Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ahh spring, new life, fresh start, warm and bright. I need to see something spring, black soil, green shoots, new blooms. It's all right, it's on its way. In my mind I am walking in the sun, on the beach, the breeze is blowing softly across my face, the water is gently rolling in and lapping at my feet. I bend over and pick up the most beautiful shell, I marvel at it, put it in my pocket. A treasures from the sea. I am walking through the meadow with wild flowers bursting in full color at my feet. Into the woods I go though the moss covered trees. They are alive with new life nesting. Yes this is spring. I can feel it coming. My desires are not only wishes. I found my favorite picture, I found my muse, but I am still dreaming of spring. I feel like a new soul reaching out into the light. My roots firmly planted and my shoots are beginning to break ground reaching up to the sun. Warm on my face. Can you feel it? Bottle it up and share it with the ones you love.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So many secrets to share. Some we must keep. Can you trust your diary to keep you inner most thoughts safe? What would it say about you?
It has been so much fun playing around with the design of some new princess/fairy crowns. My latest design is mermaid inspired with starfish, shells and crystal beads. Baby Girl, my live model, is very expensive but worth it. Every little girl or big girl loves to play princess. The Mermaid Crown will have an optional veil for beach weddings. My next project will be wedding tiara/crowns and flowergirl head bands.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is it the big day! But, before I reveal the big winner, I would just like to say what an absolutely wonderful and beautiful event this is to participate in. I have had a great time and learned so much. All of you talented bloggers and artists out there are such an inspiration to me! Thank you again Lisa for hosting such a special event. Now the moment that you all have been waiting for, well at least some of you, the winner of my "Pretty In Pink" wreath giveaway is....Kecia of "Lemoncholy"s Flight of Fancy". I'll email you later, Kecia.
Thank you to all who participated. I hope you come back and visit sometime. I wish you a very special Valentine's Day! Okay, I know the picture is bad but I just wanted to send you off with a Valentine kiss. XOXO -Mya
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
There she sits so proud a top her keepsake box. The box is about 6'' by 6'' and is covered in fancy paper, silk and velvet ribbon with vintage rhinestones and shells attached. She looks as beautiful as a newly opened blossum on an early spring day. Ladysparkles is perched in a silk peony flower.
I included a few treasures from the ocean in her box. I collect beach pottery shards, beach glass, and worry stones. It is almost time for another trip to the ocean to collect. Last year I found hundreds of shells in Sanibel FL. But not any glass or shards. I usually find those on the east coast. I can't wait to go back.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
This all came to light because of the recent change in my life. I was thrust into reality when a new boss took over and turned my life inside out. It made me realise that people put on such a false pretense of who they really are. Maybe they have a false sense of themselves. It made me wonder if we really know ourselves at all? I wished that I could have portrayed my true self and feelings, instead of playing nice. The reality is that we are all so afraid of being rude to another person, that we will get into an elevator with a perfect stranger, even though we feel uncomfortable and our instincts are telling us that this is not a good idea. We do this because we are afraid of being rude and hurting someone's feelings. The truth is that no other animal other than a human will do this. They all follow animal instinct not animal etiquette. I don't condone rude or mean behavior, but I do think that we do need to take a stand for ourselves. I did not stand up for myself in my most recent plight. When I was backed up to the edge, I jumped. Yes, I do have a few bumps and bruises but they are healing slowly. Although this was a drastic measure, it allowd me to leave with my dignity and itegrity intact. I am sure that something wonderful will come of it. (You can't see my fingers crossed behind my back;] ) I may have bent up my ego and my dignity a bit, but they are still there. I do wish however I had been able to speak my mind and say how I really felt rather than playing the nice girl, now last in line on payday. Oh, I forgot, I'm not in line yet.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
What would happen if we all just suddenly became true to ourselves? What if we did what we were truly meant to do? No more wondering if your neighbor really liked your dog or your girlfriend loved the way you dress. No worries about whether your husband finds you funny or you guests love your decorating sense. Everyone would speak their mind at all times. What would the world be like? Could we handle such candor? Would this make it easier by taking they guess work out of our decisions? How would you feel and who would you be? Do you know your true self? Are you in touch with what is really inside? Do you have an inner muse? Who is she and can she speak for herself/or for you? What would really happen? Would our world suddenly become an unbearable place? If everyone ate what they wanted and said what they thought, would we all be a bunch of size 10 bullies with bed hair, wrinkled clothing and really really bad breath? Or would the world turn as it should without the stress, envy, greed and pompous act. Would this cut down on disease and self inflicted ailments? I wonder could we live in that kind of place and if we did who would we be? Do you know your true self? Who would you be? What is the first thing that you would do or change about your life? Ha, made you think didn't I? Take a moment and let me know what you think without the sugar coating or pompous act please. Just the real you. Can you do it?