Archive for October, 2008

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The Cat’s Attitude of Gratitude

MZ gratitude 769004 The Cat’s Attitude of Gratitude
When I was a young thing I fell head over heels in love with the neighbor’s cat. She drooled a lot due to an injury but the soppiness was easily overlooked because she was loving and grateful to be loved.

When she visited I sat out on the stoop, groomed her with my hairbrush (mom never knew that part) and gave her treats from our fridge. Occasionally she’d arrive with treats for me too – like live mice and lizards. We spent many stolen hours together on that stoop – some of them with me screaming!

She was a great cat and I offer this in honor of her attitude of gratitude. I’ve taken the liberty of making sure the mouse used in the piece was NOT alive but made of wood. -MZ

If you’d like to see what the rest of the Ornament Thursday folk are up to this month, here they are:

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy’s grateful for Ornament Thursday!

Gratitude Screen
Michelle’s grateful for OT!

Linda shares her expression of gratitude
Of course there’s a story behind Linda’s shadowbox on the BeadStyleMag.com blog

Lisa looks at the meaning of the word
Just some reflection this month

Ornament Thursday – Gratitude
I am grateful that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Journals
Check out Brandi Lung-Gill’s site too.

There are so many ways to say thank you
Our own Helen Bradley at http design puts wordle.net to work to create these earrings which say thank you in so many ways.

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Thank you! in so many different languages

HB earrings 793901 Thank you! in so many different languages

I have a new love, Wordle.net. Visit the site, type a few words and click a button and you have a fantastic word cloud created for you. You can choose your fonts and colours and you can use your word cloud wherever you like.

I took a Word Cloud I’d made using the word Thank You spelled out in some languages of the places I have visited recently or will be visiting, like French, Spanish, Thai, Italian and printed the cloud at a small size onto Shrink Plastic front and back.

Punch a large circle from the plastic and then make a small circle for hanging and heat to shrink. I finished my “Gratitude” earrings with some chain and findings. Too much fun. – HB

If you’d like to see what the rest of the Ornament Thursday folk are up to this month, here they are:

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy’s grateful for Ornament Thursday!

Gratitude Screen
Michelle’s grateful for OT!

Linda shares her expression of gratitude
Of course there’s a story behind Linda’s shadowbox on the BeadStyleMag.com blog

Lisa looks at the meaning of the word
Just some reflection this month

Ornament Thursday – Gratitude
I am grateful that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Journals
Check out Brandi Lung-Gill’s site too.

Cat’s Attitude of Gratitude
Our own Michelle at http design has a fun take on gratitude – think about it – what do cats give you when they love you? Mice!

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Monday, October 27th, 2008

Enjoy the creative talent of Evelien Lohbeck

Oh wow. I love creative stuff and this is high up on the list. It is a winning entry in a Dutch film festival and it’s funny, creative and very smart. Thanks to Susan over at the Daily Art Muse for the post where I found out about this:

Enjoy!

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