Saturday, June 5, 2010

Simply Sunday

Communication is so important now more than ever. It is so prevalent in our daily lives that we take its ease for granted. The other day my cat knocked my cell phone down on the ground, it is a touch screen and locked up. Frozen!! I have taken some photos recently, have numbers stored on it and other things. I'll be lucky if when I get a new phone they can extract that information.
Remember the days of a phone book and cordless phone? Payphones? Or mailing loved ones who lived too far away because long distance was costly? My youngest daughter has never known computers, cell phones, i pods, etc.....not to be in existence. What would she say if I told her that in her grandmas time that they didn't have TV and listened to radio shows. It is hard even for me to imagine that! lol...But I must say I still love getting mail and sending mail to family, friends and now blogging friends. In the above picture are some ATC cards I made and sent with the packages to my winners. I have enjoyed making them & will make more.
What things do you enjoy about technology regarding communication? Have you ever broken your cell phone? Do you enjoy "Snail Mail"? When you get art supplies via mail / ups don't you just jump for joy? Have you received any special mail or invitations? Well I am sure you can think of more about communication for your journals. I know I can. I hope you are able to keep your day simple and enjoy Sunday for all it holds for you. Join me next week for another "Simple Sunday" posting. I know that I used to get more things done when I didn't have a computer or cell phone. They are a convenience and inconvenience at the same time. ~Theresa Huse

Love Fairy Mixed Media collage on paper

Close up

This is a mixed media collage piece on paper. I did recently where I wanted to keep it simple and light. I guess I have love on my mind~ How could I not? My daughters wedding is in July~ I took images of love birds from a small recycled calender, bits of a recycled card elements of scrapbook materials, dried flowers, twine, acrylic paint and left over collage/scrapbook papers. The fairy and her hat is from Artchix studio's collage page I purchased ~ I feel like I am inspired to create pretty, airy light things right now.
What is inspiring you these days? Do you ever create something with elements you love and just see where it takes you? What are you creating or crafting this summer? Do tell~

There is no greater delight than to watch two love birds, twittering and chirping merrily as the first rays of the sun appear over the tree-tops. This experience is second only to the pleasure of watching a couple in love, as they walk alongside holding hands.
~Author Unknown