"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Taken by the light

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"The door was left ajar. Slowly, quietly, my wondering heart got closer and just like a moth, it followed the light..." Alina
Hello my dear friends, do you remember me? I have been gone for quite sometime, the truth is, I found my words repetitive, monotonous and boring. I seemed to have reached a crossroad and so I plunged into a sort of abyss hoping to collect and regroup.

So much has happened! Wedding planning and preparations, self discoveries (one is never too old for those) the learning of new craft techniques, and above all, the rush to find time to savour each day.

I'd like to share some of the most important events. My daughter's bridal shower. It was held at a restaurant by the Hudson River, the theme was the ocean and its treasures. Here she is, my sweet little mermaid...

One of the most exciting highlights of the party was the live Monarch butterflies. I ordered them from a butterfly farm and they arrived individually wrapped in cellophane envelopes. At the end of the party each guest was given one. I read this beautiful Irish blessing:
"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun and find your shoulder to light on, to bring you luck, happiness and riches, today, tomorrow and always"

Then they were set free.

  Here is one, resting, and just like my daughter, getting ready to fly and seek new adventures...

 On May 27th we had a visit from Stork Kingdom.  Let me introduce you to Sophia Clarissa, our sweet niece. Such joy to welcome a new baby!

The baby sure is beautiful and cute but Abby is not worried, she knows she will always be our Number One LOL. How I love this puppy! No words here...

All these planning and festivities have reduced the amount of days spent at the Purple Caravan but I still manage to sneak away.

During the month of May there was a total Clematis explosion.

No matter how many days are spent on the porch, every afternoon when the sun begins to set and the light shifts, I can't think of a better place to be...

This season my time for decorating has been put on hold. However, I did find this table during a walk through the woods. It was completely covered by spiderwebs but I absolutely loved it. After a good cleaning it makes a great addition to the porch. What do you think?

I have also been busy trying to learn to draw faces and create Art Journals. These are a few of my attempts. I do plan to take classes but for now I find guidance and inspiration from so many amazing, talented women on the Web World.
Acrylic paint and watercolor markers
Color pencils and watercolor

Speaking of amazing women, I received this beautiful gift from my dear friend Olive. Such a kind, generous soul, she "hoped to make me smile." Not only did I smile but I also cried. Thank you Olive, you will never know how precious these are to me, not only because they come from you but also because they come from England! my dreamland since I can remember :0)

Incredible buttons, a book about London (in my dreams I visit all those places)  a photo holder shaped like those gorgeous "call boxes"

An  awesome mini album folded in a clever way, stamped, colored and distressed. I will  have a hard time adding anything to this. It's just too perfect!

Loads of ceramic buttons (I am only showing a few) I can't wait to do something with them! A felt heart embellished with pearls and charms, a charming mini quilt stamped and embellished with yet more buttons and ribbons. Treasures from a kindred spirit all the way from across the world. Dear Olive, thank you again. You are the best!

It will be quite hectic here for the rest of this month (the wedding is on October 7th) I am looking forward the "calm after the storm" lol so that I may have a chance to stop by and see what you have been up to.

Hope everyone's been healthy and  happy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and sparkles,