Monday, October 31, 2011

Sparkles And Spiders

A sparkling morning.
Little spiders, artists of the garden, their diamond rain dropped filligre webs enchanted  my day? If the sun had not come out and revealed the woven masterpieces would a different day have emerged? 
It was one of those uplifting moments that makes your heart sing and feel a surge of gratefulness for glimpsing  a fragment of nature's overpowering beauty.
Our days are shaped by moments, good and bad, they influence our day. If we look for the beautiful moments we weave and embroider that day to wear.


I'm  loving the autumn light, thin through the fading turning leaves. A wonderful time to be out catching magic on  camera. The seed pod below, I see a crown? And below the glistening water drops on fennel, a chandelier fit for a fairies house?
Later in the day when the light began to fade I walked. Into the quiet mist, and greeted the gentle folk with a warm 'hello'.
And then into a veil.
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The other day a good hour was spent replying to comments on this blog, only for them to disappear before being posted. I apologise for not re- doing them but it just took so long and it was very late at night and... well, there are no other excuses. Sigh... Blogger gremlins do seem to be around a lot lately? I really appreciate all of your comments!  And I hope that those of you who ordered the Witch light book are enjoying it! x

I've been busy making more pendants for my shop (among other things) and here are some of the first batch. More sleepy little creatures in nests.

Wishing you a magical 'All Hallows Eve'
 xx

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous spiderweb photos, they always look so magical when they glisten. Beautiful pendants too, I love the fox one especially.

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  2. I've always loved paintings on wood and yours are most beautiful. The seed pod, the web of rain drop pearls filled my heart with joy, Thank you for sharing such magic and beauty of imagery and words.

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  3. Lovely, as always. Was inspired to order Witch Light from your last post but haven't begun it yet. Now is the season. Happy Halloween.

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  4. Thanks Kathryn, they do look like something from a fairytale I always think. :)

    Hussam... I'm so glad that you like my paintings and that the photos and words bring you joy. Wonderful to hear! :)

    Della...It's the perfect time to read. Enjoy! and Happy Halloween to you too. x

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  5. Ethereal and Magical . . you have to get up early to capture them! So inspirational too. I love your paintings and work. Thank you for bringing such beauty to the world.

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  6. "a surge of gratefulness".
    I know exactly what you mean.
    A lovely Halloween to you!

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  7. What enchanting images - I know just how difficult it is to capture that etheral-ness of a cobweb, so much admiration for you.

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  8. Your woven magic is wonderous! I love your sleepy animals and your lovely use of words. penny

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  9. You've capture so ephmeral of a time that is lovely to behold. Love the pendants. Happy All Hallow's Eve to you!

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  10. gorgeous photos. I love spider webs.

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  11. And those pendents are so beautiful. I LOVE them

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  12. Oh, my, my, my how delicious to visit here--the photographs are inspiring, and so too, the music that just wafts through my headset while I marvel at the artistry of the spiders, and the artist making nests for lovely renderings of curled creatures. You are a delight, you are!

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  13. Lovely pendants! There is a mood captured in them, even though the paintings are so tiny. :)

    Your photographs of crystal webs are absolutely enchanting. There really isn't much we can create in the world that nature hasn't already made dazzling.

    I see the crown in the poppy head. I imagine her with shy, downturned eyes with long lashes and a blush on her cheeks. :)

    Happy Halloween!

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  14. Lovely sentiments, photos and pendants.

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  15. Beautiful and magical, both the webs and the pendants, so inspiring!

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  16. Your pendants are beautiful...so beautiful.
    Such beauty all around us and so wonderfully captured by you.
    Happy halloween.

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  17. Wonderful spider photos.The webs are glorious.

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  18. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

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  19. Beautiful spiders web pictures. I read once about a man who removes the webs and places them on silk, using them in his silk painting. They are remarkable things, aren't they. I love all your nesting creatures too.

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  20. Karen, the pendants are lovely! I really enjoy your photos too, you do have an eye to capture the magical moments of nature. It makes me want to go in the woods and explore!
    Jess xx

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  21. yes, magically masterful webs and drops. so lovely to see, as is your artful pieces. lovely autumn to you~

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  22. Beautiful post! Your photos remind me of the spider webs I see in the back yard delicately placed on tops of the leaves. I will have to post pictures soon of them in my own blog.

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  23. you have captured the magic and beauty of the little night weavers! Love your pendants, particularly the fox, he's gorgeous! x

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  24. Absolutely stunning photographs... especially the spider webs filled with scintilating light! Astonishing! Have you seen Jackie Morris' 'contest of beauties' post yet over on her blog? Those spider webs certainly have beauty abound...
    Best wishes
    Carrie :)

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  25. Beautiful, beautiful. I'm tweeting this. @heidhorch xo

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  26. I've been feeling very drawn to spiders recently, not sure why. It's mainly the cobwebs, but they are fascinating creatures to watch. However, i'm a complete wimp when they decide to crawl on me! :D
    Beautiful pictures!

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  27. What beautiful photos - nature doing her stuff the way she knows best :)

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  28. you've created here a realm of magic and light....So lovely to meet you.

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  29. Beautiful strands of light!! Wonderful gifts of nature. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  30. I just love visiting ... the dew dropped spider webs, the music, the art and the words all bring a sense of contentment, Thank you.

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  31. You're welcome Bonnie! :) And thank you everyone else for all your lovely comments. xx

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