Clay Aiken Celebrate with Clay



There are times when only a Mother's love can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments and calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's faith can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence we need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith and a Mother's steadfast love
Was fashioned by the Angels and sent from God above.

Author Unknown


Mother's Day to me is to honour not only your Mother, but everyone in your life providing a mother-like love for a child. She may be your Grandmother, Aunt, step-mother or a neighbourhood lady. Most everyone has a special person to turn to in their lives.


Here You Come Again
by Clay Aiken



This week was the first year anniversary of Clay Aiken's
"On My Way Here"



This weekend is for flowers.
My favourite bonus song from OMWH is When I Need You.
Here's a rerun of my montage..loaded with flowers :)

When I Need You



Thank you Bsrefong for this story and new puzzle!

Here's an abstract of The Story of Colors
written by Keiko Inada.

Color is another language. It sometimes expresses your feeling more eloquently than words. Let's listen to the messages in colors.
When I asked kindergarten children to draw their images of "happiness," they drew various large forms, all extremely creative and rhythmical. In contrast, adults' drawings show lack of imagination and creativity. It seems to me that adults are restricted by common sense and socially established concepts. To liberate adults' minds from such restrictions, there is a simple, but effective way.
That is to use the power of colors. Colors have psychological impact on people's minds. By using the effect of colors, you can change your mood, and even your lifestyle. If you think that you need more energy, use red. If you feel like radiating your energy, use bright yellow. If you feel fatigue, green is the best color to use. In this way, colors can change your mood. And if you are refreshed, the forms you draw also change, indicating that you have changed your lifestyles. Colors are very powerful and influential.

Here is a crossword on Colors and what they mean. Have fun!

May 4-09


Another beautiful song from On My Way Here--

A Perfectly Perfect Love-There's Just Something About Us
by SueReu

A Perfectly Perfect Love-There's Just Something About Us by SueReu


Life Lessons:

1. Do the right thing!
2. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
3. GOD heals everything.
4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
6. The best is yet to come.
7. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
8. Your Inner most is always happy so, be happy.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
10. The best is yet to come.


Clay Aiken Interview regarding David Foster & Friends
thank you to SiouxRoux for uploading this :)




"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
~ H Albright ~




jbc4clay said...

What a wonderful blog!!

Musicfan said...

I am always so impressed with the beauty of your blog. Thank you for all the time you spend on it.

Clay Aiken is a talented man and I look forward to hearing him sing tomorrow.

SueReu said...

I LOVE your montage Ashes! Love the song, love the blends, love how you put it together - makes me SMILE BIG TIME!!!

Thanks for using my montage, I just truly love that song - one of my favorites on OMWH

Clay Aiken just makes me smile :)

(oh oh - I also love that OMWH animation - SO COOL!!!!!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great blog! I Love Clay!

ImGranny said...

What a beautiful blog! You are a very talented Clay Aiken fan!

Dolly said...

What an enjoyable blog..so creative and lots of fun! Thanks!

PaulaBear said...

It's so easy to get lost over here with all the Clay Aiken love!!! Thank you for this beautiful blog.

Beanblossom said...

Great blog - you've put a lot of work into this.

gaymarie said...

Ashes! Such a beautiful blog! We love our beautiful boyfriend! Thank you so much!

gaymarie said...

Beautiful blog Ashes! We sure do love us one Clay Aiken!! Can't wait for the performance tomorrow night in Las Vegas!! Thank you!

Carolina Clay said...


Wonderful Clay Aiken blog! You have covered all the bases -- Mother's Day, the OMWH anniversary, the Vegas performance, new puzzles from Sally, amazing graphics and videos ... and anything this computer forgot to mention. *g*

Thank you for your kind comments in the Carolina blog. Have a wonderful weekend!


dee said...

Thanks for sharing all the lovely Mothers Day thoughts . I hope you have a wonderful weekend .

Clay's interview about the DF evening was fun and he looks great . People respond to him so easily and Danielle was no exception .

Barbara said...

Joan, you have lots of treats in your blog. I see you have another one of Sally's creative and fun puzzles, and your montage with the lovely flowers is such a joy to watch. I also enjoyed Suerue's montage. We're fortunate to have such talented people here at the OFC. Thanks for all you share in your blogs!

Love and Hugs,


Anonymous said...

This blog is such a great tribute to Clay Aiken. You do such a good job.

angelclay said...

I enjoyed your blog. It is very uplifting and inspiring. And of course, full of pictures and news, montages and videos of a gorgeous Mr. Clay Aiken. Thank you for this wonderful blog and have a wonderful weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

My Goodness, I am going to have to come back, you have so many goodies to look at, and it is VERY late here on the East Coast.

I had to look at your beautiful "When I Need You" YouTube....I just love it! Also Thank You for the Las Vegas interview, I had trouble with the sendspace last night.

I will be back......


Shyeyewitness said...

Hi Ashes, g great blog, and I love Clay Aiken!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,
Love the highlight on Mothers. Mine is my constant companion and inspiration.
Thank you for featuring Colors. It's funny :)I know they are important but never knew they can make so much difference till you read about them. Love all your stories, blends, videos and HYCA. Can't wait to hear him sing LIVE!


Anonymous said...

Glad I came to visit here. I haven't seen the Clay interview yet. There just has to be clack from that show. I can't wait.

You did a great Mother's Day blog. Love it! Lois

T said...

It's always so refreshing to visit your blog and see all your beautiful graphics combined with the inspiring poems, quotes, etc. I always love reading them and looking at your very creative graphics. The Story of Colors is so interesting. Thanks so much and just watched Clay's interview regarding Las Vegas. Another exciting event -- hope we have clack.

Cheers and more power to your beautiful blogs.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog!! Happy I stopped by! Hope U have a great Mom's Day.!! Good job , I so enjoy your work!! Thanks!:) Donna in Wi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashes,

I finally made it back to finish reading your wonderful blog. I don't know where to start, so all I can say is I LOVE IT ALL!!!

Very interesting about colors, and so true....and of course I copied Sallys puzzle.

Thanks for ALL you do...


CCOL4HIM said...

Wow that's a beautiful blog! Take care & God bless. Love always, Cynthia

Chardonnay said...

Love you Ashes!
Always so much beauty in your blogs! You need to teach me!

Loved the montages and the flowers! But the crossword puzzles are always a bit difficult. heh

And I love Clay Aiken. Still and forever.

LovesClaysVoice said...

Great blog Ashes! It's just beautiful! Thank you!

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