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Saturday, December 27, 2008

TGIF: All Is New

I am grateful for life
And all that I love
I am grateful for the Earth
And the Sun up above
I am grateful for my spirit
And my inner being
For the One that I express
And the joy of this feeling

Owen Waters

10 Things I Was Grateful For In 2008

1. Beginning to paint again after 20 years
2. Making new friends through my blog
3. Celebrating my 25th Anniversary
3. Turning 50
4. Creating art with Ava
5. Campaigning for Obama
6. Touching others with my art
7. Traveling
8. Getting my own computer, scanner, and printer
9. Being featured as the Artist of the Month for an art group
10. Teaching high school for the first time


Sandy said...

OMG what a brilliant journal page. So colorful and unbelievable details. Fabulous.

Thanks Alberta for playing the last challenge in this year on TGiF.

I wish you all the best in 2009.

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nancy said...

It's awesome, dearie! Always enjoying your beautiful work. Nancy

Taluula said...

I love ALL of your work and this is no exception. Did I mention I loved this?

Audrey said...


Rosie said...

I love your style Alberta and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year. (Sorry I haven't been around - I finally succumbed the the flu virus over here!!)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Fantastic.

indybev said...

...and yet another scrumptious page. Your list of 10 is very inpressive. What a great year you had! I wish you even more in 2009!

Carolyn Albro said...

Ohhhhh LOVE this page!! Great poetry by Owen Waters and what a wonderful list of things to be grateful for : )

Leslie Rubio said...

Very nice collage and poem. Thanks for sharing what your are thankful for :)-all lovely things!
Glad that you got back to your art too-I'm thankful for that in 2008 as well. I'm thankful for you and your beautiful words and collages-all of which inspired me!

Happy New Year, Anniversary, Birthday and here's to more lovely art in 2009!

Ozstuff said...

I know when I go to look at your work I am going to have find a load of superlatives!! This one is no exception. I LOVE YOUR BIRD. He is scrumptious. Fantastic work. Awesome.
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

You made fantastic cards! it looks very difficult to made.

Moira said...

Fabulous work, all of it, as always, you truly are a wonder with colour and whimsy, I do so love to visit. Happy New Year to you and hope 2009 is fantastic.

Heather Robinson said...

And I am so grateful to have met you in blogland. You are truly inspiring not only in your stunning artwork but in your outlook and comments on life. Big hugs and thanks for a wonderful year of sharing. Can't wait to continue in 2009. Happy New Year....

June said...

Love the poem and the grateful notes, I adore your colourful work here and glad you popped over to mine so i could find you
Hugs June

Anonymous said...

I've nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award. It's on my blog: http://dreamwiththefishes.blogspot.com/2008/12/next-award-to-pass-on-is.html

Thanks for your wonderful compliments to me on my blog! I'm glad you're enjoying the goodies stash. I'm also grateful for your having begun painting again and started blogging. It's great to see your work and I enjoy reading your words. I'm so happy 2008 has been good to you and I wish you even greater joy in 2009! xoxo Serena

Belinda said...

what a fun and colorful page! love the different pattern. wishing you the best for a happy, creative and artylicious 2009!

Ozstuff said...

I have already left a comment on this scrumptious picture but, hey, what is wrong with another one. Fantastic. You asked me if I know of the author Frank Baum and, of course, I do. My claim to "Oz" comes from a different direction. We Australians calls ourselves Aussies which we pronounce OZZIES so it follows that the land of our birth has been shortened to Oz (with apologies to Mr Baum!).
Love your Jack Johnson tracks

Lisa said...

I look at your art and I just can't imagine you not painting, so I am so grateful for that in 2008, too. I was just admiring your journal pages this morning on flickr! (I've got to get active in Nancy's group again. I miss it so)

I am so grateful to have "met" you this past year. Definitely one of my favorite things from 2008!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Superb. Love the colour combination. Wise words.

Anonymous said...

The quote on your collage is a GREAT GIFT!!!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!

Margaret Ann said...

A beautiful page...an inspiring quote...I love visiting you! :)