Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sneaux, Sleds and that order!

We've been getting some much welcomed sneaux around here!  And, the weather people are predicting another eight [plus] inches tonight!  Brrrrrrrrr.  Being from Louisiana, I have never had an opportunity to fly through the snow on a sled...not that I've ever thought I'd been missing out, or anything, it's just something I never did...but, then again, we never really had any substantial snow accumulation in Louisiana.  So a few months back, Wayne and I were poking around an antique warehouse in Asheville and Wayne came across this sled:
He was so excited!  He said "that's the same sled I had when I was a kid"...of course, he grew up in Boston, so he had plenty of opportunities to fly through the snow.  And yesterday, before the plow showed up to clear our road, we took a spin [or a slide, actually] down the hill --- this was my view:
So much fun!  Who knew?  And maybe we can do it all over again tomorrow!  Life is good :)
And I am in love with this gorgeous little necklace I made today...I named it "Snake Charmer" --- it's for sale in my Etsy shop, if you want to take a closer look!

Well, the sneaux has started to fall, so I guess that means it's time to open the wine!  Stay safe and warm!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Living in balance and purity is the highest good for you and the earth." --- Deepak Chopra

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Freezing Cold, Ice and a "Free" Pair of Earrings!

I'm really ready for Spring!  But there are some "good" things about being stuck inside in the cold...we actually cleaned the oven and the stove top today!  And I was on a roll making some new things and filling orders.  Slowly, but surely, the ice is starting to melt!  Yay!
I'm really in love with these!  I call them "Rustic Bling"...I love the contrast of the rustic brass circles with the beautifully faceted glass...they are gorgeous!
And I'm giving a pair of these adorable "Juniper Berry" earrings away!  All you have to do is comment on this blog post, or the facebook link.  I'll randomly pick a winner in the morning!  Good luck!
And this is another pair of cute little "Purple Daggers" that I made yesterday!  I'm loving the Spring colors!
And I'm hoping it will start warming up, so I can get back down in the basement to make some more little "encaustic journals" --- I love the smell of the melting Bee's wax.....mmmmmmmmmm
And I couldn't resist sharing this photo of Frankie!  Hope you are all staying safe, warm and dry!  Spring is on the way...I promise!
love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey." ~ Eric Maisel

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's Winter --- I need to start writing again... sure has been a cold week!  Everything is covered in a layer of ice --- including the tiny buds on our Dogwood Trees, since they had anticipated [along with me] and early Spring.  Instead, we woke up to snow flurries this morning:
But, instead of locking myself behind the doors and watching from the windows, fixing another pot of coffee and adding another layer of clothing to my growing bundled body, I ventured out and tried my macro lens on some fresh falling snowflakes!  It may not be the best photo, but it's my very first capture of a real snowflake.  It's hard to believe that each and every one of them are different and unique...just like us.
But, I guess the good thing about a prolonged Winter is the excuse to have comfort food every night for dinner!  Like this yummy Shepherd's Pie I'll be making tonight...along with a big pot of sauteed Kale.  My mouth is watering already!
Hope you are all staying safe and warm!

love and peace always --- Kathy

"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music --- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself." --- Henry Miller