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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Friday, February 15, 2019

I'll give you the moon ...

"what do you want?
you want the moon?
Just say the word
and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
Hey, that's a pretty good idea.
I'll give you the moon"
~George Bailey~
It's a Wonderful life
Since the weather has made walking tricky, it's freed up a lot of time to spend in my little sparrow studio. I dedicated an entire week to just cleaning and purging. Everything was removed, sorted, re-arranged … bags held donations which I took to our local animal rescue store … I found things I forgot about {and lots of duplicate items as a result ;-D} and everything looks nice and fresh and organized {for the time being … because once the creating starts … well … :-D

My daughter and I took a candle making class a few weekends ago and had so much fun!
We chose our own essential oils to add to our soy candles and even garnished the tops with dried botanicals!
Since we created 3 4ounce candles, I placed one on my coffee table, one on my bath tray, and the other, I brought into my studio. The subtle scent has been so lovely as I move about, paint, listen to jazz, watch the snow fall outside my window ...

On the 10th, we saw the amazing Sarah Brightman at the Sony Centre! We've seen her live before, and she never disappoints … that voice!!

As well as a few 8 x 10's, I've been painting key chains and loving working on the  tiny little wooden canvas a key chain size provides. They are sitting on my table waiting to be varnished … 

I wrote out a list of things I wanted to do for 2019... taking more workshops was on the list... starting with the candle making . I've signed up for   *meditation/mindfulness* which I've taken many times before, but it's a topic I am interested in and like listening to others thoughts & experiences... and punch needle was another!
I have been fascinated with this art form for some time now but had a really hard time finding the punch needle and weavers cloth here in Canada. I persevered and found a shop :-D and looking forward to my punch needle accessories to arrive so I can begin! Looking through my art, I already have patterns galore to use.
 "pulled by the lure of you" is my latest painting & may just become a punch needle project too!
"wild one
may the earth hold you
the wind sweep you off your feet
the fire ignite your soul
and the water quench your thirsty heart
you are worthy
you are loved"
~Wild Moon Woman~
have a wonderful weekend,
deb x

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

hello february ...

Experienced a brief visit from the frigid Polar Vortex
...you know it's cold when your dog doesn't want to go for a walk :-D
Even though the feeders were filled to the top, new blocks of suet were out,
a bowl of peanuts sat on the deck, the birds were no where to be found for a few days …
the first to arrive back in the garden were our sweet Cardinal couple xo
icy lake
snowy walks
"Life is a book.
Every day is a new page.
Every month is a new chapter.
Every year is a new series."

Monday, January 7, 2019

happy new year ...

happy new dreams
happy new days
happy new desires
happy new ways
happy new year

my guiding word for 2019
verb: make or become * spread out from a rolled state* especially in order to be open to the wind*
"unfurling a sail"

Monday, December 10, 2018

Dogs & December ...

He sat on the sofa basking in the sunshine, warming up.
We had spent a good couple of hours walking through the woods … I was picking up pine cones...
he was picking up scents :-D
Meeting up with a few younger dogs, he tried to catch up as they ran for balls running circles around him  …
His 10 year old legs prefer walking to running these days. I watch him with a smile on my face … what is it about your own dog? there is just none like them!
The white around his eyes, muzzle, chest and paws is more visible against his shiny black coat.
What a handsome boy he is!

Once home, I make a cup of tea & spend the remainder of the afternoon creating boughs to hang around the garden.
Cedar and pine cones simply tied with twine for the country look we love. Outside {and indoors} decorating is all finished now.
"my sunshine doesn't come from the skies. It comes from the love that's in my dog's eyes"
Brown eyes watching every move I make.
My Velcro dog x
"some people don't understand why my dog means so much to me.
That's ok, my dog does"

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

time flies ...


I'm not sure where the time has gone …noticed that  more than a month has passed since my last blog post … stats show that you are all still stopping by for a visit … thank you x

I have been posting {almost daily} on my Instagram account however {link is on my sidebar}

Due to a rotating Canada Post Strike, I haven't added many Christmas themed items to my Etsy shop this year {although I have been painting … a lot!} … will take some photos & post those here soon :-) 

The Christmas boxes have made their way upstairs and decorating has begun … it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

d xo

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Sunday serenity ...

an October afternoon
from my little corner of the world
As I walk,
as I walk,
the Universe
is walking with me.
is on every side.
As I walk,
I walk with beauty.
~Navajo Prayer~

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

October hush ...

"all we have, it seems to me,
is the beauty of 
art and nature and life
and the love
which that beauty inspires"
~Edward Abbey~ 
It's one of those October days
where the wind is blowing, the leaves are dancing
it's misty and foggy and yet so very soothing and cozy...
You bundle up and head out to one of your favourite spots and walk … 
and although you've walked there many times, you spot something new and magical & smile
~ life is change … flow/grow with it~
embracing the seasons
into the wild 
similarities and yet each unique 
"promise me one thing
wild child,
never filter your soul
to suit a mould"
~Nikki Rowe~ 
a beautiful tangle
nature's weaving
"some are born to play it safe
others are born to live it wild"
~Nikki Rowe~
"life is a balance
of holding on
letting go"
Archer … let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods
and listen to the magic whispers
of old trees …