Mosaic Monday

Snowy days

DSC04608It was snowing out and I felt like I was in the center of a snow globe. Although there were decorations that needed to be put away and I certainly needed things from the market, I wanted to get lost in creating something.

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DSC04608I felt that feeling you feel when you are in the moment. Not wanting to leave that joyful feeling and find yourself lost in busyness yet again.

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DSC04608I put away my “To Do” list and brought out some art supplies.

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DSC04608I made a cup of tea, put a sugar cookie on a plate and walked over to my kitchen table.

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DSC04608Seems to me that no matter how old I have been, or how old I get, when I just want to sail into my imagination, I begin by making cards.

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DSC04608I think it is the way knitters feel when all that you can hear is the clicking of needles and you see the look of contentment on their face.


DSC04608That peaceful place we can go when we are on the path to where our imagination wants to take us.


DSC04608I watch as the wind swirls the snow outside my window and listen to the music content to be taking time to just be, that place I am most happy.

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DSC04608I think that when we are lost in the world of creating, it is as if we are resting in between the notes on our sheet of music. Just taking time to dance with our creative muse, and renewing our strength as we lean on the melodies of our life and magically create.

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DSC04608Sugar cookies, a snowy day, lovely music and taking time to create. Perhaps you won't be hearing the clicking of knitting needles, but if you were here you would see the look of contentment on my face.

Sugar cookies, snow, and making cards

oday is Mosaic Monday, and Mary is hosting the first in 2010. I love Mary and her beautiful blog which always brings me back to that place I want to linger, that place where we are reminded to embrace the beauty around us.

sugar cookies in snowThe song for this post is Melodies of Life.

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Anonymous said...

I'm with you, a snowy day is perfect for some creating time. Beautiful. ~jeanne

Tara said...

Something will always be brewing when you have some quiet time to yourself and i am glad I can take a peak at it with you!

Super mosaic--Happy New Year to you! Best wishes in 2010!

Queen of Dreamsz said...


What a beautiful picture of the snow. It is frigid here and some flurries are expected tomorrow night but mostly clear and sooooo cold for the whole week. brrrrrr...

I do totally understand that feeling of being between the notes on the sheet music when "in the moment"'s such a content place to be. :0)

Your cards are so beautiful...

I found myself in that space in time this morning and created a digital come by to see it and snag it if you like.

I wish your New Year to be bright and merry filled with more bliss than ever imagined!

Scatter Bliss..

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful pictures! It is about 12 degrees here, but no snow.

I know exactly what you mean...for me it is the sound of my tile nippers breaking pieces of china....

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

p.s. your cards are amazing!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Hi sweetest Karen,

What a lovely Monday Mosaic! As usual just yummy.

I have semi- moved into my spot. As you know moving the week of Christmas and all the mess that comes with that... i am on the slow end of things.

I have substantially moved DOWN -- in size -- but i have decided that because I want to really work on my creativity this year I am going to devote a room to my fun side. :)

You are my muse-- :) Any suggestions on what you could NOT live without? I have a wee desk right now and a couple of drawers but I am thinking I need a Big dresser for all my creative-ness STUFF :) Im kinda a tidy freek.

Talk to you soon!

Stop by if you get a chance--
TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

What a winter wonderland and everything looks so magical.
I loved seeing your beautiful mosaic
and the cards are so lovely.

Have a happy week

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sounds like a wonderful day...m.

LiLi M. said...

Your cards are beautiful again Karen. What a great idea to put away your 'to do' list and start creating. I shoulf follow that example more often.

Riet said...

What a beautiful post and mosaics. Have a great day.

eileeninmd said...

Very nice post! I love your cards and baking on a cold snowy day seems like just the right thing to do.
Wonderful mosaic.

Valerie said...

I love stamping and creating cards! On our last day of vacation (before back to school for all of us today - I teach) We stayed in except for one jaunt of snow football with my youngest. We probably got close to 10" yesterday plus what we already had -so it was great to come inside and warm up. And just stay cozy!

Your work is very nice!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Karen,

These cards are lovely!

~ Gabriela ~

Leslie said...

such beautiful pictures and yummy cookies. that looks like an amazing project you did

Bonnie said...

Fantastic post! I love how you made that card! Thanks for sharing.

Golden West said...

Having a project in the works is always satisfying. Yours is especially well done!

Kathleen Grace said...

I know what you mean Karen. When I am making something new I forget everything and live in the moment. There is just something about creating that feels so good!

Carol said...

Oh, I love dancing with the muse! Your cards are beautiful! Have a happy week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Apparently snow days weave a creative blanket around you, Karen. Such lovely, lovely creations here!


Sheila :-)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Dear Karen,
You touch my heart and soul with your love of all papers vintage and beautiful! I've been in the vintage crafting mode of late too! I'm not the artist you are but I love to copy and print from my collection of antique books and create collages and such! I am grateful for the joy this creative process brings! I have to tell you that the project I bought from you ended up being a birthday gift for my sister on a special birthday. She was thrilled with it! Have a wonderful day, friend! Hugs, Coralie

Amisha said...

Karen, this is such a touching post. I often joke that the only time my mind is at peace is when I am creating.

Mary said...

Oh Karen, what LOVELY cards -- they truly are works of art, visual and tactile. As for the artistic urge -- I am reminded of a book I read in college about Mozart and Salieri, and the compulsion to create... and it IS a compulsion, isn't it? Chores must definitely take second place when the need comes on you. :)

Thanks so much for sharing your many talents at MM. :)