Monday, July 29, 2013

A Bit of Blue

Blues, purples, and lavender are blooming at Heaven's Walk.

Not only out in the gardens, 
but inside as well.

There just something about mixing those deep, magical colors 
with blush pink that sweeps me off my feet.

Delphiniums, roses, and fluffy little carnations
plunked into a French body pitcher.
I think this is my favorite mix of flowers yet.

Pale pinks create a serene still-life on the living room fireplace mantel.
A whisper of lavender on the vase grounds it.

New iridescent blue Carnival glasses were discovered at a cold, rainy antique market this past weekend.
Shimmery purple and deep green seemingly glow from within the azure blue.

There just seems to be something very gypsy-like about these glasses.

When placed in rooms, the color blue adds depth and interest.

Two additional sconces (just like the ones I brought home last month)
were purchased from a dear friend, Michelle at reimagined just for you.
She was kind enough to sell me two more.
A German luster mug and small rose bowl were added to my small collection.

A pretty blue needlepoint canvas piece was purchased for only $9.50.
It may become a pillow.
It may just add texture and interest to vignettes...

One of the sconces was hung in the guest room.

The second one will replace the outdoor light that currently resides in my bath.

A bit of blue and a bit of bling.
It's always a good thing.

~  Blessings ~

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Passion & Grace

“Every heart has its passion.  
Doing what you love gives your spirit wings.”

"When we say that making art is an act of faith and that as we make art we pursue a spiritual path, we are not talking loosely. 
There is a grace in our every artistic encounter. 
~Julia Cameron's Artist's Way Every Day book 

Dream catchers.
Large wooden faux rosaries.
Sacred Hope Hearts.

My passion.

The grace in the spiritual path I'm walking.

In my haven of peacefulness,
inspired by the beauty of God's world around me ~
I create.

The windswept prairie. Deep,cool forests. The midnight tide.
Galloping horses. Dancing gypsies. Graceful ballerinas.

Given names that magically plant themselves in my mind as my hands wrap, tie, and string.

The music plays.
I listen to the stars and the birds with an open heart,
I create.

Enjoy stillness and quiet.
Appreciate His created beauty.
There is loveliness all around.
Choose to see it, hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it.
Open your eyes to wonder.
Then create.
Make your own kind of beauty.
~Susan (High Desert Home Blog)

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
I share with you here, some of my creations that have captured my soul and sent my spirit soaring.
The descriptions are what I see in my mind while I'm creating them.

I share with you....
my heart,
my passion.


"Blue Jean Baby "
Faded blue jeans and leather flip flops
with rustic beads and white feathers in her hair.
Simple, earthy, and devoted.

"Lavender Fields"
Fields of lavender as far as the eyes can see
beneath a sky of turquoise blue.
Serene and peaceful.

"Playful Pink"
Light and delicate pink floral fabric intertwines with shells and wooden beads.
Feminine and playful.

"Petite Prairie Clover"
A little prairie flower easily overlooked, but oh so fragrant.
Beads of rose, purple, and silver.
Tiny and sweet.

"Snow Goose"
Feathered white wings soar over woods and water and land webbed feet in wet sand.
An elegant creation of natural white earthy beauty.

"Purple Rain"
Gypsies dance under a moon-filled sky.
Deep, rich, and magical.

Sunny summer days beside an ocean of turquoise.
Sandy shells and and leaping dolphins.
Bright, colorful, and whimsical.

Petite "Starlight"
A tiny twinkling star in the evening sky.

"Princess Bride"
A barefoot bride in her ruffled white gown dancing and twirling through a prairie meadow.
Her diamond wedding band sparkling in the summer sun.
Innocence and purity.

Horses galloping across the wide open prairie.
Leather bridles and worn saddles.
Rustic stones and tarnished silver.
Wild, abandoned freedom.

A ballerina dancing across the stage on pink satin toe shoes.
Pure, simple elegance.

"Summer Song"
Summer days spent in the garden.
Streamers of pink and aqua florals.
Enchantingly feminine and bohemian.

"Winter Willow"
An 8" natural willow ring frosted with white streamers, wooden beads, sparkling crystals, and snowy white stones.  A soft, natural beauty whispering of quiet winter days.

And....brand new to my collection....

A new original creation from Heaven's Walk!

"Chasing Fireflies"
Seemingly lit from within the numerous pretty floral streamers,
tiny Moroccan silver bells tinkle and twinkle as they catch the soft evening breeze.
Fabric strips create the star-like center.
Sweet and romantic.

"Petite Chasing Fireflies"
A small version of the "Chasing Fireflies" wind catcher.
A sparkling, whimsical little ring of sky blue
with a fabric star center and tiny silver Moroccan bells.
A fairy tale whisper.


"Prairie Song"
Feminine and fun
in shades of pink and turquoise.

"Prairie Dancer"
Gypsy inspired and earthy.
Full of happy color.

"Prairie Blue Skies"
Clear blue summer skies kiss a flower filled meadow.

"Prairie Rose"
An unexpected bit of sweetness in the midst of a windswept prairie.


Soft leather cording is hand strung with a mix of large and small wooden beads
and finished with a large wooden cross.
Perfect for draping over shutters or doorways,
or laying on a pretty tray.


The rustic heart is handcrafted from natural clay
and embellished with two tiny handmade clay rosebuds created petal by petal.
After curing, it is then painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in 'Old White' (creamy white)
or 'Antoinette' (pale lilac pink lightly distressed),
and  hung from a slender piece of natural jute.

Hearts painted in 'Antoinette'.

Heart painted in 'Old White'.

A portion of the proceeds from my Sacred Hope Hearts are donated to breast cancer research.

My passions make unique and beautiful gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or a "just because you're special" surprise for someone you love.

Is there a song singing in your heart?

 ~  Blessings ~

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