Wednesday, July 4, 2007







Happy Independence Day!
A quiet day for me, and a creative one as well! I spent the day in my studio after my DH got into a little spat. I have PMS big time, so I am overly sensitive. We had different ideas on how to spend today, he's a social butterfly and I'm a quiet, sometimes social, definitely not an extrovert.
So we are in our own corners.
I spent the morning downloading some new music from iTunes . I go through phases were I will download a bunch of music until I get sick of it and then download some more. I love all kinds of music, so today I was into quiet music. I downloaded Five for Fighting, (live sessions) This is really good! I cried over the song "two lights" about a Dad who hears that his son, (in the war) might be hurt. so he takes a drive for a long time and asks his wife if his son is allright then leave two lights on. I cried like a baby thinking about the mother's and fathers of our soldiers and some might not make it home. I am grateful for their sacrifice.

The live recording of 100 years is (IMO) better than the radio version, but it could be the mood I am in. Music just sounded so good today. I also downloaded some podcasts of acoustic radio shows for free! Never knew I could do that. I am listening to some indie artists that are amazing!

I worked on a deco for Donna L. called "A walk in the woods" Both sets of pages are above. Very fun! I am glad this was the theme for today, because the colors represented my mood.
God Bless America
Astrid

15 comments:

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

You did a fabulous job!! Love it!

justthesmallstuff said...

I love these colors. My work always seemed so drab to others, and in the last 6 months or so I have been trying to use brighter colors in swaps and such because otheres seem to like them. These colors just speak peace and serenity to me.

emfash said...

Ooh I love those!!
I've been working with leaves too, (great minds think alike!!)
hugs
Emma

Dana said...

Hello Miss Astrid!

I love the pictures of your latest work. They are so soothing, and the colours are fabulous. I hope you are having a good day ... PMS can be awful for me (well, worse for my poor family) so I feel your pain. I'm a music junkie, too ... love so many different genres. I have not heard the song from Five for Fighting but from the sounds of it ... it would have evoked a similar response from me. I'll have to try to find it.

Have a wonderful day ... and take care!!!

Dana

Judi B said...

Astrid, I just love this! It is so great! Sorry you are living in chaos. I remember when we decided to remodel both our kitchen and the main bathroom (at the same time). DUMB! I couldn't even do dishes in the bathtub -- let alone be creative. Any kind of house hold upheaval is a challenge to relationships as well. Just remember to breathe! -- and hey, putting on some tunes is therapeutic too, I agree! -- Judi B

Altered Kat said...

BRAVO! I love it!

Loudlife said...

Astrid! Where are you? I check in all the time here and on the ZNE network and cannot find you. I hope you're okay.

Thinking of you,
Laurie

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Astrid! Love all your pretties!!!...hope your doing good! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

TiffanyJane said...

Hi Astrid! Love all your pretties!!!...hope your doing good! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Altered Kat said...

Merry Christmas!
Kat

ZNE ~ variaZioNE! said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR and all best wishes for a year full of creative dreams coming true - to you and yours from me and ZNE!!

xoxo - Chel

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

hadn't checked in with you in a while so thought i would do that today!
LOVE the gold colors in this piece - beautiful!
hope all's well with you,
jan

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Enchanted Willow Design said...

Hello! I like what you've done, it's beautiful! Fairies are fun HUH? I do website designs, fairies are fun no matter the craft or talent! I need to do more, I love all your work, it's very soothing and calm if you were to describe it with feeling! Great Job!
Karoline

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Hi Astrid! I just wanted to say Happy New Year! Are you not blogging anymore?
xoxo,
Kristin