The theme for this week's Corner View - hosted at FuoriBorgo - is one color. My favorite color is green. A deep emerald green. Mmmmmm, I love that. But my one color today is YELLOW. When we are talking flowers ... yellow are my favorite! And this yellow beauty is currently stretching towards the sky in my backyard.
Oh hello my poor little neglected blog! How great to see you again.
I thought that a Corner View might be the perfect way to get you going again!
The theme of "What You Do When You Are Home Alone" is perfect for what I have to share!
I've been busy ...
A month ago, I opened an Etsy shop!
I called it TrèsBonn ... a play on my name, Bonnie, and the French words for 'very good'.
It has been a bit of a whirlwind and I'm loving every minute of it.
At the beginning of 2014, I took an online course that dealt with being ok with imperfection.
The course involved keeping an art journal ...
something I had never really done but found I really enjoyed.
Each week, I had an 'assignment' or two that I very quickly finished. I wanted more.
In my art journal, I had begun to experiment with water color paints.
Having always loved quotes, I decided that I would try 'painting' some of my favorite ones.
I posted them to my various social media sites and got a very encouraging response.
As family and friends started telling me how one of my little paintings meant
something to them, I started mailing them to those individuals.
I loved being able to send a little encouragement in the mail ....
especially when I was able to do it as a surprise!
Another love of mine is birds.
I could watch birds all day long ... if only they would stay still for me!
One night I discovered that I could paint them.
Again, I started posting them on social media and got a favorable response.
After a while, people started encouraging me to open an Etsy shop.
I thought, why not? Might as well give it a go!
So, here we go!
I'm excited to see where this next step in my journey leads ...
Never been to Etsy?
Well ... if you follow this link and sign up, Etsy will give you $5 towards your first purchase!
PS ... I can't wait to come visit all of you Corner View friends, old and new!
I've missed you.
I have been meaning to sit and write a review for ages but got too busy painting and opening my etsy shop!!! (more on that in a later post) I kept looking at the book sitting on my desk, needing to go back to the library. I thought a few times ... I won't write a review ... I'll just take it back.
But I just couldn't. I just had to write a review! I just had to let you know that
you need to read this book!! Seriously.
It was a fun, easy read.
I enjoyed every minute of it.
It's written in the voice of a nine-year-old white girl in the early 60's who runs away from the home where she lives with her overly strict grandmother and a father who adores her but works out
of town most of the time. She sets off to find her mother. Along the way she has
adventure after adventure. Some very dangerous and terrifying.
Trying to make her was from Mississippi to Nashville ... on foot ... she accepts a ride
from a black woman travelling with a white baby. This decision will
change her life forever.
I loved how the author captured the innocence of a child.
The unquestioning devotion of a child to a parent.
The inner workings of the mind of a child.