Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monochrome and Marigolds


white rocks wrapped with black linen thread and beads.



Reach Out - Journal Page in black & white, 06/19/12



Marigolds are known as the "Herb of the Sun" and are symbolic of passion and creativity. The Welsh believed that if marigolds were not open early in the morning, then a storm was on the way. Marigolds have been used as love charms and incorporated into wedding garlands. Water made from marigolds was thought to induce psychic visions of fairies if rubbed on the eyelids. In some cultures, marigold flowers have been added to pillows to encourage prophetic or psychic dreamsLivingarts Originals







I hope your day has some creativity and passion in it.

Big Love, Beautiful Ones.

19 comments:

rebecca said...

lovely...watching you unfold is like an armful of flowers bursting open for the sheer happiness of it all!

here is my recent ode to marigolds
http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/2012/06/come-away-with-me.html

time to plant those slender slivers of seeds!

Birdie said...

Beautiful post.
I've been so enjoying your blog.
~bliss~
Birdie

bacon said...

So beautitul!
And thank you for the reminder to reach out. Just what I need to hear.

bacon said...

So beautitul!
And thank you for the reminder to reach out. Just what I need to hear.

Birdie said...

Thank you for popping by my blog and for leaving comments! So nice to find a blogger that responds to others that have taken the time to leave comments. I don't find that very often in blogland. You're truly one in a million!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Lovely herbal lore to go along with your graphic pages and stones. xox

jgr said...

Wonderful post and I love your wrapped stones. Marigolds are one of my favorite flowers, too! Big love to you my friend!

Lynn said...

those wrapped rocks look like jewelry to me...lovely pendants for sure!

Fun journal page!

Love marigolds. They are also good for keeping unwanted bugs out of the garden supposively! I used to grow them in abundance!

Kate said...

Love the monochrome look. The addition of the marigold was perfect. I loved hearing about the marigold symbolism, such a great post.

XO
Kate

Kate said...

Love the monochrome look. The addition of the marigold was perfect. I loved hearing about the marigold symbolism, such a great post.

XO
Kate

Jess said...

Marigolds are so bright and beautiful so I tried to grow some this year but they're being a little slow! It's lovely to see a photo to keep me going until they bloom.
I love your new 'reaching out' pebbles, how tricky it must have been to tie them so sweetly like that, your fingers are very clever. :)
Jess xx

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I love the shades of marigolds although as a cluster of flowers, they never really turned my crank. I am loving the contrast with the black and white here, though and especially the flower in your hair!

nacherluver said...

Lovely.

Cinner said...

Hi Kim, what a interesting post. Your photos are beautiful. I got a new cused computer so now I can comment. how I have missed being able to. hugs to you.

Olivia said...

My Queen, I never know WHAT to expect when I come here lately! There are so many new surprises, all beautiful! I really do like the monochrome. It's fun to step outside the box, isn't it? I would like to be able to do more of that. Wishing you many more days of art and beauty, xoO

beth said...

i love you and what you do in color or monochrome....

because that's only the outside.

inside, your heart is burning brightly with the most wonderful and vivid colors anyone has ever even attempted to see....xxoo

eb said...

reaching out
with creative passion
rocking with you...

xox - eb.

Fallingladies said...

Oh, oh! I totally am in love with your wrapped rocks and journal page! I have been meaning to wrap some rocks for a necklace and haven't gotten to it! these are stunning! I have been carrying one of the rocks you sent me in my pocket regularly! I wrapped a note on a strip of paper my mother gave me around it and carried it like a talisman.... Until i washed it by accident!

Seth said...

Loving your journal page!