Monday, December 28, 2009

"Sing Joyfully" (trust life)

The end of each year is a gift for us to look back at as we drum up for a new year of possibility's.
2009 has been full of both gleeful moments, great successes as well as some of my lowest times
but through the good and the bad I knew that the only choice I had was to carry on and
trust life...

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throughout my life I am forever reinventing and formulating the concept of
who I am and what I want my life to become.

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we must never loose sight of the road ahead as we continue to believe in our dreams as we follow our heart keeping in mind that we must fully savored each moment if we are to grow from it.

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We must believe in our ability to build a solid structure
so we can grow stronger as we except both the joys and the hardships that occurs as we travel through our life..

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(project from my book: Layered, tattered and stitched.)

we must never forget to trust life.

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for its the living of the journey and the twisting and turning

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of the unknown that can be just as much a brilliant adventure
as it can be something that threatens to break us.
however I tend to look at both as exercises to grow... as we live each new day we become a little stronger like the deep roots of a tree.

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we must never forget that its always our choice how we love and live our life just as much as how we allow things to to effect us. my motto for 2010 will be:
"sing joyfully" and "trust life"

the joy of the unknowing is after all what makes our life a great adventure!

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"Sing Joyfully"
(trust life)

Birds are singing as upward they fly,

unto the beautiful sky.
come to the forest the bright sun is shining...

upward they sour up into the sky
nature is decked in her proudest array...
for birds are singing in her treas.

~Ruth Rae

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14 comments:

jet1960 said...

Love this latest work! Wanted to let you know I found and bought The Charming Exchange book of yours. Found it chockfull of wonderful ideas! Look forward to trying some of them. Hope you are having a great Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.

Renee Troy said...

This piece is fantastic. I love the tree form and the messages within. I especially love the wire with the pearls. It adds so much depth and texture. Wonderful job!

Julie said...

Ruth - This is lovely, so carefully constructed - it's delightful and meaningful - thank you for continuing to inspire and delight us with your work. Extraordinary - xo Julie

Nina and/or Ruthie said...

Beautiful post and gorgeous piece of art! Happy New Year, Ruth!

myerscho said...

thank you!

Judy said...

Amen! great piece . Happiest of New Years. xoxoxoxo

Rosanna Pereyra said...

Wonderful words to live by. I wish you the best and much happiness in the new year!!
P.S. Love your work!!

Riki Schumacher said...

Fabulous piece, and I love the poem. Look forward to meeting you in Houston!

Laura said...

Ruth, you make me dream!
All your works are wonderful, but this one is phantastic, I will try to make it and hang it in my office to dream every day.
Thank you.

Diana said...

Bravo, Ruth. Your words speak to my heart on this last day of 2009. Thank you! I, too, look forward to meeting you at Adorn Me!
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Hugs
Diana

Stacey said...

I just recently came across your book and ordered it. I can't wait til I get it. I want to learn to sew more fun little projects - can't wait to explore!!! Beautiful blog as well!!

penny patten said...

Love your tree! What a marvelous project. I also saw your recent work in Sew Somerset. Thank You for sharing.

My Journey to Hope said...

Oh, I LOVE this tree!!! Just beautiful!

:) Michelle

shabby*girl said...

Hip, Hip Hoooray!!!! I got your new book today and absolutely love RUTH RAE! Thank you for sharing with all of us!
Missy