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Monday, February 8, 2016

In the garden ...

It's raining at the moment
but snow is on it's way ...
Lots of action in the garden ...
Little ones wait patiently in the morning...
Everyone has their own special spot...
This looks like a great "look out" area ...
Peanuts have been bought
We are all ready for tomorrow's hungry crew :-)
this is an older photo ... but one that makes me smile every time I look at it :-)
The Robins had nested here (when our gazebo is covered in lush Honeysuckle vine you can hardly see that anyone is nesting ... but it's become such a popular spot in our garden that we automatically look here now ) and this little cutie decided that it was a good hiding spot for a few peanuts.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

A month filled with Celebrations ...
A New Year
An Anniversary
vases of daisies ...
because your family knows how much you love them ♥
a lovely read
some of my woodland treasures on my table
receiving the most gorgeous, handmade gift ~ completely unexpected ~ from a kindred spirit ♥
I have met the loveliest people through my Etsy shop and when after receiving an order, someone is so pleased that they in return send you one of their handmade creations ... well ... words can not express how touched I was.
a Sparrow rug hooking
packs of tea & goodies
& the sweetest card.
Thank you so very much dear Jama xo
And when a Crow makes an appearance while in the midst of a new painting ... that little touch of magic just calls for him to be added ♥

Friday, January 22, 2016

Colour me happy cards ...

I've created a little bundle of Colour me happy cards for my shop.
Lovely to give, as is,  or coloured to give  for a Birthday, Anniversary. Valentine, Easter, New Baby, Congratulations, Wedding, or my favourite ... "just because" ♥
Perfect to give to a child to colour for gift giving (I love receiving hand made gifts)
Slip one in your planner with a few pencils to colour while waiting for an appointment...
Small and  compact ... for a little mindful moment
6 cards
birds ... bunny ...
butterflies ... wise woman ...
flowers ... soulful whispers ...
Notes from Sparrows Post
~Colour me happy card set~

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Winter love note ...

~When Winter delivers a Love note ~
~An inquisitive Heart & Mind ~
~I bring you JOY~
Three new prints available in my Etsy shop ♥
Snow * Trees * Warmth and Love of hOMe *Sparrows ... always Sparrows ♥
Cozy in  Sparrow Studio, twinkle lights on,  my paints and paper ,   music playing, glancing up from my Art table periodically to watch the snow flakes dance about outside.  Archer is peacefully curled up on his bed... while I happily create little Winter love notes with paint and paper. Winter Bliss ♥
Hope you are having a wonderful Monday too.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields,
that it kisses them so gently?
And then it covers them up snug, you know,
with a white quilt; and perhaps it says
"Go to sleep, darlings, till Summer comes again"
~Lewis Carroll~
Through the Looking Glass

Friday, January 8, 2016

Woodland walks & weavings ...

I brought my weavings to the woods today
to hang them from familiar branches
and take a few photos of them against the gorgeous bark of long standing trees
I've  create 4 little weavings and added some of my watercolour birds to the front.
Each weaving is different ... one-of-a-kind from the colours, to the variety of weaving techniques, the fringe and the image.
Sparrow * Blue Jay* Winter Wren* Blue Bird
and will be heading to my Etsy shop later this afternoon ♥

If you are seeking creative ideas,
go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man
when he goes for a walk
~Raymond Inmon~
Sweet Archer ... best walking partner ever ♥

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A furry feast ...

This was the scene Christmas morning ...
the only thing left of the garland was a small strand of Cheerios.
I do hope the birds managed to get a few nibbles!
I thought he looked so cute with his "candy necklace" :-)
Little bits of loose twine hung from the branches with
no food in site. On the ground were a few orange/tangerine peels.
The only proof that there was ever garlands of food strung on the tree.
yes, I think this proves that our squirrels are
very well fed :-)