Some of the graphics on this page were made by me and others were made by my very talented GG friends. Thanks to all of you who made such wonderful graphics for me.
I generally do not take requests unless you are one of my friends. You may make requests and I will get to them ASAP. Also, I like making surprises for my friends so please be sure ahd check my uploads to see if there is something there with your name on it as I don't go to your page to post them for you. Some of the surprises are posted directly to your gg page if the size is too large to actually upload onto this site.
Some of you have asked how the slow-motion graphics are created. They are made in a program called "Fantamorph". It is available online for a 30 day free trial if you want to give it a try. It is fairly user-friendly--just very time-consuming and, if you place one dot in the wrong place, you have a disaster. However, it is a fun program which is reatively inexpensive and makes wonderful and unusual graphics. Some of the images on my page which were made with this progrm were made by another person on this site and some were made by me. You can also take an image of your child (or grandchild) and an image of Spiderman or other superhero and the program will morph one face into the other over and over. Unfortunately, Fantamorph will not do glittered images. Thus, if you want an image that is animated AND glittered, you will have to export your moving image into another program such as Paintshop Pro and glitter it on that program.
My favorite authors are William Shakespeare, Anne Rice, T.H. White, Joseph
Campbell, Poe, T.S. Eliot, Cervantes, John Steinbeck, Ray Bradbury, Frank
Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Robert Holdstock, Tennessee Williams, and Franz Kafka.
My favorite plays are Camelot, Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Man of
LaMancha, The Mikado (performed by D'Oyly Carte Opera Company), Cats, Les
Miserables, Riverdance and Phantom of the Opera and I was blessed to be able to
see them all performed on stage with the original Broadway cast.
As for music, I love Loreena McKennett, Joan Baez, Queen, Jethro Tull, and any kind of
Celtic music. I hate country/western and rap.
Photography is one of my hobbies and I also enjoy painting sci-fi and fantasy
If I could be anything in the world, I would love to be a vampire. If I could
do time travel, I would love to visit the Renaissance period or go back to the
time of King Arthur.
I like meeting new people and dharing ideas.
I love all vampire movies, goth movies, Deathnote, and most horror and sci-fi movies. I'm a "special effects junkie" and love to put them in slow motion and see how certain effects are achieved. It takes the mystery out but I like to know why the world wags and what wags it. If I could live anywhere in the world, I would go to Tintagel in England (the birthplace of King Arthur) or to Northern Scotland close to the North Sea or one of the lochs. England, Scotland and Ireland must be seen to be believed. They are the most beautiful places on the planet and one experiences an overwhelming sense of peace while there. I've been blessed to be able to go there numerous times since one of my friends was a flight attendant and got free passes for me and I have friends in Europe so I always had a place to stay.
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I have one wish and that is to tell you my wonderful
friends just what you mean to me. The year 2010 has
lapsed quite fast and now 2011 is almost here at last.
I would like to express my "Thanks" to you my friend
for all the special greetings that you always send.
I wish for you a year filled with Peace, Tranquility,
serene moments and love. Friends in abundance on
whom you can rely and bountiful blessings from above.
I also wish you a year filled with happiness with no
troubles to come your way. A path that is easlily walked
and bright sunny days. In addition to these I also wish for
you years filled with joy, laughter, hugs and kisses. To
top all this may it also be a year you will always remember
to be one full of accomplishments and success. Fill the
New Year with wonderful memories and make each new
year ... the best one you ever had.
I wish you days that are merry and your nights be starry and
bright. I pray also that the year 2011 will be just
right ... from the start. I also wish you joy and happiness
In everything you do. May love and prosperity follow you
the whole year through. May His grace shine down
upon you as we start a brand new Year!
Joy to you in the New Year and a prayer for peace and
A cheerful hello and a smile when I think of you. It just
would not be Christmas if I did not send my greeting filled
with love and sealed with care. You mean so much to me.
We may be miles apart but never far from the heart.
