here in the northeast,
these winter days have been very grey
as of late!
as of late!
on these types of days,
you will most likely find me
wrapped around a cup of lavender earl grey tea
with a soy candle lit on my studio table as i work
while Adam Hurst's
soulful cello sonnets woo me in the background!!
so much so,
i feel like this lilac tinged fairy!
would you care to join me?
unless you live somewhere warm ~
then i kindly ask instead,
might i join you?!?
if one were to glance around my studio
on this grey day,
here is a glimpse of what they may see...
upon this mirror
i have written one of my favorite quotes
by Martha Graham
using a silver sharpie
to remind me to be myself
and that there is only one of each of us in all of time...
a most apropos thought when glancing at ones reflection in a mirror, no?
a ruffled tissue paper garland rests on top
and dangles down the sides,
softly rustling when i brush by...
treasures from the sea are always present in my surroundings,
for when i close my eyes
and graze them every so slightly with my fingertips
the sea washes over me...
ever calling and inspiring me...
this is my studio bookcase
it contains a lot of my creations,
meaningful gifts of the heart from friends ~
and other whimsical delights...
as you could imagine,
inspiration is always present :)
i adore the lines of this little silver clock
that i found at a secondhand shop long ago.
i simply added an image in place of the face
although, while i am working in my studio,
time always seems to stand still!
i am drawn to beautiful artisan spun yarns...
they can be found scattered everywhere in my studio
to feel them is like caressing the softest little lamb
lots o' pretties...
even humble chicken wire
can look lovely over a shallow silver bowl...
hand dyed satin ballet slippers
to remind me to always seek beauty
and to be graceful in my steps...
more lovely treasures from friends
and cashmere roses...
an apothecary jar full of snippets
of my hand dyed sea silk ribbons
that are often incorporated into my creations,
are always close at hand...
it is often those little details
that can turn the ordinary into extraordinary
wouldn't you agree?!
i often seek mirrored,
reflective items to help refract precious light within my home
as dancing light is magical!
my artisan brass, hair butterfly adornment...
a most lovely piece that makes my heart flutter ~
and sparkles so lovely in the summer sun!
at the end of the day,
this is but a glimpse inside my studio
and the whimsical contents therein
i do hope you have enjoyed
sharing this grey day with me ~
would you like another cup of tea?!
join me next time for an easy peasy tutorial
and a few valentine delights!
sharing this post with:
petite michelle louise's: grey dey thursdey
common ground's: be inspired friday
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
my romantic home's: show and tell Friday
here's to lavender earl grey tea!