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2014

Dominical, Costa Rica. January, 2014.

Dominical, Costa Rica. January, 2014.

Another year is upon us. May it be happy and healthy.

That sounds like a greeting card, but it’s true.

When I heard Thich Nhat Hanh , a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, say the quote (in the photo) a few months ago, it rang true. Being in the moment is a theme I come back to often in my life. I use it to soldier through tasks I wish weren’t mine. I use it to practice gratitude for the extraordinary moments that are my life.

Monday we went from 30°C to -12°C with one five-hour plane ride. Curiously, it’s more shocking to read than it is to actually live through. My sensitive skin reacted to the extreme change, but besides that, no one in the house complained either way. The early wake-up for school was much more difficult to accept – for everyone – and it wasn’t left unsaid.

We spent the first week of the new year swimming in Costa Rican beaches with some of my family. The week before that, we spent time in Panama sharing typical meals, and exchanging gifts and special moments with another part of my family. It was awesome. It was more than awesome but I don’t know the word for that.

There are photos. Many, many photos. There are matching-pajama photos, beautiful-landscape photos, enormous-insect photos, gorgeous-beach photos, cousins-playing/talking/eating/swimming photos and more. I plan to share those photos here. But first, I wanted to wish everyone a happy year.

Zoom A is for Amazing

A is for Amazing

A few weeks ago I received a box full of new releases from Kesi’art. A lot of neon goodness. One of my favorite things in the box are, of course, the stickies. Love them. I am also loving all the subtle gray patterned papers that mix so well with the bright and cheery neon. Here is a look at a layout I made using almost exclusively product from the new collection.

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What do you think? Do you like the neon trend that’s been around for a while? I subscribe 100%. Not only that, I’m on board with the triangles, arrows and chevron shapes too.

{EntreArtiste} Magazine, Nº21 est dans les kiosques

EntreArtisteMag21Au programme de ce nouveau numéro :

  • Les résultats de notre grand concours de La Scrappeuse de L’Année 2013
  • Leena et son Project Life
  • Redécouvrez les Stencils et autres pochoirs avec Soraya
  • Un Mini Album tout en transparence avec Anne-Lise
  • Apprennez l’art du Cadrage et de la Composition en photographie avec Valérie Schaepelynck
  • Donnez une seconde vie à vos Stickers
  • et bien sûr, la galerie de nos lectrices, le Sketch et le Challenge de ce numéro!

Bonne lecture!

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