Monday, September 24, 2012

Hope Springs Eternal

Here's what happens when you dare to dream........................

You start to feel alive again
You develop a skip in your walk
You smile. Frequently.
You're heart beats a little quicker with excitement
Your worries seem to take a back seat
And your wrinkles start to miraculously fade away
( ok that last part is completely ridiculous - but all the others?  100% true. )

Suzan and Dorothy
Deuxieme Debut & Simply Vintageous by Suzan are joining forces
They have a dream...................
"Painting furniture 101" ( for dummies - by dummies )

Even as we stood overwhelmingly looking at this - we knew

As we spent yesterday cleaning out the space - and as we realized how much more there is left to do - we knew, as the sun set softly on the trees outside, we knew without a doubt -

As we swept and carried out garbage - and rearranged things - and looked at each other covered in sawdust and grime, with our hair up in dollar store clips and our hands full of paint - we knew with all certainty -

As we decided on what should stay and what should go - as we laughed - and pulled our hair -
and looked at each other thinking " what the hell are we doing " we knew,

And as we collapsed at the end of the day eating smoked meat sandwiches on paper towels at our
PAINTING STATION -  we most definitely knew

That as Emily Dickenson so eloquently put it

Hope really is that thing with feathers...................................................and we are one step closer to opening our painting class.

 Sorry John Lennon - although you most definitely need love
 It isn't all you need at all - you need hope - beautiful-wonderful-lovely-bring-you-back-to-life-again HOPE

 ( and the most special of thanks to David and John who are standing by our sides through the entire mess
   and getting as filthy as us in the process - we really are blessed )

 Have a great day everyone - fill it with hope if you can ( I highly recommend it )


  1. Hope springs eternal... What an exciting journey you are about to embark on.

  2. Hope and a little encouragement: You go girls!!

    So exciting and fulfilling to be embarking in new ventures at our age, isn't it?

  3. What fun for you & Dorothy! Can't wait to see this all come together. Way to go!!

    I signed up for a 'Boot Camp' ASCP class, was suppose to be last Saturday but she had to reschedule. I was disappointed...can't wait to get started since I don't really like what I've done so far.

    Too bad I don't live closer, I would be your first student.
    Debbie :)

  4. Oh, I am so excited for you...can't wait to hear more!


  5. This is wonderful! How terrific to do something you love and share your knowledge! I so wish I wasn't so far away. May you all have much success. I am not a blogger, but I love to read these blogs. I get to keep up with you by email--thanks for sharing your creations.

    1. Thanks so much Greywitch ( love love your name lol )

  6. It will all be worth in the end...we all need hope (and love...)

  7. so happy for you Susan hope springs eternal

  8. Wow, your hard work really paid off!! The space looks *great*... can't wait to see your "inaugural" pieces!

    (Um, I hope you didn't reinjure your back.:/ ::gives Suzan stern look::)

  9. So happy for both of you. Good luck and be blessed. Can't wait to hear all four conversations.

    1. Thanks so much Ruthie - never thought of the 4 conversations involved - new series lol

  10. Cute post! It will all come together and be beautiful.


  11. Wow! How totally cool. I would love love love to be doing what your doing. I'll be watching and living vicariously, so post a lot of details, ok? Big congratulations!

    1. Thanks Jeannie - there's still a lot to be ironed out - but it's happening!!!
      Big hugs,

  12. I love this. It is going to be so great. You are going to have so much fun.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above


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