Sunday, March 29, 2009
Peace in our hearts...easier said than done. I have had so many realizations over the past two years. I am not sure if it is the simple fact that I am finally in a healthy, safe relationship or if it is merely just what comes with age. I had a very difficult first marriage which resulted in much heartache and many, many tears. Yet over the years I have learned in order for me to have any type of peace in my heart...I need to forgive and truly learn from that time in my life. I realized how unhealthy it was not only for me, but my children too to carry around that heartache and I certainly didn't want to become this bitter person. I didn't want that situation to define the person I am today. I wanted my daughters to see a healthy, strong woman but more importanty a happy one! So, for any of you who may read this today...try to resolve something within your heart that is causing you pain or anger to let a little more peace creep in...and if you continue to do that, little by little, your heart will be full of it!! Happy Sunday to you all!
Posted by Kolleen at 11:58 AM
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Another inspiration from my sweet 6 year old. I am not sure about any other mothers out there...but my youngest can come out of left field with some of her comments and things she talks about! I am NEVER sure what may come out of her mouth. The other day as I was driving to pick up one of her sisters...she said to me "mom, I think I'm just going to be single. Do you know what single means??" And I said of course I do. She then continued with "I am just not sure I will ever be ready, be ready to get married." I smiled and laughed wondering why in the world she was even thinking about something of that nature in that particular moment! In asking her, she said "I don't know...my brain just thought that." LOL Gotta love kids!!
My sweet girl that says "marry me" was inspired by our conversation and my thoughts on marriage. I explained to my daughter to never settle and to marry someone that shows you the respect, dignity, loyalty and frienship you deserve. I tried in my own way to express to her to never settle. Of course, only time will tell...
Posted by Kolleen at 11:43 AM
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I'm not sure about anyone else out there...but boy and I getting spring fever!! We have had some gorgeous days here - 70's and sunny. Absolutely nothing to complain about!
I was inspired to draw this sweet girl because spring time always reminds me of when we would have Prom in my high school days (oh so long ago)!! Do you all remember those days? Shopping for the dress, struggling on what we are going to do with our hair, worrying about not breaking curfew!! ;) I thought she turned out pretty cute and her pink hair was inspired by Frenchy in Grease. I would love some feedback!
Now...onto business. I need some advice on a fairly simplistic, economical way to make prints of her. I would love to surprise my nieces back in the midwest and send some to them. Any input would be truly appreciated!
Hope you all are having a happy hump day! Peace!!
Posted by Kolleen at 3:45 PM
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Here is the finished project of my magic girl! I am very touched that my 14 year old stepdaughter would like to hang her in her room! I paint because I love it and it is good for my soul...but knowing my daughters are enjoying my paintings and it may be inspiring their creative souls...ALL THE BETTER!!! :)
Posted by Kolleen at 9:34 AM
Saturday, March 14, 2009
i just had to express the love i feel from my family and how blessed i am to be a part of our "6 pack". for the first time in my life i feel unconditional love from someone outside of my parents or my children...i feel it from my husband! i never knew this was how it was supposed to be! sometimes i have to pinch myself! goodnight!xoxoxox
Posted by Kolleen at 9:06 PM
Friday, March 13, 2009
I was blessed enough to receive this award from Poetic Dreams at http://lillovecreations.blogspot.com/ THANK YOU SO MUCH!! You are so inspiring and as I have said before...a force to be reckoned with! WHOO HOO - my very first award!!
Now I'm to Bless others with with this adorable award.
Here are the Rules if ya the chosen one.
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
(If you don't have 10, its OK.)
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
Now I am to bless other fellow bloggers who show great Attitude and/or Gratitude. These blogs I enjoy visiting on nearly a daily basis if my schedule allows. They are inspiring, courageous, beautiful and authentic in their own right.
1~ Sara at http://worksofartbysara.blogspot.com/
2~ The lovely ladies at http://www.gaffergirls.com/
3~ Monica at http://monicazuniga.blogspot.com/
4~ Diane at http://dudadaze.blogspot.com/
5~ Micki at http://thearthermit.blogspot.com/
5~ Kelly at http://kellyraeroberts.blogspot.com/
6~ Shelley at http://thecharmingplace.blogspot.com/
7~ Karen at http://purplecats-corner.blogspot.com/
Posted by Kolleen at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I painted this sweet girl to hang on the door entering my daughters' bedroom. It states to "live a grand life". This is EXACTLY what I want my daughters to do. And I do not mean "grand" in the sense of riches and material things...I mean "grand" in the sense of following your dreams, believing in all things possible, showing kindness towards others and treating those the way you would like to be treated. I hope I can portray this to them in the life that I live.
My sweet girl who tells us to "believe" is also something I want to portray to those in my life. (She is not quite finished, still working on her). I do believe that Magic is all around us, just sometimes we have to open our eyes a bit wider to truly see it...open our ears a bit more to truly hear it...believe a bit stronger to truly feel it. I hope all of you out there are living grand lives and believing in magic through the process! xoxox
Posted by Kolleen at 2:56 PM