I wish I had completed my piece but this week it was not possible. Please know that I thank you - the participants, the readers - all who make this blog what it is. Thank you for believing in me, believing in each other and believing that together we have enough magic to make this world a brighter place.
Now, join me in celebrating belief in magic!
You've got to know it's still here, all around us, or it just stays invisible for you.
- Charles de Lint
Maureen, a talented artist, created this positively fabulous watercolor.
"The magic I believe in is love. Not the easy, hearts-and-flowers kind, although that is lovely. I mean the what-reason-in-the-world-do-I-have-to-love kind, that loves anyway because you know that loving is as necessary as breathing. (And yes, that is our first snowfall in the background of the photo.) So my offering is Love (seven times for infinity), a 9x9 watercolor with wax resist crayon. Hey, just TRY to resist love!! It always wins!!
Jolene and Donna Hardy, creators of Funky Monkey Girls, created this simply gorgeous necklace.
“I was inspired by this Green Girl Fairy button to make this necklace with pearls and swarovski crystals....” said the Funky Monkeys.
Althea, creator of Salvaged Expression, created this truly beautiful piece.
"I call this the Friendship Candle," said Althea. "It is meant to remind me of a specific friend so I put in our favirote herbs, pennyroyal and lavender. The pink hue is actually a happy accident caused by a persistant red."
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this handmade and hand-bound journal.
"For me, imagination is magic. When creativity and play come together, new worlds are born. I'm excited to think what new creations might come about in this journal, which will be up for sale soon in my shop."
Teri, creator of Giraffe Label Designs, utterly phenomenal piece, the sisters wedding dresses (not really a name, but just what it is).
"I am really lucky to have so many people in my life that believe in me, and see magic in the things I create. I love sketching, but it is not something that I just knew how to do - it took a lot of practice and is still evolving. (My first sketches are soooooooo funny, and even my biggest supporters will testify to that!!!) My mother, who see's magic everywhere and always believes in me and encourages me, has been wanting me to do some sketches for her, and that is what I have done here. These drawings will eventually be framed and given to her. They are drawings of my sisters' and my wedding dresses. By the way, I have been wanting to add some drawings to my etsy shop...what do you think?"
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this simply fantastic piece titled, "My Wish".
"Sometimes in a grown-up world, magic can be very hard to find, so I decided to make something that reminds everyone that magic exists and is meant to be shared ... a teeny, tiny magic wand. Eventually, it will be a pin to wear everywhere. I hope that it will remind me -- and everyone else -- to believe!"
Marja, creator of Glass Elements, created this truly magnificent piece, All Roads Lead to the Ocean.
"I love spirals - but I never knew how much until my husband and I traveled to New Zealand to get married a few years ago," said Marja. "There were spirals everywhere –called “korus” - the New Zealand Māori name for the unfurling fern frond and symbolizes new life, growth, strength and peace. We both resonated with the symbol and the meaning, and it has become something magical for us. This piece evokes a sense of that magic – growing towards something new, and all the new roads you take to get there…"
Listed here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32237353
Kris, creator of Lisianblue, created this wonderfully beautiful pieces.
"Believe in Magic
I went back to re-read the theme and noticed the phrase ".... honoring that someone or those folks in your life that have always believed in you." that I had not noticed before when I read it. There isn't anything else that would fit better than these creations..............................................
Magical is crocheting a little sweater, cap, booties for my grand-daughter who is expected to arrive in this world in January," said Kris. "Crocheting itself is magical. Magical is crocheting a sweater (not finished yet) a little cap, and booties (Peach set) out of left over yarn from a dress I made for my daughter's 2nd birthday (mom to be)- Being able to crochet these little creations for "her" is more special and magical because it was my Grand-mother who taught me how to crochet and knit, and always believed in me. Although she left this earth many years ago, she has always been with me. I hope I can be as good a grand-mother to my grand-children as she was to me. In honor of her, and especially for my grand-daughter with a whole lot of love, the beginnings of 2 different sets. Picture taken on material to be used for quilt, bumper pads, and other items."
This week, I looked around and found JOY among Etsy artist items. These folks do not know they are in the TST yet...I am going to write to surprise them. More artists to celebrate and invite to play - YAY!
Cat Mounted Print - I Believe
After viewing this joyful TST are you feeling creative? Are you ready to dive in and start creating for the next theme??
Well, the next theme is theme is.........."Polka Dot Dancing".
Tune in tomorrow for more fun details!