Saturday, March 31, 2012

Gayatri Mantra

The Gayatri Mantra is said to be the oldest and most powerful of mantras, being thousands of years old. It purifies the person chanting it as well as the listener as it creates a tangible sense of well being in whoever comes across it. Translated, it means "May all beings on earth reach enlightenment," but as with all mantras, the meaning of the Sanskrit words isn't as important as the effect the vibrations of the words have on the body and energy centers. 
(Deva Premal)

Yesterday I went to my mantra group after missing it twice because of work.
We sang this mantra in 4 different versions. 

Have a nice weekend 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Animal Wednesday / Art on Wednesday

Finally I finished my hermit crab today in my art group.
I am happy the way it turned out , I did some drastic changes.
Sometimes less is indeed more.
Today I had a play day. In the morning I played tennis and this afternoon I went to my art group.
Tomorrow it is back to work in my garden.

Hope you have a nice day :)
Happy Animal Wednesday

Monday, March 26, 2012

New York part III Cactus Monday

 Look who was in NYC as well!
 She joined us for breakfast and the fun
 Bryant park...............and look a cactus for CM!

 Frida felt right at home and wanted a tequila! 
 JB treated Frida for a ride in the carousel 
Frida loved NYC as much as we did!

Happy Spring!
Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New York part II

 Sparrow apartment building in NYC
 Just a quick look..........
 What is she doing here ?!
 Colorful. We all loved this place!
 No matter what time it it always wine o 'clock somewhere in the world :)
Lo's gift for me. Eventually  I will hang this in my future studio but I thought it would be nice under my kitchen clock for the time being.
Felix showing his new shirt with a smile!
The color looks good on him and believe me there is a R in front of Hode Island :)

Tomorrow more.....................

Have a nice Sunday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

New York part I

 After  I arrived in NY we went to 230 Fifth.
Who is the mystery lady ......?
Don't you dare take my picture..........

 When in NY have a drink there at sunset and you will enjoy the most spectacular views!
 Our table had a view at the Empire State :)
 Colors changing all the time
We had dinner at Boom........or was it  Boob? Hahaha
Lovely place, wonderful food but we all agreed the music was @#$%^&

It was soooo good seeing KJ and JB again. nearly 2 years ago. Too long but it felt like it was yesterday, we just pick up where we left. And I know it will always be this way :)
And the same for Lo of course. I was so happy to see her and finally hug her again :)
The whole trip was like a dream come true.
I just don't know the right words to describe how happy I am to have met Lo KJ and JB again.
I think this is how real friendship should be. It doesn't matter how long it was ago since you saw each other.
Can you explain this to people who do not blog....?

And I know we will meet again and that it won't take 2 years again.

 what a wonderful place to have breakfast!!!!
le Pain Quotidien (the daily bread)

 One of the nicest places I have been for a breakfast!

 Look how the menus are presented!
How lucky I felt to be able to spend time with my dear friends. 
 Always a photographing babe in the picture :)
 enough to see in NY
A cat in a merry go round and who is there........ (more about that on KJ's blog later)
Look at those claws......

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mandala Workshop

 Yesterday I gave a workshop :) 
 it was a lovely day
 with lovely ladies
We worked hard 
 and had fun :) 
 And I am always amazed and inspired by the results.
 At the end of the day 
 They were almost finished.
 But far enough to finish the mandalas at home.

 Aren't the results amazing?
 What talent
 and creativity
It was a wonderful day.

I had a very busy week and still no time to rest. I have to study for Tuesday and Wednesday I will fly to NY and I will meet some blogging friends!!!!!
I am so exited about that. 
I promise to take pictures and will post about it when I return.
I haven't had time to blog much or to leave comments. After the New York I will have my winter holiday which I hope will be like a spring holiday.
I hope to find time to post do some art myself, which I have missed doing. 
See you all soon :)

Have a nice Sunday.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Myrthe 05-03-1982
(mandala made 8 years ago)

Germain's daughter turned 30 yesterday!
My how time

I have the feeling I have so little to blog about at this moment. I just recovered from quite a flu.
Tomorrow I have one of my yearly exams for Flight Safety, so I have to study today. Thursday I fly to Panama.
Next leave I have to study for the second exam and than I fly to New York.
After that I will have my winter holiday, but I hope Spring will be here by then.
We are going to do some work in the garden and in May our builder will start with my studio :)
I haven't had any time (nor energy) to do art but I hope to get that after my New York.
I have also a workshop planned for this month, which I had to postpone because of my fly so next week I will be busy preparing for that as well.

So this is just a sign of life from me.
Oh and a question; does this new word verification of Blogger also drives you nuts?!
I think it is a real pain in the neck!
Sometimes it takes me more than 4 times to get it right. Grrrr!
I tried to look it up in my settings, but I can't find how to switch it off.
Any idea's?

PS: I think I did it but had to bring back the old Blogger interface to do so. Why does Blogger makes it so difficult lately?!
Well I hope you can leave comments now without proving you are not a robot and having to solve that awful CAPTCHA.

Have a nice day :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Have a nice weekend

Have a nice weekend :)