(Till the Sun Goes Down: A Reading by David Sandum)
(Till the Sun Goes Down: A Reading by David Sandum)
So much yay! I have been waiting for this all summer & can't tell you how excited I am to meet David & hear an excerpt from his book. I'll try to take pics & will update you tomorrow. Yay!
all my fellow artists, creatives, imagineers (I'm pretty sure I just "borrowed" that term from Disney without permission), free-thinkers & pretty much everyone who even possesses or uses even a millionth of a spark of anything even remotely resembling out of the ordinariness.
(Aw heck, I'll just give a shout out to everyone. I don't like to discriminate & I do love ya all.)
You totally rock! I mean it. Really. You're amazing, brilliant, incredible & just plain fanfreakintastic.
To prove it, I submit for your viewing pleasure, this pic that I found on Pinterest or the Google, I can't remember which. It so absolutely, perfectly depicts the truth about us versus "normal" folks.
Accurate right? I thought so.
Anyway, I just wanted to remind you all that those things that mainstream society deems "different" about you, are the very things that make you so amazing.
***This bit is actually important for EVERYONE.*** Do not ever hide yourself because of what other people say or think. They are not you & you are a vital part of the grand scheme, just as you are. Be who you want to be, not who society tells you to be. That person isn't nearly as much fun.
Okay, so I love you for being you & there are so many others that feel the same. Please remember that & learn to do the same, if you haven't already.
Different is what makes life interesting. Just ask our Sovereign Head.
Until later gang, aloha hugs,
Yeah right, like I'd tease you with that & not make you work for it.
Found this awhile ago while browsing through Pinterest, looking for something to spark any kind of inspiration for a blog post. I really liked it, so I save the link.
to let you know that I did not in fact forget to write a blog post for today until just now. I was actually busy all day. No, really! I absolutely had it on my mind the whole time I wasn't thinking about it at all. *Giggle*
Anyway, I wanted to share this with you. It was one of the pieces I did in July, but have not previously shared. It's called "Ed". Because that's what it said it wanted to be called. Deal with it.
I'll go for a longer post tomorrow, but right now I need to make some onolicious (very yummy) "healthy" pancakes for dinner. Because that's how my Chicken & I roll. (Or whatever the teenagers call it.)
Aloha until later,
Today I finally got the birthday dessert that I didn't get last week. My favorite yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
The Squab & his friend wanted to cook something, but didn't know what. So I handed them the box mix & can of frosting that I bought for myself but never had a chance to make & said "have at it." I informed them that I had intended to make cupcakes, but if they wanted to go full cake it was fine with me.
The following pics (are terribly blurry) are the "cake" that they made me. The Squab decorated it himself & the Chicken joined him in singing to me.
***I asked them to sing one of our favorite songs that I used to sing to them all the time. It's a non-traditional standard that some of you may not be familiar with. It starts like this..."Comet, will make your mouth turn green..." It tickled me so that they did it willingly, without hesitation or protest. I love them so.***
I have to say, this was one of the best birthday cakes I've ever had. Not just because there were no leftovers (because you can't count the cupcakes), but because I know it was made with lots of love & laughter. Sorry I couldn't share it with you, I know you would have loved it.
Aloha hugs until next time,
Yup, yup folks! I've officially set a new personal record of adding a blog post FIVE WHOLE DAYS IN A ROW! Woohoo! Put your party hats on & have a seat. It really isn't that big of a deal, but I'm proud.
As you know, yesterday was my birthday. And I survived it. Barely.
On this day, oh so many years ago I was born. And the universe shuddered in anticipation of all the amazing things I would do & all the greatness I would inspire. (If you're unsure of this, read my post from August 1st & 2nd.)
Yes, it is my birthday. Yes, I have survived much. Yes, I am extremely blessed & grateful. Yes I love bubbles, cawfee, rainbows & gruesome Halloween decorations. Yes, I am strange, but it seems to work for me so I don't think I'll change me much.
Anyway, in honor of my birthday, I have a request of you. Yup, I'd like you to do me a favor & take five minutes today to just be. Be quiet. Be mindful of the world around you. Be appreciative of those people who make your life better. Be kind, patient, loving, understanding, generous.
Be aware of all the beauty this world has to offer & find just one thing in your day that brings you even the tiniest bit of joy. Then do something for someone else that might bring them a little bit of joy. You'd be surprised how incredibly wonderful a smile from a stranger can make someone feel.
To start you off I've provided you with a little inspiration in the form of a picture of the amazing dinner The Squab made for me last night.
Now go out there, be fabulous, enjoy something & share some joy with others. If you feel like it, pop back over here when your done & share your joy. You never know who you might inspire with it.
Mahalo & Aloha,
update on the piece I did when I was "Waiting for the Squab". So sorry, I blame everyone else. Because I can.
Obviously the my more astute readers will have noticed that the new banner pic at the top of the blog page looks vaguely familiar. If you are one of those folks that doesn't recognize it, don't worry. I've been staring at it since I put it up there & it never clicked that I hadn't told you guys about it.
So, to refresh/recap, the piece started out as a kamaboko board (click the link in blue above to see the original post). It was cleaned & sanitized thoroughly, then stained with alcohol ink. I'll go ahead & re-post the pics for you.
So there you have it. Late, but finally posted.
I'm thinking of attaching some hangery type things, so it can be a door sign, but haven't decided one way or the other.
It is currently chillin' on the desk in my CoW. Because I haven't decided if it's finished or not. Because I don't know if it will live with me or someone else. Because it hasn't told me what it wants to be when it grows up.
Neither have I.
Aloha hugs until later,
In the middle of writing what was certainly going to be an epically rambly blog post, my (thought) train got run off the tracks by distractions in human form. And then I totally forgot which rail line I was using, what state the train was in, lost my tickets & couldn't even find the nearest station.
***Imagine the annoyed mother/wife's growl here***
So of course I turned to my go to helper, The Google. I am not lying, I went in to the image search on The Google & typed "google,help me with my blog". As always, The Google did not fail me. I give you the first image that came up...
To prove that I am not making this up, here is a screenshot. (Mostly because I finally figured out/remembered how to do this on a computer, without having to ask my poultry.)
So yeah, that's it for today. Because I keep hearing that damned train whistle & I have a feeling it won't stop until I find it & finish the other post.
Yes, this is my chosen tiny bit o'joy for the day. What can I say, I'm a cheap date.
More about "ME"
Aloha my name is Clare! My main job title is Mom, but I'm also an artist, crafter, avid experimental cook & occasional rabid baker. I live in Idaho with my husband & two sons (the "we" or "us" part of this website), but was raised in Hawaii. Feel free to explore our pages as we grow & change. Mahalo! (Thank you)
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