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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Finally! A little creativity ~

I have to admit, I've been in sad mood this week.....
you know, when you feel sadness wash over you
and you can't even explain it??

And you have nothing to be sad about ~ your life is wonderful,
you have so much to be thankful for but it's still there, dragging you down!
I attribute it to my hormones (yes, I am at that age)....
because normally I'm just not that way. I love to be positive and upbeat......
usually when I concentrate on the many blessings in my life,
I can push it away.
Because I am truly so very thankful for my family,
my friends and all of the goodness around me.

My sister-in-law posted a wonderful quote on facebook the other day
and I just have to share it with you because it speaks volumes to me ~
I'm not sure where it came from but here it is:

When we constantly choose to be grateful, we notice that every breath is a miracle and each smile becomes a gift.
We begin to understand that difficulties are also invaluable lessons. The sun is always shining for us when we are grateful, even if it is hidden behind clouds on a rainy day.
A simple sandwich becomes a feast, and a trinket is transformed into a treasure.

Perfect, huh??

Anyway....I'm feeling better this evening and I truly believe that it's also because I made myself sit down and begin creating. What great therapy!!! Here is the result finished Doll Dress Assemblage ~ for sale at The Feathered Nest Shoppe ~
SOLD! Thank you so much sweet Zori......xxoo

Another little goodie that I added to The Shoppe is this 100 yard roll of seam binding in a subtle shade of pumpkin or rust....perfect for your fall or Halloween creations!!
SOLD!!! Thank you so much dear Sandy!!!! xxoo

A thankful heart is a happy heart ~

Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear friends,
hugs and love, Dawn


BellaRosa said...

Dawn that lil art piece came out absolutely gorgeous, nothing like what I thought it was gonna be :) You just amaze me. You know hun, I was feeling like you these last few weeks but honestly just talking to you and other people that love me, makes me feel better, sometimes I just need to get out of the house and just hit a thrift store or two and I feel better looking at all the pretty things that I can use to redo or use in an art project and you know it is thanks to wonderful creative ladies like yourself that I know, I am not alone and even just looking at your beautiful blogs and seeing all the wonderful things you guys create makes me smile and lifts me up :) I am only a phone call away and what might seem really late to you is nothin here :) Take care sweet friend. Thank you for being you. Rose :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Creating is wonderful thereapy, isn't it?!! Beautiful creation Dawn.

Zori said...

Always enjoy your blog Dawn, I took the opportunity to snap up your lovely assemblage, I love your work!! Keep creating Dawn, you inspire the rest of us!! Hugs, Z.

The Rustic Victorian said...

The doll dress turned out so great! I like the fairy tales paper, and I'm sure it is old. Speaking of old,,,your not. Starting Menopause, maby, I know exactly what you mean,,sad,,the world is swirling with sad, but, maby a hormone blood test is in order. I recommend a trip to the libray for Christine Northrup books on the change and how to deal with it, and what to expect. I know, I can think of a thousand other books to read as well. And Prayer, always. You can always call me for a good joke!

Kathy said...

Dawn, Your latest assemblage is exactly that...PRECIOUS! Will be praying for you this next week...trying to push those blues away. Spend some time just lovin on yourself... You deserve it, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Becky said...

So, So, Sooo lovely Dawn, it really turned out wonderful. But I expect no less from you. Finishing something always makes me feel better too.
Have a great weekend friend.


Miss Sandy said...


The assemblage turned out fantastic! I love that it looks like a piece of a story unfolding from the book.

I totally know what you mean about being "that age", I have this happen to me too. I ask myself why I am sad or down when I am so blessed. I am kind to myself on these days and just let myself feel whatever I am feeling knowing that this too shall pass. I also find that quite activities like reading or even a nap help. At least I now know I am not the only one who goes through this.

May you be filled with more joy and blessings than you can contain.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Oh, very nice! Is that the dress you bought the day we went out shopping? I love it.

Utah Grammie said...

I love the way the paper fold over - this is such a charming piece! Love it and love the idea of your room being featured! And to think...we knew you "when".. :-)

madrekarin said...

It's beautiful!! Welcome back, creative you. :)

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your doll dress creation is so precious! You are so talented. I know what you mean about the sad moods. I think it hits all creative people. We just have to work through it....blessings, dear one,

Rebecca said...

Dawn...most of the time I'm upbeat and positive. But I turned the big 50 last December that ever since then I've had this monkey on my back. Little tidbids of sadness just picking at me and overwhelming me. I've chalked it up to my doc does too. After a couple of visits to his office last week and I'm feeling like my old self again.

Your work is breathtaking. I love it...your hands are truly blessed by the Most High.


