Friday, October 26, 2012

~ {microbead} roses

i recently found some clear microbeads at Michaels craft store. i was so excited because i have wanted to try this for a long time.
this was my first attempt, so a little uneven but this is what i learned:

make a paper rose.
add a wire stem.
cut out pairs of leaves{a back & a front}
attach wire{with glue} in between the 2 sides of each leaf, then wire them into a vine, or onto the stem of the rose.

i skipped some steps here, i simply painted the rose then tipped the microbeads on, it works but for longer lasting/better coverage results i would,

paint everything.
let dry.
brush on glue, fully saturating the painted rose or leaf {work with one at a time}.
tip microbeads on & let dry. i tip them over a plastic cup so i can reuse the excess then return whats left to the little tub.

{first attempts :)

& a journal i made for the sparkling scribblings of a little one after she brought me a scrap of leather & asked if she could have a "speciaw journaw". We do all the most important projects in there, flocked cerise hearts & hand stamping with paint :)

then enjoy your sparkling creation!!! <3

Thursday, October 25, 2012

~ piles of love,

lately i've been wading through delicate rainbows{politely woven piles of them} while little hands make playdough babies :)
lots of hearts <3

~ the language of the buffalo.. .

~ a buffalo finding outing ~

they have always been my favourite, {these magnificent roaming ones}
& we almost couldn't find them, down on the marshes,
they were as lovely as i had hoped, poised against the setting sun,
but what i hadn't expected, was the language
how they grunted to one another, this grazing, travelling herd,
& how the sound of 600 buffalo snorting would travel up the hill,
then we realized they were above us as well, a herd split across a road,
about 15 minutes later the ones below us began to climb towards the others,
& they crossed the road 3 meters from us, as we sat in our car marvelling,
buffalo families, cautious mothers, suspicious males, some watched from behind a rock before making a run for it, snorting & grunting all the while,

what a pleasure to share those few moments with them!
such smiles!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

~ brimming with eventide.. .

days when the heavens are filled with lilac, & my heart is swathed in love

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

~ the remains of a painting{& a bird coming to be}


"i saw the angel in the glass
then carved til it appeared"
~ Michelangelo
oh how i wish i had the skill to create what i can see!!!

~ berry

in Autumn's wake the world is filled with crimson reverie!!!
sending arms full of laughter & running through leaves, today! 

~ an exquisite inclination

to be moved by beautiful things!!!

sending silver starlit nights & hope!

image via ivy and piper, image moon lightbox, image sally-ann provan, painting john sargent, painting wassily kandinsky