Friday, December 18, 2015

Finding Colour

once upon a time, i was really good at posting a graphic (quote) daily and then weekly and then now it seems like never.

i can make all of the excuses that i/one can think of -- moving/packing, social media, craft fairs, a life??

but it really comes down to me feeling moved, feeling that spark, feeling inspired with finding that one quote that i must have remembered in that one fleeting moment in time. a pause in time that i took to share, share through a graphic, share through a creation, share through a dream.

so here i am -- not back on track, not daily, not weekly, and probably kinda never (not really never but you get the drift) -- here is a quote by Teresa Jordan that i want/wanted to share.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Turning Green on a Teacup

spinning around on a porcelain teacup (disclaimer .. please do not spin too quickly, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN). 

squishing your barefoot toes in the grass (disclaimer .. please do not do squish after freshly mowed, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN). 

climbing on tree branches to reach the highest apple (disclaimer .. please do not eat the fruit that has fallen on the ground, as i cannot not be responsible for faces turning GREEN .  

smelling the pretty coloured flowers (disclaimer .. please do not touch your nose to the petals, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN).

wishing for an ice cream snack (disclaimer .. please do not eat the coloured dots on a mushroom, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN).

catching a butterfly in a net (disclaimer .. please do not try to ride on the wings, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN).

taking off your socks (disclaimer .. please do not smell, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN).

nibbling on fresh pea pods (disclaimer .. please do not mistake for lima beans, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN).

cleaning off after a nice warm bath (disclaimer .. please do not mistake cotton for a fern, as i cannot be responsible for faces turning GREEN). 

and after a very long day of playing and your eyes cannot stay open any longer ..

turning down the covers to dream (disclaimer .. please do not nudge the chameleon sleeping in the middle of the bed ...AS THEY ACTUALLY WILL TURN YOU GREEN).

now wouldn't it be fun to live on a teacup!!

Lady Regina

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Touch of Red


1. ... the primary colour at one extreme end of the visible spectrum relating to fire, rubies and blood...

the who:
Stella -- Blossom 

the what:
the treasury -- gift

the when:
the holiday -- year round

the where:
the Etsy -- Treasury

to feature an Etsy Treasury is a beautiful way to say 'i'm looking for you'.

to be featured in an Etsy Treasury is a beautiful way to say 'i found you'.

with Etsy the protocol when featured in a Treasury is to ('heart') like all of the other artist's photos that they have collected but this process, well it almost feels like it is only a formality of politeness.

but how can you combat the rules, the contract, the obligation? well i Blog, i Twitter, i Google +, i Pinterest, i Facebook, i Website it (i'm pretty sure that i do more but well those are the ones that i can see on my saved tabs above).

and this is how i say 'thank you' to curator: JoyForToes for featuring Stella in the Bright holiday_2 by Natasha

1 .... the primary colour at one extreme end of the visible spectrum relating to fire, rubies and blood ...

1 .... a holiday celebration ...

1 ... thank you ...

Bright holiday_2

Snowflake brooch, red, beige, white, hand painted brooch, painted, hand drawing, badge, snow, holiday, women, winter brooch, pin
Christmas Angels Red Fabric Fairy Christmas Ornaments Doll Christmas tree decorations little angel doll miniature cloth doll
Christmas Figurine Nutcracker , Large Wooden Nutcracker,Christmas Figurine Puppet,Nutcracker Mouse King , Vintage Christmas Decoration
Nursing necklace Breastfeeding necklace Baby necklace Lace Pink red Gift for mothers day Baby girl Baby shower gift Kokadi babywearing
Waldorf Winter Doll, a DemiLunes Dolls OOAK
Bride & Groom Charms, Wine Charms, barware, Wedding Wine Charms, Bride Groom, Wedding Shower, Bridal Shower, table setting, Black White Red
Modern Art Print Cotton Canvas Pouch
Custom Christmas Stockings/Wedding Check Holder- Personalized PAIR as Original Keepsake
Crochet Lace Red Mittens Cozy Fingerless Gloves Arm Warmers Women's Hand Warmers Wrist Warmers
Crochet toddler skirt size 2
SALE 15% off Nursing Juniper necklace / Breastfeeding Teething necklace, Teething amigurumi toy Ladybug
Santa Baby Earflap Beanie, Diaper Cover and Booties Set........newborn size
Stella the Flower Petal Faerie, Fairy, OOAK
Drumkit cufflinks
Strawberry Polka dot Children's Leisure suit - Mint 1970's
Sz 7.5 Ornate Koi Fish Fancy Resin Ring

