Thursday, August 13, 2015

Light to outshine the darkness

Some light, to outshine the darkness. Pictures captured a few weeks back, from that time of day when another realm is glimpsed, and all manner of magic seems possible? I found words in the misty labyrinth of this woven inter web to go with them.

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King
“The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.” ~ Paul Coelho

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
~Og Mandino

Never let the light fade... I've added these words to some hangers that I've been working on.
Foxes, midnight blue and red ones. This was a design planned back in March, but has only just been brought to life. 
I've made 10 of these, and each will be added to my Etsy shop on Monday 17th August at 8pm (UK time) There will also be birds and some hare pendants.
It's been a quiet summer here. In between painting, I've been also painting the kitchen, pottering in the garden, enjoying the sunsets, meteors and scent of night scented stock. Watching birds, wishing I was a bird, wishing I was a seagull, (one that lives on a wild cliff top dotted with thrift, not a cheeky one that hangs about dustbins or steals fish and chips) talking to the squirrel in the nut tree that has eaten nearly all of the nuts this year (before I got there :/) and reading Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy (finally)
It's important to talk to flowers. 
And watch spiders, weave worlds within worlds.   

16 comments:

  1. Your summer sounds delightful with a good mix of artistic creations and talking to flowers. I like those foxes you painted.

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    1. Thanks Terrra! :) It's been a good mix this Summer though it has sped by far too fast.

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  2. I always love reading your blog, beautiful words and photos, that last one is amazing. I wonder if I will be able to buy one of your items on Monday :)

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    1. Hi Lynn, I'm so glad that you enjoy reading here. :) x

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  3. How I love your work! And words, photos -the last one of the flowers enrobed in webs makes me think of Miss Havisham!
    Someday, someday - I may buy a fox or hare from you - so beautiful.
    Mary

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    1. Yes! Miss Havisham! How clever these spiders are to even know Dickens. ;)

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  4. What a wonderful way to spend summer. I love your new works. And all your photos are fantastic!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  5. Sounds truly perfect! Loving the photos and your work in as amazing as ever!

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  6. I love those hare pendants. I must read Mary Stewart's Merlin trilogy, have you read 'Thorneyhold' ? It's one of my favourite books.

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    1. I haven't read 'Thorneyhold' Rowan, but have just ordered it after your recommendation. :) I looked it up and thought it sounded just like my type of book. Looking forward to beginning it, although first have to finish the other book I have on the go which is 'Badgerlands' by Patrick Barkham

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  7. Magical photos Karen, I love when the light filters through like that, you have captured it beautifully. Loving too the fox hangers, they have a wonderfully mystical feel. I loved Mary Stewart's 'merlin' books, couldn't put them down.

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    1. Thanks Ruthie. :) x Sometimes it happens that I am at the exact spot, to capture that moment at exactly the right time. I do love synchronicity.

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