Just a note to say, I have enjoyed all your visits and comments
and not forgetting the many e-mails ... that has also been a joy too.
SO .. " Merry Christmas, and May God Bless you with Love, Peace,
Serenity, happiness and joy throughout the New Year and always. "
We may be miles apart but never far from the heart.
I am saying a little prayer that your holidays holds one special
blessings after another. May God Bless your house and all who
enter it, this Christmas and always. When it comes to counting
belessings, there are surely very few as precious and as meaningful
as someone dear as you. "God Bless YOU" for your thoughtfulness
and keep you in His care.
May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas
bring you hope, and the warmth of christmas grant you love. May the
peace of Christmas fill your hearts, inspiring many living deeds.
May it take your cares and fears away and give the courage each one needs
I hope this chirstmas enriches your life and may each day
be happy and bright, overflowing with pleasure and love.
May your Christmas be filled wih delight.... and finally
Give thanks for all you have been blessed with and hold
your loved ones tight for you know the Lord's been good
to you. May love, Joy, Peace and goodwill be your gift at Christmas
and may God shower you with blessings in bushels, abudant
and rich. GOD BLESS YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS !
The days ae lapsing by very fast and with Christmas
round the corner the you know the year is almost over.
How time flies and with lots of resolutions made earlier
in the year ... yet to be achieved or long forgotten. Soon
it is time to make new ones and we hope to do better
in the year ahead. So ...
Let us give a smile to everyone, no matter ... where we go
Just to brighten another's day ...Let us share a sweet "Hello"
Let us all say kind things. It is the least we can do. Let
us all hold the kindest of inner thoughts for everyone -
both young and old
If we share a smile, than our love shows:
If we share a hug, than our love grows.
If we share with someone on whom we depend,
that person becomes family or friend.
And what draws us closer and makes us all care,
It is not what we have, but the things we share.
To those we love and see each day
And the other loved ones far away
To all good friends who mean so much
And those with whom we are out of touch
To folks who are so good and kind
It is so easy to keep them in mind
To people we keep close at heart
Even when we are apart
My wish for each and every one of you is Good Health,
mixed together with Peace of mind ... topped off with
Happiness, surrounded with love .. May God Bless and
watch over you - not just over the festive season but
throughout the coming year. May you also look forward
to the challenges of the New Year with enthusiasm
Wishing you a wonderful season filled with heavenly
Peace and warmth of His presence in your heart
and home as you celebrate this holiday season.
May God Bless your Christmas and New Year!
I am searching for the right words to describe just how I feel today.
Let me just put it this way ... you are more than a friend to me.
Let me just say a "SPECIAL THANK YOU" for all the nice and
wonderful greetings from all of you. It brings special joy to the day.
Special thanks also to all the artist who have blessed us with such
beautiful artwork for us to enjoy and I know and look forward to more
beautiful handiwork in the seasons to come. A friend sent me some
beautiful meaningful words and I just felt that I should share it with you
too. I have added here as the last two paragraphs. I believe it is more to
remind us ... that Christmas is nearing and to have a right attitude.
After all, ... Christmas is a time for sharing and giving.
I know and express joy, unlimited and full of gratitude.
In our humanness, there are physical activities, events, and
ACCOMPLISHMENTS that bring us joy. From our subtle giggles
and chuckles with friends, to our cheering shouts in a crowd, we
unite in expressions of happiness. We exchange the jubilance
of the human spirit with abilities to inspire one another, to thrive
individually, and to expand joyfully amidst a multitude of life's happenings.
The joy of the Spirit is the greatest joy, because it is pure, deep, and
powerful. In any moment - whether still or exuberant, happy or
Serious - we can experience the joy of Spirit. Allowing ourselves to
Acknowledge that God's spirit is within us, enfolding us, we know and
Express joy, unlimited and full of gratitude.
Life's true fortune arises from what you have the opportunity to become,
to create, to give and to experience. Celebrate life's limitless abundance
by making a positive, meaningful difference in your world, Feast upon
life's delicious richness by allowing genuine, unrestrained joy with
thankfullness to flow out from you.
