Saturday, May 31, 2014

Cleansing yourself of the clutter.

You know how some of us collect all our artsy stuff and other stuff even if we don't use it we still collect it.

I'm reading this poem book Always a springtime, by Helen Steiner Rice. Poems of Hope and Renewal.  I took a part of this one poem to heart.

The name of the poem is what I took away from it. "Nothing on earth is forever yours -- Only the love of the Lord endures."

Here's the Poem

Everything in life is passing
    and whatever we possess
Cannot endure forever
   but ends in nothingness.
For there are no safety boxes
   or vaults that can contain
The possessions we collected
   and desire to retain ...
So all that man acquires,
   be it power, fame or jewels,
Is but limited and earthy,
   only "treasure made for fools."
For only in God's Kingdom
  can man find enduring treasure,
Priceless gifts of love and beauty---
  more than mortal man can measure.
And the "riches" he accumulates
   he can keep and part with never,
For only in God's Kingdom
   do our treasures last forever...
So use the word forever
   with sanctity and love,
For nothing is forever
   but the "Love of God above!

So what i took away from this is:  Purge purge purge, cleanse your soul and let the Lord and his love prevail that's is true.

I'm trying to separate myself from all this stuff I have, it's out of control... Crazy.  I have a 4 bedroom house and an attic and I think I'm trying to fill it up.

Three more bags to Charity.  Each month I try to rid myself of this clutter.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The after Shot from messy to clean.

This is ho my living room looks in my mind.

New paintings. I've just been in a creative mood... housework schmousework.

This is one that I did as a Challenge for shadows and lettering.  (the above)

(below) I did this on during a Multimedia free class on line.  Through Tracy Weinzapfel Studios.  She is so  cool!!!

(Below), I love using stencils and Molding paste.  This is one that I created on a Whimsical day.  Oh   Molding paste makes the words pop.

New Techniques!!
with painters tape.

(below) Growing refreshing flowers.

(below) And when you are feeling down.  Ya gotta just dance in the rain.

(below)  After every storm there is the Calm.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Behind on my blogging.... Been cleaning and purging my house.

Talk about Lists upon lists to make and complete. And the time to complete them just flies by.

My list for today is a carry over from Wednesday May 21,  2014.

I have been making my lists and marking stuff off.  but it still seems my house is a total wreck.  I have to get off this computer so that I can get stuff completed.  So I will give you some after shots of my work.

One of the things on my list of things to do each day is to pray for strength to get through the things I need to do.  So for a moment I stopped blogging, because I realized i had not prayed today.

I have a few things I read each morning.  I have a daily prayer book and a special sayings book.for encouragement.

Today's says

Leadership is about stewardship.  It's about understanding that each item on our to-do list is a part of a goal, a vision.  Even when it's not fun.  Or seemingly important. Or glamorous, rewarding, gratifying.  And it's about doing those things as well, because the bigger picture is more important then the tedium the boredom, the sweat, the tears.

By Mary Carver, Giving up on perfect.

Well cya I'm back to the grind and getting it done.  Some before pictures.
Here's looking into my living room.

Groceries right in the middle.  I will quickly clean this up and take an after shot.  Ya right what was I thinking. There's more to this then this picture.  But I will give you an after picture - my goal is today. :D

Tuesday, May 6, 2014