Pink skies, luck & Summer time

Pink skies, luck & Summer time
I’ve realized that it has been much too long since I created one of my Polyvore digital collages, bad, bad Lydia. If you are new to Polyvore, you can read about it in this post. Anyway, I had a little down time today and headed to Polyvore to create something worthy of my amazing readership. This collages reminds me of Summer time filled with carnivals, beautiful sunsets, hand fans to stave away the heat, butterflies, delectable ice cream cones, the proper hat and more. I hope that it evokes in you, your own version of Summer time filled with the things that you cherish and love about the season. Happy Summer! Go out there and live it!
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The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects
Yes! Yes! Yes! I am hooked on digital collage and color. Hey, it’s better than a shopping addiction because I don’t have to spend anything but blissful, mindless time. Even better, it’s therapeutic. It’s quite a bargain, if you ask me.
If you are curious or have an interest in making your own creation, check out this post, and let your creativity roam wild.

Blessings, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ St. Julian of Norwich

cotton candy & blue skies

cotton candy & blue skies

For the last few days, here in the Austin area, the weather has been perfectly beautiful! We’ve had nothing but sunshine and blue skies as far as the eye can see. It reminds me of carnival weather — one with pink cotton candy and the bluest skies. If wherever you may be, you are not enjoying such beautiful weather, I hope that this collage reminds you that spring will eventually come your way.

Blessings, Lydia

All Will Be Well, ~ St. Julian of Norwich

Call me a Polyvore girl.

I'm a deep color girl.
Today has been a dreary day. I’m talking about inside not outside. Although it is too cold for my taste, the sky was a vivid bright blue and the sun shone brightly caressing everything within its reach. No, I woke up feeling pretty awful with a head cold so I burrowed deeper under the covers and when back to sleep. When I woke up, I felt better but still icky, but not enough to linger in bed.

I am on a ‘beginning of the year’ tear and every day, the Goodwill pile is getting higher and higher. I piled it with books, clothes, electronics and a slew of items that I’ve bought over the years and never even opened, but this post is not about my little shopping problem. I even created a stack of items that I think certain people in my life will enjoy, so the postal service will be happy with me next week

Finally, after wearing myself out sufficiently, I grabbed for my cell phone and the computer. I answered a few texts and emails. Next, I went to Facebook, my favorite online community. Once there, I largely ignored the overwhelming number of notifications because I felt too crappy to answer them coherently. Setting that aside, I surveyed the open tabs on my computer. This is embarrassing but I seriously have, at least, 15 open tabs on my lap top. None of them interested me but Polyvore.

Since I explained what Polyvore is all about in an earlier post, I’ll let you read about it here and I won’t elaborate. The thing is that the site has become my go-to place when I (1) want to totally relax and vegetate, and/or (2) CREATE something. Believe me, with my e-courses, I have enough to keep my creative juices flowing, well forever, but I just wasn’t in the mood to get up and get out the painting and/or drawing accoutrements — that required physical activity on my part that I couldn’t muster.

So, Polyvore is the next best thing. With nothing more than my lap top, from the comfort of my bed, I can create collages in every hue and color imaginable, and at my fingertips is everything that I need, no scissors or gel medium necessary. For me, it is all about color, but I am realizing that I am also learning about composition, placement and design. It is totally mindless fun and I love posting my latest creation. Especially on a day like today, when I feeling completely unproductive, I feel that I’ve accomplished something with Polyvore to the rescue.

You really should try it out for yourself.

Blessings, Lydia

All Will Be Well. ~St. Julian of Norwich