Sailing *** Kim Klassen Texture : Dream *** Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman~ *** 5 Dreams ♥ Buy a Country Home
♥ Own my own little shop
♥ Have my Children's Books published
♥ Find & restore a Vintage trailer
♥ Adopt another Black Lab ♥ ♥ ♥ I apologize for the inconsistent posting of late ~ it has been aHOT Summer (especially for this Fall/Winter loving gal). I've been spending my time crafting & reading. At the moment, I'm (crying) um reading "Cherished ~ 21 Writers On Animals They Have Loved And Lost" by Barbara Abercrombie. Next in line it's "Emily & Einstein" by Linda Francis Lee and then "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett - can't wait for the movie to be out! ~Hope you are having a Dreamy Summer ~
This weeks Texture Tuesdays challenge is to use at least one layer of "Aurora". Orchids Kim Klassen Texture: Aurora *** Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. For beauty is God's handwriting, a way-side sacrament. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~ ***
Three years ago, Karen @ My Desert Cottage came up with the brilliant idea to host a blog party showing our creative spaces ... It was hugely successful and so much fun to see where fellow bloggers created & how they decorated their own little sacred space ♥ Each one uniquely special It is here that I blog ...
Add my Photographs to Flickr ... Write about my love of Nature ... Try out new ideas ... Art
a knocking from your soul
A place to dream ...
Decorate any way I like ~ fill with whimsy ~ surrounded by items that make me happy ...
A little spot where I like to hang around ...
So happy you have stopped by today ...
Since I have shown you around my Sparrow Studio before,
I thought for this years "Where Bloggers Create" party, I would create little mosaics showing you some of the creations that come out of Sparrow Studio :-) ~WELCOME~
Everything in my studio is either from Garage Sales, thrift shops, auctions or a curbside freebie (like my Duncan Phyfe art table) . The sides drop down, but I always need the added space :-) Here are a few things I like to make ...
I love to re-purpose & look at items with fresh eyes ...
What was once a vintage plastic drying rack is now a little chandelier holding tiny treasures that each have special meaning. My Christening photo, charms, a vintage post card from my hometown in England, a tiny "Posted From Home" letter in an envelope ... tiny items that would have been lost had they just been scattered around the room now tell a "story".
Snippets of fabric transform a plain laptop cover & what was once a cereal box is now a fabric covered journal. Little hearts with pockets just large enough to slip a love letter into hang on doors Valentine's Day (or everyday) :-). Vintage tablecloths become pretty aprons ... I especially love ones with bold graphics.
Crochet & knit making up patterns ... Just a little bit of leftover wool is all you need to make Earl Grey tea sipping gloves or rosettes to embellish a scarf :-)
On canvas, paper & fabric ...
~Eyes of Wonder~
~Everything Old is New Again~
an old silver tray becomes a chalk board ... bottle caps become magnets & a vintage mechanics light now holds twine... Industrial Charm :-) A place to Journal & Doodle ...
And paint ... My wooden paint box is a garage sale find ~ it was previously owned by an artist and has the most aroma ... I thought of Beatrix Potter when I spotted it & envision it taken on many outdoor painting excursions...
Sketch & draw those I love ... My daughter with her beloved childhood budgie Jacob, on her Graduation Day, and our precious Ernie in his red Winter jacket that was once our Ben's ♥
Sparrow Studio is a spot to create little gifts & photo cards for friends ...
~Birds & Nests~
fill all the nooks and crannies ... a Sparrow will somehow find it's way on everything I make :-)
One day I will write about my "Story of the Sparrow" ♥
~Paper & Glue~
I love creating Inspiration boards ~The travelling studio~
Even when I am on vacation, I take along crafting supplies. An old sugar shaker holds glue sticks and buttons and small pair of scissors all tucked into a wicker picnic basket. ~Collections~
I love to read. Books & magazines fill the shelves ... Notebooks are filled with inspirational quotes. ~Inspiration~
Comes in all shapes & sizes ... It is found everywhere ...
Langston Hughes is my favourite poet & "I Dream A World" my favourite poem.
I love the written word ♥ You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so
where you do not know what is in the morning paper.
A place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
At first you may think nothings happening.
But if you have a sacred space and take advantage of it
and use it every day, something will happen.
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself
gain and again
Thank you for stopping by today. Thank you Karen for hosting another wonderful, fun, blog party. I can't wait to visit with you all.