Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Break to Recharge

I know from time to time we all need a little break to recharge our batteries. Well, after a long, busy, fun week I was ready to disconnect for a few days. Without thinking I walked over to the bookshelf and grabbed my old standby. I wonder if we all have one of those? A book that we go to every few years or so. It brings comfort, and even though you know the ending, you get whisked away into another time . . anticipating perhaps something different may happen this time in the end. While this isn't your typical feel good, happy ending story, it is one of my favorites. Come to think of it, my favorite stories have always been a little "dark." This has been my go to book since I first read it many years ago as a student. Kate Chopin has always been a favorite author of mine as well . . a woman in many ways ahead of her time. So I have spent the last few days, book in hand, letting my creative mind rest a bit.

Now as a new week is about to begin. I feel clear headed, ready to work on some of the projects which have been resting on my work table.

Included in my stash are these bright, bubble gum colored tinsels that just called out to me. I can't wait to see what becomes of them. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time and a special book to help you recharge in the midst of a long, hot summer.


palepinkandroses said...

Love the tinsel, it's very pretty.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie!

The colourful bright tinsels are so pretty, I can't wait to see what you will create with them!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Ooh I can't wait to see what you do with your new inspirations. Glad to hear you caught up with an old dear friend (your book)!

Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, I love the bright tinsel. I cant wait to see what you do with them. I have been trying to read a book too. lol But I am getting some reading in. Its so nice to be carried away somewhere else from time to time. Happy creating this week. (()) gail

Tedi said...

Carrie, The cover of your book is a great big painting that hangs here in Raleigh in the North Carolina Museum of Art. It is one of my favorites. I love to just sit and look at it. I've yet to see a print that captures how bright the colors truly are. It is very sunny! Can't wait to see what coming up next with you. Hugs, Tedi

Susan said...

We English teachers always turn to the words, don't we? I read every night...either "trash" LOL or not!

Thanks for stopping by my weekly treatise!


Susan - Etchings of the Heart said...

Recharging is something we all need from time to time. It's good for the heart and soul and allows creativity to flow freely.

Can't wait to see the fun things you'll be designing with your bubble gum tinsels *smiles* + (hugs) sent your way!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

It is good to recharge...I know whatever you create with the tinsels will be beeYOUteeful.


Carol said...

Hope you're recharged and ready to tackle a busy week.

Love all that you do, Carrie!


simplydelicious said...

Hey! I've been so busy haven't been able to visit lately. Love, love, love the pink christmas trees!!! I don't know where you find all the good stuff but I'm jealous!!
Hope you are having a great summer.

XO Karen

Nancy said...

Hi Carrie,
I bought some Tinsel like that awhile ago, and have been searching for more ever since!!! Those are such neat colors too!!
Huggs, Nancy

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Took me all week, but I made it!
Glad you had a little break to clear your head and then hop into new inspirations!
bunny hugs,