Thursday, August 30, 2007

Happiness Is....

Copyright Tattered Edge 2007
My friend Deb Lewis wanted to know what makes people happy so I thought I would take a moment to answer her question this morning.

Here, in no particular order is my list:
-the smell of the ocean
-Stanley Park
-watching horror movies with my son
-vintage sewing ephemera
-goodies in the mail
-knowing the people I care about are happy and successful in their lives
-helping people
-the darkness if the wintertime
-curling up under my duvet with a good book
-doing the work of my heart
-beautiful lyrics
-the smell of fresh baked bread
-my amethyst ring from my husband
-unexpected blessings
-the smell of a campfire burning
-everything about Autumn
-the RCMP musical ride
-new clothes
-a fresh haircut
-meaningful friendships
-a happy marriage
-beautiful old architecture
-folk art

In other news, last night I had one of those lovely moments of serendipity. I was at a meeting and these two ladies arrived at the same time I did. One of them commented on the necklace I was wearing. It's one of my favourites, made by the talented Jane Wynn, which always gets a ton of comments. (I get a kick out of telling this to Jane who is always amazed.) I mentioned that
Jane had a book coming out and then one of them asked if that was the person who had that display at the library awhile ago. I laughed and said "No, but that was me." They were really surprised and went on to say that they wanted to take classes from me and how the library was abuzz about that display. How cool is that?!

It's always so gratifying to know people like my work, even if I am a bit shy about it. It's great to know that people "get it" especially because mixed media/altered art is really in its infancy here in Canada. It's something that is just catching on. (Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but it's true!)

So...what makes your world go 'round?


liz said...

so good to talk to you yesterday sweetie. take good care!! am thinking of you!
liz xx

Laura said...

That is so cool that those ladies at the library were all excited about your art and wanted to take lessons!!! I love spontaneous joyful things like that!! Must have made your day!