Sunday, January 24, 2010

Some Hearts For January

I heard Spring in the song of the birds today.
In the garden, we have the first snowdrops in flower.
As the sun set the sky tinged with pink as though to remind me its still very much Winter.


I love winter bare branches against twilight skies.
    


 They remind me of illustrations from a thorny fairy tale world of sleeping beauty and forests to lose your way in as Hansel and Gretel did.


I 've spent most of this week indoors here..



Painting things...



The Green woods
Step carefully through forests of green. 
Ancient twisted branches hide secrets that they long to tell & share.



'Snowlight'
When the snowlight day was dimming, dizzy dancing flakes had fell.
I spied him leap a jig and jump. There were stars beneath his feet...


'Dream in Starlight'
Be still and dream in starlight. Be silent and listen well.
Follow your heart wherever it may wander. Be true
 
Each of these hearts will shortly be for sale in my Etsy shop, so if you are interested pop across and visit.
I have 5 more cut out, ready and waiting to be done, so I think this week will be much the same as last.
Is it me, or is January just flying by?



28 comments:

  1. Ooh, they are lovely, especially The Green Woods!
    Yes, January is racing away - soon there will be daffodils!

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  2. It is not just you. I cannot believe how fast the days are flying. Your new work holds the beauty of winter still for a moment. Lovely.

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  3. Indeed, the year is beginning as it ended... in a hurried rush of the blinking eye. Lovely photos.

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  4. Oh my! Such beauties to behold. All with such lovely, heartfelt sayings. There really aren't enough words to describe how beautiful they all are. :) Theresa

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  5. Great photographs and i lóve the hearts and it's poem. :-)

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  6. Your paintings make my heart sing and Your photographs always remind of how much magic is around xxx

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  7. Yes just round the corner as we all knew it was.
    Here the chooks are starting to moult,the Easter Lilies are in bud and the air sounds different...Autumn is on it's way and the first rains to bring the green back.
    Lovely work by the way!

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  8. I love these hearts you make -- so gorgeous!

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  9. I am also in love with tree branches against the sky, the patterns are so beautiful. Your hearts are exquisite.

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  10. Your woods photos are lovely, magical, and with the music on your blog, soothing my melancholy away (just posted on mine about missing my mom so hitting your blog next was a right treat). You do such beautiful work.

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  11. These are beautiful as always, I'm not sure whether I like the foxes or the hare best. Like you I've felt stirrings of spring once or twice in the last few days.

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  12. Wasn't yesterday the most beautiful day? The pink grey sky in the morning and the pinky oranges of the evening. Those photos are really lovely of the branches against the sky. Your hearts are filled with magic, lucky new owners whoever they may be!xx

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  13. What great photographs and thoughts for the coming Spring.

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  14. Your photos of the bare branches look especially lovely with your snowflakes falling! Love the painted hearts - clever lady! x

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  15. I particularly love 'Snowlight' - it's magical! I'm also envious of your desk and its outlook - I'd be quite content to spend my week there.

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  16. Beautiful work, as always!

    And stunning photos, Karen! I too love how winter trees just beg to be photographed in silhouette against the sky.

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  17. Wow, ur paintings are so beautiful. U truly have an amazing knack for capturing the beauty of winter

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  18. exquisite stuff! wish i had the money to shop right now...but i've put your etsy on my bookmarked list when i do! love the foxes. there was a family living in an abandoned blue truck in the ruins of the barn the first year i moved to this farmhouse...beautiful

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  19. I have enjoyed my time here, you have a very nice blog... love all your creativiness and photographs... will surely come back again.

    cielo

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  20. As always, an inspiring post, Karen, and one that touches the spirit. I also feel the rush of spring and, yes, I do think that January has wings for time is passing far too quickly. Bright wishes. x

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  21. Wow, what an amazing blog. Your artwork is absolutely beautiful. I do love your hares, magical creatures I have always loved. Lucy xx

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  22. I have just posted a magical mystery on my blog :o)
    Have a magical week xxx

    Sumea

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  23. Such lovely illustrations and paintings. I've enjoyed the weather lately though- sea fogs and before that the snow. It really has been a magical Winter. So lovely to play in the snow at midnight with the children.

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  24. I was just looking at the naked trees myself yesterday, I dont know where the seasons have gone...I love your hearts...love H

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  25. the hearts are absolutely beautiful, well done!

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  26. Your hearts are so lovely!!!! I have one of your dancing rabbits and now I need a heart... yup, I'll be over to your Etsy shop ASAP! I also love the pictures of the bare branches against the twilight skies. Winter is so beautiful and you've put it well!

    Robin A.

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  27. Karen!

    Great photos! I love the wavy branches the best.

    "The Green Woods" looks wonderful. Maybe it's because I'm partial to green but I like that hanger the best!

    -Dean

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