Friday, May 29, 2009

New Fairy House Available!!!

This is the beautiful little Fairy House that Mike and I made!! Isn't it so cute?! It really has a lot of wonderful detail and charm and is so woodsy and filled with so many great little things. It is about 18" high and 11" wide. If anyone is interested in purchasing it, it is $250 and the shipping is $40. It would be so perfect for anyone who is totally enchanted with fairies and their little forest homes!!
Sorry the photos are so small, but if you click on them, you can see them a lot larger!! Contact me if you are interested!! We can make smaller or larger homes with various prices, so let me know if you would like us to create a fantastic fairy house for you!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Help!! Can't get my pictures to upload! Anyone have any ideas??

Hello...... If anyone could help me with my blog right now, I would be so grateful!!! I am having trouble uploading pictures to my blog (and even my Etsy store, too!!) Can't figure out what is going on! What's happening is whenever I go to post something and click on the icon for Add Image, it does bring up the window to find the picture, so I've done that and then clicked on the image I want to upload but then the window is stuck, nothing happens!! I noticed in that window, it had gone to "large image" instead of medium, which is what I ususally use (medium). I clicked medium again and it keeps going back to large. It never did that before. I also reduced the # of posts I have on each page to 5 posts. I did have it set at 7 days posted on one page, but I thought that was too much. Changing that didn't seem to do anything!! I am desperate!! I can't post anything on my Etsy store either!! Does anyone have any idea what I am doing wrong or if there's something wrong with my computer?? I tried hitting refresh, that didn't seem to do anything. I never had any trouble uploading pictures before!! I also changed the setting in the browse window to "all pictures" instead of "all files". That didn't work either. Please contact me if you could help me at all. I really need to post some things on my blog andmy Etsy store but just can't figure out what's wrong!! Thank you so much!! Debbie

Friday, May 22, 2009

Just a few of my photographs

Here are a few of my photos. Have so many more would like to post. I've been going for walks a lot lately and have been taking pictures, will share those. The weather here is so nice.....beautiful breeze, birds happy and singing way up in the trees, lovely, lovely flowers. I love being outside!!
have a happy, flowery day!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I would love to be a flower garden

Life is a beautiful thing, a very beautiful, breathtaking, humorous, precious and exciting thing. I have so many things I would love to share with anyone who will listen. Don't you think there are just thousands, probably millions of people all over the world who wish they could talk to someone?? How comforting and wonderful it is to sit across from another person and share with them......who you are, what you like, how you feel about everything!!
I haven't done that very often with my blog......shared with you who I am. So, I thought I would tell you a little more about myself......
My husband Mike and I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. We recently moved to an apartment close to downtown. I really wasn't sure I would like living downtown but it's actually wonderful. We're of course, not right downtown, but on the outskirts. We live in a wonderful neighborhood filled with incredible, huge and glorious old houses with huge trees and lovely gardens. Mike and I love to go for walks for hours up and down the neighborhoods looking at the homes and yards, commenting to each other how lovely and beautiful they all are. "Oh, look at that tower".....or what wonderful vines growing all along that pretty window". Mike and I have the same interests and the same feelings about homes and design and architecture. We love talking to each other about the houses and what we like about each one. Sometimes, though, we just walk quietly along the street, looking down at the bumpy sidewalks and listening to the birds singing. This time of year is absolutely beautiful!!! If only it would stay this way!
We have opened our own gallery here in Salt Lake City. I posted some things about it previously and also put some short videos of our gallery. It's been so wonderful to have our own art space. People have received us so wonderfully! We will be doing the Farmer's Market here, too, in about a month, so that should be really fun!
I miss our son Michael and his wife so much......they live in California. Does anyone else miss their children who have grown up and gone on their own?? We have such wonderful sons. We do get to see our other son and his wife who live here, fairyly often, but we sure miss when we all lived closer! They are the light of my life, as is my husband. I am so grateful for them!!
Well, all for now. Would so love to hear from anyone!! I really miss getting comments. Haven't heard from anyone is such a long time.
Have a beautiful day!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wonderful photos!

