Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WHERE WOMEN CREATE BOOK OF INSPIRATION...

Some days are filled with joy and beauty and some day are just not that pretty. Today was not a pretty day here at the Quill. To lift our spirits Handy Hubby and I went for a long drive about sunset, out to dinner, and then to the book store where I found some beauty and inspiration all bound up in a book.

I just had to share with you the new book I picked up this evening at the book store - Where Women Create Book of Inspiration; In The Studio and Behind the Scenes with Extraordinary Women by Jo Packham and Jenny Doh. This hardbound beauty is chock full of wonderful artists, artwork, and studios to drool over! This book lives up to its name. Some of my favorite artists are featured, Lori Oles, Connie Govea Stewart, Pam Garrison, Susan Tuttle, Ulla Milbrath, Teresa McFayden, Nicol Sayer, Angela Cartwright, just to mention a few. Of course, Jo and Jenny are in there too! I can't wait to devour the beautiful pages of this book.

Thank you to all who have dropped in to visit this week and left such sweet and uplifting comments in my absence here in the land of blog. Depending how things go tomorrow I may be away a little longer than I had anticipated. I pre-posted this week and will do so for next week, responding to comments as I am able. Thank you so much for sticking with me. I really appreciate your loving support. Just to let you know without going into a lot of detail, tomorrow will be an extremely difficult day, I would so appreciate your good thoughts and prayers.

I hope your days are being filled with beauty, joy, and blessings! Thinking of you, missing visiting you, and hope to return very soon.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

17 comments:

Robin said...

Sending warm, uplifting thoughts and prayers your way in the hopes tomorrow won't be such a difficult day.

Take Care - Robin

Queenmothermamaw said...

Will be with you in prayer tomorrow. God is good. He keeps His promises.
Blessings
QMM

Lesley said...

Sending warm thoughts and blessings your way. Whatever is happening, I hope all goes well. Take care, my friend, Blessings Lesley

Ima Weed said...

Thinking of you today, hope things go well.

Claudia said...

Sandy, I haven't commented in a while, but I am thinking of you and hoping all goes well. (I just bought the same book and it is beautiful and inspiring!)

Claudia

kathy said...

Sandy - - praying for you and any challenges you may be facing - One of my fav scriptures is
Jeremiah 29 :11-- For I know the plans I have for you --to give you hope and a future -When you call I will hear - seek me with all your heart and I will be found --
Blessings - KAthy - ga ♥

kathy said...

Hmm just an added note - the word verication prompt after my post was --
"PRAIS-M Very apt - Kathy -Ga-♥

Vee said...

Wishing you all that God has for you this day and praying knowing that He will Himself carry you through the day. Gentle hugs...

Celestial Charms said...

My thoughts and best wishes to you.
Hugs,
Maureen

a Creative connection said...

Miss Sandy:

Your blog gives me inspiration, hope, peace and joy.
In this world those are becoming a rare commodity so, I thank you.

To know that you are having a difficult time hurts my heart also because of what you do share with all of us, thoughts and prayers are coming your way.

Be well, be happy, and be assured that there are those of us out there, whom you don't know, that are your friends and wish only the best for you.

Blessings,
Peggy

Vickie said...

Miss Sandy - Blessings, comfort and peace are sent to you this day from me. And I send a couple of my favorite verses of scripture, too:

Psalm 16:5-8

"Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken."

Hugs to you, sweet lady...

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Whatever it is you're dealing with, may it turn out the very best. may you know love and support, may you smile and relax, may you feel faith and hope..

Mary said...

you always brighten my day, I wish you well, my dear.

LiLi M. said...

Of course you can count on us. I will be thinking of you now, and I will be sending my love, support and energy to you. Thanks for you good wishes to us, your beauty shown on the blog and for answering my comments, you know you don't have to, if you don't feel like it, or you don't have the time. I do hope that all support that is send to you makes today a bit more bearable, than you thought it would be. Warm wishes from afar, hugs LiLi

TinyBear said...

Sendings lots of thoughts, prayer and hugs your way Sandy.
I wish you all the best and hope your days will soon be brighter.
Take care now
Many hugs, Tina

sonya said...

Dear Miss Sandy,
My thoughts and prayers are with you too during this difficult time. I'm sorry you are having to go through this. But you know you are not alone.

And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5:2-5

And I want you to know too that...
I thank my God every time I remember you (Phil 1:3) You have been a blessing to many of us in blog land.

Hugs and prayers, Sonya

wherewomencreate said...

Miss Sandy:
What can I say but thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a gracious post when this is not a good time for you. Always remember that the journey we take is not taken alone ... you have many friends who travel with you every step that is taken.
My best always
Jo Packham

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