Friday, November 6, 2009

Blue Friday

Just a quick post to check in with everyone. I haven't had time to do any art this week, what with unpacking from vacation and then helping DH repack for a quick trip to Washington, DC. I did go to the library and found the best book.

It is called Artful Paper Dolls by Terry Taylor and the images within this book are so yummy that I want to go get out my papers and glues and make some paper dollies.

In addition to playing with dolls this weekend, I am hoping that my resident computer guru finds time to install our wireless router. Yes, after all this time, we are going wireless. I get all misty, dreaming of having my laptop next to me in the studio, right there, waiting for me to search the world wide web. As it is now, I have to get up (which can be difficult at my table when I've hemmed myself in with projects) go back upstairs to my computer, look up my problem and sometimes draw out the solution on paper to take back downstairs. Now I will have the solution right there with me. Ahhh, it will be so lovely.

So in the meantime, I'll get dressed in my usual uniform of jeans and tee-shirt and go have fun in the studio. Today I'm wearing a blue shirt. This is why.

Blue Fridays

Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing blue every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority' We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or overbearing.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar, will wear something blue. By word of mouth, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of blue much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers. If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLUE and it will let our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on. The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is .'We need your support and your prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example, and wear something blue every Friday.

I hope you will join me in supporting our troops in this way. Especially now, with the horrendous massacre that has occurred at Fort Hood. They need our support more than ever.

Well, that's it for today. Have a wonderful weekend. Do something fun. Say something nice. Give someone a hug.

Hope to come back soon with some marvelous creations. Until then, ta.


Crafty Gal Linda said...

I can't wait to see what you make from that book. Terry Taylor is awesome. The first art book I bought was a book by him called "Altered Art". Enjoy!

Nezzy said...

I'm sayin'. We just got DSL, I know it's been around forever but not down here in the boonies on the Ponderosa. I've been stuck with a very slow dial-up for years. It honestly took some blogs 30 min. to open. This week...WoW! I push a button and there it is. Hubby and I are amazed we can actually watch a video. So I understand how excited you are with wireless. Woohooo!

Have a great weekend!!!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Along with you my patriot friend, I will be wearin' blue on Fridays. :> )
Can't wait to see what you come up with those paper dollies!