Sunday, March 18, 2007

Contemplative Times

I have wanted to play with fabric ATC's for a while - so armed with some fabric transfers (thanks for the lesson Leslie), and fabric scraps I sat down to play. These are two of my favourite photos. I love that the lady below took time to put on a beautiful floral collar, and I have cropped it here, but she has flowers in her buttonhole - and then was captured looking SO ...
I am in a quiet zone at the moment, enjoying sitting listing to others chat and spending some time each day alone. I realised last night that this had crossed into my blog life. Yesterday I visited more blogs than I have for a while, and inside I smiled, congratulated and empathised; however, I did not leave a comment. I do apologise if this upsets anyone, I so appreciate each and every comment left here - I really do. And, I guess I like to know who visits - even if people just say hi once. And yet ..

Some of the nicest days spent with friends are those where we walk quietly by the water, sharing it's beauty and not needing to comment - or watching a sunset and KNOWING the other person feels the same awe. My blog visits yesterday felt like quiet times with friends? I am sure you understand.

13 comments:

Ursula Clamer said...

What you said was really beautiful, and it is great that you respect & honour yourself by keeping true to how you feel and are.
I have been visiting your blog for a few months now and this is the first comment I have left, so 'Hi'!
Ux

jessica said...

peace and quiet is a treasure.
your work is lovely.

Judy said...

STUNNING ATC'S!LOVE YOU WORDS OF WISDOM TOO - SO TRUE.

kelsey said...

Absolutely agree with you Julie, I often think I should leave more comments too but then don't....sigh.....but, here's one!!! lol

Arty Lady's blog said...

Very very nice - I must try also.

Dotee said...

Beautiful ATC's Julie. There is something very soothing about working with fabric isn't there?

And I understand exactly what you mean about leaving comments. Sometimes is it is nice to have quiet contemplative times. And not feel the need to comment.

I know I often visit blogs without leaving comments. And know from the amount of visitors to my blog (via the counter) a lot of people do the same!

Lisa said...

These are beautiful.

Feel free to visit without comment. I do that alot too. It's the silent knowing that makes some friendships so special.

molly jean said...

Quiet and thoughtful time is valuable to me. I tend to get up in the morning 1 or 2 hours before others in the house so I can have a slow peaceful time in the morning!

Ro Bruhn said...

These are lovely words and pictures Julie. You did well in Lesley's class.

Janet said...

I know exactly how you feel....I often visit blogs and just read without commenting. It helps me feel less obligated to comment just to comment. Sometimes I just don't have anything to say.

I like your fabric ATCs very much.

Sulea said...

Beautiful work Julie as always. How cool to do fabric transfers!!! they turned out great! :o)
love
Sulea

Gunnels blog said...

These ATC is wonderful!

One Crabapple said...

Heyyy ! these fabric ATC's are wonderful ! I love the way you have used the color and it inspires me to try making some too !