magazine pages. I particularly fell in love with tsukineko walnut ink spray. Living in rural Saskatchewan I had a bit of a challenge finding the supplies required. I was not into on-line shopping.
It took me a while to figure out that I could do things my own way and did not have to follow EXACTLY step by step what Chrysti was suggesting.
The following pictures are some of my results from Chrysti's article.






I had also encountered Chrysti along the way at flickr and found her collage images group there. I began to learn what a wonderful spirit is this Chrysti person.

I was later invited by another friend to participate in a swap at Chrysti's blog for doodle ATC's. I was fortunate to receive a creation of Chrysti's.


So what's all the excitement about, you may ask. The wonderfully gifted Chrysti is doing a fabulous "29 days of giving" give-away. She wants as many people as possible to be recipients. She is giving away fabulous creations of her own, as well as gifts of others - gifts of art lessons, gifts of books, gifts of prints, and the list goes on and on. I have been unable to post about this sooner and so you may have missed some wonderful opportunities for winning already. There are still more gifts to be received however. Chrysti also says she will be continuing the sharing after the initial 29 days have passed.
I said initially that this post is about magic. Chrysti talks of magic. She wants everyone to be recipients. She wants to allow others the opportunitiy to give also.

So as this Christmas day approaches I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and ask that you watch for the miracles and angels all about you.
Wendy

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not on this earth for eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake."
Marie Beynon Ray (Adapted)

American Author
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7 comments:

Leanne Lonergan said...

Wendy! How lovely to read your posts here! I wish you a peaceful, joyous and rainbow filled Holiday season. Your photo of the rainbow still takes pride of place in my loungeroom! My thoughts are with you when I see it.
Leanne

windy angels said...

thank you for the visit Leanne. I am so happy to hear about the picture.
My very best wishes to you and yours as well for the holiday season.
Angels be with you,
Wendy

Julie - Pink Paris Match said...

Great blog Wendy!

Julie

BlueJude said...

Love the new banner and love the quote! Just what I needed. Hugs Windy!

windy angels said...

thanks Julie. I'm actually almost ready to introduce my new blog. This was my very first and there are some things I've lost here I do not know how to find :)

I'll be stopping by your place very soon.

windy angels said...

hi Darcy. I hope and pray that all is well with you. I've been thinking of you often. trying now to remember when exactly your birthday is. Did I miss it? I've been on facebook loads and they remind you of folks birthdays. Are you on facebook? It's a VERY easy way of quickly communicating with friends. One can also become very distracted but what else is new!

Ive kind of been in never - never land the past weeks. I will get back into swing of things shortly. I hope you'll stop by and visit my new blog as soon as I have it open to public - either later today or tomorrow.

angels be with you beautiful lady
many hugs and kisses
Wendy xo

Prpldy said...

What a wonderful write up about Chrysti and her spirit!

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