Thursday, November 11, 2010

AEDM 2010: Day 11 Take two

Hello friends and friends not yet made! ~~~waves~~~
My art for AEDM:
When I find a layout I like, I usually make it for several albums.
For day 9 I showed you "Doll", based on Pencil Lines Sketch #212. That one goes to my side of the family album as the focus is on two of my cousins. This one goes to our Home album, as the focus is on my kids but showing them in our entrance hall.

Here´s my wish for Wishcasting Wednesdays by Jamie Ridler. {I know it´s Thursday but yesterday I read the wish after posting}

Being 43, I´m closer to "older" than I was in my twenties. :D
How did I imagine myself then? Well, not too different from what I am today.
Degree, husband, two kids. In that order. Textbook young lady.
I didn´t imagine the years in Europe. I certainly never, ever imagined the dog!!!
Whatever I imagined as a child I´m grateful to say I got something even better. Some my own doing, some by good luck.
Nowadays I´m what we´d call more or less "made". My foundations are solid, big stuff out of the way. So, now what? How do I wish to grow old?

"Gracefully". Not only as in dignified old age. I wish to grow old full of Grace, from within and from above.

I wish for: youthful fun, wisdom to see people as they really are, wisdom to keep my mouth shut or speak up according to the situation, a house full of family & friends, a computer full of family & friends (yes, I mean you. Good to see you already here {big happy hug} ), kind words from me and for me, time to devote to others, energy to go places, good health, quick heartfelt smiles, my kids still paying attention to me, being my grandkids favourite grandma ;) , providing a safe haven here at home, a place full of love and laughter. Oh, the list could go on for lines and lines.

That is what I wish for, what I pray for, what I work for. :)

8 comments:

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Bekah said...

Wonderful vision of aging. I like the idea that you are not only wishing for it, but committed to working for it as well. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also!

pluckychickenheart said...

Paula, I love your wish. You exude a warmth and kindness through your art and your words that is unmistakeable.

I have no doubt that your wish will manifest because it feels to me that you are already living it.

Grace said...

Your post and your wishes radiate pure joy and grace! I'm sure yours will all come to pass :)

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Your layout is beautiful. I love seeing your creations through AEDM2010 -

and as Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.... (And I am actually loving how I am aging!)

mtnmermaid said...

As Paula wishes for herself, I wish also for her.

tammy vitale said...

There's always something magical about putting wishes into words and the words out into the world. It's almost as if the world can then not deny you! Beautiful wishes!

Leah said...

As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well!

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