It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
“The angel said, “I like black-and-white more than color because it’s more artificial. You have to work harder to overcome your disbelief. It’s sort of like prayer.” ― edited Jonathan Carroll
Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~Henry Ward Beecher
“We humans have two great problems: the first is knowing when to begin; the second is knowing when to stop.” ― Paulo Coelho
When a certain artist who creates windows, mirrors, tables & bowls decorated with images, glass, trinkets, tile fragments & often hidden words in the designs was asked what her artwork meant to her she said: “I think I like it because it tells so much about my story.” Or anyone’s life, for that matter… “Life smashes things to bits and you glue it back together to make something beautiful with the pieces.” – author unknown
a writing prompt: Ornate
the boys have been very patient (and bark free) with the shop opening. here’s a photo recap of last weeks events from behind the closed-door. happy saturday!
p.s. don’t forget that the shop is OPEN this WEEKEND! Sat 10-4 & Sun Noon-4
“The world is quiet here.” — Lemony Snicket
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When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it. ~John Locke
organizing all my web stuff and i haven’t been around these parts since last October. could it be that the last thing I sat down to create was the mosaic tile mirror I made for Alice’s birthday? How can that be?
time waits for no woman and I have to minimize my distractions to focus on the feeds my soul part. Plenty of tile and glass and …
Thought we were taking the wrong mountain road … guess not.
“Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections.” ― Jane Austen
Blank canvas. Plastic no less.
Glued the same tile until I couldn’t see straight. Hoped for the best.
Had a vintage Candy Land game that moved with me for over 30 years. I sold it.
Took a picture before I shipped it off to New York.
Now it’s a pillow … or a poster … or whatever else I stick it on.
It’s going in the boy’s room … hope the dogs don’t think that it’s theirs.
Feeling very Zazzie Today!
- Candy Crush Saga: The Science Behind Our Addiction (business.time.com)