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Jan 30, 2014

...a grey day in my studio...

here in the northeast,
these winter days have been very grey
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
and voila!
instant customization!
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!

Jan 28, 2014

little pieces of my soul...

...every January
i find myself clearing away
 things in my home and studio

i suppose one could say
that i am re-calibrating...
~ a new beginning ~
so to speak,
and a constructive approach
during these cold, long winter months
while waiting for spring to arrive :)
it is a ritual
that i have grown to look forward to
after all the hustle and bustle of holiday delights

this year,
i feel an urge to not only clear away the clutter in my studio ~
but to also
clear away the clutter in my heart
 for after awhile,
toxic buildup can weigh heavy on you!!

perhaps a few of you feel this way too?!

i believe it is important to listen to the cues
that your heart, mind and soul give you.

so i have begun a quest, 
upping challenges beyond my "comfort zone"
to strengthen my body
by participating in yoga ballet.
(a strong core = sound heart)
to nurture my heart
by taking the time
and immersing my mind into
such books as "The Artist's Way" 
"Positive Energy" 
(sound heart = creative energy)
and allowing my creative core
 the freedom to dance outside the lines that i've drawn for myself
(creative energy = soul print expressions)
and i must say
i am excited with the conscious effort
to dwell in the possibilities!!


as of late, i have been noticing a slide in my blog postings.

when i began this blog,
i made a promise to myself that "blogging"
would always be from my best, authentic self
and not be tainted by frustration,
negativity, comparisons or unwanted outside voices/influences
but to instead,
always be a place of inspiration and beauty.

the nurturing feedback
 and friendships formed within this blogging community
have blessed me beyond what i could have possibly imagined.
i enjoy sharing with all of my dear readers
the things from my heart and soul...

of course there have been moments of despair
and heart bruises!
enlightenment to a better you is not supposed to be easy ~
i take comfort in this constant truth
that it IS
 a unique journey that only you can write
and we can all choose to be a positive heart!
i am sharing what my creative soul print has been up to!

a silk nuno felted poetry piece

...complex and interwoven,
spun from the finest silks and fibers ~

with ethereal touches of gossamer beauty.
ours, are hearts of wonder

and crave other worldly delights
as we flit and flutter
to and fro ~

in search of those intangible moments
 that simply take our breath away...

this nuno felted fiber poetry piece comprises of layer upon delicate layer of details:
 infused bits of lace, threads of iridescent fibers and fine silk, 
that radiate from within and can be seen clearly when held up in the light 
 handwoven over with mohair yarn, gossamer linen threads
and embellished with a diaphanous silk fairy and tiny glass pearl beads.

this is the first creative soul print of the year...

it is also my desire in this post,
to send out love and encourage you dear hearts out there
that also have a deeper creative yearning, 
to keep stretching your wings
and to keep honing that which makes you happy inside
for you will never know the opportunities that await,
until you try!!

believe in YOU
and just DO IT!

here's to a new year full of possibilities!


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