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SWEET DREAMS–CREATIVE TUESDAYS

SWEET DREAMS–CREATIVE TUESDAYS

Our host, Mr. Toast, over at Creative Tuesdays said,

“Studies consistently show just how vital our sleep and dreams are to our well-being.”

He also said his favorite type of dreaming is:

“…to engage in that child-like sense of wonder.”

And what could be more child-like than these sweet fur babies who’ve drifted off into la-la land.

'Sweet Dreams" Pillow

The pillow, “Sweet Dreams”,  is also available on multiples products over at my My Whimsical Shop.

 

 

SWEET DREAMS BAG

A sweet bag for all things baby.

Please take time to visit the other “dream” entries over at Creative Tuesdays.

My eyelids are drooping. Time for a very long nap. A nap, I hope will inspire more dreamy ideas.

Until next time…

DREAM LARGE

“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” Ephesians 3:20 – The Message (MSG)

Tracy

 

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IT’S THYME TO HOPE–CREATIVE TUESDAYS

IT’S THYME TO HOPE–CREATIVE TUESDAYS

I’m not a plant lady.

I kill plants. So don’t ask me to care for your plants or they will die.

Every spring I say, “This year will be different.”

So after slinking into the garden center, I spy a container, purchase a Forget-Me-Not and then strut out the door. I arrive home, plop the container on an antique chair and admire the gorgeous plant.

Much later, petals drop and leaves turn crispy brown.

I rap my knuckles on my head. If only I had watered the plant and talked to it, it would still be alive.

I douse the plant with water. “Please come back to life,” I say, adding a prayer for good measure.

The Forget-Me-Not blooms once again.

Hope has returned.

THYME TO HOPE - FOR BLOG POST

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson

The Forget-Me-Not reminds me of a project I begin. I have high hopes my project will grow and bloom. If my project appears to be going nowhere, my hope begins to wilt.

I’m now confronted with two choices:

  1. give up and throw away my project, or
  2. ask God to flame my spirit of hope.

I usually choose (2) because I believe:

“God gives a hand to those down on their luck, gives a fresh start to those ready to quit.”

The Message (MSG)

With renewed hope, I continue “watering” my project and wait expectantly for growth.

So, before I head off to visit the other garden containers over at Creative Tuesdays, let me encourage you to never give up on your project(s).

Today, it’s “Thyme to Hope” no matter how long it may take to see results.

“There is always hope for a tree.
    If it is cut down, it can grow again.
    It will keep sending out new branches.
Its roots might grow old in the ground
    and its stump die in the dirt,
but with water, it will grow again.
    It will grow branches like a new plant.” 

Job 14: 7-9 Easy-Read Version (ERV)

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HOW TO SHOW A CHILD THEY ARE LOVED – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

HOW TO SHOW A CHILD THEY ARE LOVED – CREATIVE TUESDAYS

Creative Tuesdays new theme is “WET”.

So, after plunking on my thinking cap the words “a child’s tears” flooded my brain. And that’s when a sad memory surfaced.

Back in high school my art teacher made me cry (although I didn’t dare shed a tear in front of her). You see, she had the audacity to tell me I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body. I suppose the “C” scrawled on my report card should’ve been a clue.

Humph.

I didn’t think my drawings and paintings were too shabby. Heck, I even patted myself on the back with her yardstick.

Unfortunately, her poisonous words crushed my creative spirit, and I tossed my sketch pad aside for twenty-two years.

“Words kill, words give life, they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”

     Proverbs 18:21 (The Message)    

Perhaps, if she had chosen kind words, my artistic endeavors would have blossomed earlier.

I can’t change the past, but I can suggest that Elementary School teachers and/or Sunday School teachers hand out these notes to their students. As the students color them in, teachers could talk about the importance of choosing their words carefully.

BEE HAPPY, HONEY BEAR

“Gracious speech is like clover honey—

good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.”

Proverbs 16:24 (The Message)

I’d planned on adding color to my “Bee Happy, Honey Bear”, instead I got carried away playing around with the colored backgrounds and adding the encouraging words.

Parents could also cut-out and tuck these encouraging notes into their child’s lunch bag. My mom tucked hand-written notes into my lunch bag and I did that for my kids too (I wish I had done more of that though).

Like I mentioned above, I can’t change the past but I will encourage young minds to follow their dreams. So kids, keep at it, you can do it!

Next week, these four notes (and a bonus note) will be available in My Whimsical Shop.

In the meantime, to download a FREE coloring page that will encourage the child in your life to “keep at it”, just click on the image below.

FREE COLORING PAGE

Did you know coloring reduces anxiety? It also helps inspire creativity.

How do you show love to the child in your life?

Bear Hugs and Blessings,

Tracy

P.S. Please visit all of the other artists over at Michael’s blog—Creative Tuesdays

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