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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

where i live - houston, texas, usa

mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse shannon

Where I live is a small town just beyond Houston, Texas. I live in the same town I grew up in. When I was younger, I just knew I would travel the world. My vision of importance was wrapped up in an idea. This idea that I needed to go far from home to find significance and worth. As I grew older and as life happened, where I have ended up is the same place I thought I wanted to leave. I'm so thankful my plans are so often not the plans that come to fruition. Had I followed through with what I thought I wanted, I never would have met my husband, and my life that I fully embrace now would not be this life that has become my world.

I believe in building a community of like minded artists, connecting and making our world smaller. As for me, my world happens at home. My world is my children, husband, friends, and family. As an artist, they inspire me, give me purpose, give me a desire to work harder. I've collected images that tell the story of my world, images that make up my daily routines, everyday habits, and the people I love.

my world part 1

a. jumping contest b. fam posing for a 'moustache may' shoot c. spinning d. adventure through the forest e. life f. first gift from my hubby g. books I'm currently reading h. things I've collected & have been given i. his eyes take me places I never could have imagined j. my little one reading k. my Marcus hard at work l. reading m. painting n. my dancer o. my princess p. my musician

my world part 2

a. finding art in the everyday b. she shines c. snuggle time d. play time e. painting f. paper arts & illustration g. hubby's fav mug h. sketch book, journals, current books I'm reading i. my little one practicing her numbers j. my dancer reading k. my baseball playing martial artist l. our funny little English bulldog m. my other musician n. hubby's guitar o. my little artists work of art p. my cherished friends poetry (who happened to grow up across the Atlantic on another continent & still we found each other... how's that for a small world)

Thank you for visiting where I live. Please feel free to visit my blog to learn more about my life in Texas.

Until next time! Shannon of blu-bamboo.


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  1. the photos are so fun! love the processing ♥ i ♥ your home, it is filled with love!

  2. Gorgeous photos! I love the idea that home is right where you make it.

  3. Wonderful Shannon! Thank you for sharing your world with us.

  4. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to share my world. Such a privilege to be part of this wonderful community!

  5. love those photos, every single one of them gives us a little peek into your lovely, artistic world. I am glad that you stayed in Houston so that we could meet :D