Why don't you come with me little girl, on a magic carpet ride?”
Please come along to discover new places, new things, and new friends as we climb onto that magic carpet that flies by once a year to whisk us off on a world-wide blog tour! This is my second time participating in this event and I absolutely love the reasons behind it, the camaraderie, the discovering of new blogs…oh, and yes, the giveaways too!! I would like to thank Lisa, the creator of this event, so very much for her brilliant heart and mind, and also for the time it takes to coordinate/manage/pull-off such a thing. Click on the picture above to go to her blog and read all about the origins of OWOH and to see a list of the participating blogs…today is the first day and already the list is staggering!!
Ok, on to the giveaway! I have been in full-on Valentine’s mode getting the local shops stocked with my jewelry, so the piece up for grabs is along those same lines but is neutral enough that it can be worn anytime…
The house we bought spontaneously at an auction in the fall
of 2012 has an apartment upstairs: one bedroom, a full bath, living room, kitchen, and bonus room, with its own
entrance. I have decided to go for my dream and turn
this apartment into a shop!
open-every-day shop, but what I hope will become an open-once-a-month-event-to-look-forward-to
kind of shop. It will be filled with an
eclectic mix of items: re-imagined vintage finds, decorative accessories,
prints and paintings, handmade accessories, and (time permitting) my altered
clothing. I am overflowing with
ideas. I go from being super excited one
minute to overwhelmed the next. But every
cell in my body is screaming "do it!!
you've got to do it!!" So
I'm doing it!
My plan is to have my
first sale in either October or November. I know that sounds like a long
time away, but in order to fill the space, I will need the next few months to
get stuff made...while simultaneously working my full time…
October, you were a whirlwind; blowing in, spinning me ‘round a few times, and leaving so much behind.You stirred up so much emotion in me: From joy that caused me to get up and dance, to sorrow that had me lying on the floor sobbing.You were such a mirror for me. You made me want to get back in touch with my therapist, that’s for sure.THE PAST was definitely your theme. So many situations in recent weeks have made me ask, “Why now?”The answer I’ve settled on is “It was time”. I’ve said it before, so forgive me if I bore you by saying it again, but I believe the Universe gives us exactlywhat we need exactly when we need it.Maybe I am just now at a point where I can recognize the events of the past few weeks for what they are--opportunities to further my growth and understanding of myself.If things had happened at any other time, would I have been ready to learn, or even see these events how I am seeing them now?I don’t believe so. Also, there’s the little matter of my art.The 11 canvase…