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Friday, March 27, 2020

Working on Finding My Muse Again

These are strange times, aren't they? Things keep changing day by day. So much to take in.
And, I am having trouble keeping my spirts up as I bet a lot of you are as well.
I started gathering things together to get inspired to make things.
It kinda works.

My bank closed. The streetcars have sopped running. The parking lots by the ocean are closed.
Strange times.

I am organizing pages for various altered books.....These photos fit perfectly with the book pages...

I just stop to appreciate the beauty in the old and this.

These book pages are exactly the size of vintage postcards...
I KNOW I will be going to Paris again....may as well make a Paris book..

Have you been getting these notices? For two days people are going around and taping these to front doors.
I've never seen anything like this before.

Since we aren't supposed to go out, I started putting my outgoing mail  clipped to my front gate and my wonderful mail man takes them.
Every day Jose, my mailman, delivers mail and smiles and waves to everyone.
An everyday hero.

I have really been enjoying Roxanne Evans Stout's  book Dancing on Raindrops. Such beautiful photos in her peaceful and comforting...

Marie Kondo Lovers may want to avert their eyes and not look at this next photo.

After looking at Roxanne's book several mornings with my coffee I decided to CLEAN MY STUDIO. Go figure.
I am inspired by the beauty in the book and also I am having a rough time feeling really creative.
I have made a huge mess and things are going to get worse before they get better.
My biggest problem is lack of storage space....I took everything off my work table and put it on the floor....but now what?
to be continued....

I am always trying to find beauty in every day life, now more than ever.

I woke up to this on my birthday. My husband is the best. He planted a lilac tree in the yard years ago just because I love lilacs so much. The tree squeezes out about two bouquets every year around my birthday.
They make me so happy.
And, so do all the lovely folks who sent me cards and letters and surprises and emails for my birthday.
Thank you all very much.
There are loads of free or reduced online classes going on. Anyone taking any?
What are you all doing to get through this? Feeling creative? Or wanting to lay down on the couch?
I am cooking a lot and cleaning.
I guess that gives me some sense of control.

Stay safe and sane, everyone.

SEND GOOD MAIL (it will cheer people up)!


  1. I love the term, everyday hero, we all need to appreciate so many everyday heroes. Thanks, Pamela.

    1. Jacki - I wish I could give my mailman a mask and Purell. He says the USPS isn’t providing anything for the postal workers....but I can’t get anything like that either.

  2. What a beautiful post, Pamela! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and happy birthday again!! ♡

    1. Asli - thanks so much! I was thinking of you guys and your two little ones. I hope all is well and you are doing ok. Take care. Xx

  3. I'm sorry I missed your birthday, Pamela. I just hope it was great, even during confinement.

    I've been lethargic. I don't want to make art, I don't want to clean house, I don't want to do anything except get on the internet, which my internet provider seems bound and determined to keep from me. I wish I COULD get motivated. I think you have some wonderful ideas and your photos are wonderful. Sorry I can't come and help you clean your studio. You definitely could use more room.

    Stay safe, stay healthy, stay positive. And wave to the heroic mailman, too. At least you don't have to sterilize your mailbox, like I do. I just hope you sterilize your mail.



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