Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sundays with Sandee

Random thoughts today will be about why I choose the quotes, the crown, the chickens, etc. If you want to see how I made it, please pop over to the Frosted Designs blog where you can see the video of me attaching the crown to my page and a short slideshow showing the creation of the face.

Now, I will admit that at first I found it daunting to be adding a crown to my page because I don't think of myself as Queenly in any way shape or form...but since I had a contest with my friends making crowns, it just seem to fit that a crown page would be the perfect time to announce the winner...which is.....
Sharon Estes
Congrats Sharon, contact me via FB and give me your address so I can get your Helmar prize out to you!

Next, I began hunting for quotes ( 'cause I love them ) that would fit me. 
I thought this one was perfect:
Never look back...if Cinderella went back to pick up her shoe she wouldn't have become a Princess. 
So, like many of us, we have things that happen to us in life and we worry, and we fret over the "why" and the "could haves". But trying to not focus on what did happen is hard to do, moving on is even harder sometimes...but like Cinderella we need to keep moving on.

So now let's talk about the chickens....I believe when we think about the future, or stepping outside of our box we can be chickens. I know, it's hard, it's scary and it's uncomfortable. So, when I saw the cluster of chickens in a magazine, I thought it just fit where I was going with my page and amongst the chickens I wrote thoughts that either I need to stop doing or that I need to do; like life, they are all mixed up into one big confusing jumble running around in my head.

The quote on the inside of the crown is something that just ties everything together and doesn't need much of an explanation:
Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself.

And if eyes are the gateway to the soul then her eyes are wide open and mesmerizing. I created them by cutting the shapes out from a magazine and using those colors for her hair. I really love her eyes.

So, are you willing to accept that things happen for a reason? Are you able to just go with the flow?


Sandy said...

Wow Sandee every bit of this is just awesome. Love the eyes they look just mesmerizing and I have to say the crown is just perfect in every way.. Love the chooks..
Vicki :) said...

Had so much fun watching how this turned out.. I have no idea how to create something.. which means it may take all week!!.lolol I will think of something though.. I love the challenge!! :) This was great!!! You are determined to make me make a video!! :) hw else woul you know its a hinge other than a series of pictures? :) Thank you for such a great Sunday!!

Marion Armitage said...

I really love this and I do have to say you paint beautiful, meaningful pictures with your words as well as what you do on paper. The eyes are so open and wide and full of expression, to find out you cut them out of a magazine set me thinking I do have to acquire some magazines... and just let you know are an instigator of the best kind... love it!!!!!!:)

Granny Korner Craftingwithartgrandma said...

WOW I am in Shock..I never win.
Thank you Sandee Setiff, and Helmar
Sharon Estes.

Jean said...

So gorgeous and so true!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee! This is the others have already said the eyes are captivating! Those chooks could have come out of our garden, I have a few just like them! Hugs Carole Z X

Craftychris said...

This is wonderful! The quote is fabulous, the artwork brilliant and those eyes are stunning! xx