Hi Sandra! I'm so glad I finally arrived to your lovely blog! This post and your sweet comment on my blog really touched me. I am so glad that you are ignoring those old voices in your head and allowing yourself to be the artist you truly are! It is horrible that there are people out there that have to bring other people down in order to feel better about themselves.
Your travel journals are just beautiful and I am so glad you joined the party to share a bit of yourself with all of us.
Keep on creating my friend!
I have so enjoyed reading your very inspiring post! I think your journal is fab and something to be cherished for years to come. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, Nan
PS, I just read your post about the shepherd, is the little dog in the chair a Jack Russell?
Your journals are incredible! You are so talented and they are really pretty. Thank you for sharing! Kit
Thank you so much for having the courage to share with us!!! you are wonderful!! i'm just jealous of your view. WoW!!! hugs sandie
I share your outrage about the damage careless comments can do when kids are in school. That being said – I'm so pleased your were able to rediscover your creative side. Beautiful work!
Best wishes in all your journeys!
You are definitely in GREAT hands indeed. What a fun visit and what interesting and exciting plans in so many ways including ART. I, too, had discouraging moments with teachers who did not know how to encourage – both art AND PE of all things. But, like you, I eventually found my niche – writing and blogging – as well as enjoying very fun and VERY easy crafts for my grandkids not to mention seniors like me who may not be artistic but do love to create. 🙂 And may I say – you have a TON more talent than me – and aren't we all having fun in the Lord. 🙂 Thanks for the visit here and at SandwichINK and have a blessed trip.
I love your art! It's so vibrant, creative, and fun!
I hope you have a lovely trip! Prague is absolutely beautiful – everyone I know falls in love with it as soon as they get there!
Sweet Sandra, I'm so happy to read this post. I've kept some travel journals, mostly just written pages when something splendid or something hilarious happened. Reading back through them brings the holiday back completely. Creativity comes in many forms, gardening-painting (even house-painting)-decorating-raising sheep-doing beautiful laundry-banging pots & pans. Whatever soothes your soul. Sending love…
Sandra, I hope you have a lovely trip and I can't wait to hear all about it!
Beautiful travel journals and very encouraging post!
Those teachers should be shot! We all know one of them, don't we! Why do they do it? because no good comes of it.
I like your journals very much and yes, you are an artist.
I see you are going to Eastern Europe and I hope you have a fabulous time. Can't wait to hear all about it.
Don't forget to wave to me as you fly over London!
I LOVE your travel journal!
I too had a teacher that told me I had "no talent"…I didn't listen to her and am glad I pursued my dream!
Happy Friday Dear Sandra!
The travel journals look great!!!
And I love "the tag that reads"..:o)!
I am sure it will be an exciting journey!!!
I am exiting too….:o)!!!
Hello Sandra and Dave:
Oh Sandra, how wonderful your travel journals are. Beautifully presented and packed with interest they are not only marvellous records of your expeditions, but most definitely works of art. Your big adventure sounds to be just that but we are sure that, with your indomitable spirit, you will overcome any challenges that present themselves.
Sandra~ I am in awe of your beautiful, creative, and inspiring travel journals! I can hardly wait to see your newest one 'finished' with momentoes from your 2011 adventure!
Your journals highlight the beautiful place 'where you create'!
Sandra – your travel journals are fabulous! What a wonderful way to treasure the memories of your trips – I adore the colorful one you made for your London trip!
I will anxiously wawit to see all the wonderful new memories that you make and fill in your new journal. I think it is going to be the adventure of a lifetime!
Bless you for the time you took to make this fabulous post – I know your time is so very precious right now.
Funny, I have always thought of you as an artist! I have always pictured you that way for your whole life!
I guess as some get older and didn't follow their dreams or heart begin to put that off on others, don't they!
I can't tell you how many times in my life I have heard all those same things.
When all frinds went to college to become teachers, I went for a degree in Equine Science. (my Father was furious!)
Moving state to state in the horse business, being able to travel over-seas…I was following my dream.
Many would ask, "When are you going to get married and settle down?" I followed that dream (and my found my soulmate) after I felt like I had finally had lived out my first dream!
I went to nursing school because I always dreamed of having that degree. It didn't matter that I wasn't sure I would use it. It was *just for me*
And who knows whats to come!
Your travel journals are gorgeous! I cannot wait to hear all about your adventure when you return 🙂
Thanks for a GREAT post!
I love, love, love your art in this post. I also love your posts from your trips. You see amazing things, learn so much that you share about a people, a place, a culture. I can't wait for your next trip! The best revenge for a nay-sayer. 😉 Bon Voyage!
You are indeed an artist of many things including the written word.
Naysayers – I go by the old "Kill em with kindness" works every time.
I'm excited for your trip. 🙂
Hopefully, Arizona will be on your list one day. You got to love Dave as in "Would you like to go to Paris for a couple of day"…oh gee let me think about it…lol…I use the moment of silence with more than the nay sayers …anybody that wants to dredge up old hurts or old anything…I just don't have time or desire anymore to to that!.. You go girl!!!
I love, love, love your travel journals, Sandra and your great adventuresome spirit as you look to the future. I see you have Czech Republic on your list . . . Prague is one of my favorite cities. But, I do not see Chicago . . . I would love a visit, too.
Happy Thursday, my friend who is an artist.
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