The Lumineers

Give This a listen, It feels so good.
Ladies and Gentleman, The Lumineers, "Hey Ho"


Italian Greyhound Feature

Isn' this kind. Ashlee Park has a blog on WordPress where she featured one of my paintings. Take a trip to her blog to admire the lovely greyhound and Iggys in art.


Daughter, You need to know...

We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is  compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.        -Dr. Suess

It really is worth fighting for
being brave for 
risking everything for

I'll stop the world and melt with you

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.   -Shakespeare

It didn't work for me, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't worth every minute.


My Funny Valentine

My funny valentine

Sweet comic valentine
You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable, unphotographable

Still your my favorite work of art

Is your figure less than Greek, Is your mouth a little weak
When you open it to speak are you smart

Don't change a hair for me, not if you care for me

Stay my little valentine, stay

Each day is Valentine's Day


Love Inspires

He makes you feel like this

So Dreamy

“For if a lover's face survives emblazoned on your heart, the world is still your home.” 


Strange Girl

   We’ve got secrets between us that    Nobody else would believe if we told them    So let the stars align    

   Broken souls will become whole tonight     Would you ever wake at night and realize

The reason why you knew me then    Is maybe I’m an alien too   Would you ever let me be an alien with you

                                                                      Sebastian Pigott lyrics- Alien     


Great Design

If I could afford it I would collect couches the way Katie's nephew collects matchbox cars.

Downloading Music and Contemplating Creativity

I love to share music with Nina. She mostly doesn't like what I share I pretty much love hers. Well, mostly like hers. I thought my taste was diverse and maybe this is one of the things I passed on to my daughter. Her mind is wide open. I might have made a wee mistake introducing her to Tom Waits this Christmas though...I thought she was ready, ha.

This day I'm contemplating creativity. And sometimes all it take is a little bit of music and some words from interesting people to get me motivated.... 

“To get the truth, you want to get your own heart to pound while you write.” - Robert McKee

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. 
-Albert Einstein

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”  
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A person needs a little madness or else they never cut the rope and be free." 
-Nikos Sazantzakis

"An idea can turn to dust or magic....."

"Children reinvent your world for you" -Susan Sarandon


Happy 2012 Our Future Is Bright

   I have four little numbers here picked by my lovely assistant, aka the daughter home from college. They represent the three winners of the cute, smart and versatile little calendar. The fourth is a winner from the full month of December for the Woodwings' charm necklace.
   I just popped in Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" so am a bit distracted by the opening screen shots and the melancholy horn. Did you know Woody plays a clarinet.
   Let me tell you the winners, because I'm charmed by the movie and really have to dash :) I wish just one thing, that I could see each of you in your outfits!

   The calendars go to the following.
Katina, who will be baptizing her brother's wife-to-be this summer in sumptuous silk shift which I picture dropping off a rack in Paris in the 20's.
2  JHBALVIN who, like me, waits until the last minute to decide on the outfit for her event of the year and still has to buy her red shoes!
3   Aik whose 18th birthday is this month and is wearing a pair of Vincci heels to celebrate, ooo!
The fourth selected is Robin whose wish is for peace and love. I hope you like the necklace Robin and I hope your wish comes true!

Okay girls. It's 2012 and no one can live it for us. So let's get out there and take a chance!


Double Giveaway Freebie

Christmas spirit got the best of me, and so I missed last Friday's announcement but, I managed to get the calendar out to numero quattro, Lauren of shootingstarsmag, winner and blogger.

Yep, I'm one of the naughty. Rather forgetful and disorganized I'll admit it. So, creative friends.....I know that your much like me and this calendar could probably give you a bit of a hand.

2 calendars to the two randomly selected who respond to the question below.

Pssh what's two? I'm stepping it up and giving away 3 calendars this week and all comments from the month of December will  be placed in the magic hat to select the big winner of the Woodwings necklace on January 1st 2012.

As mentioned above, I'm not so spiffy with planning and executing in a timely fashion. I'm remarkably informal. Okay okay non-conformist, just like you. You don't wear a watch right? Neither do I. And you have a stash of blank cards for all those sorry I'm late for your birthday moments, me too.

This calendar is postcard size. You know what that means don't you. You will circle the events in crayon the minute the calendar appears in your mailbox. Then when the birthday, anniversary, valentines days arrives you just stick a little stamp on the back write a sweet message and boom! You've made someone happy! On time!

