Pink Saturday, Thank you for being a friend


It's time for Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting this very pink day.



“I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.”   
Maya Angelou



I had no idea of the wealth of inspiration I was about to receive during the first years of blogging by kindred spirits who share my joy.

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When I named my blog A Scrapbook of Inspiration, the intent was to share all that I write, paint and create.


Now it has been over three years, and I am still inspired.

The inspiration I have received is so much more than I imagined possible.

There are so many avenues to visit, so many resources, beautiful images and friends to choose from, it is hard to contain my joy.

I love the idea of creative challenges, swaps, virtual parties, tours, interviews, podcasts and blogging adventures in other parts of the globe.

Composing a creation on my blog has given new meaning to the term multimedia and serves as a platform that can combine so many elements of design.

I love definitions and when I looked up the word Multimedia in Wikipedia, this is what was described:

" The term multimedia art implies a broader scope than mixed media, combining visual art with non-visual elements (such as recorded sound, for example) or with elements of the other arts (such as literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity).”

Now I have always loved layering details to give a collage the most texture I could build.  Embellishment is my middle name.

Yet adding the dimension of interacting with people, writing, finding the perfect song, a resource, a beautiful image and something thought-provoking is more depth than I could have ever imagined.







think that blogging is the element of texture that was missing in my day to day life. Spending all my time creating and not having the interaction I needed with other people.

Blogging provides the dimension to my own creative life that rekindles the creative muse within daily.


Better than a box of chocolates, a soak in the tub or a frivolous shopping spree, the gift of inspiration to the creative sparks inner joy.

I think what I enjoy about blogging is that it gives me the ability to sample all aspects of creativity in this magical buffet of inspiration.

Some days I spend more time reading and exploring new blogs than writing my own.

I love that as my world of family, nurturing and the details of everyday life whirl through my days...I have a secret corner where I can retreat and renew my creative energy.








nce what lacked in my life is blanketed now with kind words, encouragement, and new ideas while my talents and skills are challenged.



Before I started to blog, the effort of artist dates, writing, and projects on the calendar for the next occasion kept me inspired and working at my art.

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In contrast, blogging is the effortless exchange of creativity and inspiration that renews my spirit and provides me with a life mosaic textured with joy.






Just like the inspiration of angels, you add so much to my life every day.  For this I am so grateful.  The song for this post is Thank You For Being A Friend.




One of the first people to visit my blog over three years ago was Miss Lynn from The Vintage Nest.  One of our own Pink Saturday ladies.  Please stop by, Lynn always has something lovely to share.





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someplace in thyme said...

No, THANKYOU Karen. This post is perfect and amen to all of it. Yes, it is what blogging is all about. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Blondie's Journal said...

What a sweet and on spot post, Karen. Blogging gives so many things to so many ladies on so many levels in every area. Wow...long sentence! It makes me happy to see that it has given so much to you and thank you for all of your inspiration and gifts.

xoxo
Jane

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thank you, Karen, for all the beauty and inspiration you bring to your blog! It is always a pleasure to visit you, and especially so on Pink Saturday!

♥ Pat

Joyce said...

You are one of my biggest inspirations. I am so lucky to call you friend.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Karen and Happy PiNk to you...

I must agree that blogland is like a subculture to feed the souls that are looking, wondering, dreaming, etc.

People that don't blog have no idea what they are missing. I know for those of us that are creative it's the most nurturing, empowering, life changing place we've landed. :0)

Thanks for all that you do and all the inspiration that you share. ♥

Happy Day,
Stephanie ♥

Sara said...

That is such a great post and I couldnt agree more. I do love visiting your blog, it always makes me smile Hugs Sara

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You said it all here, Karen. SUch bliss and joy I have found in friends like you. What issues out of our hearts in the form of creativity and all its forms, has blessed me so much. Each one of us has a unique way of reaching up, reaching out. THANK YOU for everything dearest. Bisous, Anita

Rebecca said...

I really liked the paper bird-lovely!

Tina Eudora said...