Celebrate life's abundance by doing something new and unique and
beautiful and loving with it all. Reach within, feel the miraculous reality
of who you truly are, and delight in giving the best of yourself to life.
Shine the bright light of joy and thankfulness on all that is around you.
Feel how good it feels when your joy spreads to other, Live the
abundance of bringing your positive, meaningful purpose to life
bringing your positive, meaningful purpose to life in each moment.
Remember - people are always good company when they are doing
what they really enjoy. “God bless you for your thoughtfulness
And keep you in His care.” Have a beautiful day my friend!
The things that matter most in our lives are not the things we have acquired along
the way - but rather the treasure chest of moments, memories and experiences
shared with people we love. Friendship ties are lasting bonds woven in each heart ...
that keeps friends close in though, together or apart. Though life keeps getting
busier, there is never a time when you are not thought of and cred about - because
you mean so much. Just for you, I hope this special time of the year find you happy,
and healthy and looking forward to all the wonderful things of the Season. I just want
to say ... "Thank You " warmly, wonderfully and very gratefully ... for being the special
kind of person ... who makes my heart happy in ways tht there will never be enough
words for it.
I also hope that this Thanksgiving Day" fills your heart in a special way
and bring you much hope, peace, love and happiness. May you also have wonderful
moments and special memories this year. In all things ... let us not forget
to raise our eyes to the heaven and count our blessings. Let us thank the Almighty
for all that He has given us. HAPPY THANKSGIVING"
May the blessings of this Thanksgiving fill your heart and home with happiness.
Give thanks also for the gift of words and as long as there is air to breathe and light
to see, and lessons to learn to share the blessings on this day and
always. God bless you and your family at Thanksgiving and always!
Today is unique. It has never occurred before and it
will never be repeated. At midnight it will end, quietly,
suddenly, totally, forever. But the hours between now
and then are opportunities with eternal possibilities.
There will be good days and there will be bad days and
lately, I have experienced them both. Sometimes I feel
and wish I could turn the time and be be like I was
before but I know I must not call it quits but press on
and trust God that tomorrow will be a better day.
The secret of happiness is to be free of fear. Fear is
the like a toxin that runs through much of our thinking
It feeds on insecurity , feeling of loss, loneliness,
inadequacy and attachment. You are lovable and loving.
Accept this as Truth. Appreciate and care for yourself -
truly, deeply, intensely, in a way that reflects your real
value. Then you will automatically have the same regards
for all other living beings and things - I try to look at the
positive and keep this mind and I trust this helps in
some ways.... it definitely helps to lift my spirits up too.
I will have to face challenges with courage and definitely
some determination. I will try to overcome barriers that
may hinder my quest for a better day tomorrow and I know
it is not going to be easy. I will take one day at a time.
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.
I count my blessings that I have friends like you
Giving so much of yourself each time you visit
with your kind thoughts and comments. Oh!
how I look forward to your vists ... as they
surely brighten my days. This is something I love.
It is my dream this very moment for your days to
be most blessed and beautiful. May your days
be so special overflowing with God's love and care.
Have a nice time preparing for a nice .....
"Thanksgiving Day" later. Take care!
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil
painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. Autumn is the
eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of
maturity. Let me express my thanks to all the artists here
who have produced such lovely "AUTUMN" graphics - things
of beauty of the season done so well....the colors so well
blended and the pictures ... just beautiful. To all the
artists .... thank you so much for the graphics.
Sometimes things happen to you and at the time they seem
painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without
overcoming those obstacles you would have never realised
your potential strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance
or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost
moments of true greatness and sheer stupitidy all occur to
test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whether
they be events, illness or relationships life would be like a
smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and
comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
These past few months have been hard for me but I look
forward to a new and better day tomorrow . I believe
things can get only better . I look forward to your visits
very much but please bear with me if I do not respond
immediately. Thank you for your thoughts and kindness.
Take care and have a good day day!