Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crystal Balls & Fantasy Photography...

Good Morning peeps!! Hope you're having a most wonderful of weeks! It's a little drizzly, cold & foggy here in the forest, but sometimes that's a good thing. I tend to be more creative when I can't go outside. On nice days, I just want to be outside with my camera. So yesterday's creativeness brought about these:
I just ♥LOVE♥ the huge crystal glass balls! And they are not only earrings, they are a looking glass into a tiny world beyond. So pretty!! I named these "Ice Princess" and they are for sale in both my Etsy Shop and ArtFire Shop. However, I'm going to give a pair away to someone that comments on this blog post. You know the drill...just leave a comment and then on Monday [November 8th], Ozzy will pick the winner! Good Luck!!! Oh, and don't forget, Daylight Savings ends this weekend, so set your clocks back one whole hour Saturday Night before you go to bed!!
So, I've been playing around with PhotoShop [again, yes again] and I've just all but fallen in love with fantasy photography. This is one I did's a night scene, using my hand and my cousin's little girl. I really love how it turned out. I got inspired from "Lissy Elle" ~ her photographs are truly amazing. Check them out and see for yourself. You'll be inspired, I guarantee :)

Now I'm off to create! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you live nearby, come see me at the "Biltmore Mall" ~ I'll be peddling my wares both Saturday & Sunday during regular mall hours! A great weekend to jump start your holiday shopping, for sure! And now, I'll leave you with a poem I wrote yesterday to my brain ~ enjoy:

"An Unquiet Mind" - a poem written to my brain...

You awake me while I'm sleeping
creating things alone
Knowing my hands are needed
you can't make things on your own

Why don't you go to sleep now
rest with the body you're in
for tomorrow will come bright & early
and that's when you can begin. ~ Kathy Hardy


  1. Beautiful and sunny here in NW AR!
    Gorgeous night for First Night in'd love it Kathy. We have an art space called the Underground and the first Thurs. of every month, they feature new artists and the local merchants on the square open up and it's a great time. My friend, Dana Idlet is showing tonight. Check her out or First Night.
    I love the earrings...being of Czech heritage, I was drawn to them.
    Your Halloween looked awesome and Broc looked so
    The photograph is cool too, I love that it's dark, but there's a light"ness" with your cousin's daughter in there.
    Wish I could go to the Biltmore to see you and see it!
    Great poem just creativity oozing from your pores!

  2. The earings are awesome, just like all your other jewelry.

  3. love the earrings - BEAUTIFUL! Wish I could visit you at the Biltmore!! We need a visit!

  4. I love those crystal ball earrings and that photo is excellent. You sure have inspiration all around you being in the forest, and it shows in your art!


  5. Love the Ice Princess earrings!! Miss you Kat!!

  6. Love the earrings! Miss you Kat!!

  7. Love the earrings! Miss you Kat!!

  8. I love the crystal ball earrings!! They are all of your jewelry!!

  9. I love the crystal ball earrings!! They are gorgeous....just like all of your jewelry!!

  10. You are so creative with your jewelry, photographs and words. When I grow up, I want to be just like you:)
    I love the earrings! You are an amazing artisan!

  11. Amazing Kathy! Always love reading your blog. Your photography is just as amazing as your jewelry. Have a nice weekend!


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