Tell me now: For the event of the upcoming year are you planning on wearing your favorite jeans and boots, your most glamorous threads and Louboutins, details please. Descriptive details. And, if you're not already a friend then follow :D, tell your friends and like Woodwings on Facebook.

See you in a week!


Calendar Giveaway Week 2

I have always had a lapse in my brain for time and dates, birthdays, years. I've tried through the years to devise a system that would make me "remember" to give others the illusion of my superior organization. To this date I cannot remember my age, having to do math whenever asked. I think I remembered clearly how old I was two times in my life, when I turned 16 and 21.

So here I am selling you my calendar. It's pretty laughable isn't it. I thought that having the 12 pages of the calendar on postcard weight and size paper would be terrific though because  now you have many uses for this little piece of art. You and your best friends for example have become the cliche busy girls and better than scheduling the date you plan to have drinks on an iPad would be to shoot her the January page with your free Saturday circled in red crayon. Write a message on the blank side, add her addres and a stamp and what a surprise. She won't beg "busy" with an invitation like that!

I will never ever dogear my precious books, but I can never find a bookmark when I need one and will use an old receipt or rip off a piece of grocery bag...whatever paper is nearby but a used month of this calendar would be spot on! Easier to find the page I was on and much kinder to the book I'm reading.

So friends, to win a free calendar this week the question I have for you is,

"Which day of which month is so important to you that you would use up a calendar page to send a postcard reminder to yourself or a loved one this coming year or which day of which month do you want to make magical for someone special in your neck of the woods."

(For those not yet privey on the giveaway, it's the little calendar on the right of this post, you can click the button to see more images if you wish)

The best part of these giveaways is this- if you tried last week you should try again this week because I will tally up every friend that comments until the end of December and giveaway a piece of Woodwings jewelry.

If you are a newbie, please follow me and "like" Woodwings on FACEBOOK it would mean so much to me to gather up more friends. Thanks for making December so bright!


Poster number 6 which is.....Cameron of California!

Wonderful, wonderful posts from all. Beginning at this very moment is Calendar Giveaway #2 remember each post will give you an additional antry to the Grand Prize Giveaway of a piece of Woodwings jeselry on December 31st!



Give Away Freebie

Did you know that this is National Calendar Awareness Month? Yes I know, neither did I. 
It seems that I should be the perfect Calendar Advocate then and here we are. You say you need a giant calendar for the refrigerator to keep up with all your kids activities, you need a calendar for your desk to remind you of all or your meetings, you have one on your iPhone so you're always armed with your super social schedule. 

Perhaps....but do you have one on your dressing table to inspire your make-up and outfit?! Do you have one on the coffee table in your media room to remind you that there is more to life than watching how other people live their lives. Do you have one on your bedside table to make you smile about tomorrow's possibilities. Then, the Woodwings Calendar is just what you need!

For the Month of December I will be offering a free calendar each week to a randomly selected dear one that leaves a comment here on the Woodwings Blog.

The theme of this weeks comment is,
 "If you could inspire your family to do one out of character thing 
this holiday season what would it be?"

I wanted to mention that I am welcoming "Where Women Create" who has inspired the giving spirit among all the artisans out there via the Where Women Create Website.

So... see the cute little button to the right of this post that links to 2012 Calendar. This 12 card item will be shipped each week until the end of the month to one lucky person. Please leave a comment here and become a friend and follower or if you prefer you can like me on Facebook. You know that you can never have too many friends and I am so behind in the social media circle I could use all the support that you are willing to give.

Each week I'll start a new search for the comments winner, BUT at the end of the year I will combine all of the comments posted from December 2 until December 31 and select a winner of a one of a kind Jewelry item! So keep coming back for updates and write each week. I know you have wonderful stories to tell! xoxo Elizabeth


I Wish

I wish that you could pick the day, 
the best moment that would remain forever 
and never change

When she was young, each year she would make her wish out loud as she blew out her candles,
"I wish that my mommy will live forever." And today she is home from college for four short days and I can't find a stinking candle in my junk drawer so that I can make a wish, "never leave, never grow old..."


Variations on A Theme

 Baubles and beads and crystals that sparkle. 
Colors poured from the sun and whimsy to spark your joy and imagination. 
Woodland Deer as a joyful earthy necklace:                  

 A romantic necklace

 A print of the original painting mounted on wood

As a mirror to take anywhere

It just might make the perfect gift