Friday, April 8, 2016

A new bike, a package and lots of fitness.

You know, something just ends without me noticing

and something increases for no special reason. My health focus is one that increases. The other day I bought myself a new electric bike (elbike) and what a joy it is to ride it. The engine stops the minute I stop using the pedals, so I still need to use energy, but I won't be as outworn as with my ordinary bike and that leads me to use the bike much more often.


The seat is somewhat different from the one on my old bike, so I feel a bit sore " you know where". But I count on it to pass rather quickly. I'm really looking forward to spring and summer and many trips out on my bike.
Three times a week I'm also still walking the trails, so I've had quite a change in my days. Each Friday I have my sons company, and he pushes me more than anyone else. What started with 4 rounds has increased to 9 rounds now, thanks to my son and his pushing. Well, to quit smoking didn't exactly harm either.


Yesterday I received a package in my mail box, and the above charm and chain were in it. Thank you so much Kristin, I'll feel really special wearing it.

I've also made some more etegami, and I really love the simplicity of making them. Below is a card I made for my facebook friends for Easter, good wishes.


The next one contains a term we use to tell someone to shut up or behave. It says, Have a pear.



Above is a longing for spring, it says Everything is up for a new start. It's made on a dark substrate and I'm very happy for how it came out.
This last one was made after the bombs in Belgium and inspired by all the tomatoes I eat.


Thank you all for your lovely comments, it's really a joy to read each one of them.

Linking to Paint Party Friday.

18 comments:

  1. Love all your art this week, and I must remember that one with 'have a pear!' when I want to tell someone to be quiet, what fun! Your new bike is magnificent, have fun riding it, and hope the soreness soon goes away. Have fun and take good care, Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. You've been lucky Laila. Gratulations for the new electric bike and your PPF win.
    Love your easter, pear and "red health bomb" ;))
    Thank you very much for joining my follower friends.
    Happy weekend xx

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  3. I think I'd quite like a bike like yours:):) Good job with quitting smoking and walking and biking-I bet you feel much better already! Beautiful necklace from the PPF team. Love your etegami art too!

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  4. Amazing art Laila -- and have fun furthermore with your bike!

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  5. Great cards, beautifully made. Thank you for sharing

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  6. Congratulations on all the exercise, Laila! I have never heard of an electric bike but it looks like fun. I also had not heard of etegami till last week and still don't know how it works. I will be clicking on your link for sure. Your work looks very professional to me and very beautiful.

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  7. lovely art, neat bike and congrats on your necklace win!

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  8. beautiful work!! Your bike is great and I hope your pains go away soon! Beautiful necklace too!!

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  9. Hahaha ... I like his work pears and the story you tell.
    Saludos

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  10. That like a very cool bike!!! I bet you will be the envy of all your neighbours!!

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  11. I have to say, the one with the pears is my favorite!!! Plus, the colors are gorgeous.

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  12. I believe our children are more efficient at pushing us along to stay in shape. I love all your new etegamis, especially the rabbit and pears. Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful, relaxing, and giving form of art. I'm thoroughly enjoying it, and have sent off 4 of them thus far. Blessings, my friend!

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  13. Love the latest etegami. And congrats on the new bike. Have fun pedaling! :)

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  14. Wonderful artwork, I especially love those pears...and the colour... Good for you with the bike and smoking... you should be so proud of all you are accomplishing!! Congratulations!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  15. Beautiful charm and etegami Laila and oh boy do I want a bike like yours. My hubby is a cyclist but I can't go out with him, but with a baby like yours I could clock up some serious miles.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF to you

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  16. I'm sure you'll much fun with your new bike! And your etegami look just fabulous!

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  17. Laila - I haven't checked out your blog in so long - but had a moment today (cleaning up mine) and saw the link there. So happy about your concentration on health this year - we are "like minded" I guess with that having been my focus, too. Great bike! Love all your artwork - you are such an inspiration to the rest of us!Be at peace, my friend!

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