Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More tumbler beauty......



so busy with our book I just haven't had time to post very much lately. our book will be done, soon! (we are writing an instructional book about our nature art!) so hope you enjoy these for now, will add more soon. hope you're having a nice Christmas season.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Amazing new movies!

                             "Noah" with Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson
                                                  "The Son of God", absolutely beautiful!
"Heaven is for Real", based on an amazing true story
"Winter's Tale", Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Colin Farrell
"The Invisible Woman", beautiful film about Charles Dickens
"The Christmas Candle", beautifully done!
"Grace of Monaco" with Nicole Kidman
"The Monument's Men" based on a true story about saving art!
"The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box"
"Ant Boy", looks fantastic!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The quiet day.......

sundays are so quiet and peaceful. i really appreciate the calmer feeling of sundays, when people are rushing about less and sitting at home, reading or talking to one another. i wish every day could be a little more peaceful, don't you?
we are working on our book about our fairy furniture and houses. we are so excited that we will finally have a real book about our art.....actually published!! it should be out in the spring of next year. it will be about how to make our nature art and i really think it will be a beautiful and very unusual book! so happy about it.
i hope you'll be able to take time out today to rest and to do something that makes you happy. that's so important. have a wonderful day! would love to hear from you......
these breathtakingly pretty photographs are from tumblr......
and others
the last painting is my very favorite! it is so pretty and delicate and gentle. it expresses who i am the most.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Beautiful colors......


more pictures from tumblr......

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

we wonder about life.....

how we wonder about life. we look out a window or gaze at distant trees and feel there is something quietly sitting near us......a presence, a feeling, perhaps the spirit of someone or an event in the past that has touched our lives in some miraculous, amazing, unexplained way. life is more than we can imagine and yet we imagine so much in our minds and in our hearts. what is that gap, that space.....that eludes us, like a whispering wind or a breath.....that speaks to us but not with words. it talks in a spiritual, languageless world, a way of talking that something far away in us understands.

i wish i understood everything. i wish i knew how every person felt. there are so many people in the world that enter our lives, perhaps for just a fleeting, brief moment, whom we wonder about and find our eyes squinting and asking ourselves.....why is it that that person seems so familiar to me? something finite binds us, holds humanity together with such a silken, quiet thread. i know it is god. perhaps someone else might feel it is different. no matter, really. just words, definitions and thought processes that equal our personalities but not our vast ability to love one another behind that place called known. we are tied together, us in this human world by something very unusual. it is beautiful, it is quiet and it knows so much more than we do, and yet it never acts like it is more knowledgeable than we. it is equal in our steps and equal in our breath. perhaps it is just a tiny shell who smiles at us as we walk by it on the beach. the shell remembers us forever, it is that tiny friend that is still holding our hand, when we walk away.....hundreds of yards and miles from that tiny spot on the sand.

these beautiful photos are from tumblr

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

how healing is art and the creative soul......

anja mulder
windwrinkle on tumblr
Paul Roversi
vera nilsson
Again, hours spent amazed at what I find on Tumblr.....here are other sites to see beautiful, beautiful art and creativity of all kinds.....
I have so many things I should be working on every day but am so drawn to finding beautiful creativity......it gives me hope and comfort and joy to see how deeply sensitive and creative people are. The world falls apart at every turn, but people still need to do art, to photograph beautiful flowers and children, little cats being silly and places that amaze and leave us speechless. If I couldn't spend a little time each day searching for those things that bring me peace and happiness, I would want to curl up in a cold corner and seek for another world, for that is what beauty gives me.....a world that is filled with lovely light and the voice of a paradise I know is real.