A Lovely Tuesday - get outside!!!
|It's Spring - YEP!|
Amyoes.com now has a writing section! Articles that I've written for various online and print publications, poetry, musings, stories, songs, etc. are still being added, but there is now an additional spot to browse on my site, so please do check it out, and I hope you are inspired to write a bite yourself!
lots and lots of writing at http://amyoes.com/Writer
Your heARTS are beautiful...
I just love that more and more of you are pinning on my Show Me Your heART Pinterest Board, so please to keep that coming! As a former art teacher, I love this Under The Sea Art Project from Beyondmommying.com - keep pinning you awesome creators!!!
Now getting some more time in the studio, which I am so happy about. Although it is getting quite nice out and is about to be the perfect time to be painting outside by my trees as well :) But here was some studio work last night...
|I created this background to be inspired by....|
|So this morning I added some spackle to it, and I shall paint it up tomorrow!|
|Put some finishing touches on this one...|
|Have some ideas for some collaging, so I made this fun little abstract background to dry...|
|Made a bit simpler and calm background to dry for tomorrow here...|
I was spring cleaning and came across some old books - perfect little opportunity to tear apart some pages and start another background, in the works, obviously...
And a bit more writing...
A sneak peak of what is to come in my writing section, but here's a poem I wrote - in honor of remembering who you'll always be...and who you will still remain in this beautiful spring day...
A Poem By Amy Oestreicher 2015
Photographs and memories
Thought the joys would never end
Life can change so suddenly
You can have this all again
Lighter heart and easy smiles
Bouncing step and singing soul
Now the path trails on for miles
But it’s still in your control
Life may be more complicated
Than it was when you were young
But no need to be frustrated
No need to get scared and run
Just like life can grow so sour
In an instant, tides can turn
Life can improve with the hour
In the change, there’s lessons learned
So savor those photographs
Recall those days of innocence
If you’ve cried, there’s hope to laugh
Give each day a brand new chance
Your mind may play tricks on you
Taunting you with what you had
Regrets may embitter you
“Coulds” and “Shoulds” just make you sad
Focus on what you have now:
It’s not settling – it’s gratitude
What in this life’s in your power?
What can you change with your mood?
Don’t recreate old memories
Foster new ones with each dawn
Make your own recovery
Wonderful to look back on
These could be the scrapbook pages
That you go to years from now
These could be the happy ages
Wiser and stronger somehow
This healing journey has molded you
Into who you are today
With hardship comes wisdom too
You grow as you find your way
Through the rough and rocky trails
Past the demons as you go
Now instead of freezing, exhale
Now you’re stronger than you know
You may find that weariness
Takes over and wants you numb
But you are your experience
You are what you’ve overcome
So stay strong when life gets frantic
Stay empowered when life’s gone wrong
‘Cause in life there’s second chances
Low and high notes in its song
Take a picture of yourself
Clutch it closely to your heart
When you wish you were someone else
Know that there’s a brand new start
Every day and every breath
We can just begin anew
Take just one more healthy step
Every moment’s up to you
Photographs and memories
I remember them so clearly
I want my life now to be
To also be what I cherish dearly.
And some retail therapy...
But there was definitely no lack of inspiration at either store...
So many options - where to start?
How about a good Chinese lunch out...
Another thank you to my family for being so supportive through all of the ups and downs...
And always remember:
|(Thanks, Home Goods!)|