Friday, October 22, 2010

A Tribute to Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost

Born: March 26, 1874
Place: San Francisco, California
Died: January 29, 1963
Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Do It!

That is my favorite slogan.....Just Do It. How motivational. This came into my email and I thought I'd share it. It is pretty good advise:

There will always be a reason not to do something.


(Given our natural talent for rationalizing, there will probably be far more than one.)

There will always be a reason you shouldn't change jobs. There will always be a reason you shouldn't start a business. There will always be a reason you shouldn't go to New York to attend art school.


So you have a choice.

You can wait until you no longer have a reason to avoid making an uncomfortable change (which isn't going to happen) or you can accept that your mind will always conjure up a reason why you need to play it safe and you can stop listening.

It's not an easy choice. Most people opt for the comfort of the routine. Sure, they'd like to make a shift, but that's scary. Better to stay snug in the same old pattern.

More comfortable? Possibly. But certainly not the way to live your life.

If you're waiting for that moment when the stars align and you feel 100% confident and comfortable about doing something new, stop.

Please stop.

You'll be waiting for the rest of your life.

Remember: There will always be a reason not to do something.

So do it anyway.

If you want to live your passion..........JUST DO IT!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

My finished enamel piece!!


It is done! Once of the pieces I created, I turned into a necklace. These are two copper circles that I sifted a few different colors on. The two sides that are shown are blue and orange the the other side I have a red and brown. I can mix these around a bit if I choose.

I have it on a copper chain with a couple of glass beads to compliment the colors. I had to add a dang-ly piece on each side.......I love things that dangle, it is so fun and gives it a little movement.

Not to bad for my first project. I am moving on the saw out of copper vintage ladies, a martini and wine glass etc. Fun Fun Fun!!!