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Jul 29, 2011

Joy Pockets

detail of 8 x 10 nest collage
detail of 8 x 10 nest and heart collage

I've been busy working on a custom collage these past couple of weeks. Just a few more details and then the final varnish, and it'll be finished.

I was introduced to Bohemian Twilight's Joy Pockets theme through mamajots' blog.   Just this week I started jotting down gratitudes at the end of the day, and I thought the joy pockets theme fit with this perfectly.


savoring my 100%, no sugar added, Guava Juice

Laughing at my Husband's corny jokes

Hearing my Mom say "we're the luckiest people in the world" because we hit all the green lights.

Salsa made with veggies from the garden

afternoon nap with my cat

completing three 1-hour workouts at the gym this week

Falling asleep to the cooing of our resident Dove

hearing the crickets outside my window

Hope everyone had a good week and wishing you a wonderful weekend.


Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

falling asleep to cooing doves and salsa from your own garden veg are my faves!

thanks for joining in.

i'm enjoying your art work.
i have a collage in progress and am looking forward to a spare minute to get to it, sigh. :)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I love the "laughing at my husband's corny jokes" -
we all do that don't we!!!

But silly jokes by husbands do make you smile!

Lovely post.

Have a good weekend!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great blog and wonderful Joy Pockets ~ thanks for sharing ^_^

do hope you come by my blog listed at Joy Pockets ~ my blog is
Thanks, Carol

Annabella said...

Oh lovely pockets of joy! I smiled when I read your mum`s comment about the lights and falling asleep to a cooing dove is beautiful as are veggies from the garden for salsa. Congratulations on your workouts - I haven`t been so diligent.

Gallery Juana said...

monica, thanks for the compliment and hope you can get some time in on your collage.

Raindrops, true ... I couldn't live without husband's corny jokes:)

Annabella, good luck with your workouts. some weeks aren't so good for me but I love it when I can get 3 workouts in.

Amanda ~ Blue LaReve said...

I love garden-fresh salsa - so good! Listening to the crickets is definitely a summertime joy. Three workouts - kudos to you!

Have a fantastic weekend! Your art is phenomenal!!!

Little Dotty Bird said...

What peaceful and joyous pockets! Garden fresh food and afternoon naps..bliss

Anonymous said...

no crickets here, but generally summer has been good last week. happy Sunday :)

MJ said...

Beautiful pockets and beautiful work! I look forward to exploring more!!! I so envy your naps and workouts, but perhaps you've inspired me too :). Have a lovely finish to your weekend!

MJ said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I just noticed your sketchbook project banner! I just went yesterday as they are here in Orlando! I am sad to say that I didn't see your journal but am happy that I can see your work here!!!
Your sumi-e is beautiful. Funny enough my Japanese mother is going to start taking classes here soon. She is a painter but haven't done it for so long. I'm excited for her to get back to her brushes. I digress. Anyway, so nice to meet you!!

Tracy said...

Your collage is pure delight, loving a peek at the tender layers. I keep a gratitude journal too, it is a great way to really get in touch with what happens in a day, and just how much there is to be thankful for. Thanks for sharing what's been happening in your world. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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