May 29, 2013

Wednesday Women- Sulamith Wülfing

"Sulamith Wülfing (January 11, 1901 – 1989) was a German artist and illustrator. Her ethereal, enigmatic works depict fairy tales or mystical subjects.
Born in Elberfeld, Rhine Province to Theosophist parents Karl and Hedwig Wülfing, as a child Sulamith had visions of angels, fairies, gnomes, and nature spirits. She first began drawing these creatures at the age of four. The visions continued throughout her life, and directly inspired her paintings."









Her art is a favorite of Stevie Nicks...in fact it inspired The Wild  Heart album cover & some of her songs...These are just a few of her gorgeous artwork......
Enjoy!

Chicken Chronicles......New Family

So it has been awhile since I posted on the girls...Time to meet the new babies... 
I still have two more coming.....The Barred Rock...they are the black & white ones.....like Chicklet....the fox got my last one a few weeks ago.... so there has been some stronger security added...
 I am thinking one may be a rooster...his comb is a bit redder than the others...
They are in the newly renovated summer house & having a ball....They have the whole place to themselves...post coming on the house when the roof is done...
 lots of stair jumping....
 water breaks....
 snack time....
 & nap time....  
I am sure the older girls will not like this...
In the meantime....Ignorance is bliss ...
More adventures later...

May 25, 2013

Full Flower Moon

Tonight's Full Moon is a Luna Eclipse Super Moon...the most powerful Moon this year...It is also the closest to Earth it can get... I love what Mystic Mamma has to say about it...
It is also called the Full Flower Moon.....I know many of my flowers are ready to burst open as soon as the rain stops...Lilacs, Peonies, Roses....
Too bad there are so many clouds tonight...I will miss seeing it.....We can still enjoy the powerful energy coming from her on this full moon....

Have a peaceful night...

May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!!

Thanks to A Vintage Green Life for reminding me...
Happy 72nd Dylan!!


DIY Friday- Old Door Redo...


My latest project is a table for my studio...I need something to spread things out on...I have had this around since last year with the idea that I would use this for a table...
 So I have been on hold waiting for the rain to leave so I can start work on it...Much of the paint is coming right off but it needs a good drying out now...I need to do a bit of repair work around the windows ..then put plexiglass on top  for a smoothier surface to work on...
I would like to put photos of my ancestors in the windows but.....If the window area cannot be saved I have envisioned something like this... Maybe make some grill work from old wire I have???  Maybe...If the windows cannot be saved...

I plan on using these legs from this table unless I can find some that are a bit chunkier...
So we will see what results....when the rain stops...In the meantime, I am making a Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt...baby size for my granddaughter....with lots of love sewn in...I will post pics after I finish...

Have a great weekend everyone!!

May 22, 2013

Mooncatcher.....

So it was time to take a break from everything else to just make something fun...So I made a Mooncatcher......Now if this cloud cover would just move out so I can see what it looks like under the Moonlight...  

There were a couple moments of sun so I know how pretty it looks with that part of Nature...even with the clouds the light was good enough to make it look very magical...
With the Honeysuckle & Crabapple flowers right outside the window, this is nice to look at in my meditation room...
It was easy to make....a piece of driftwood, white sea glass & a Quartz crystal that are wired, chain, fishing line, a small Amethyst crystal which I will hang some Moonstone on when they arrive, a couple silver bead,  a  & a long string of  crystal seed beads to drape on the driftwood...attach with jump rings to the chain & tie the sea glass with fishing line...

Hang in the window & enjoy...

Now to wait for the Full Moon on the 25th.... the next question...will I be able to get a picture with it under the moonlight...
To be continued.....
:)

May 14, 2013

A Busy Week....

I love this time of year...Lots to do outside...Gardens, cleanup,  my new chicks & harvesting "weeds"...


Everything is greening up which makes the girls happy because their favorite hangout  is under the Bridal Wreath by the front door...now that the canopy has filled in they are pretty content...


My Bleeding Heart made it which I was happy to see...the girls had decimated it last year so I was afraid I had lost it...I have had this one since 1996... I was pretty happy to see these little hearts the other day...The plant was 6 times this size so it may take a couple of seasons to recover....it is now safely ensconced in the walled garden out of the reach of beaks...

 My crab apple is blooming more this year so I am hoping to see more crab-apples on it this year.... Everything is so pretty right now....

Things are busy inside too...I am getting to projects that I have posted about...Now I am getting them done...like my pillows...had to do a photo shoot in the Mediation room...:)

 I have had a huge crop of Violets this year...they have spread everywhere..the girls had a hand in that....hard to believe this was 1 small plant about 4 years ago...So I have been collecting them for the last couple of weeks & have 12 cups of these beauties....so not only will I be able to make the syrup but I am going to try a batch of jelly as well...  I will post on that when I make them with the recipes...In.. the meantime they are safe in the freezer......


Not to forget the Dandelion...I made Dandelion Tincture....the two jars on the left & Dandelion oil which I will make into salves for aches & pains....It is simple to make & after reading what a few people have learned from doing this I used some of their tips ...I collected the flowers and spread them out on newspaper over night to let some of the moisture dry off them...when making oil you want to do everything to prevent mold from occurring which is a problem with the oil..so the less moisture you have to deal with the better....I also added a Tblsp of Vodka which I use for my tinctures  & this will help prevent bacteria from growing in the oil.......Just fill a jar with flowers, cover with Olive Oil add the alcohol & place in the sun...I do not cover the jar with a lid...I have a screen that I put over it to keep bugs out...If you fill it halfway as I have, wipe out the jar when you see moisture collecting on the sides...Leave this for 2 weeks & strain then compost the flowers.....I have already done this with this batch so I did a second infusion of flowers today & will leave this for another two weeks...This makes for a much stronger oil...I am also drying some leaves for tea...

For the tincture I followed this young woman's instructions...



I do believe more than ever its time to get back to the Garden....Mother Earth's garden...

May 12, 2013

My Mother's Day Gift...


I want to wish all the Mamas out there a very Happy Mother's Day... This one is special & I have waited to tell this news today because of it... especially after last week...the Yin/Yang of life......

We are going to be Grandparents!!!!  My Baby Girl is having a Baby Girl!!  

We are all smiles & our hearts are full...You have no idea how happy this makes us...I know my daughter & son-in law will be such  fantastic parents....

This little one will be our little Flower Child... 



May 6, 2013

Hattie

Sorry it has been awhile since I posted....It has been a hard week...Last Thursday I had to put my precious little girl Hattie to sleep...she was worn out...her kidneys & liver were failing...she was 19 years old...She lived a long life & we were lucky to have had such a wonderful loving little cat that long...but for me it wasn't long enough...I wanted her to live forever.....I miss her terribly....My heart is utterly broken....
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