Saturday, June 27, 2009

Superheroes have dogs too...

Dressing up is a part of everyday life here and it is quite an enthusiastic ritual each time. A new adventure is around each corner and everyday brings us new travels, friends, villains to conquer and such.

Here is my superhero SZ and his two partners in keeping the peace Luke the Duke, & Molly they are all three best buddies and the furry ones are always game to play along with any adventure.

Here's to days of fun and dreams, may we all stay young in our hearts.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One more piece from the heart...

So, in keeping with my inspired photo session from Friday last week, I am posting yet another piece which (as Seussical as it might be, that is what FZ says) was looking sharp and happy in the right light...Oh, that light, I now very much respect the light!

Take a peek, yep, I know a bit out of the norm, but hey you gotta listen to the soul, or at least the voices that hang out with the soul!

Don't be afraid to leave a comment, I love them!

Having fun in Whoville...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ode to a Dad...wherever you might be...

My Dad is not here, for that I am sad...

...on Father's Day it brings it all home even more.

I kept busy today with work and life,
but made my way to a special place to remember and give Thanks for what was a great man and what is a great life...
I now watch as my husband and Dad of two paves a path that is lined with so much wonder and leads to so much's that special bond that only Dad's can offer and we hold on tight when we have been witness to such love.
Sitting with sun on my face, wind in hair, seeing what is now around me, because of my Dad.. makes me smile, stirs up amazment, so I take photos and try to express in words what a heart feels...
Happy Dad's Day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Heart in hands

These little beauties are loving their new orb home...well who would not like to float in mid air, suspended in time and soaking sunlight as you swirl and spin?

Just some peaceful thoughts for the weekend!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Ta Daaaa....

Oh, women are so wise...this we know.

I was enlightened, inspired and insighted (is that a word?) by my dear friend this evening and so, now, please be my guest to view firsthand what comes from a lesson in light, a meeting of minds and some bubbly-brie-backyard-babbling...what a lovely treat, would enjoy to partake in anyday...

Light...the right light...absolutely brilliant light...Now, I see the light.

Stay tuned there is so much more to come.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

C'est Moi

I am often plagued by the fear of exposing my work and sharing with the world what I am doing...I must overcome and so, in an effort to capture my work for what it really is (I have so far not been able to do so with my photography skills),
I am enlisting the help of a dear friend, and most talented photographer Jennifer Dery.
So, you are wondering 'Why does this post not have any pictures?'...well, that is precisely the problem, I have none far.
Tomorrow will be the day when my work is caught red handed on film in the most eloquent of ways and so you will have to return for follow up photos and first time viewings.
Join me as I begin the journey down this path which calls to me at all hours to venture and roam, listening to the soul that beakons art in new and natural forms...I go.
Sometimes dark and covered in trees, sometimes hard to see from all the roadblocks that pop up and all the diversions called life, but I step up and move out as I follow my heart...I am excited, scared, hesitant, curious, doubtful but hopeful all at the same time to see where these roads lead. So, I hold on tight to what I believe and carry this head high, face the wind and find what I may along the way.
Have a splendid evening!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kid dip

No, I am not talking about taking the kids swimming (although that is a part of our everyday schedule these days)...I am by no means a chef, I like to dabble and work to make a variety of foods for my two little ones which is a challenge in itself. Here is a recipe for a dip that I think sounds good and easy and edible for little picky munchers. I am going to make it tonight so if it is awful I will delete this post and that will be that.

I get away with serving lots of veggies as I give a wee bowl of dip to accompany every bite, so this appealed to me:
1 16oz. can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
1/4 cup ranch dressing (I like Trader Joes natural kind)
3 Tbsp. warm water
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 clove garlic ( I would go lighter for sensitive tastes)
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
baby carrots, cucumber, any veggie of choice
pitas cut into wedges (I would shape into animal forms with cookie cutter)
1. Combine garbanzo beans, salad dressing, water, lemon juice and garlic in food processor (golly I love my Cuisineart food processor)
2. Process until smooth
3. Serve as dip with veggies and pita

Sit back and watch as they devour!

This is the first time I have posted a recipe, but I think when I come across something I would like to share I will place it up here for all to enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thoughts in a day...

"I do not know what I may appear to the world;
but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy
playing on the seashore,
and diverting myself now and then
by finding a smoother pebble
or prettier shell,
whilst the great ocean of truth
lay all undiscovered before me."

Sir Isaac Newton

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Just hangin' out...

I have always loved the look and relaxing vibe of hanging it candles, birdfeeders etc...
so why not have plants in orbs?
Suspended in time and floating serenly in their own glass bubbles
(sometimes that is where I would like to be).
Combining succulents (oh so easy and water friendly) and hip-modern glass bulbs...

I paired them in 3's and am calling them ' Hip & Happy Hangers'...
will post on my Etsy shop Bientot!

Hang Loose!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Surprise pics and swingin' good times...

Sometimes we get surprised by a picture someone has taken,
we never knew they took it,
we forgot that moment in time
and then poof they so lovingly send it your way
and you get to relive that splendid little glimpse of time once again...
here is one of those moments captured.

Mum & son swinging in the sun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Starts here...

Mushroom sponges, curvy Manzanita,
some deliciously green turquoise and peacock feathers...hmmm...
you'll have to wait and see...
but just imagine the possibilities (or I can at least!)

Working more with feathers and such...
nothing like the feel of earth's naturals in your hands
whilst creating a design to make a space POP!
Loving the hippie chic and botanical beauty of these pieces.
I am refering to them as a kind of Botanical Couture...Naturally!
(maybe that should be my tag line)...
so here is what begins as a concept and ends in a finished design.

To enhance and comply with any and every mood and room.

Stay tuned for finished product!

Bienvenue Still Lily

I have been going back and forth about creating the right name for my designs & shop, and so I would like to introduce to you Still Lily. This is my Etsy store name as well.
I will mix and blend postings from here and Still Lily blog. Enjoy!
Have a great day!