Thursday, September 18, 2014

Preserving sunshine…

Last week I bought this glorious sunshiny bouquet of sunflowers to grace my home when my dear friends Linda and Mike came for a visit.



This morning, the sunflowers were droopy, dropping petals and looking kind of sad.


Kind of like me after a sleep-less night of worrying about some peeps I love.


While my coffee was brewing, I went to my art stuff stored in the garage,

and brought out my Microfleur Flower Press.


I gathered the some of the petals off of the wilting sunflowers and arranged them on the press for drying.


About 40 seconds in the microwave and I had these beautiful bright yellow petals preserved.


Sunshine captured for later use in a collage or art piece of some kind.


Maybe a mandala with some other leafy bits from the past?

All the pieces carefully, lovingly,  preserved in the pages of some old books ready to be given another chance to be part of the beauty ?


The sleepless night and the process of preserving these sunshine petals this morning made me revisit some lessons I am learning


for what seems like the billionth time.

Worrying doesn’t change the outcome.

Focusing on the negative only brings more negative to you.

And of course,

Love is the answer to every question.

Going to focus on how love applies today.

Starting with myself !

Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones !

Monday, September 8, 2014

Super Moon, Precious Orb

Tonight, September 8th is the full moon. 
Harvest moon.
Super Moon.

I was inspired to create this little piece on a 6"x6" canvas. Acrylic paints, distress ink markers, collage bits, rusted paper, and gold India ink. 
Oh and a little sprig of lavender. 

The full moon is said to be bringing spiritual and emotional healing.

Lords knows we can all use some of that !

Bring it on!
I hope the super moon brings you blessing, Beautiful ones!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Haiku My Heart–I go to the Sea


I go to the sea.

Sky, sand, sun, cloud, wave, bird, air.

I return to me.


I return to the beauty of a few carefully chosen words and the bright hearts that share them at Haiku My Heart.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Visited by Bella Grace

I was recently the lucky, lucky winner of a give away on the She Is Three blog.

I won a copy of the gorgeous magazine Bella Grace, and some treasures from the three awesome talents that make up the She is Three trio.


This arrived in my mailbox yesterday !


Just look at the beautiful goodies inside !


Pumpkin looks suitably impressed, doesn’t she ?


The magazine is a true treasure. Juicy, beautiful, inspiring, a delight !


Thank you to Jennifer, Bella and Deb for making this giveaway so extra special

and for all the sweet soul candy you share.

Big Love, Beautiful Ones !