Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm going to


This morning on the way to the post office, a blackbird in flight crossed my path and the silliest thing popped into my head. I wondered if that meant I was in for good luck. You know like a black cat...bad luck. Oh well, it made sense to me.
Low and behold in the mailbox was a large ARTful envelope for me. It was the trip packet with the itinerary, travel guide, packing tips etc etc. Yep, I'm going. It is true. I did a little daydreaming about it here. Sometimes, you just have to make daydreams happen. I received my renewed passport yesterday and I am beside myself with excitement. I recommend taking action on daydreams if you can.
....and I have made a little destination/travel journal to take with me. I was so inspired by Deryn's journal. Well, it was the cover of her journal that mostly called to me because I knew exactly where a whole set of encyclopedias with the same exact covers were. My parents purchased a set in the 1940s when a door-to-door salesman encouraged them to be ready to educate their children. I have that set. Using the covers for my journal has already given me back so many memories of the past. Now I will be saving some future memories between the covers.
♥ Sharon

25 comments:

  1. ciao
    where and when are you coming to il bel paese ?
    ciao joan in italy

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  2. OMG Sharon that's fantastic!! ARe you going to attend or are you actually teaching? oh I so want to go to Italy one day!!
    XO

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  3. Well gollygeewillikers...you lucky, lucky, lucky lady! You too Norah!

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  4. oh you lucky you!! what fun you are going to have. a good friend was in Italy in May and loved it!!

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  5. thats fantastic Sharon, i have to say im completely jealous :)) yayyaaa for you!!! xx

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  6. I'm so happy for you! And yes - it's a well known fact that when I bird does that it means good luck. Aren't you happy that you were there in that moment? Lovely memory past/now/future journal. ox

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  7. You're going to Italy? I know you'll enjoy it, it's sooo full of nice things. I've just returned from there, but it's different for me, it only takes more that a hour by car to get there.
    Wishing you a great time.

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  8. How wonderful! I live in Italy and it's lovely here - although it's really hot and humid now! Be prepared!

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  9. Kewl!!! I can't wait to see what inspires you in Italy.

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  10. oh sooo FABULOSO!!! bring us photos, photos, photos. wishing you a WONDERFUL time...as if!

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  11. Wonderful news! I was there a long time ago and have wonderful memories. I'll bet you will have a terrific art journal when you return.


    Darla

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  12. Lucky girl! Have a wonderful trip Sharon.
    xo
    jeanne

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  13. Italy ! Fabuloso! You are so right..you HAVE to make thosedaydreams a reality sometimes. Thoughts become things! I have your fabuloso painting on my wall in my new home in South Carolina! I love it. Peace . I was out of Blogville for a while

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  14. How exciting! I can't wait to see how that trip inspires you.

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  15. Sharon, you must be so excited...wow!! Congrats and enjoy the trip!!!
    Mary

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  16. Wow, Italy, I think they have fantastic papers there. How Fun!!

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  17. I'm so thrilled for you and so excited. Dreams do come true. My husband has been to Italy many times and we're going together next year. Orvieto is so beautiful and one of his fave places. He is a traditional artist and says its so inspirational.

    I also took that creative e-course by Kelly Rae and it's helped me beyond anything I could've hoped for.

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  18. I have heard so much about you Sharon from other bloggers that I thought it was about time I paid you a visit. How envious I am that you are off to Italy. From a country that produced such artistic greats as Michaelangelo, Canaletto and Boticelli, how could you not be inspired.
    Funnily enough, I arrived here today via the Healing Woman who, having just returned from a trip from the UK was sharing her wonderful celtic journal with us.
    Are you going to Venice - truly the most amazing city I have ever visited!

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  19. What a fab trip you have planned! Norah will be beside herself with inspiration. Italy and Misty Mawn - wonderful.ForgetfulFi

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  20. It has to be luck, good and sweet! Maybe because they play so much! it will be a trip of light playfulness and joy? Whatever it may be, I hope you have a great trip!

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  21. Wow Sharon! You will love it! Have some italian food for me. I lived in Germany and England but never have made it to Italy. DH went there once for bowling.
    Have a great time! xo suze

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  22. Lucky you Sharon....where abouts are you going and when???
    I will be over in Switzerland from August 17th for a month...not far from Italy (or some parts of it anyway). Who knows...wouldnt it be lovely if we were able to catch up?

    Lovely to be back online and catching up with all of your news.

    Jacky xox

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  23. This is amazing, you will see so much beautiful art. I hope you make a journal of all that you see and feel. This is wonderful!!!
    hugs, Mary

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  24. This is amazing, you will see so much beautiful art. I hope you make a journal of all that you see and feel. This is wonderful!!!
    hugs, Mary

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