Sunday, May 23, 2010

Recognition and Gratitude



A few weeks ago I was asked by Jenny Doh to be a guest curator at Crescendoh.com.
Several guest curators each week are invited to share their unique and personal ART SAVES story and are asked to provide a few links each day to their favorite artistic blogs or sources of inspiration.



Tomorrow, Monday, begins my week as one of the guest curators at Crescendoh.com.
I am honored to have been asked to share my personal ART SAVES story...



My story has to do with my proclivity to be a worrier and how involving myself in artistic pursuits helps me to manage my worries. I wrote my story and sent it off to Jenny the night before Mothers Day...which is the day that I found out about my own mother's serious illness.

So now...I have earnestly begun to put my words into action as I have started working on a new art journal...one that is deeply personal. As I become absorbed in the process of creating... my journal has become a way to both express and manage my concerns for my mother. It is helping.



Please stop over at Crescendoh.com to read more ART SAVES stories and to see all the exciting happenings there.
... I promise you will find inspiration!



We have just returned from our son Daniel's graduation from law school.
After completing four years of college and three years of study at law school he has achieved his goal and earned the degree of Juris Doctorate.
Our entire family is so very proud of Dan and his achievements....
...and to top it all off....he is a wonderful and kind person...a true friend to many and a dear son. Congratulations Dan!

We are so grateful for you and for all our blessings!
:)

27 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

WOW! Law school is no small endeavour...you should be proud and so should he...many congratulations!
I hope that you take lots of pictures and maybe open a bottle of bubbly!
Cheers!

Tins and Treasures said...

Congratulations to your Daniel. You must be so proud of him.

I will keep you and your mom in my thoughts and prayers. ~Natalie

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Congratulations to you and your family! It takes more than a student to accomplish great acedemic feats...it takes a family to suport the student as well.
So sorry to hear about your dear Mother's illness. My prayers are with her.
I'm wondering, now that you aren't 'retired', once you finish all the tasks you've set yourself, whether you'll decide to paint or some other artform. Long time ago, maybe last spring, you wrote about wanting to, but having no time. I hope you do...it seems to...I dunno, bring peace. **Tami

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
Congratulation to your Dan on this wonderful achievement.. It must be exciting and frightening to see your children growing up and embarking on their own lives... I know how proud you must be right now!!...

And.. congratulations to you too for your guest curator spot on Crescendoh. I'm so excited for you and can't wait to read your story... I know it will be fabulous!! Take care Dear Laura and I'm thinking about your and your mum and sending you well wishes.. xxx Julie

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Bravo Dan! And Bravo to you for being selected as guest curator. I look forward to reading your Art Saves piece.

Sending prayers your way for your mother.

Love,

Marjorie

a whole lotta love said...

congrats to you and your son!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Laura. I'll be sure to go check out Jenny's blog. You photo's are always so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear about your mother. You'll both be in my prayers tonight. Congratulations to Daniel! I know ya'll are so proud.

May you sleep peacefully tonight.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congrats. to your son!

Beach House Living said...

Congratulations to you and your son. Hope your mother is doing better.

manon 21 said...

Bravo pour ton fils,bon rétablissement pour ta maman.
Bravo aussi pour toi,en France nous n'avons pas du tout de sites comme Crescendoh .com et c'est merveilleux pour l'inspiration.


Amitiés,bises de Provence.

Manon

It's me said...

Congrats to you and your son !! yes yes !!!

I'm sorry to hear about your mother.............hope she is doing better soon !!!

Blessings and hugs from me........Ria

Bonjade said...

Congratulations with your son....you must indeed be so proud.....
Wish you and your mother all the best.
Fine week

Lululiz said...

Congratulations to your son on achieving his degree. I hope your mother is on the mend, it must be such a worry for you.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Many congratulations to you Laura on your son's graduation and being a guest curator at Crescendoh. You must be so proud of Daniel for what he's achieved and who he is. I loved you Art Saves story, Laura. I think your new Art Journal is such a wonderful idea, especially now. I have a feeling you are going to be creatively very productive :)

Ozma of Odds said...

...Sending many congrats to your son:)
~ many congrats and excited glee for you!!
and many positive thoughts and prayers for your mom!!
xo, Rosemary

Rosemary said...

Wow!
Congrats to you Laura on both.
How wonderful for you.
Your art journal will be so great!!
xo,
Rosemary

Theresa said...

Girl, you are famous! Congrats to Dan, I know you are proud! Enjoy your day! HUGS!

red ticking said...

it sounds like you have had a truly special weekend... that is so wonderful about your son... and i am sorry i have not been up to date on my reading so i am sorry to hear about your mother... mine has not been great either and i know how hard it is... blessing to you and your sweet mom and family... xx pam

Andy's Attic said...

Laura, I'm glad to hear your journal is helping with your worry. Congratulations to Dan on his accomplishment!
I'm anxious to read your Art Saves story. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Annette

cityfarmer said...

... this truly touched me and struck a chord ....

hugs

Maija said...

Congrats to you son for his wonderful accomplishment!
I was at the CresendoH launch party on Friday night and it was so much fun!!!

Annemary said...

Bravo à votre DANIEL !gentil fils et sérieux .ça fait plaisir bisous à toi et bonne semaine !

cheryl kuhn said...

I loved your Crescendoh post, it was great to know there is another fellow worrywart out there! It was wonderful to get the chance to get to know you a little better and thank you again for mentioning my blog too, you are so sweet!
Please give my congratulations to your son, you must be a proud mama!!

diane said...

Hi Laura....So nice to meet you =) I think we might just have a few things in common, so I have opted to follow you! Have a blessed day....
p.s. love your story!

Ange said...

All my félicitations for your lovely son. He must be even more thrilled than you are ;-) Your strawberries are delicious and I wish you every minute filled with life saving art. Looking forward to seeing your creations too.
xxx

Trouvais said...

Hi Laura. Thank you so much for your hat tip to me, and I found your story so compelling and open and honest. I loved it. I'm sure it strikes a cord with many of us. Some born worriers (and summer camp worriers!) and others anxious over the enormity of mothering and adult challenges. I wish we could swap stories and borrowed sugar over a back fence, but being blog sisters will just have to do. And I'm so glad you won the Arte Pura contest...you have the magic touch! Gamble much? You should! XO Trish

Jill said...

Wow. Congratulations to both of you. Can't wait to read your article. Law school--great job kudos to your son!