Saturday, January 28, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
"The spiritual aspect of Ikebana is considered very important to its practitioners. Silence is a must during practices of Ikebana. It is a time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives. One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける?, "to place, to arrange, life, birth") and hana (花?, "flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers".~wikipedia~
I recently purchased my second Ikebana vase at an art show in Cape Coral, Florida. The first was purchased several years ago at a show in Falmouth, Massachusetts. I have always admired the simplicity of this art form but never realized it's spiritual aspects. Ikebana is a beautiful way to arrange flowers and a fun word to say, it just rolls off the tongue!
Try it sometime, a joyful experience is sure to be had!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
|There they stood all mighty and proud|
|the day was perfect not nearly a cloud|
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Family Bible of Photos, Wit & Wisdom by Rosemary Aubut | Make Your Own Book
Well here it is folks, my very first book! I don't think the reality of it has hit me yet, I am very proud, however, of the quality that BLURB.com has provided. It was such a joy to give it as a Christmas gift to my children.
Some of you have asked to purchase my book and by clicking on the title just below the picture you can do just that. I know it is pricy but It is exactly what it cost to print, there are 400 pages. My profit lies only in your enjoyment. You can view full screen by clicking on the square icon to the right of the shopping cart. Anyone who does editing for a living deserves every penny and then some. What a task!
Hope you enjoy the preview!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
|Happy New Year|
May your resolutions withstand the test of time and all of your dreams come true. Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!
This beautiful photo was taken by my sister-in-law Joanne Aubut with her cell phone. Enhanced by Dynamic Light. Just gorgeous J.