Happy New Year 2015! This morning I awakened to the vision of butterflies fluttering above my head. It was so powerful I was inspired to create. Did you know 2015 is the Year of the Sheep? Astrologers forecast it as a year for healing and creativity, one in which we build and place our most value on relationships. I foresee my year being filled with more visions of butterflies and building strong relationships with those who are drawn to them. Yes, there is much to look forward to in this new year. May yours be filled with joy and prosperity!

When butterflies leave their silk palaces The scent of the garden blows towards Heaven's way. Like the toils of man, Those who work to tomorrow Will not miss the dreams of yesterday.  Artist: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) Song: When Butterflies Leave Album: An Other Cup

As I worked on creating this quote image, I could hear Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) singing a song from the 70s that included the words, “butterfly fly away, fly away, fly away”. I couldn’t remember the name of the song so I turned to Google where I learned Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey had both included the words in songs they turned into hits. While I couldn’t find the Cat Stevens song I was hearing in my head, I did find these meaningful words from another song he had released and just had to share them.

I have been trying to make a conscious effort in curtailing the fuel costs in driving my Ford Expedition. While I love the vehicle, fuel consumption averages  between 14-15 mpg most of the time. Today I found a fuel economy site that helps me gauge my fuel cost.  Surprisingly, I learned that it cost me over $2 to pick up the daily USA Today should I not be able to get it at my usual newspaper pick-up spot within walking distance.  Ouch!


“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”
by Michelangelo

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