Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Give Thanks This Year Before Your Thanksgiving Dinner


Happy Thanksgiving !
This year before you start to enjoy your wonderful Thanksgiving meal with your friends and/or family...take a moment to think about what you are really thankful for. A few things to think about is giving thanks to our soldiers who defend our Country. And the many citizens, police and


others that stand up for the rights we all have and deserve. Let's not forget about the too many soldiers and others that have died or have been hurt defending our right to live free. Let's give thanks to all the freedoms we have and usually take for granted each and every day; the love and the support we receive from our family and friends; the food on our table; and the roof over our heads. The freedom to worship where and when we want.


What are you thankful for this year?  For me...I give thanks to my health, my family, my friends, my girl friend. Thanks to all the support I receive. I will give thanks to the wonderful meal that will be placed in front of me. Thanks that I have my nieces and nephews around me :)  I will give thanks to the fact that I am free to do what I love - my photography.



 I will also think, pray and light a candle in my heart for those in our country that do not have a
meal today, clean clothes and/or a place to call home.


Let's not take what we have for granted in our U.S. of A., but let us give thanks for it. Let's all make a promise this Thanksgiving that we will try to live in peace; try to respect one another and support one another. This year we should all try to reach out for those in need. And, this year, before we judge someone else, let's all stop, take a moment and imagine what it would be like to walk in their shoes. I think we will think differently after some thought.

These are just a few things I'll be thinking about and being thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving !
Peace and Love,
Cathy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Walking The Beach


It's been too long since I've blogged so here I am. I haven't been in a very creative mood lately for some reason. I did, however attend the meeting at Boston Public Library called "Creative Massachusetts: The Artists Congress 2009" this past weekend. This is the third year that Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) has put on this free, two day meeting/event. Some of the topics were: Our Creative Future; How to Create Community, Networking and Networking Tools; and Copyright and IP Protection. These meetings are extremely informative and ...hey, you can't beat the price - free. This year I was surprised to see that the attendance was down from last year. I'm hoping my fellow artists haven't given up on their passion. Perhaps they were busy creating art.

Lately I've been walking the beach and just started noticing how much I really, really love the rocks that are on the sand (the larger ones). Rocks all have their own identity and are so beautiful in their own unique way. Some have different colors running through them, some are so smooth and others have beautiful shapes (even ones that remind us of something) to them and so on. I often wonder: how did that rock get that line running through it? How long did it take to get that rock so smooth? How did that rock get its shape? So many rocks (like people) with so many different looks, sizes, shapes, and colors. It's wonderful! When I'm looking down at the sand and at these rocks I am seeing natures art work. The next time you go to the beach...just look and enjoy the rocks and the shells that make up the canvas right at your feet. It's absolutely beautiful.



After a couple of weeks walking the beach and enjoying natures art work I'm finally getting back my creative spirit. I'm finally getting out of my creative slump that all us artists get into now and again. So, soon I will be putting up another group of pictures for you at www.tabblo.com/studio/person/cathystacy. Keep an eye out for it.

Peace and Love,

Cathy