Circus Smirkus had come to town when we were passing through Kennebunkport a week ago. We were driving along and we looked to our left in a busy part of the bustling town and lo and behold there was a girl sitting on the side of the road selling tickets to Circus Smirkus in 30 minutes. Randy said..."Hey! The circus is in town!" The next thing I knew we were headed east toward a horse farm and the bigtop. It was exciting and magical and the best part was watching my husband so excited and waving to all the performers. If you want to keep your life exciting, fresh and youth filled...go to a circus. If you get a chance to go with a big kid...well, you'll smile the entire time! Thank you dear one for bringing me to the circus again.
Storyteller overlooks Paperwhites.
Fabric postcard from heathersmeding.
Snow is predicted for tomorrow. I'm not complaining. We haven't had any snow whatsoever this winter yet...snow will be pretty to shuffle through. I got a little lost here today...thanks to Holly on Decor8. It's been a year since I took her BloggingYourWay e- course. If you want fresh ideas for your blog I highly recommend it.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ~Charles Mingus
Kinfolk is simply wonderful, delicious, lovely...it is how I want to live each moment. If you haven't seen it...I don't say this often...you must have a peek. Kinfolk can be found here. To compliment this gorgeous work are beautiful films that Kinfolk has put together. Below is just one of them.
Thank you so much Kinfolk...
Often Etsy has inspiring videos on their blog for all of us sellers and buyers to be inspired by. I wind up hitting repeat frequently. I watch some of these videos with my family. I find deep inspiration that comes from watching and hearing other artists. This video with Josh Vogel is from Scout. You will love it.
Josh Vogel from The Scout on Vimeo.
PoetryofObjects sells many things made from wood. The feelings I have for the stories behind these objects is best described here by Josh. When I travel about, looking for vintage treasures, I have a deep feeling for the workmanship that has gone into the creation of that object. I think of the maker. I think of the people that have used this object of beauty. These words are worth returning to. If you create anything...a family, a piece of art, craftwork, a styled setting with a story...you are embracing the brief moment in time of going backwards...and building your story into the very fabric of what you are creating.
This lovely lady is an old lithograph print called Opulence. I think she is just gorgeous. This beautifully done lithograph was made in the 1800's. The frame is just as old. I am using her as my new logo for PoetryofObjects...so, if you see her around the internet you'll know its me.
Here is another old print that I found. The colors on this are very vibrant. I adore poppies of all colors...do they really come in yellow or is this just the artists obsession with poppies? Again, the frame is also vintage from around the early 1900's.
More regular postings will be returning here at Journeyseeds. Autumn is here and lots of new ideas are brewing. This year has not turned out as I would have planned and hoped back in February. However, new things have created other paths and I am happily pursuing those ideas at the moment. Mostly this is realted to my brick and mortar as well as online shops selling vintage objects. It has turned out it is not just "selling" that I am doing. I am creating poetry for myself and my customers and that is exciting! Like most things that I do, I have tried to find ways to make this new business creative as well as embracing meaningful work for myself. I can see the exciting potential of this going in many directions. For a pisces girl, that is a good thing.
A terriffic old commode. The top opens up with a big space inside. There is that little drawer to hold secrets. The knob is from Anthropologie. The bottom cupboard door opens to reveal a big space inside for storage as well. The skinny mirror behind the roses is victorian. I really like the faded and worn color on this piece.
This little fairy hangs on my wall right now. I'm not sure I can let go of this one right now.
A few old pieces come together. A jar with a vintage photograph, old crochet string, an old honey almond bottle. In the front are shoe forms for a child size shoemaking project.
My daughter and I both spied this print. We love the dark mood about it...autumn is whispering.
Today a beer making project is brewing. Fresh hops harvested from their trellis spot, way up high in the sky will be added to this special brew. I hope to snap a few photos to show a bit of the process that happens. The brewmakers are getting to be pretty knowledgeable at this point. I think they've been brewing beer for 5 or 6 years now. I just love the smell of fresh hops!
How have you been?
Emma made this sweet piece of art from vintage buttons. The first bouquet of lilacs. That's a vintage vase she got me for a different celebration...Weil Ware.
This dog that lives here thinks this is her place to sleep...
Working on frames for the beehive. This step involves melting beeswax to the wires.