Saturday, September 25, 2010

Home Again Jiggidy Jig

I'm home refreshed, relaxed and filled to the brim with contentment. My trip to Seattle and Vancouver was yummy. I enjoyed every moment with my boys, exploring Seattle, visiting family in Canada and spending time in one of my most favorite places on Vancouver Island.
Those of you who have followed my blog for a while now, know that I love Point No Point on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Before going to Canada, I spent about 4 days in Seattle. One of my favorite things to do there is to go to the Fremont Street Faire which is held every Sunday. I found some treasures there including the antique doll arms above which I made into bracelet displays by adding the linen arms....love them. Okay some of you may think they are macabre...but I find them charming.
"Ivy" also came home with me. She was tucked away with some other dolls in a basket and when I saw her bright green eyes and cute face, I knew she had to keep me company in my studio.

Jumping ahead....I visited an antique military store in Victoria and purchased several British military medals to incorporate into my designs....love the crowns and castles!!

~Lake Union & Seattle skyline~
So, let me bore you with some photos of my trip.

~wonderful food at Rebar in Victoria~

~Welcoming bench at Pt. No Pt on Vancouver Island~
We arrived at Pt. No Pt. in the early evening, too late for me to walk upon the paths I hold so enduring. The next morning while the boys slept, I crept out on my own, my soul yearning to step foot on the sacred ground.

As I walked, tears welled up in my eyes, tears of joy, tears of remembrance of those so dear that I once shared this magical place with now gone, tears of happiness to be here once again to a place my soul feels so at home.
A familiar awakening fills me with light, fills me with love, fills me with clarity of mind.

This place is certainly where the Gods first stepped on earth.


Sacred wellsprings of being.

Mist surrouned us everyday, the sun eluded us....but still fairies crept in on the feet of mist.

~my boys~

This place is certainly one of the hearts of the world.
Tootles
Diana

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Going North

My suitcases are getting packed for a trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit my boys and to spend 5 days in one of my most favorite places to be - Point No Point on Vancouver Island, Canada. They are forecasting some rain...oh well...packing the umbrella. It will be great to sit around the fireplace in the cabin, play games, eat popcorn and drink hot chocolate, get caught up and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
I have been enjoying the book I created in Nina Bagley's class at Art and Soul last year which is a tribute to that magical place. It is a constant reminder of why I love Point No Point so much. And to share it with my boys will be wonderful....I couldn't ask for anything better.


I will be gone for a few weeks and will share my trip with you upon my return.


If you haven't seen the new Belle Armoire Jewelry Magazine that hit the stands a few days ago...it is well worth the cost. Great articles once again. Check it out!


I do have an article in this issue - A River Runs Through It.


I apologize for being so brief....but I am dashing out the door to get a pedicure...a definite necessity before going on vacation right girls??

Hope you all have a great next few weeks and I'll be chatting with ya when I get back.

Tootles
Diana