Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Goodbye Summer...

On the last day of August, I thought I'd make a collage to sum up what I did this Summer.

1. Enjoyed lots of fresh flowers, from the farmers market, supermarket or given me, as I have no garden at the moment;
2. washed all of my linens, doilies and antique lace, in order to have them ready and lavender-smelling when I have to use them;
3. ate comfort food but then realized I had to choose positive thinking instead;
4. had my coffee filter roses published in Somerset Life (thanks again, Christen!);
5. assembled a portable studio in a vintage train case (absolutely love it!);
6. had my eco- chic stationery published in Green Craft Magazine (thanks Amanda and Jennifer!)
7. felt free;
8. had fun with fabric tape;
9. answered my 'calling' and expanded my art portfolios;
10. made lavender bundles for the cold season ahead;
11. explored the surroundings together with my dear ones;
12. created inspiration stones.
I must tell you I thoroughly enjoyed summer 2011, even if with its ups and downs! Hope you had a nice one, too.
Now... waiting for Autumn, my favorite Season!... Yippee!!
Monica x

20 comments:

  1. What a beautiful montage of summer and your journey through it!! Love it
    Thanks
    SueAnn

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  2. Hmm..some of your things you did became some of mine:)

    Well one at least..I made one of your stones for when my friend returns from her trip..:)


    I coveted your vintage train case..:)
    I made lavender bundles..on my own..I have to every year..
    I bought more paints..you were an inspiration..


    So thank you for every pretty moment this summer.
    I enjoy every single one of your posts.
    You are a nice person:)

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  3. Hello!!! What a wonderful recollection of your summer; your collage is fabulous! (Our internet has been going off/on ever since storm - happy I had this moment to see your post!)

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  4. You have accomplished a lot this Summer - like the way you summed it up in the collage.

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  5. You've lived life to the full this summer in spite of life's realities - and that's a good thing! Such a pretty collage of your summer.

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  6. Loved reading the descriptions of each picture. Hope you have a wonderful fall season!

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  7. Yes....almost the end of the summer.....a summer i will never forget........love form me...xxx...

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  8. Lovely mosaic, Monica! You had a fulfilling and wonderful summer it seems. I love that you have been published, that must be a thrill. Your photography is beautiful as always!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Sounds like a fabulous summer. Autumn is my fav, too but here in Florida we don't get to experience it. Boo hoo.
    Merediht

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  10. Your summer looks wonderful,I can't believe Autumn is here already!

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  11. lovely..i adore "automne" as well! bring it on!

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  12. Well done. I love your summer. You were actually quite busy. Hope by now your hands have mended well. I am looking forward to Autumn too. Our summer really was a strange one weather wise, and I spent most of it painting and making journals. Hoping for a warmer Fall. Have been protecting my zinnias from these rather large Elk that have decided to visit. LOL Love to you and Kim.

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  13. I loved your summer and thanks for sharing it with us. Fall is upon us here. I had to close all my windows today, it was rather cool. you may want to check out my giveaway, drop by if you get a chance. hugs.

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  14. It looks and sounds like a wonderful summer, Monica.

    Summer and Autumn are my busiest times at work, and I miss part of the joy of the seasons. I look forward to the day I can retire so I can savor it all.

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  15. Being new to your blog , this gave me a chance to take a trip down your summer memory lane which I thoroughly enjoyed. Well rounded and oh so creative.

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  16. Such a lovely Summer recap mosaic Monica!
    I love the new look on your blog ~ gorgeous header photos & I've clicked on each and every link ♥
    Hope you {and of course, Kim} are having a wonderful weekend!

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  17. It sounds like and looks like you were exactly where you are suppose to be. Thanks for sharing, Happy Summer, Kathy

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  18. You had a busy summer. I have that copy of Somerset on my nightstand next to our bed. Bought it specifically for your piece. Now, I just have to make my own coffee filter roses. Love your collage. Blessings,
    Lynn

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  19. Dear Monica,
    I am quite happy to have discovered your blog. It is so very lovely. Your artwork is beautfiful! Love the arrangement of the pictures,and thoughts about your summer!

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  20. Beautiful memory share, Monica. Congrats on your publication ...

    Curious 'why' the first week of Sept. always brings a nip of autumn early ... same with each season. We are chilly & soaking wet here.

    Hope you had a lovely holiday.
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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