The adage actually is traced back in English to 1836...WOW...! It originates from the Roman poet who wrote that "tempus fugit" (time flees). In 1835, Shakespeare threw a clock out the window and came up with the saying "time flies" in 1836.
All that said, it was a good, if not short, summer even though we didn't get to travel very much. We only went on one camping trip this summer. But we did a fair amount of swimming and sunning and messing around locally. It's hard for my girls because my husband and I both work, so unfortunately they have to be at the house all day long. But we went without any mishaps to speak of, save the occasional bee sting or sunburn! Not too shabby! LOL
The worst part for me was ALLLL the plans I had for my craft room for the summer! Those literally flew right out the window!! You know, "the best laid plans of mice and men!" Summer time, so flew on by and I got NOTHING accomplished!! I will get my challenges posted this week (never fear Tracy Woodsford), HOPEFULLY, but that is ALL I worked on as the month of July flew right on by! EEEEEEK! :) May the Art God's forgive me!!! LOLOLOLOL
Well I will just have to share what I got in the mail yesterday to give me that art, get me out of a rut, kick in the who ha boost!!! LOL I was SO COMPLETELY EXCITED to receive this MAJOR BLESSING from an ANGEL friend of mine, Wanda Hentges!!!! Wanda sent me an amazing RAK that sent my little heart pitter pattering!! Wanda, my friend, YOU are a TREASURE!!
Out of the gate was the AWESOME tag that Wanda made with her sweet message on the back! I LOVED, LOVED this tag! Wanda's gift and talents are so evident on her webpage and Google+, but it is so much more in person! The colors in this tag and the textures of the embellishments were gorgeous! I loved this little pot and flower. I think I might try to frame this bit of preciousness for a sweet corner in my home!!
Once I removed the tag, all the goodness inside came forth!!! LOl Wanda sent me these AWESOME tags of green and red! These tags are the large size, which I have never worked on before, so I was totally stoked about that!!! As a matter of fact, I couldn't wait and went right home and busted one out that I will share tomorrow!! Loved, loved these tags!! The next bit of goodness was a baggie CHOCKED FULL of amazing bits and bobbles for my mixed media journaling!! Chip pieces to die cuts to bits of embellishments. Once again, I was giddy with excitement! I went through that baggie like you wouldn't believe! I have so many plans for those yummy bits!!!
Then the next layer was the ULTIMATE TOY SURPRISE INSIDE!!! Wanda sent me amazing discontinued paints from her stash!! The part that is so exciting for me is they are PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints!!! YIPEEEEE!!! I have coveted those paints for soooooooo long! Wanda is an amazing Designer for Paper Artsy and her projects made with their paints are always just FABULOUS!!! I simply can't wait to do my next project with all these fabulous colors! Wanda was SOOO VERY generous and I had soooo many beautiful colors included! If there is anything such as an Art Angel, I believe Wanda, my friend, YOU ARE ONE! :)
In God's Word He tells us "This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you." (John 15:12) That is God's amazing heart towards us His children and His heart for His children towards others!!! We are to be representatives or ambassadors for Christ here on this earth. It is God making His appeal through us that ALL be saved and come to know the knowledge of the truth of that GREAT LOVE!!! When others see us, they need to see Christ!!
If you don't know God's Word, which is His purpose for your life, then you can't act according to those truths. Engaging or acting on His Word is to KNOW and LOVE Him and represents a life totally submitted and yielded to His purpose. That is my desire! I have my moments to be sure, but thank God for His infinite patience, grace and mercy!!
Wanda's precious gift along with her beautiful artwork are all indicative of her love for her Heavenly Father! She's a precious spirit and I can't thank her enough for her random act of kindness to me! I encourage you to go visit Wanda over on her blog and see ALL the lovely things she does with her amazing gift from the Lord! Thank you for making my day Wanda!!
Share the Father's heart with someone today! You will be blessed and you will be a blessing! :)