This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Who is that masked lady......................

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Do you ever think you were born in the wrong day and age? I mean do things from long ago seem more exciting, more romantic? Even if we did the masked balls today it would not be the same. Our society is too different. I suppose its really a moot point because if I were born back then I would be a peasant and therefor not invited. I doubt I would have made it to being a maid. Ah well.........just pretend OK>
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Still, I can dream.........I loved the clothes from other era's and all that went with it. Especially the men. Men now do not know how to dress, suits and ties, how boring........well women either for that matter. You can tell the ones born to money compared to the pop culture icons who have no class or taste (for the most part)IMO.
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Now imagine the costumes that may have gone with these lovely masks......imagine the intrigue. Imagine the freedom.
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Ladies could meet their lovers, or find one and never be known for who she really was. I am not saying that is what I would want but I can see the novelty especially in other times when women were married for position rather than love.
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Naturally there were scandals there always would be but.......well this was one way to avoid that maybe. In any case its all fantasy and romance and not reality. A different time and morality for the rich. The poor as always were too busy working.
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Enjoy the beauty if not the idea
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Also with Little Red House Mosaic Monday

Saturday, October 26, 2013

More violets.......................

Why? because I have so many more pictures that I want to share.I had my other blog "Bluebell Woods" printed out into a book. I may do that with the other two at some point, but I will have Bluebell printed each year. So I am really putting this stuff out there to keep. When things are on line they tend to get lost with each computer so............this is a good way to record things I want to keep.

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Thia ia a beauty
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lovely colour isn't it
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more flowers. It will be awhile before we see these again.
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how about this lovely teapot. I am looking for one with Violets on it.
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Then there are fairy folks, I love these flower fairies. I dont have a Violet one
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I may have shown this dress before b photo 2bc61dd0-1760-4c06-bd3a-8e01dd5197d3_zps88004ce7.jpgut its so pretty its worth another look I think
Well its a short post but I want to do another one on Historical costumes. So all for now

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Watercolour .........

I took a picture I had and changed it to make one of my own, so now although I was inspired by a picture I have an original. Sometimes I need that to spark my imagination. I do wish I could just come up with these things. I never look at what inspires me when I draw my own.
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A rose is a rose.........still practicing.
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Doing some seasonal things
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A Hornet
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If this is your dragon accept my apology, not sure where I found him, it may have been in a book. Anyway, I changed him and now he is mine
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More fairies
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The Northern Lights
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Practice of trees in method
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Done from a paint blob, just a challenge
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based on a magazine picure
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Well Thats it for this time..........
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I am beginning to go off the ink with the what next

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Purple Passion........................

I can not say I love the colour purple. I really like a pale lavender. I did a post on Violets and that was really what prompted this post. In doing that I found all these other beautiful things. I just love Pinterest don't you. However I find just as many from Google. Its such a fun thing to do. Sigh ......and wastes so much time.
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I like the pastels best.
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The colour is so relaxing when its pale. I don't care so much for the deep purple, but sometimes its perfect.
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I love the pale lavender colours. In flowers and in clothes.China is one of my loves, and when it comes with violets, well then.......
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.....and flowers.
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Or what about Fairies........
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You realize that this post is because I have NOTHING.......I did take a few pictures from my sketch book but have not processed them yet. I have to get sewing real soon, so I do hope that this blog will brighten up soon.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Not many.........

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A few from the sketch book.............when the next one is full I must begin to do some serious work......maybe.
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I did some pencil pictures as well as watercolour, and am trying out some Christmas themes for tags and stuff.
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Funny how different they look when you copy them......
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Then the ones I did thinking of kids rooms or cards???? I don't know.
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The ones done in pencil are just not what I want. I think I need to do some acrylics next.............getting all that out is a pain.
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Another kiddie one
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or two
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Thats enough, the copies are awful so I wont do any more today................thanks for looking.