Thursday, November 24, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

Seeing the beauty in the little things!

Gratitude . . .

 Thankful for my beautiful life.
Growing older with my hubby.
Being with my family is a blessing.
Watching my children grow into incredible men
The joy of having two loving and beautiful daughter (n-laws)
The time I had with two wonderful parents.
Having a sister and a brother
and an incredible extended family.
Being healthy and 
loving my life at 54!

I love this so much!  Built by my father-n-law.

Friendships that are a gift in my life,
no amount of words can even express.

Growing, learning and seeing with wide open eyes. 
Having a strong faith in God,
the messages given to me through His word.

Life experiences . . .  both good and heart aching.
A happy attitude.
A creative spirit that lives inside me.
The joy of candlelight.
The lessons my yoga practice has taught me.

Still growing at my age!
Being artistic and playing with paints.
Thinking outside of the box,
(how can I do it differently?)

Being an Optician after all these years.

Find a"new leaf" in life

Today on this Thanksgiving Morning
I took the time to slow my self down,
to think of all the things
I am truly grateful for.

It shouldn't be on one particular day
it should be every day we wake up
and are given a brand new day!

Life is truly a gift
and I want to make the most of it along the way.
My journey is simple.
I am grateful for so many things.
Gratitude is a spirit of the heart.
I promise to keep that attitude daily,
always looking, always growing
and always being happy.
Won't you join me?
Love and Blessings to you!

Donna Lee
(oh how I love that name!)

Where is your path leading you?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Love in my Heart

This piece was inspired by so many wonderful teachers!

This piece was created for my HeART exchange with Louise Gale!

I recently purchased a new size
canvas board
8 x 16
from my local Jerry's Artarama
and wanted to create a piece
that was inspired by so many teachers.
I wanted to use techniques that
I had learned in workshops,
through books, Somerset Studio, blogs and e-courses.
I had a blast with this one!
I started by collaging papers onto the board,
I stamped, stenciled and added "stuff"
all over the papers.
I scraped paint colors of
titanium white and cobalt turquoise
thank you Mindy Lacefield
for inspiring me at Serendipity!
I then cut out a heart of antique ledger paper
in the shape of a heart,
punched hearts and gave it wings,
I then added some words that
I wanted to say . . .
"Remember to listen to your heart and dance gently"
I am so happy with the results!
I then took a photo with my Instagram
using my new Iphone and added a few effects with the photo
and I love what you see here!
So I wanted to share it with you!

To my readers . . .
you have my heart,
you have my love,
I thank you for your support,
your wonderful words of encouragement
and for giving me the motivation to keep sharing.

Love YOU!
donna lee