Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Crystals and Candelabras

The sparkle of crystal cannot be overrated. And crystal candelabras are things of beauty, timeless and elegant, always.

Every day at a certain time of sundown, the light comes in straight through the window and lights up everything but first it hits the candelabra I have in the window. It always strikes me as sublime.

Anything made with crystals are wonderful. This is my Winter Wonderland Portal

Here I have strands of crystals hanging on the tulle in my bedroom window, and the light hits them and makes......

 these rainbow prisms.....all over the walls, and the wind blows the curtains and these little rainbows dance their light.

 One can add them to many things to achieve sparkle and moving light.

Crystal Chandeliers can be enhanced with flowers or icicles for more effects.

But I think every woman needs sparkly things around her.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Vanity, Alter of Self Lovingness

*An Early Christmas gift comes as a shock, on a day I found something I've been trying to thriftfully engineer from bits and pieces of highly potentized thrift finds.

I went to Big Lots to pick up my tapers, as I love burning one in the crystal candleholder as I'm working in the kitchen. The glow is like a pure, friendly and warm spirit who keeps me company, flickering away its golden amber light as I prepare foods.

I found a Vanity Dresser, the right size, the right color and with just enough carving to make it interesting, not modern, and with my favorite type of mirror, the tri-fold.
This piece was gifted as an early Christmas present since waiting until I had the funds for it would take months.....I must have been ''good" :D, but it is now sitting where I've been envisioning it and though it is lovely, I have another vision for its final outcome which I will need to work on. In the meanwhile, this little beauty is sitting there calling me, to sit at our Alter and engage some serious self loving routines which I simply am giddy about.....just like a Lady of the Woods :-)

Please understand, I have come to understand the way I operate, how thoughts and feelings become things. This ''vanity'' is not in the negative sense of the word, I am a firm believer that everyone needs to spend quality time grooming, and performing all those acts to enhance ones body and appearance, and no need to say how this can get out of hand for some, but what this means for me, is that for a woman like myself who for years now feels fragile sometimes, vulnerable sometimes, ugly sometimes, broken, tired and in too much seems like there is no beauty for me anymore, that I do not possess this. I am wrong to feel this, or rather I should say those feelings have no basis in reality. I knew this intellectually but I had to trick my mind into finding a way to KNOW this.
I have learned something about myself and that is, if there is a spot for some particular thing, then I will use it as such. The way I can correct these feelings is to take self care into a reverent place, a sacred place where I am in a loving state, giving care to whatever it is that needs caring for, be it my face, my body, my feelings.....a beautiful Alter or Vanity Dresser, can be that small space I give to myself, having all I need in one place. It is here where I don't allow the pains and negative voices any space, this is only a space for love and care.
I am already in love.

I will be back with the finished one.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Soft White Quiet Places

I walked in to the house from the back yard gardens....gardens which are home for me, a living green extension of the protected inner world of shelter we all need from weather, creature and the din of a technocratic paradigm....
.....and the Light was a gentle visitor who graced me with Her numinosity


....Her Beauty on White......

White and more so necessary in our current world.....such a haven it offers........

Entering the White, was a vision for me, a feeling, of having arrived.


though my eyes and being can see the Light, the camera didn't quite pick it up so I increased the brightness....


 then I opened the door and closed the white sheer netting to let in more Light.....

on the floor lay my bedroom wall unit now standing in my bedroom.....amazing what comes out of boxes. : - )

the console still had Easter treats and bunnies....for the first time ever I got bunnies....


I always want to run back to this space when I leave it......always it enshrouds me with its serenity


 loving the Lady of Light....

About Me

My photo
"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.