More beautiful photos that I found recently. So lovely and inspiring!
It is Gallery Walk tonight in Salt Lake City!! Hope you'll stop by our new gallery if you live or are in the area! Our gallery is called "Marcel & Florette's Curious Menagerie". It's at 351 West Pierpont Ave., in downtwon SLC, near the Gateway Mall. We'll be there from 5:00 until 9:30 and all day, too! Hope to see you there!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I miss nature

I miss being in nature so much. I mean, really in nature. Not just walking down a neighborhood, lined with beautiful trees and lovely yards, but real nature.....a deep woods, a precious, endless field of soft, delicate flowers, the ocean, amazing and wondrous. We recently moved into the city more and although it is very exciting and interesting and fun, I find myself longing for nature even more than before. In my mind, I keep picturing fields of green, like in Ireland, or the powerful seas and waves crashing along the coast of Ireland. I just long to see little animals and birds and to not hear any noise or sound of the city. I can see why there are so many problems in the world, is because people have gotten so far away from nature. The peace, the tranquility, the amazing, incredible beauty of nature.....we all need that, desperately!!!
I am going to try and go for a walk, find somewhere that I can go and gather little twigs and funny flower petals, somewhere that is enchanting and beautiful and wondrous. It will be amazing if I can find anything like there here. I feel like a fish out of water, gasping for air. I miss Washington so much, especially the ocean. When I see picture or movies of the ocean, I have a terrible heartache and sadness, a longing for the sea. It is so alive and has such a voice. I miss it terribly. All of nature, I miss just the world of nature, all on it's own, away from manmade things. How did we get so far from that??
I hope you can have a quiet, beautiful moment today somewhere out in the wondrous, natural world!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

It's a beautiful day. Mother's Day is so special. I wish you all a very sweet and kind and wonderful day, this Mother's Day. I miss my mother. She lives in Washington state and we live in Utah. I'll call her today, but I wish so much we could be with her to spend this special day. We need to cherish our mothers so much. What would we do without them? Happy Mother's Day to all mothers. My prayers are with you that you will have a very wonderful day!!!
(Photos from Pia Jane Bijkerk, Sanctuary, We heart it Girl and Vaux Juin)
Hope you have lots of smiles today!!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

the ivy that spoke french

she tiptoed ever-so-quietly through the dense woods, the forest's voice seemed to call to her, but she waited and did not speak until she saw the first shaft of light coming through the trees.
she came upon some children, her smile at seeing them rekindled memories of a childhood, not far gone, but waiting behind a hydrangea bush,
she smiled back at them, their expressions were ones of surprise but silence. "why are you here?" she asked. they just giggled and ran away. she tried to follow them, but they were too quick.
then she passed an old man, bent over, nearly to the ground with twigs and branches on his back. "he must be carrying them for firewood", i thought, "but perhaps instead he will make a fence with them; it would be very sad to burn such lovely branches".
the afternoon was so changeable. once a dark and silent room, the forest was, then turned into a lovely, breathtaking garden, filled with amazing color and vibrancy! "how can these changes be taking place in such a short time?" she wondered. lilacs and dark vegetable leaves, but then a dense thicket. then again, color followed by darkness. a symbol of life, she thought.
she was drawn to the color with great anticipation and love. it embraced her, each color like a friend from the past. the black and white shadows and scenes puzzled her in a likeable way, but she always wanted to run away from them, like the children. perhaps it is our souls that are drawn to the colors, like the images of heaven that we have deep in our hearts.
she walked and walked, finding dreams and lands filled with oddities and enchantments, but her heart searched for the children, too, who had scampered away like birds, earlier that day. "where had they gone to?" she wondered to herself.
suddenly a bird landed on a delicate twig on a bush before her. he tilted his head this way and that and then flew away, but looking back at her with the most tiny, sweet grin, she knew she was to follow him.
after running and darting through the thin trees of the woods, finally she came upon the little group of children. they were sitting upon a clearing of moss, eating a meal of bread and and tea and peaches.
she sat down with them and gave them each a ribbon. "these are for your hair, so you may look pretty and handsome". one child began to giggle again, then they all laughed hilariously, as if a huge door had opened in the forest into a bright meadow of funny flowers.
"let's go", they called to me.
i followed them and we ran to the most beautiful meadow i had ever seen. filled with bright birds and enormous flowers, it was the land i had dreampt of, all my life. and to think children would lead me there; it was a true life, a true afternoon. it was a happy day,
at last.