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

thank you for the unexpected

as one quickly puts something on the back burner and then kinda forgets that she (me) really did put something on the back burner and then lost it. not just buried under a stack of papers. not just buried in a text message that is so far up the cue that yeah, does one ever look that far up in a conversation. and finally not just buried in an e-mail and one that was't deleted whether on purpose or not. but frankly just lost.

but today (well a couple of days ago now) one of those things lost on one of those back burners came back to say hello..i'm here!

context here: as hubby dearest was at the airport waiting for his flight when he noticed something that he had helped to make (he does all of the gluing for me but we can wait for this story another day).

there he was seeing moving across the large screen was art from the GNWT Micro Business SEED Program (Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development) funding.

context here: i know that one evening i had been called to the basement of the museum on a very cold and wintery day to have photos taken by the NWT Arts Council. so off i went with sprinkles on my cheeks and wearing my most favourite purple dress (i chose for the company an eggplant shade of purple, over time this colour has definitely toned down).

against a blaring white background i had pictures taken of me from front ways, side ways, pretending to hold something, actually holding something and then all the way down to my faerie going through the same flurry of shots here are 4 photos of us.

back to what hubby had found..

as my iPhone beeped telling me that i had a new message and there was me! me on the big screen (so to speak)!

context here: hubby was sending me picture after picture..and then i called to ask if they could be larger, be smaller, be sharper...

in the end i was amazed at the amazing job under the circumstances as from my understanding the photos were in an exchange style of transition so catching the different photos was quite the challenge.

so here you go, me, well at least Aurora of the Northern Line of Faeries on the big screen.

GNWT Arts Council - ITI Seed Program
GNWT Arts Council - ITI - SEED Program

Monday, October 12, 2015

a gracious thank you

idea - action

treasury - action

showcasing - action

curator: afinian22


Dollhouse Miniature Plants - Green Fern in Shabby Pot
Dollhouse miniature Shabby Kitchen larder cabinet in green
Little green froggy MSD, BJD miniature doll toy/accessory
Teeny Tiny Wooden Fairy House - Mint green White stem Toadstool / Mushroom
Dragon sculpture OOAK dragon figurine fantasy creature fairy fire dragon dragon collectible figurine author's work art limited edition buy
blue poppy headband suede flower wedding boho baby headband Bridal headpiece suede romantic gift headband girl woman gift for Christmas
Knitted  Scarf Tube Knit Scarf  Infinite Loop Scarf Large Grey Knitted Scarf Large Loop Christmas Present Birthday Gift
Cable knit headband Woman knitted headband Wool headband Winter head warmer Chunky headband Hand knit headband Headwrap Hair accessory
Vintage Turtle Miniature Hagen Renaker Retired Green Baby Coin Turtle #317 Flawed Adorable 1980's Figurine Miniature Animals off card
Green English Tea Set, Coffee Set Miniature for Decorate Doll House, Clay Tea Set with Hand Painting
Earrings of wood with hand painted Blue Jewelry Handmade Earrings Gift Idea for her Blue and white Expressive and elegant Jewelry Folklore
10 Miniature Broccoli Cabbage Clay Polymer Fimo Green Vegetables Veggies Cute Little Tiny Small Dollhouse Supply Food Jewelry Beads Pumpkin
Cactus plant crocheted miniature. Potted plant. Green crochet cactus. Saguaro cactus, mexican,
Beaded figurine Azure Dragon of the East - green seed beed statuette of orient Asian Chinese mythology creature - handmade beadwork figure
PETS - Magical Faerie Trinket Chest, Fairy, Fay, Green Grass, OOAK, Miniatures, Cat, Rabbit, Bunny, Bird, Carrot, Trees, Bird Cage, Mushroom

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Art of Mis-managing Time


look at this, i just looked back and my last blog posting was done the day after my birthday.  now granted that really isn't such a bad thing.  the bad thing was that, that was mid September.