Thank you Karen for being one of the fun-est blogs I follow! Your art work has been a joy to look at and an inspiration for beauty in many ways! I am looking forward to the next three years!
Tina xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A beautiful written post...with thoughts I wish I could express as well! I started my blog as a creative blog...but I find myself sharing things of every nature! And finding creative ideas in my favorite blogs! Happy weekend! You always inspire me, Karen! ♥

thestonerabbit said...

Yes, Karen, as others have said THANK YOU for bringing such beauty, INSPIRATION and joy to us!! I have loved your blog from the moment I found you over two years ago!! You are so talented and generous with your creations....I know I cherish the little print you gave me!

I wish you many, many more years of blogging and artistic joy. . . mostly for you, but also selfishly for ME!! I love to visit you!

Have a great Pink Saturday!!!! L, Dana

Kiki said...

Karen!! what a super beautiful post..i love how your took me on a journey sharing your world, your memories and experiences in blogging...and your wonderful art..you are fabulous..your photos and creations are gorgeous..thanks for sharing your magic always!! I am happy to have met you, your inspiring blog and get to enjoy your special creations!
kiki~

Pondside said...

Amen!
I've only recently discovered your blog - what a beautiful place to visit.

Zuzu said...

Blogging is both a journey and a gift. A journey filled with wonderful discoveries and a gift in meeting inspiring people like you, Karen! My life is so much richer for having met you!
Happy weekend,
Zuzu

faerwillow said...

~eloquently written was this...filled word after word that i could simply nod my head and say me to me to i feel the same...you are a bright blessing that shines warmth & light in each of our lives...much l♥ve and light upon you now and always~

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Karen Sweetie...
Oh my what a beautiful share today. I have so enjoyed my visit. Thank you Karen Sweetie, for allowing me to call you friend. You have touched my life in so many ways, so many times. Your beauty just shines through in everything that you paint, write, create, you are such a phenomenal artist, and I am so thrilled to know you.

I love the little gal on the airplane. I was just sure it was me sitting up there. Your ballerina is so precious. Even the little gal in the blue fit in today. Your sketching and painting are always such a joy to me. They make me HAPPY.

Thank you for the kind words and the enjoyment you have given my heart today.

Have a gorgeous Saturday sweetie.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Fun With This and That said...

Nice blog fun to look it makes you smile.Laura Q

Jean said...

Such a lovely post. Yes, we gain so much from the interaction with our blog sisters. I'm only just learning all about it.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Thank you, Karen. That was a visual treat! I am so glad I stumbled on your blog and I put you on my favorites right away. What a clever writer and talented artist, in so many ways!
Fondly,
Suz

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Karen, Every single post you have ever written was always so beautiful but I think you topped them all with this one. Thank you for including me in this wonderful tribute. I am honored and moved to tears. xo Lynn @TheVintage Nest

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful pink treasures Thank you for sharing..Happy Pink Saturday!

Maggie said...

What a sweet post; love it!

Happy PS!
Maggie @
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

I love your blog post today, and thank you for all the inspiration, love and joy that you share with all of us.
It is a real treat to come and visit you and see what beautiful things you are showing us. Thank you and it is lovely to have a special friend like you.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Me too! I am glad that I have discovered the world of blogging. Yes, it may have brought different effect on every person but all in a good way. I love that it has brought joy to every blogger and that it has satisfied a part of them.

I love what you said (and I agree) that our blog is like a little secret world :-) That's how I see it too. :-)

Happy Pink Saturday! (Yes, Miss Lynn is a lovely lady, indeed)

Mizpah,
Li

Vee said...

You certainly enrich Blogdom with all of your talents and the sweetness of your spirit. I laughed to see the Blogland Express...too cute! And everything you've said here is so very true even for those of us who are just appreciators of art and creativity having precious little of our own.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I thank our Lord everyday I have you as a freind. I get so much when I come to visit you. Have a Blessed and Happy week...m..

Meg said...

What a wonderful post. Thank you for putting so much of yourself into your blog. It is a pleasure to visit. Blessings Meg

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