The moments of happiness we enjoy

take us by surprise.

It is not that we seize them,

but that they seize us.

Ashley Montagu

Another craft project from Cloudsofcolour: DIY Doodle-stones. Go for a walk, pick up some stones, wash, and decorate with waterproof ink. Nice as decorations or small personal gifts. And it’s great fun to look at a stone, and try to see who’s hiding in it.

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise.



Until he extends his circle of compassion

to include all living things,

man will not himself

find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

The paper wreath is inspired by Clouds of Color, a creative blogger. It’s very easy to make, and can be adapted to any taste – instructions here: I’m amazed at how different it looks. Yesterday’s window decoration was made the same way, just on a straight strip of cardboard.

The Travel Theme: Circles.