Tuesday, May 28, 2013

More of My Favorite Lyrics

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE

Life goes on, but each of us have things that are more important to us -- and sometimes, just sometimes, you find a song that says it just right!

First, from GORDON LIGHTFOOT, the song "IF CHILDREN HAD WINGS" from his "ENDLESS WIRE" Album (I have the old LP from way back - copyright 1969 Moose Music)

"There's a love I hold dear
  and it shines through each year
  And it makes things seem different somehow
  It's for better or worse
  It's for people who thirst
  for a love that burns brighter right now

"And it shines on and on 'til all sadness is gone
  and if children had wings I
  would sing them their song
...... "

Second, from DAN FOGELBERG, the song "THE SAND AND THE FOAM" from his "THE INNOCENT AGE" Album copyright 1981 Hickory Grove Music

"Time stills the singing
  A child holds so dear
  And I'm just beginning to hear
  Gone are the pathways
  The child followed home
  Gone, like the sand and the foam
  Gone, like the sand
  Gone, like the sand and the foam"

Third, from PHIL COLLINS, the song "SURVIVORS" from his "BOTH SIDES" Album copyright 1993 Atlantic Recording Corporation

"When all is said and done
  we'll find someday
  we can forget all this
  somehow, some way

"And as long as I'm here
  there'll be no worries any more
  and all these promises I'm making now
  I'll hold each day

"So don't ever, don't ever, don't forget
  that I never, never meant to break your heart
  all I ever wanted was to stand beside you
  survivors in the night

"We are survivors in the night"

Ya' know -- I wonder if we ever know what the singer/songwriter exactly meant in a song (unless they tell you) -- but each listener may have their own interpretation in their very own life!

For me - It is FAMILY .... and FAMILY .... and those really true FRIENDS!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Tulips in Arts and Crafts on Artfire

Ruth Sandra Sperling 
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on Bonanza - or on Etsy - or Privately

TULIPS have apparently been a rather popular subject in various Arts and Crafts for hundreds of years.  I am thinking mostly of Visual Arts, such as Painting, Drawing and Photography in the Fine Arts -- and Embroidery and Lace in the Fiber Arts (not including the Art of Poetry).

After some searching for particular Handmade creations of Tulips on Artfire, I came up with this Collection:

Tulips in Spring -- Hand-Crafted, an Artfire Collection curated by RSS Designs In Fiber 

This Collection contains a variety of Arts and Crafts items, all in Handmade and Fine Art on Artfire, that feature the TULIP !!


This is a Closeup of one of the 8 Tulips:

 -- Which is in my 22 1/2 Inch Round Fine Thread Crocheted Lace Tulip Doily in this Collection, "Tulips in Spring - Hand-Crafted"

Crocheted Lace Pink Tulip Ring Doily

(Please Note:  I crocheted this finished product - the pattern is not of my creation.)

Check the Collection on Artfire to see these individual items with TULIPS in detail -- or check online to see what other Arts and Crafts items you can find with TULIPS!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Love Those Wild Horses - A Beautiful Video of Real Wild Horses in Arizona

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - My Handmade Designs on ARTFIRE

Sometimes something just shows how you feel .... Love this Video!!  Love to see these Horses running WILD and FREE!!!!!

This Video is posted by Karen McLain - a Painter of Wild Horses in the Wild.