Friday, August 7, 2009

Mind Wide Open..August

This month over at Mind Wide Open, Gail posted this sweet image and left the 'word prompt' up to the individual.
I have been mulling over something I read somewhere...about calling goals 'dreams' instead. My choleric, goal-oriented friends have no problem with the word goal. I, being melancholy/sanguine, have a huge problem with that word. I can't seem to ever "reach my goal"
or "attain my goal". It's all so self-defeating to me. So I replaced that 'g-word' with DREAMS. Ahh, much better. Dreams come true. Dreams are full of hope. I don't know about you, but it works for me. Much more palatable for me.
So I had no trouble when it came to my own personal word prompt for this project.!

I started out with a cigar box, cut off the lid and covered the outside in old sheet music. The inside is covered with an old dictionary page. In the upper right hand corner you'll see 'dream-world' from the dictionary page. On the upper left hand side I stamped the word 'Dreamer'. I also stamped DREAM on the image. And on the very top is the famous quote "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined." Not bad words to live by, if you ask me... ;-)

I glittered the flowers in the image, used the aqua crochet flower and buttons from a swap I recently participated in (Thanks again, Jessica!), and embellished the rest with vintage lace, ribbon, and flower. Oh, and I made the image three dimensional by using a wine cork! Perfect size and glues on solid!!
Images over at Mind Wide Open should be posted tomorrow, and voting begins then, too.
Pop over and see other fabulous entries and vote for your favorite!
Have a great weekend!!


  1. This is a beautiful piece with so much thought tucked in. I love it!!!

  2. Ohmygosh, I can't believe how cute that turned out, honey!! I'm going to go look for some old cigar boxes to do something creative with......

  3. Oh, how precious! Your creativity is really showing! laurie

  4. Your creation is just so very pretty! I love it! How talented are you to make your vision come to life like that...all because of a word...Dream.... :0)!
    Smiles :0)!

  5. Myrna.
    Just popped on over from Mind Wide Open and I wanted to tell you how much I liked your piece. I too like the word dreams rather than goals.
    this piece like all of the other MWO entries I've seen shows a lot of style, grace and beauty. You did a wonderful job.

  6. I Love how you changed your word from goal to dream, your piece is Lovely, Thanks for coming by and leaving such kind words.

  7. Oh Myrna, I love this! It is so adorable, love how it pops out in places. Ok, this is making me want to craft. Guess I need to put in a craft day or craft hours in scheduled in my week to do it, like I do with my genealogy.
    Keep creating and "dreaming", I like dreams better too!

  8. Hi Myna. Thanks for visiting my blog! and for all the lovely words.
    You're welcome for the vote. I don't get over there to MWO enough. I say I'm going to do the challenge every month, but..........! One day. :)

  9. you are always involved in the cutest projects ... goals ... dreams

    you must have the patience of Job!

  10. Congratulations on a beautiful job well done! I love your talents shining through...sharon

  11. It is so beautifull, congratulations with the winner status on Mind Wide Open.


  12. this is gorgeous, a very worthy winner of MWO!

  13. I am so glad you popped into my blog and left a passage back to your blog which is fabulous - i am loving your style and vision - thank you, thank you, thank you - blessings - Julie

    And a BIG thank you to "the feathered nest" referral - she rocks!