Saturday, December 28, 2013

Shiny Blessings Far and Wide

Dearest friends,

I hope your Christmas was, shall we say, peaceful?

I found myself searching for peace a lot this year, what with the hustle and bustle I think I felt my first true adult Christmas, a bah hum bug need for a bit of alone time!

Have you got frosted window panes where you are?

I was very blessed this Christmas with family and some gifts from loved ones (and myself).

At the beginning of the season I bought myself some new decks and crystals, to go with this giant palmistry hand my mother bought me for Christmas.

Mom surprised me with one of these Ever After High School dolls.  I know, I'm a grown up but oh so cute!  She is the daughter of the Evil Queen!

And much art supplies have been brought to my studio.

Along with a magical way to mark down the events of the New Year:

And cute fluffy things from my own Mister.

That's Pudding the Panda and Snowflake the Teddy right there ;)

My spaces scented with glorious carnival smells

And one of the kindest gifts of all, from a friend who seems to knows me better than I know myself.

Gorgeous artwork by Cameron of Paint Myself Pretty

Thank you one and all for making Yule magical and glittery!  


Friday, December 20, 2013

Strange Little Girls

Dearest friends,

I have found myself with a fair bit of free time recently and am experiencing a surge of creative energy.

Do you ever get like that?  Just have to create and organize, and reinvent your artistic self?

I've been feeling a calling towards painting these girls.

Each represents a tiny tiny piece of my fantasy self I think.

Astrid the Astronomer

Fiona and her Fairycake Fascinator

Penelope the Pirate Queen

Sweet girls, pieces of magical folk art.

Not sure if I can part with them in put them in my shop ;)

This will probably be my last post before Christmas so I wish everyone the happiest of holidays.  I'll be back soon with some magical treasures to share :)


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crystals and Fairy Glitter

Dearest sparkly, fanciful friends,

How have you been?  Has the holiday season been crazy for you or relaxing?

I have to admit, having done my Christmas shopping, wrapping, and all other work VERY early this year, it is time for me to relax.

I love the Yuletide time and want to be able to luxuriate and bask in every shimmering and cozy moment of it.

I am sharing my little tree next to my work desk that is covered in monochrome teddies and snowmen.  Mickey and Minnie just seem like a cozy, child-like, Christmassy pair to be sitting underneath the tree.

I've been indulging myself in a little bit of crystal collecting.  I have so many recent orders I've been waiting and waiting to blog about, but the mail is slow due to the holiday rush I'd imagine!  I have several large specimens sitting on my fortune telling desk, a lapis lazuli, amethyst, quartz crystal and citrine!  Along with a beautiful polished stone from the magical tidal Bay of Fundy.

I wanted a gorgeous place to store some of my smaller stones, so I got to painting and created this circus fortune teller themed pastel box.

Sometimes it is so fun to create something that you know is just for yourself, you can take any liberties you wish and make something perfectly you.  Shades of mint, buttercream yellow and seashell pink with iridescent sparkles.

While melting deliciously scented candy cane wax melts in this beautiful butterfly warmer!

Tell me what is your favourite festive scent?  Candles, pot pourri, oils, wax melts, body products?

I'm loving Twisted Peppermint by Bath and Body Works this month!

Brightest blessings friends,