On the table

It's been a stormy day. My girl Emily sat by my side as I worked on a new idea. There is still a bit to do before it's finished, but a blog is the place to send out sketches and see what the universe sends back

Bridesmaids, flower girls, wood nymphs? I'm undecided

A Spanish SeƱorita with her Italian Gentleman


Alice In Wonderland bookmark winner

Thank you one and all for your varied and interesting book suggestions.
I was so happy to hear from everyone.
The randomly selected winner of the bookmark give away was  Miss Liza, who also suggested the book "The Meaning of Night". Thank you Liza. I hope you enjoy your bookmark.



Oh for crying outloud. I was preparing to go to bed and now I'll have to run downstairs for my credit card. Blasted beautiful shoes on wonderful newly found blog....
Buck Up Boo

June Moon Bloom Swoon

Wedding season is upon us. True love is everywhere. The scent of strawberries and cream colored peonies. The rustle of imported silks and the sparkle of a hand crafted tiara.

"you know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams"
                                                                                                                                                                            ~ dr. seuss

The bride is simply stunning, no worries no details to worry her pretty little head. The man of her dreams feels an army of marching ants in the pit of his stomach as he and his best man stop at a drive through for a large shake on their way to church. The bride's mother wipes the tears from her cheeks as she applies the third fresh coat of mascara. Father sits on the edge of his bed. Wondering how he is going to make it through this day.



I've been thinking about words today. Creating with words. The kinds of words that when they are thrown together in a supremely passionate way the reader or listener (when heard in a song) can't tear themselves away. They relate to them, connect to them, rock out to them, weep to them.

Check this out:

Well I never kept a dollar past sunset
It always burned a hole in my pants
 Keith Richards & Mick Jagger, Happy

For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs as heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran 

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Albert Camus

Southern trees bear strange fruit
Blood on the leaves
Blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees
Billie Holiday

Every time we say goodbye, I die a little.
Every time we say goodbye, I wonder why a little.
Why the gods above me, who must be in the know,
think so little of me they allow you to go.
When you're near there's such an air of spring about it.
I can hear a lark somewhere begin to sing about it.
There's no love song finer but how strange the change from major to minor,
Every time we say goodbye, every single time we say goodbye.
Cole Porter

...**Sigh**... Don't you just love words. Genius I say.


Giveaway: Alice Bookmark

Hey Mr. Sunshine, we miss you so much. We know you can burn through all those rain clouds. Come on now, don't give up. The sweet song of the birds are welcoming and quite a bit joyful. They won't let these grey skies keep them in hiding, well then why should I.

First things first. Congratulations to Jessica for being the first winner of the first Woodwings give-away. Be on the look-out for your package Jess and thank you for the really thoughtful words.

It's a good time of year to hide from the rain under the shelter of your front porch and snuggle into your coverlet or near the light of a window overlooking your pond with your puppy on your lap and a good book to stir your imagination.

Alice I Have Been: A Novel
I often choose my books based
on the covers. This one was
recommended by my friend Emily.
She too is a huge Alice fan.

And so, regarding this week's giveaway....What's the last book you read? Post your recommendation for us. It's as simple as that, and you may be randomly selected to win the Alice bookmark.

It makes no difference what the book is. Children's book, romance novel, dictionary, tv guide ;) Share and win this bookmark. The deadline for your comments is May 26th.

Thanks for stopping by.