Thursday 28 July 2011

A story of love & memory . . .

A truly stunning collective work.
It began life as a story but grew into so much more, a story of love & memory,
inspiring photographs and film.  It is the lifelong workings of Gregory Colbert.

Written in the form of letters the tale takes the form of a book of 74 letters, written from a man to his wife of his expeditions to such places as  India, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tonga, and Namibia.
Blank pages in the book represent letters that were blown from the window or lost in transit.

I am hoping one day that the travelling exhibition "The Nomadic Museum",
will perhaps make its way to our country, for it would be a dream to see it.
thank you to Jackie Morris for sharing this link.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

A Moon full of Calligraphy . . .

I have fallen in love with the moon photography
by Suzi Smith at  Lone Crow Photo
 she also does beautiful calligraphy see here 
and on her calligraphy blog Suzi scribbles

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Joan Michaels Paque . . .

Joan Michaels Paque
transforms flat planes into unbelievable 3 dimensional works
view her work on her website here
and for many more amazing works see Flickr here
Her workshop & lecture schedules can be seen here 

Monday 25 July 2011

beasties & birds & butterflies . . .

I adore the birds & beast made by "Mister Finch"
see his etsy store here
and a complete set of wonderous works here

Thursday 21 July 2011

tree house of dreams . . .

"Crystal River Tree House"
a tree house to dream in
in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Decorative ribbon loveliness . . .

Beautiful felt leaf ribbon
and so many more lovelies
fit for decorating Faerie goodies

Monday 18 July 2011

paper butterflies display . . .

such simple paper butterflies
such a stunning display
to make here
i shall try hand cutting the butterflies
as I don't have a punch

Thursday 14 July 2011

Wednesday 13 July 2011

turkish tiles . . .

Handmade Iznik & Ottoman ceramics
   These designs remind me of my wonderful time in Turkey

Monday 11 July 2011

glass worked kimonos . . .

wonderful delights await at this beautiful site
such as the kimonos collection
done in flame worked glass
adorned with mesh, branches and lace
 tanya lyons
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Apologies for all the hiccups, the stopping & starting,
just had to relent & buy a new computer yesterday!
so hopefully, fingers crossed . . .

Thursday 7 July 2011

feathered fantasy . . .

Hello folks, at last, my computer is fixed properly
time to get back to sharing more loveliness . . .
a feathered dress fit for a princess