Oh my GOSH!!! Wait until you see what I discovered today. The meadow is teaming with fairies and elves and I needed to find some lovely little houses for them. While looking for some on ETSY I found this fantastic shop called Suzannes's Pottery Farm. Suzanne is a self taught left handed potter located in West Salem, Ohio whose lovely creations are all made by hand on a pottery wheel. Be sure to check out her profile for a great story about the interesting potters wheel that she learned to throw clay on. She uses five different types of clay in her art. The clays include Raku, Porcelain and 3 colors of stoneware. One photo of these adorable little houses was all it took for me to fall in love. Here are several for you to admire with links to Suzanne'sETSY shop so that if you find yourself just having to own one you can go get it immediately! Enjoy.
This trio of fairy houses include 2 cottage style homes and a flower house. Wouldn't they look great in your garden?
This little speckled beauty is large enough to fit a tealight and would make a fabulous outdoor luminary or nightlight in your house.
This adorable little pumpkin house is the perfect residence for any fairy in your area.
This Wednesday is a little overcast and gray. We are expecting rain, but I think I have discovered the perfect artist on ETSY to brighten your day. Julie is the proprietor of jcallison on Etsy and resides in Hamilton, Montana. She is a photographer/artist who takes beautiful photographs of the world around her as she sees it through the lense of a camera. Enjoy the following photos and please visit Julies shop on Etsy to see more.
This gorgeous photo is called "Falling into Spring". Just looking at it gives me a feeling of calm. I can just smell the sunshine on the cherry blossoms, and hear the bees buzzing as I walk through the meadow.
"Just before Dawn" is a photo that makes me want to set the alarm for 5 am so that I can witness this beauty to begin every day of my life. I am inspired to create something Blue.
Imagine you are laying in the grass here at the meadow with your eyes closed, the sun on your face, and the smell of lavender in your nose. As you turn your head and look over you catch the magical sight of a "delicate dandelion fluff caught on the grass". It's the little things that never cease to amaze me.
My favorite photo in the collection available for sale in Julies shop jcallison is this one titled "Fairy Umbrella". I can just imagine walking through the meadow with a light mist coming down around me and discovering this beautiful little blue flower with a pretty little fairy hiding underneath to keep her delicate wings dry. The photo is stunning, the colors are rich and it has been made to look like a vintage print. Absolutely fantastic!
All of Julies photos are signed and ready for matting and framing. They are professionally printed on archival, acid free matte paper, with professional inks. She is also accommodating with changing the print size and photo paper if you prefer something other than what she has listed in her shop. Be sure to visit Julies shop today and tell her you found her in Heathers Meadow on Blogger.
I love to wander around ETSY and could do so for hours just discovering new artists and new craft ideas. I have decided to make Wednesdays the day when I would like to share my discoveries with anyone who happens to be wandering the Meadow looking for these same things.
Finally I am here! Roaming in Heathers Meadow. I started this Blog a few weeks ago and have not posted to it yet because I wanted it to be "just right". I wanted to include a beautiful instrumental piano melody...I wanted to include a lovely photo banner with the title of my Blog on it...I wanted it to be perfect. I spoke to my wonderful friend Dorana (you can follow her beautiful Blog at Siempre - Dorana) yesterday and was sharing all of this with her and she suggested that I just do it. Just begin. Take a breath, and put it out there....
So here I am. I hope that this will be a place for me to share the beauty of the world the way I see it with you. As you meander through the Meadow may you find inspiration...new ideas...a fresh perspective...and a place to come and discover something new each time because obviously this is going to be a little slice of the "forest" that is ever changing...growing...evolving into something that you and I can come to enjoy together.
"Hold your breath...Make a wish...Count to three..." - Willie Wonka
I would like to invite you to join me in the Meadow on my journey to find peace and tranquility through Stress-Free living. Here you will find photos, Bible verses, recipes, personal stories, tips and inspiration. Walk with me through the meadow...bring a picnic...relax...stay awhile.
Welcome to my Blog. My name is Heather. I am a person who loves many things...God, my family, arts and crafts, music, books, photography...the list goes on and on. Finding the time to do and be a part of all these things is a challenge. I am positive that I am not the only person out here that lives a life of stress trying to figure out how to enjoy and do all of these things that are necessary on a day to day basis. This blog is my journey to finding balance, tranquility, peace and the path to stress-free living. I pray that you will join me by leaving comments and ideas, and leave each time feeling a little more tranquil, and a little less stressed. Psalm 34:14 "Seek Peace and pursue it"