Monday, January 31, 2011

A Small Tapestry

A small little 8x5 needle felted tapestry, ideal to pin on your notice board

love and light   Marie

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Treasure Box

I love the flow of wool, it blends together like paint
I never tire working with  its beautiful colors.

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Memory books

My rainbow memory books are quite popular, I enjoy making them 
I have just finished these
They are spiral bound and I have added pure wool co-ordinating trim on the edge.

My lovely friend Mel , has a beautiful giveaway. From her Sea Garden Jewellery Collection
Do click here to enter
love and light  Marie

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Children playing

Having two beautiful nieces gives me lots of inspiration to create new things
I think up stories for them, and love the magic of Enchantment
I have had my stories rejected by publishers, but I am still putting them out there
You just never know who might pick them up
I have been lucky with my needle felt creations, I may now be lucky with my stories.

Love and light  Marie

Monday, January 24, 2011

The softness of Pink

The softness of Pink, delights my eye

Love and light  Marie 

My lovely friend Mel , has a beautiful giveaway. From her Sea Garden Jewellery Collection
Do click here to enter

Friday, January 21, 2011

Beautiful Blog Award

   The delightful Beth of Acorn Pies has awarded me a Beautiful Blogger award
How sweet she is, I in turn delight in her artistic creations
 Do click here to view her blog

Love and light  Marie

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The wonder of imagination

I wonder what this little Gnome is thinking
I wonder why he is sitting under a tree
I wonder why he is bathed in moonlight

The wonder of imagination is very important to me
I do not put faces on my creations, I do not need to
They speak to the viewer of a different world
Of an Enchanted world
What people see in my art is always interesting
What do you see in this little Gnome?.

Love and light  Marie

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paths that lead to home

This is the path I walk when I am coming home.
The sweet smell of Mother Earth greets me
Rustic wood and fragment lemons
Climbing ivy and red roses
Grape vines intertwining 
Orange brick and  stepping stones
This is the path that leads to my home

Love and light  Marie

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Power of Purple

I work with  Purple when I am feeling the need to connect with my deeper self
When I am wanting, inspiration, imagination, and spirituality
It stimulates me and expands my awareness, connecting me to a higher consciousness
It is not a color I use often, as it is very powerful
When I make wise wizards, they always wear  swirling Purple cloaks
It is good for me to work with this color, as it has a different energy, than the other colors
What do you think about the color Purple?

Love and light  Marie

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunflower child

It has been so very hot today, all the windows and doors are open in my home
The grass is crunchy  underfoot, it is so very dry
This Sunflower child is welcoming the cool by sheltering under a giant Sunflower.

Love and light  Marie

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Protecting the Seeds and Etsy sales

In late Autumn all the seeds have fallen deep within Mother Earth
They are looked after by the Gnomes who guard and protect them
When the first hint of warm spring sun touches the brown earth, the Gnomes push the seeds up into the spring sunlight.
Spring Spring, hey ho for Spring.

I feel like these seeds, looked after and cared for
I have just reached my 300th sale on Etsy
My wishes and desires have been met
My hopes for the future are placed out there in the universe to be picked up.
Ask and you shall receive seems to work really well for me.

Love and light  Marie

Monday, January 10, 2011

Flower children

I spotted some Flower Children amongst my daisies.

If you are interested at all, in writing a guest post ,on the New Zealand Handmade site, about your craft, just click on the New Zealand Handmade Map on the left hand side of my blog.

Love and light  Marie

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Herb Walk

Years ago we made some stepping stones for my Herb Walk
    We planted a grape vine over the trellis
    And I planted herbs, so that when I walked down the path the herbs would brush my dress and the beautiful  smells would intoxicate me
    Some of the Herbs are Lemon Balm, Borage, Thyme, Rosemary, Lavender, Mint, Oregano
    Over the years, some daisy's have crept in, and sometimes one can see a little Green Grape Child hiding in the vines.
      Love and light  Marie

      Friday, January 7, 2011

      Winter hues

      A picture for my Northern Hemisphere friends who are experiencing a cooler season

      Love and light  Marie

      Wednesday, January 5, 2011

      Giveaway winner and Middle Earth

      Thou I live in the Rural Heartland of New Zealand
      There is nothing I love better than to go deeper into Middle Earth
      The smells of the Native Bush, the sound of bird song fills the air
      The softness underfoot of the leaves on the forest floor
      The magic of seeing tiny ferns and mysterious plant life
      What a wonder Mother Nature is.

      The winner of the New Years Giveaway is Csutkailda from Hungary
      Many thanks to all that entered.

      Love and light  Marie