Couture de Papier said...

Adorable and love the quote! My creative muse got washed away this summer with all the rain!

Jennifer said...

Just precious Dawn....your little dress and that little baby!!!! Feel good and remember that you're entitled to have a "sad" or an "off" day. You wouldn't be normal if you didn't....I'm sure you've snapped out of it already!!!! XOXO

June said...

Hi Dawn, I want to thank you for this post. I just went through a little cycle of this myself. I am so glad when someone can articulate just what I'm feeling. I am not good at that. It does seem to be a cycle for me and luckily it doesn't last long. It's so not my personality to be down. Some in my family think I have a Pollyanna atitude to the point that it really ticks them Your artwork would be enough to bring me out of a dark mood. I love everything you create.
That quote is wonderful. Gratitude is defintely the key to a happy life.

Barb said...

That turned out so sweet. A new look and so right for that little dress.
I'm so glad you made time to create. It certainly is healing and nourishment to the soul.

We all have times when we feel like you described. Can't put our finger on what it is, and have no reason in the world to feel sad, but we do. The sad times, make us really enjoy the times we are not.

Thanks for being a good friend,
Barbara Jean

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Well sweet Dawn.....BellaRose said it all! Thank you BellaRose for putting it so wonderful into words the way most of us feel! Have a wonderful weekend sweet Dawn, you are loved♥ candice ((((hugs)))

spotted dog said...

Oh my Miss Dawn. Just what I needed this lovely Sunday morning. I have had one of those weeks also. I felt so fragile and weepy. I was lucky to have comfort from friends. I feel comfortable enough to tell those friends when I have those fragile times, basically asking for support. I have to always remember, those times always pass. Thanks for sharing that you also have those days, it helps to know we are not alone and that it is simply life happening. God Bless you and yours!


Eileen @ Star's Fault said...

Love your new assemblage Dawn, but most of all your comment about being a woman of "a certain age". I've always been an optomistic, happy person, and seek to offer kindness and encouragement in everthing I do, but menopause really impacted my normal self and all of a sudden it took work to be that person. Eesh.... my issues were really bad anxiety, not to mention 20+ "power surges" a day, and the total mush brain, all of which sucks if you're in a business meeting full of gentlemen that look at you as if you were NUTS when you start fanning, or stripping off the suit coat (oy vey). Hubby would say, "sweetie, this is NOT normal" and I would answer that it was normal, but temporary. He gave me that LOOK and asked just how long this would last (because he was really worried it might be more than just a day or two).

That was my clue to do something more. I'm a bit doctor/pill phobic, since I've always been healthy and athletic, but I finally broke down and went to the doc, and next thing I knew, I was myself again. Hubby was VERY relieved to have his sweetie of 40 years back. My art, cats and dearest horse round out my "cure".

Prayers ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Vintage Inspired Jewelry said...

Hi there Dawn.
I was just feeling like this a couple of weeks ago and blogged about It. I truly feel so blessed and am so grateful for everyday but I think sometimes It just happens. I'll start blaming mine on hormones too thanks for the cover. Have a great Sunday..Kathi


Oh hon...I say that you should think about our pumpkins and that will surely put a smile too your face--or at less you will just laugh at the thought of mine!!! ha ha

I love you girl!!!

Magic Moonlight said...

Lovely Piece of Art! You are so Creative!

Sandi said...

Oh Dawn that little assemblage is so cute! I always am anxious to see what you will do with an item. I have been itching all week to get creating again, but just have not had the time yet. Hopefully soon.
I identify with the moods too...turned 50 in March and yikes! Most of the time I am fine, but I do have my moments. You are not alone dear friend! Have a beautiful week and I am sending a big hug your way!

The Country Nest said...

That was beautiful Dawn, and I have been feeling the same way, just really sad, but you are so right I am at that age where hormones raise havoc...your words made me feel so much better.

Julie Ann Grakowsky said...

Your assemblage came out beautifully!! I just love the color combination... I hope you feel better this week- even though it *is* August now! Where did the summer go?

cupcake studio said...

Gorgeous assemblage! Wow!

Angela said...

Hi Dawn!!! I hope all is well with you, school starts back on Thursday in Macon so I will have to get up there to see you soon! I love this little dress piece...too cute and how smart are you to come up with the folded down pages! I love it. I can't wait to see your studio grace the pages of the mag...yours is the one I am copying here at home. My hubby has given me the majority of the garage(he still has is bike shop on one wall but I plan on squeezing him out of there soon, haha) and I love the idea of hanging curtains to hide the garage doors! Did you get rid of the rails on the ceiling?


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