Gift of Words

If, as wee babes, we could each select our own special attributes, I would have chosen the gift of words.  The ability to write what we want to say with eloquent, flowing words.  Priceless!

Words for you

Now, please don’t get me wrong,  I don’t think I’m “horrible” at writing, but I really have to work at it. I write and then re-write everything.  And, then sometimes I go back and write it again!  If you have a blog you probably know what I mean.  It’s not easy.  Unless you have the “gift”.

As I read the article written by Patience Brewster, in the current issue of “Where Women Create”, I realized she has the gift of words.  I read her article three times and each time I was inspired or moved by something that she wrote and how she said it.  If you haven’t seen this issue of the magazine go to Barnes and Noble right away!

Where Women Create

Patience is featured on the cover of the magazine and her studio and artwork are simply beautiful.

Jo Packham, the editor of “Where Women Create” also has the “gift”.  I read every editorial she writes, and I love her style.    She always says something that inspires me to keep on creating.  And, now she has a blog of her own!  You can find Jo, and more pictures from the photo shoot with Patience here!

And, in case this isn’t enough excitement for the day, click here and you will be at the new web site for Yoko Saito in ENGLISH! You can order her books and products online from this site!

Today is a good day.  Get inspired by these wonderful artists!

Anne

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  • paige - Personally knowing Jo, I agree with this beautiful post. She inspires me everyday! She definitely has a way with words. BTW I just love your blog. You're very talented. Have a nice night . . . .ReplyCancel

  • Lynda - We have a few precious pieces of Patience Brewster in our Christmas goodies (12 Days of Christmas etc) – they are not easy to find in Australia. She is magical. You do very well with your words Anne.ReplyCancel

  • jaybird - i wish i had the gift of words as well.. its defiantly one i didn't get… oh well at least i can sew!ReplyCancel

  • Happy Cottage Quilter - Thanks Anne. I will have to see if I can find this magazine. It would be great to take on a plane for inspirational reading :-)ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thank you so much for your sweet and gracious post. I do think that Patience has a way with "everything". She is one of those who is good at it all, gracious, and I would consider her brave.

    I have to disagree about your not having a way with words – your blog posts are wonderful. And every writer, I don't care who they are, writes and rewrites and writes again. No one sits down and writes what they want to say with the perfect words the first 10 times! And then trust me, they have 2 or 3 editors review it, make comments and corrections, and then they write it again.

    You are doing just fabulous – if you only have to rewrite it 3 or 4 times!!
    My best
    JoReplyCancel

  • Blessedmom's Simple Home - It's so true. Sometimes you just read something and know, wow, writing comes easy for that person. I'm a rewriter too. Thanks for sharing. I'm new at blogging, so I need all the pointers I can get :-) Yours is a favorite of mine.
    Blessings,
    MarciaReplyCancel

  • Twyla and Lindsey - I so disagree with you! I think you are a Wonderful writer! I often wish I could write as well as You! I can't wait for this issue. WWC is my Favorite magazine! Have a nice day! TwylaReplyCancel

  • luvtoquilt - I love your style — decorating, quilt patterns, sense of whimsy, and I read your blog daily — you DO have a gift of words! I have long been a fan of Patience Brewster, and look forward to reading the article — what a beautiful home!ReplyCancel

  • Zoe's Attic - Thank you for helping me discover Patience! What an incredible artist! It's a site I will return to over and over!

    Let me add to the others who have posted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. You are on my reader–I never miss a post! Thanks for always sharing!ReplyCancel

  • SarahVee - You are a constant inspiration, Anne. My true pink inspiration. Thank you for some great links.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Thank you for the heads up on the newest issue. This is my current favorite publication! So full of inspiration. I have all of the issues thanks to my daughter.
    Anne, don't sell yourself short..you have a real gift of writing.LouiseReplyCancel

  • jo Packham - Thank you so much for your sweet and gracious post. I do think that Patience has a way with "everything". She is one of those who is good at it all, gracious, and I would consider her brave.

    I have to disagree about your not having a way with words – your blog posts are wonderful. And every writer, I don't care who they are, writes and rewrites and writes again. No one sits down and writes what they want to say with the perfect words the first 10 times! And then trust me, they have 2 or 3 editors review it, make comments and corrections, and then they write it again.

    You are doing just fabulous – if you only have to rewrite it 3 or 4 times!!
    My best
    JoReplyCancel

  • Sue - Anne-I love your blog. You too are very talented and have a way with words.ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - Patience is a "local" figure here in central NY…she single-handedly (for the most part) completely remade the town of Aurora, where she went to college. We stayed at an Inn that she redid…man was that beautiful. Her work is very nice and she has exquisite taste!ReplyCancel

  • Goosegirl - Oh I love Patience Brewster! I love everything she does. I will check out he magazine.

    And Anne, I think you write beautifully. I love to read your blog. It makes me smile.ReplyCancel

  • Janet - I can so identify with your inability to express yourself adequately with words! So frustrating- I thinks that's part of why I am so tear-prone, I just can't get out what I truly feel!ReplyCancel

  • Bit - I would name your little squirrel friend Bitabit or Little Bit. That's been my nickname since I was a toddler. I think it works for a cute little squirrel not so much for me anymore.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us all!ReplyCancel

  • Sue in Ohio - How about NutalieReplyCancel

  • Quilterjoy - I think that you should name the little guy Spencer. He seems to be very smart and dapper. Spencer fits him!ReplyCancel

  • Gwendolyn Clark - Hi there, What a cute squirrel I think his name should be Squeaky or maybe Squeaks.ReplyCancel