SENIOR SALON 2017

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SENIOR SALON

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We have walked our paths a long time and have a lot to offer. Come and reveal your artistic vision.

The SENIOR SALON is dedicated to showcasing the talents of the post 9 to 5 generation. The generation who have a little silver in their hair and  finally have time to get in touch with the creative part of their personality.  The SENIOR SALON features art, music, writing, poetry, photography, creative cooking, creative fashion, and anything else that you can dream up.   Allow YOUR muse to guide you into a new creative endeavor or enhance an existing creative endeavor and tell us about it.

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVELY NOTES OF ENCOURAGEMENT.  THE SENIOR SALON WILL TAKE A BRIEF HOLIDAY AND RETURN WITH A NEW LOOK BUT THE SAME FORMAT ON JANUARY 4, 2017.  I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THEN.

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52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 26

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

Good day and thanks for coming along with me on this journey.  This has been a special week filled with many reasons for thankfulness.  I can start right here – this is week 26!  That means I have stayed faithful to this project for half of a year.  It was also week 52 of The Senior Salon – I had accomplished the goal I set for myselfof bringing together a community of artists with a little silver in their hair.  Since I have a way of starting a project and then dropping the project, I am so thankful to be able to sit here and type these words – that through perseverance and a lot of encouragement sent to me by the Universe, the snail reached the ark.

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TAKING A VACATION

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This will be my inspiration for writing  during the next two weeks.  I will be resting, and ruminating, and meditating, and writing, and walking, and talking to Dom, and doing all things guaranteed to fill up my creativity tank.  BUT I won’t be blogging.  I will miss you my dears and will schedule the Senior Salon so that you can continue to stay in touch with each other.

See you soon,

Bernadette

CELEBRATING – OWN LITTLE WORD CHECK IN

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

I was at the gym walking on the treadmill this week and watching the Today Show.  The day was February 9.  They said that February 9 marked the day of the year when people gave up on their New Year’s resolutions.  Apparently, the way they arrived at that conclusion was by polling fitness centers and finding that attendance at fitness centers steadily declines after that date.

Since it was February 9 and I was on a treadmill and my OLW is:

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I am celebrating that I persisted in my exercise goals so far for 2016.

The other area that I didn’t want to slack off was in my new project, the Senior Salon.  I am excited to celebrate that I have faithfully worked every day on building that community of artists and have watched it grow week after week.

I am excited to share with you this celebration that my tiny muscle of persistence is gaining some strength.  Maybe by December I will look like this:  (well, maybe just the muscle part)

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Wish me luck,

Bernadette

SENIOR SALON #6

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                                  Revealing the beauty and truth of life through the eyes of our elders.

Welcome to the Senior Salon. I invite you to link your blog to mine today and to reveal your artistic creations in any field: fiction writing, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, pottery, cooking.

After linking to this blog, in the true spirit of a salon, please take the time to read someone else’s blog and comment and offer encouragement on their artistic endeavors.

We have walked our paths a long time and have a lot to offer. Come and reveal your artistic vision.

Below you will find the button to link your blog. Just tap on this button today up until Monday to link your blog. After tapping you will be led to a page with a few things to fill out and then a snapshot of your blog will appear on this page for anyone to tap onto and read.

TAP ON THE FROG TO READ OTHER BLOGS POSTED TODAY.

TAP ON THE FROG TO PARTICIPATE AND POST YOUR BLOG.

 

SENIOR SALON #5

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                                    Revealing the beauty and truth of life through the eyes of our elders.

Welcome to the Senior Salon. I invite you to link your blog to mine today and to reveal your artistic creations in any field: fiction writing, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, pottery, cooking.

After linking to this blog, in the true spirit of a salon, please take the time to read someone else’s blog and comment and offer encouragement on their artistic endeavors.

We have walked our paths a long time and have a lot to offer. Come and reveal your artistic vision.

Below you will find the button to link your blog. Just tap on this button today up until midnight to link your blog. After tapping you will be led to a page with a few things to fill out and then a snapshot of your blog will appear on this page for anyone to tap onto and read.

TAP ON THE FROG TO READ OTHER BLOGS POSTED TODAY.

TAP ON THE FROG TO PARTICIPATE AND POST YOUR BLOG.

WELCOME TO THE SENIOR SALON

Revealing the beauty and truth of life through the eyes of our elders.

Welcome to the Senior Salon.  I invite you to link your blog to mine today and to reveal your artistic creations in any field: fiction writing, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, pottery, cooking.

After linking to this blog, in the true spirit of a salon, please take the time to read someone else’s blog and comment and offer encouragement on their artistic endeavors.

We have walked our paths a long time and have a lot to offer. Come and reveal your artistic vision.

Below you will find the button to link your blog.  Just tap on this button today up until midnight to link your blog.  After tapping you will be led to a page  with a few things to fill out and then a snapshot of your blog will appear on this page for anyone to tap onto and read.

TAP TO READ OTHER BLOGS POSTED TODAY.

TAP TO PARTICIPATE AND POST YOUR BLOG.

I WHISTLED UP THE SENIOR SALON

Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.
Every Tuesday Two Writing Teachers provide an opportunity to share your writing.

Last Tuesday found me shivering in my shoes but determined to whistle a happy tune. I though the best way to accomplish this was to get to work on a project that I had been mulling over for some time.

I have run into so many talented people since I started writing my blog.  A lot of these bloggers were using their retirement years to spread their wings and explore different aspects of the arts.  Some were writing, painting, photographing, cooking, quilting, creating pottery, writing poetry, and all manner of artistic endeavors.  I thought it would be fun to develop a place where seniors could meet and share their artistic explorations and share their methods of exploration.  It would be a place to offer encouragement to others who were just starting out hoping to add the richness of the arts to their lives.  And a chance for the reader to learn what other people’s methods and approaches to their art is.  It would be a place of encouragement, friendship and fun for men and women.

So I took the plunge last Wednesday and started, TA DA:

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I know that most of you Slicers are still in your career years but if you know anyone who isn’t and think they might enjoy joining in on the fun on Wednesday, please pass this along.

Thanks always for your encouragement Slicers,

Bernadette

CELEBRATING – THRIVING NOT JUST SURVIVING

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

I have come to the end of another rough week and I want to thank so many of you that reached out to me with encouragement and virtual hugs.

As I said in my post on Tuesday, I really strive to “Whistle A Happy Tune”.  I believe that the Creator put us on this earth to thrive and create not to just survive.

With that in mind, I decided to push ahead with a project that I had been working on for some time.  I wanted to create a space on the web where seniors could share their creativity.  As I said in the tag line last Wednesday, I want to create a place for revealing the beauty and truth of life through the eyes of my fellow elders.

So, even though I hadn’t done all the research I wanted to do, and I hadn’t done even a tiny bit of the networking I wanted to do, I took the plunge anyway.

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So today I am celebrating starting my new project and inviting you to join me next Wednesday and link your blog to my mine and show the world your creativity, share your process and explore and encourage other men and women to keep creating.

Hoping your muse keeps in touch with you always,

Bernadette