so, as i will be bold enough to say, that i think the trophy for the  "art of mis-managing"  should go to me (insert smiley face here).  hmmmm, Blogger doesn't seem to have a smiley face option so i will just need to add in a sad face along with the above noted smiley face.     :(    :)

and, well, what really has been happening since September?  with some of you knowing and as others will now know that the nursery is oh so gently being packed away for the big move that the nursery is actually kind of a mess.  and so, i can use this excuse on why you, and me for that fact, can't see the floor, the table, the other table, oh, and don't forget the other table that has the sewing machine and serger sitting on it, and those 4 mini shelves.  i know that i'm missing so many of the places that i could have put things on, but ummm, they seem to be piled full with other stuff so they really can't be counted in as have a spare space or two to actually put anything else on them.  but hey good news, the computer hasn't been lost.  with this news of the whole packing thing, don't think that my time that i have for working here in the nursery is anyway been put aside.  come to think of it, i think i just might be spending even more time in the nursery.  

i will admit to my  "at this time"  be my favourite, of favourites thing to do, is Instagram.  at the beginning i had only started exploring photos from the nursery, the faeries, the steps to make faeries and the such but now, well now, it sure has changed not just the look but the topics and thoughts that i put to the photos.

as, i know a blog or two ago, i had figured that i would try to update this blog with my 'once' 'thought of the day' and Instagram pictures, and as you can see that i have completely missed this whole step.  as with the Instagram program i have the option of sharing with our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr accounts.  with each posting, i have always chosen all 4 of these venues to showcase the nursery.  now i just need them to create a direct link to this Blogger account and that would be fantabulous.  with Instagram updating all of these sites automatically, i am creating hash tags (and probably completely incorrectly) to try to have them noticeable.  of course, as you can tell, my 'thought of the day' and then my 'thought of the week' and then my 'random thought' has fallen completely by the road side, i was hoping to have my Instagram postings fill this void on our Facebook page.

i'm thinking that i need to do a few alarms and notices and, and, and the such to remind myself that i need to do a blog write up.  maybe that might help.  or, then again, you could just remind me every once in awhile.

well, before i really start my day, i will do 2 Instagram photos right now under the 'photo' tab.

i hope you enjoy your day.  oh, and with the cold weather just around the bend please, please, please don't catch the sniffles as i've heard that sneezing, sniffles and/or coughing kinda kicks up and creates a whole cloud like shape of faerie dust.  and no, it just doesn't gently fall down to the ground, no it goes everywhere.  and like i just don't mean everywhere as in everywhere, i mean in like EVERYWHERE!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

The wind blown look!

Welcome aboard.

May we please have your full attention to the safety features on-board this car hood:

* Note that the fasten seat belt sign has now been turned on.

* All carry-on luggage should be stowed.

* Seat backs and folding trays are in upright position.

* Emergency exists are located to both sides of the aircraft.

* Just as a reminder this is a non-smoking flight (except for passing vehicle exhaust fumes).

* Please note that turbulence occasionally may occur during a flight at which time the seat belt sign will be turned on and you will be asked to return to your seat.

Now sit back and enjoy the flight.

The wind blown look! Preflight includes the ruffling of feathers, confirmation of GPS coordinates, checking of windspeed and finally ready to take flight. Safe journeys and say hi to the family from us.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Peeking Around the Corner

so, here we are...many many (too many) moons gone by since i have had a chance to chat with you.

to me, when starting a new line, i kinda forget that there is an actual outside, an outside of the nursery. i know that I get comments from hubby (almost daily) did you read about this? have you taken the time to take a look at the photos i sent on Facebook? what do you think about going to the town bar-b-que this Friday? are you all packed to go and meet your 5th grand baby (Jolene Julie)? did you feed the dogs (Fionn & Ciaran) their night time snacks? .... i'm thinking that you just might be getting the picture here.

i have figured out that i really do need to keep in contact but it seems though that when i do get distracted it takes me even longer to complete the project of the day that i had been busy doing in the first place. but i know, my mother told me that getting that bit of fresh air will actually clear my head for a clearer picture of what next needs to be done.  


i have convinced myself that .. here it comes .. another excuse ..

on the company's FaceBook page i created a photo album that i feel tells a bit (probably way more than what my intention was) of the up-coming result from my heart-felt journey of this newest line. A line that i can't wait to share with you. Oh, and plus, it just might prove that, yes, i have genuinely been working here in the nursery. 

hush  hush hush out of you .. now the cat-is-out-of-the-bag so to speak so please i ask you to remember that this posting was all just a mirage and that you will patiently wait a bit longer for the big reveal. 

great! now i have to go back and erase my Facebook album so they to can wait too (hopefully before any one sees or comments on the album)!

in case you end up missing it, i figure it would be best to share it with you now  ...

the sneak peek ..