Sunday, May 16, 2010

Home is where the heart is...

Our ATC theme for May was home, and I was tempted to let it slide because I’m still playing catch up with everything that’s been going on in my life recently. But since I’ve been angling for this particular theme for a couple of years now, I decided I just better get down to business and produce some cards. Besides, it would give me a chance to use these Teesha Moore stamps I love, along with some colored pencil—plus home is a wonderful subject to contemplate visually, isn’t it? Rather than an actual place, I think of home as a state of heart and mind. Ideally you carry it around with you and some situations, groups of people and activities can be more home-like than the so-called real place. That said, I do feel happy in my own little nest tonight. I have my flashing Las Vegas sign on, the angel is hovering over my computer and Lily is recovering from the indignity of having her nails clipped by snoring triumphantly away at my side.

12 comments:

me again said...

I completely agree with your concept of home. I too think it lives in the heart more than in the walls :-)

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Wonderful ATCs. Home is my favourite theme too.
Our Odelia is reduced to an hysterical child when it is time for her to have her nails trimmed. Once done, it's like it never happened. However, we are all left somewhat traumatized. The other two dogs, they don't mind it a bit!

Ronna said...

Wonderful cards, Susan. I just love them.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Thank you for adding my name to your links. I really like you blog. And thanks for you comment on my blog.

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Nice to see that you are out and about and up to your "ole mischief" again. These are wonderful ATC's and really do embody the concept of "Home is where the heart is"...Eyes being the windows to the soul.

Steph said...

These ATCs are fabulous Susan!!!! love them....

La Dolce Vita said...

you have painted a lovely picture in my head of you in a blissful moment!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Hi Susan! Thanks for your condolences! I love your view of home and how you used the stamps for your home atcs. I can't wait to meet with you!

Sandy xox

Susan King said...

Wow, these are beautiful!

azirca said...

Home is where my heart will always be, I'm such a home body. I love the colouring on these ATCs, it really makes them pop.
My puppy doesn't seem to mind having his nails trimmed. I couldn't even get near my other wee guy's nails nor could the vet.

MarissaDW said...

Susan....Catching up on blogging. Sorry I missed the ATC night, I was in Ottawa that weekend. Wanted to trade but responded too late. If you want to trade, let me know, I made some ATC(s) with House/Home as the theme.

Love your ATC(s).

Debrina said...

Hello Susan - apologies for not getting here sooner. I've been having a break from my own blog but still trying to keep in touch with everyone else(if that makes sense?). Anyway, I just love where you've taken this concept of home. I had no idea Teesha did stamps and these ones are just marvellous. You've shown them off beautifully here.