Thursday, January 28, 2010

away but here...

i have not been too present lately, well, present in the techie sense that is...however, i have been quite present of mind and soul of late. had a wee one down after minor surgery ...which has caused me to slow down as i have moved into nurse-mum mode, which by the way, i do truly love.

however, this has all brought to mind some interesting thoughts which i will gladly share a bit here with you.
it is rather nice to be disconnected for a spell and to not fret about checking in and following up as such...i have decided that it cannot be denied that the addiction to the world wide connecting web is present, however, now and again it is a wonderful thing to shut it down & out, which is precisely what i have done in the last week.
tending to children is a miraculous and all loving task, it is wonderful and completely tiring, yet truly embraces the leaves one so happily drained and inexplicably fullfilled at the end of the day. i am left very content to put it simply, and really, that is all we need, sometimes it is so nice to not think of ourselves and to just give give give, that is what being a mother is all about, and we tend to get caught up sometimes in what we need and what we want and what we have lost etc.. do not get me wrong, i cherish the things that i create for myself and that i love for me alone, but sometimes it is nice to set them aside and just focus on what is really real and true.
so i thank my wee ones, once again and if you don't hear from me for a few days, you will now know why...

all of these photos are by our most loved and adored life friends
go gently and be happy.
still lily

Thursday, January 21, 2010

love in the air

sending out wishes of love and warm fuzzies even through the rain and cold...'love in the air' designs are coming out of the studio into the shop...may they bring you some sunshine and thoughts of love and quiet bliss.

A most happy, heartfull day to you lovelies.

Still Lily

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lovely Treasury

I am honored to have been chosen in this Treasury by the lovely outodry...her beautiful handmade designs are so delicate and feminine, there are so many I love love...

Even on this rainy day, things are feeling warm and sunny!

Still Lily

Friday, January 15, 2010

Strong & Silent

i find strength from the earth
grounded and silent
listening to the wind
content to be still
earth moves under me
my soul stirs quietly
always strong in the midst

Here is a new design just placed on a wee lovely shelf in the shop...

More importantly, feeling the heaviness around Haiti and the need to send strength and hope to all there.

Go gently kind ones.

Still Lily

Thursday, January 14, 2010

all comes around...

when i find the need for clarity and grounding often i turn to my old reliable, my confidant and lovely source of security...well, now, who might that be, you ask? well, would you think me completely insane, would you send me off to the looney bin, would you go running down my lane never looking back...if i told you it was...hmmm....wood...

well, if you look closely you will see will see what comes from heart to hand in my designs...often literally shining through...they bring me hope, keep me grounded and a wee bit sane as one gal can be.
here is to taking a piece of old wood, which no one knew what to do with...and making it shine so brightly...nope, can't give this one up, it's staying in this country pad.

i hope none of you ever is questioned about your artistic quality and how you project your design ideas...which are all yours and yours alone, it never feels good and causes one a bit dismay.

go gently and be kind.
p.s. that lamp in background is made by my man FZ's hands and heart love

still lily

Monday, January 11, 2010

all in my own stride...

for sometime now i have felt the pull to slow...step back, take a breath, or two or ten and just slow it all down. It is pretty amazing to me what happens when one stops thinking so darn hard about where things are going and what is to happen and how it will all come to pass and such...then it is like i opened up my hands and let it all fly free, over a cliff out into thin air and it all went where it needed to go and is making its way back around all in my own stride, without even knowing.

i think there is a zen kind of statment that says if you hold on too tightly to a hand full of sand it will never be free to flow, but if you just let go a bit the sand will slip gently and easily from your hands...something of that nature, makes such beautiful sense.

as i sat yesterday with a great and fairly new girliefriend, i realized how lucky i am to have such wonderful beings in my life, to share times and lifes ups and downs, it fills my heart and warms my wee soul and for that i am most grateful...
and once again another incredible sunset from, as i like to call it 'the top of the world'...what an amazing afternoon filled with laughter, talking, food, sipping bubbly and heartfilling fun (not to mention a bumpy truck ride filled with kids, one amazing Buddy dog and some serious giggles to an abandoned avocado farm).
Have a simply delightful evening lovelies.
Still Lily

Friday, January 8, 2010

Things to come

So, for some time now there has been a pulling inside this do a little more, push it all a wee bit further...go there, to that space feared before, the unknown...the mystery of it, sounds so intriguing...but the simple of it, is that for so long now, this gal has wanted to sew...and crochet...yep, you read right.
And so, in light of this Christmas' super great treat, I am off to sew away tomorrow and am just now embarking on a steamy affair with my own proclaimed 'Cap't Hook'...who will take me to new adventures of mind and soul with a crochet needle and some beautious yarn...ooooo the suspense is almost too much to take.

So, I hope you will follow on this journey of needles, thread, yarn and wonder...for it all really is so wonderful, wouldn't you say?

For you, I wish a happy, delightful and most relaxing weekend.

Tata for now lovelies.
Still Lily

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a beach of a life...

Just thought I would share a wee bit of twenty ten inspiration, since the lovelies surround and enlighten my is a glimpse of what is to come, you can find this beauty recently listed in the is simply beachy.

Go gently kind folk.

Still Lily

Monday, January 4, 2010

so it begins again...2010

So a brand new year is here again, and although I am not one to proclaim resolutions, I do like to make a few internal promises for things to with a relaxed and renewed approach I am heading in to this year with a full heart and happy mind. It is funny when you let things go, how they tend to just come about and along just fine. Intentions this year are to be more relaxed about things and let them fall into place where they will, not such stress and mess about what is going to come.

So although, there is much to do and a shop to get in order, along with studio space and clearing out of the old to make room for the new, I have a light foot and easy manner about it all.

Here are some shots from our holiday, great memories made and giggles enjoyed, along with wonderful time spent with friends, by the fire, on the beach, even dancing on picnic tables, as is tradition.

Hope yours was lovely and if you want to share your thoughts for this New Year and how you are going to head into it, please do so, I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happily featured on Urban Gardens

I have just returned from a wee holiday and found I was featured on Urban Gardens blog. This is a great blog for all things earthly and wonderful & I am most honored my work has been featured there. Thank you for the lovely post and sharing my etsy shop!
Here's to a lovely New Year!