Wednesday, April 28, 2010

when sunshine is audible!

finding breezes that float cheerfully along & singing smilingly to these tunes, fresh ground peppercorn & baby mint leaves, & a necklace made of raindrops = thats what lovely days are made of

today the sunshine is audible!!! {so i packaged some up to send out to you!!!} loveliest thoughts

Friday, April 23, 2010


images filled with wax candle rings & floppy eared bunnies, sweet dresses & floral adornments, topped with gentle cameos... a pastel paradise, to bask in the hearts dreams & savour loveliness

today shines ~ {because everybody needs a little bit of magic!!!} Happy Pink Saturday!!!

p.s the auction will now be ending Sunday if you would like to join in by bidding on these beautiful pieces in our gallery of hope...what a joy it has been to participate!!!
{images 2-6 via alidra alic}

Monday, April 19, 2010

on that which moves me ~ donkeys & maps

"We were written in the stars, my love, all that separated us, was time, the time it took to read the map which was placed within our hearts, to find our way back to one another." Unknown

"A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there."
H. Stanley Judd

"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart."
Saint Augustine

my hearts gives me a map which leads me to you.

"it is not down in any map; true places never are." Herman Melville

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
Earl Nightingale

“How we remember, what we remember, and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality.”
Christina Baldwin

"There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey."
Jim England

"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too."
Teresa Of Avila

"The only journey is the one within."
Rainer Maria Rilke

There are, i think, those journeys which take us higher!

'He saw that i was leaving & in his little way he asked, oh mama, bring me too...'

Donkeys because they've shared in some of the most special Christmas travels, & because of the beauty & gentle nature they convey...& maps because of the places they take us, things we could never find if we didnt have them to guide us, they allow us to dream of roads others have traversed!!! i began looking for maps because for the longest time i have wanted to paint a ginormous watercolour map & put it on the wall, or embroider a map of the heart on a white lace hankie...

today is special...because of where we've been, because of where we're going, because we've blazed trails...because we've helped others to get there too!!! loveliest thoughts

{all images from a google search on maps, & donkeys}

Sunday, April 18, 2010

*pink bubbles*

discovering potpourri, illumination that i find, notebooks filled with clouds, roses that are lovely...*shine*
today is filled with little dreams & merriment!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

excitement for our capacity to love!!!

a special day!!!

an unveiling of sorts!!

im so excited to be able to share with you this website...

it has been a labour of love these past months!!! an effortless work by Rebecca {who saw a need & cared enough to see it through}& those who joined her on her quest, & donated their time & talents in every capacity to make this event an event that can help raise money for these dear children.

In Rebecca's own words"i believe in impossibly small seeds, perfect seeds we carry in our hearts becoming exquisite offerings of miraculous possibilities where compassion and generosity are the shared language."

the auction will open tomorrow. 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Oaxaca Street Children Grassroots program, & in bidding on these beautiful shrines you will be able to have something special to remember your contribution by.

today is the bounty & beauty creative generosity can bring to the hearts of children in need. i am reminded of a famous & most relevant speech..."No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. & Every mans death diminishes me, because i am a part of mankind." John Donne & so also, every one who smiles, every tiny need cared for, every heart healed, every soul fed, strengthens us all, as we share in ways that illuminate each other!!! Happy Bidding, dear friends!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

on sunny days

on sunny Summer days

we wander, through glistening streams of thoughtfulness

& gather sunbeams... to share

Our lives, Sublime!

A Psalm of Life
What the heart of the young man said to the Psalmist
[An Excerpt}

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;--

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.
From "Voices of the Night"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

today is is a bowl full of plums & juicy ripe apples...

today ~ *she wears red roses in her hair*

Saturday, April 10, 2010


before i ventured into writing a blog,

i was an avid reader & fan

i found little quotes & vibrant inspiration appearing in front of me when i would sit down & do a bit of a search...

so i started writing a few journal pages laced with quotes that made me smile, & filled with pockets of ideas, & i painted & glued, snipped & thought, & filled some pages with creative possibility

on this page i list a few quotes of hope, then made a catalogue of my "heart-thoughts"

"i'd love to:
read a book in the moonlight, attend a teaparty under the stars, sing in the snow, relax in a rocking chair on the beach, cuddle a porcupine, dance on a rainbow, paint amongst the flowers, fit snuggly under an umbrella in a rainforest, have a picnic on the clouds, illuminate tiny moments, collect lovely images, find seashells in lake beds, breath the starlight, discover mosaic words, learn to weave poetry & display wistfully poetic images, tremble bravely, laugh gently, savour goodness, remember with gratitude, kneel in the temple...tiptoe through heaven"

today is the bounty of pink & red roses Mum & Dad brought home, sparkling cranberry & lime spritz, & collecting oddities! & a bounty of beautiful wishes for you!!!