Glowing warm evenings, thick herb flavored air...
Petals in the wind...
Shiny summer days.
Antique Mexican tea cups I've had for years.
Wonderful new artwork in my house to frame, by Kimberly Wlassak of Gerushia's New World.
Love that girl.
Her work is so interesting, as I have shared before.
I am so intrigued by her hand collages, all cut and pasted with her own lil' fingers.
Stories told in the piecing together of images.
She takes her own photos or uses antique/vintage photos for all of her work.
Hand coloring each bit, and bringing it all together to tell a tale.
Kim has listed two new original pieces in her shop, you can peek here.
(ps: Just found out, the piece above is on sale in print form, with special pricing, right now - here)
I love art and artists.
I love artist tales.
There is a curious air of mystery to the ideas and conjuring of the creative mind, isn't there?
Speaking of mystery...
As I was getting into bed last night, the full moon illuminated my room in the most enchanting way.
Shining big and blue through the window above my bed.
It's amazing how the moonlight varies.
Yellows, sepia, cooler blue tones, oranges.
Are you loving the moon in your neck of the woods too?
Tonight it should be extra fancy.
The days are still beyond toasty, but late at night - there is a certain magic dancing about.
I have been working feverishly, very long days and nights, on all sorts of Halloween goodies.
The summer has been so practical.
So many chores.
But a sprig of magic has gotten my attention...
(engraving of young witches adding to their cauldron)
Cooler moonlit nights, leave a crisp kiss on the shoulders.
A sign of change ahead.
Summer leaves here very slowly.
Halloween itself tends to be so hot during the day, and freezing parka cold at night.
It's a shift that happens so often, I can't recall it not happening.
Where summer and cold autumn meet up, right on the 31st of the 10th month.
So, summer is here for a while longer.
But late nights beckon, as they sense the seasonal shift more.
Summer summer, in distant sight, an end.
And so, I plunge into some exciting things to share soon...
I am so ready for it.
The magic I mean.
Butterflies, I tell ya.
This week Mister had to work very late one night.
I waited up for him, worried as I get when he works late.
Then I drifted off.
I woke up at 2:30 a.m. to see that all the lights I had left on for him, were still on.
I called him.
Where are you???
"Dovee, I am so sorry, I forgot my key and didn't want to wake you, so I am sleeping in the cottage."
He had been sleeping up in the cottage loft - how romantic I thought.
I went out to take him a glass of water.
Moonlight guided my way.
It was so queit and other worldly out there at 2: 30 a.m.
The next morning, Mister Lovee agreed.
He said there was something so incredible about sleeping out there.
Like, you have left this world for a smidgen of time.
I don't know about you, but locking myself out of places and such, has a certain amount of excitement to it.
Like when the power goes out at night.
You are forced to light a candle and such.
I don't know why, it sparks something in me.
Speaking of sparks!
Look at the faces on these darlings...
Creations of Queen Creative herself.
One of the most lovely people I have ever met.
Virtually that is.
She sent so many treats for me to gift.
From all the way on the other side of the globe, I might add.
4 packages of little faces, cards stickers, oh yumm!
Yep, I have 4 to give away.
This is what is inside each parcel, and more!
Just say howdy in comments to be entered, and 4 folks will receive one of the packages of goodness.
Well, Monday is a holiday in the US, so have a safe weekend to all.
Holiday or not.
It's been too hot to cook though.
So, when I get a break in the temp, pizza oven is on!