I'm sitting here in the very middle of the night feeling the serenity of my house. Tomorrow, or rather today~~~my boys arrive home from camp and it will be dirty clothes and stories and packing up for college all in the same evening!  So for now, even though I should be sleeping, I'm soaking in the serenity that being alone and creating never fails to bring to me.

My card for the sketch challenge over on SCS is filled with all the visuals that come to mind when I think on serenity.  Water, sky, and land in the country.  I've enjoyed some simply amazing sunsets recently where the golden light of the setting sun shines through the clouds and you can almost see heaven. I have a small water feature out my front kitchen window that catches the sky reflected every now and then...and that takes my breath away!  Everywhere I turn is an opportunity to bathe my senses in beauty...a salve for whatever lies ahead!

I know this week is going to bring tears as we take our oldest son back to university and away from us...but I am sure he's seeing those same skies and waters and gathering serenity for his weeks ahead.  How about you?  Have you paused lately and seen a masterpiece?


~amy~ said...

Susan, you are the queen of fussy cutting...what a GORGEOUS creation!!!

I really enjoyed your writing for today. You make me ponder things..

Shelly said...

Oh my, I am speechless Susan!

Silke said...

Simply gorgeous card!!!

I wish I could express myself as well as you do...how beautiful!!!

I have witness one of God's most perfect masterpiece the other day -it was a *double* rainbow!!! How cool is that???

Actually it brought tears to my eyes (happy&sad), because it reminded me of the *Rainbow Bridge* poem that I received after my beloved Boxer *Rico* has passed away...that's when he crosses over and starts playing with all his other doggy friends!!!
I have witness this shortly after Shirley (wannabcre8tive) has lost her Boxer *Atlas* and at that point I knew that both of our *boys* have met and are enjoying themselfs on the *Rainbow Bridge*!!!

Anyway - have fun with your boys and I hope you'll get a hold of the laundry - LOL!!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just amazing! Lovely papers and wonderful images.