The other night as I was using some of my vintage sheet music I came across the use of this musical term on one particular snippet.....Passionato....it has stuck with me ever since...such a romantic, beautiful, powerful word...full of depth and emotion...very fitting for the approaching holiday of course, but oh, so fitting for our daily life and love...I can see great opera singers expressing this term in such a way that you really feel it's meaning....and I think, at least for me, I feel this type of emotion on a daily basis...the ups, the downs, but mostly fighting for and preserving what is so precious to me....those I love and the life we hold dear...I've realized that we don't fully appreciate the good in life without having first experienced the not-so-good....the trials, the mistakes, the hurts....they cause growth and appreciation.
Today brought more snow....but that meant sledding for Sierra and daddy....right outside our door and a few steps away is a perfect tubing hill....so, off they went and played this morning....I watched Sierra roll up the hill, roll down the hill...fall backwards into the snow...she didn't need a sled...she was just happy to be there with her best buddy...I know she had the absolute "best day ever", as is her new term for just about any special day. So thankful for the time her daddy spends with her...he is a special man...so thankful that he doesn't let life get too heavy for me....he is able to pull me out of a funk in seconds...the boy is hilarious and so much fun to be around...I keep asking him how I came to be loved by such a cool cat :)
I often compare myself to the quiet, nerdy, lurpy girl in high school who fell for the bad boy who rode a motorcycle, ha ha....somehow I charmed the dude into loving me...quirks and all.
So....many of you may be at CHA about now...but for those of you who aren't... do ya wanna play? Each week I'd like to post an inspirational photo for you...and for me....to inspire, delight, and get us all creating for fun....I'll post the photo and then give a few days for us all to create and then come back with my project inspired by the photo and will link you to a couple of very special guests of mine that have taken the challenge as well.....so, without further ado, here is this week's beautiful photo...might I add that I will be using photos courtesy of A Creative Mint each week...thanks ever so much to Leslie for allowing me to do so and for sharing her beautiful talent with so many...she's my fave :) Isn't she amazing....I am always truly swept away with each photo she shares....life is beautiful and meant to be enjoyed in all of it's many forms and I certainly do through her work....You can read more about this photo in THIS post. So...let this photo speak to you....use the colors, or the textures, or the design, or the elements, or.....the possibilities are endless, and I can't wait to get started. If you'd like to share your creation, please post a link here on this post in your comment. On Tuesday, I'll share what I came up with along with linking you to my special guest's blogs and their projects as well....clear as mud?
Well...time to pick up toys scattered here and there...my most favorite is the tea-party she has set up right now on my coffee table...she's used my potpourri and has scooped out a delightful and hearty portion for her guests....I love it!
Happy Valentine's Day card
Pink Paislee, Melissa Frances and K&Co. paper, Pink Paislee die cut, Melissa Frances tag, Maya Road chipboard, Doodlebug glitter