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Saturday, February 26, 2011

And the winner is...

Raesha D!!!!
Drawn from a crown by the princess herself this morning! Thank you guys for all you comments! I felt the love...I really did!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

oh spring! I miss thee!!

" Awake, thou wintry earth-

Fling off thy sadness!

Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth

Your ancient gladness!"

Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

A few pretties from my garden last year to cheer you, and help me remember
that the snow can't last forever. Have a wonderful day! xoxo

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brooch Giveaway!!!

The wonderful Regina at Creative Kismet put on a very cool brooch swap, and she had the great idea to give one away on each of our blogs of those that participated! So if you would like to win this little cutie leave your name in the comments!! I will randomly select a name for the winner on friday!!
It is a copper wire heart, shaped and hammered with a patina added for dimension, the inside is filled with paper, vintage book text and resin. The back is covered with felt and has a clasp. Hope you win!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"Where you tend a rose...

a thistle cannot grow." Frances Hodgson Burnett

I painted this last week as part of the awesome online class by Misty Mawn. I have taken 3 classes from her now, and in each one, I am continually amazed at her talent and beautiful spirit.

I have been thinking so much this last while about how my thought life affects my outward life. The quote in this painting is a reminder to me that when you plant and nurture positive beautiful thoughts, there is no room for negative ugly ones.
This is a shot of the whole thing. I really need to learn how to take better pictures of my work. It was just pure creative bliss making this by the end...and total torture when it was going through its UGLY DUCKLING stage! Persevere through the stretching, uncomfortable spots...and you may come out the other side with something you love.

May you all have a week filled with positive wondrous thoughts of beauty, about yourselves, your art, and your life! xo