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Monday, September 27, 2010

2010 Life Path Challenge

Today's topic brings up the issue of mothers. For some this is a very pleasant thought and for others not so pleasant. Either way there are things we did with our mothers just like with our fathers so here's a chance to document those things and to think about them in regard to your own family.


May this be a tribute to your mother and a legacy for your children by example. Don't forget to add your art work to the group Flickr page by clicking on the banner above. It will take you right there. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Old Church

A few weeks ago we traveled to Romania. On the return trip into Ukraine we stopped by to visit a couple missionaries in Oleksyntsi. This is an old church in the town. It was fun to explore and photograph.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Check out this Altered Scrapbook

Altered Book This was done by a friend of mine in California, Debi Devitt. She used an old book. Just click on the title to go to her link and then explore around Making Mini-Books.com.

A Bit of Fall Color from the Garden

Monday, September 20, 2010

2010 Life Path Challenge

One of the things that has come out of doing this weekly challenge is that it has been like a marker to me. Each week I am amazed at how fast they come back around. Such is our lives, they pass so quickly, in the blink of an eye. Another good reason to be documenting our lives with things like this challenge. We are making a legacy to leave for our children. They will know some of the more intimate aspects of our lives and how we felt and lived. Whether you are doing art or writing, be sure to express your emotions so others will know who you are inside.


May your week be blessed, Coleen

Sunday, September 19, 2010

On the Way to Romania

Romania is a country to the south and slightly west of Ukraine. We took a trip there a couple weeks ago to meet my sister and her husband who flew in from California. These are some of the sights we saw along the way as we drove to meet them. It is a lovely country and we enjoyed time in their mountains. I'll post more in the future.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2010 Life Path Challenge

Some of us are better at expressing our emotions than others. Some of has have varying ways of expressing our emotions. That's what today's theme is about. Do it in art or do it in paper. Keep it private or share it.


Enjoy, Coleen, see you next week.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Find in Romania

While traveling in the eastern European country of Romania Jeff and I stopped in a mall to stretch our legs. I found this inside and was so amazed by it's beauty. It was part of a flower shop. The bottom picture is a detail. Unfortunately the mall was a bit dark so the photo doesn't do it justice, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing it anyway. Truly an amazing work of art.

Vintage Fun

I just wanted to show you a sampling of fun and beautiful pictures sent to me by my friend Lindy in America. It is so interesting to work with these old bits of history, memories of a time long ago when life was simpler. Maybe that is why the vintage style is so popular. There is a nostalgia for many things of the past as our world races away into an uncertain future. Thank you Lindy for sharing these with me.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vintage Post Card

Not long ago I posted about a lost post card. This is what I did to replace it. This card is now on it's way to the Netherlands...in an envelope this time. I love the old photos and this is a fun one with twin boys. If you have any old photos you'd like to share with me by email I'd love to have more to work with. You can email me here: coleenfranks@gmail.com

Nature's Marvels

This lovely is from my back yard. I just always think these ferns are so interesting and beautiful. They also reproduce like crazy and I have to thin them every year. They like shade, but I also have them in the sun and they do well except for long dry periods. Just another example of God's imagination.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blog Award

This little lovely was given to me by Roz at "Vintage Treasures." Just click on the title to go see her beautiful blog. If you like vintage at all, she has some of the prettiest work. Thank you Roz for this lovely award. I'm passing it on.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lost in the Ether

This is a photo of a post card I sent to Francis in the Netherlands. Now, you'd think from Ukraine the Netherlands wouldn't be too hard a distance to travel, but alas, after a month Francis has not received it, so this one is for you Francis so you can see what I made. The next one will be entirely different as these were original images. Sometimes things just get lost (or swiped). Oh well!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

Just sharing a little pretty I did not long ago. There are few rules to doing ATCs, but one of the them is that they are 2 1/2 x 3 12 inches and another is that they are always traded and never sold. So this one went off in the mail as a trade. My consolation when I send off art work is that I keep a photo.
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