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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Creative Time Project & Day 1 Picture Book!

 
Creative Time...
Ideas to loosen up to and encourage your Creativity
Focus on the positive things in your life
Move forward with a purpose
Sharing of Tips & Techniques
Give-Aways and Specials!
 
For me, Creative Time is a yearly Spring into Summer event - it's a time when I take a step back, reassess life, my goals, and the projects I'm currently working on, as well as considering working on.  The bottom line is that I always want to make sure I'm creating from the heart, with meaning and a purpose.  If it's not done from the heart...well - it's not worth doing it my book.  Sharing from the heart is what has brought me to where I am ~ and it guides me to where I'm going...forward.  So I hope you'll join me in my month long refresher - as some of the things I do, may very well help you too in being more relaxed, reducing that stress, changing your focus to a more positive and forward thinking style - while loosening you up to be creative in your own way :) - each day, there will be something to focus on and do...the first week is about creating a positive mindframe and to appreciate all that you have in your life.
 
DAY 1...Find something to smile about!
Mother's Day started my personal project.  No matter if you're a Mom or not - EVERYONE can benefit by placing all the to-do's temporarily aside to get out and become one with nature and simply take time to enjoy the beautiful things around you, that so many often take for granted.  The assignment for the day was to simply remember the things that you love and make you smile. 
 
So, please enjoy the following photographs I took while on a "family outing" to a local Topiary Garden (22 acres of beautiful gardens, trees, open areas, and more).  These are just a few of the things that inspire me and make me smile.  (Note:  JLynnPictureArts is an offspring of JLynnJewels - and it includes my Photography, Prints, and Digital ARTwork).
 
 
 ~WISTERIA DREAMS~
I love the romantic look of these majestic beauties...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Next stop...the Rose Garden (still awaiting for the blooms)...
but sure made you anticipate the things yet to come - so I'm just
sharing ONE small detail from this garden...this beautiful Brick and Iron gate!
 
Wondering what's on the other side???
Here's a little peek...
 
Around one corner, not far from what I call Wisteria Dreams...
we found this...so pretty!
 
 
The Pink & White Gardens were full of blooms


 
And before you ask...
Yes - these are all photographs I have taken...
and YES, they are all natural with NO editing
The lighting was truly amazing this day... 


Just another snippet of some of the pretty scenery in the Yellow Garden...
The soft small leaf groundcover, always looks to be so touchable and soft...
I always refer to this as "Fairy Grass" - because of that light and airy look
especially with all the Ferns and little places to secret yourself away.
 
 
 
The Stone Walkway was so serene...
 


The Tea Garden was a special favorite...
 



 
The Iris Garden had a few blooming...
absolutely loved this one as in the sun it looked exactly like
crinkled purple satin - simply amazing...
 
 
 
And this photo is one of my magical moments...
The sunbeams (yes they are natural!), the breeze,
the smells, the colors - just made me feel so very happy! 
It was if there was a tiny fairy that was sprinkling magic dust
and whispering to me "Remember this Moment"


And as we worked our way back up to where we started, we came across two pretty places...

This relaxing trio - two weathered and wooden chairs, along with this
this amazing bench with a wood carving dedication and the scripture from Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest"
which can be seen at the base of the bench...

And a small Lily Pad pond with a special guest... 
 
 
 
Well - that's my recap from DAY 1 of my Creative Journey.
It was such a lovely day to get out and play and the memories
from this day are something that I believe I will remember for the rest of my life.
 
So many things that made me smile...
So many things that made me appreciate all the little things even more...
And so many things to inspire me in my creative endeavors -
whether that's my Artwork, my Jewelry or my ART Tiles
 
Hopefully sharing some of these photos made you smile too :)
 
Look for Recaps of Day 2 and Day 3 coming up soon...
 
Warmly,
JLynn


1 comment:

  1. Janice, I just had time to scroll through this lovely garden tour. It reminds me of an amazing garden in Victoria Canada we visited on our only two week vacation many years ago. It was called Buchart Gardens and we have wanted to return for another look all these years. Thanks for sharing. Nature is the best inspiration.

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