This is just a sneak peekof my contribution to the Altered Art Divas "12 Days of Christmas" gift swap. I'm Day 6, which occurs on December 6th, at which time eleven other Divas will open the gift boxes shown, and at which time I can post the gift inside.
Every year we put out our headless pumpkin man, Sam, on our front porch swing. Well, Sam got wet in his off-season home (the corner of the garage) and rotted on us. After a brief funeral over the garbage can, we went on a quest for a new Sam. Goodwill, our usual stomping grounds for all the "good" stuff, was sadly lacking in adult-sized overalls, offering up only a size 5 in children's, so sometimes you just have to go with what there is, and voila'!
Little Sammie was born!
Little Sammie even has a pair of personally custom crafted "altered" shoes! And to ensure that Little Sammie does not meet the fate of Sam, Sr., Little Sammie will live in the basement in the off-season!!
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~ Mahatma Gandh
"Use the everyday reality around you as fuel for the inner world of your imagination and you'll find yourself a general inspiration to all. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real world, the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the stuff of dreams coming true becomes your instrument to play. Manifest what you believe and watch what happens!" ~ This was actually my Horoscope for July 13th, 2008, but thought it rather profound, and I'm a big fan of profundity so thought I'd post it in my Quotes! :-)
"It is never too late to become what you could have been."
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder"
"A dream is a wish your heart makes." ~ Cinderella
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin
"You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club." - Jack London