Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I got a gift this morning!!!

In the car, on the way to life as usual, at just about 6:20 this morning, my son in the back, happily playing his DS (no nasty emails please, he gets to play one way only LOL)  I watched this unfold as we made our way.  The picture is from my iPhone, so its not the best, but you get the idea. 

I said- Look! Look at that!! (fully expecting the usual DS induced comatose reply of Uh-Huh)
Instead he said- Wow Mom, thats so beautiful, thank you for helping me notice!
What an awesome gift that was.

Because they are so fleeting, I made a treasury on ETSY trying to keep the colors alive a little longer.  Click on the blog post title to see it, tell me if you think I succeeded.

I am so grateful for these little moments in my life.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Being the Change, Creatively

I am a member of an Etsy 'team' that features Palm Beach County artisans.  It never fails to amaze me when I peruse some of their work.  There is so much talent and generosity around us.  I was looking at Chantals etsy shop (click the blog post title to get there)  and came across these gems......
Blue Hibiscus Pillow Mola 14 " x 13" (36 x 33cm)

Jungle Turtle Pillow Mola 16.5" x 12" (42 x 30.5 cm)

The quilted fronts are called 'Molas'  Here is her sourcing story

"This pillow was made from a mola purchased in Panama. Kuna women of Panama hand sew their molas to used them as front and back panels for their blouses. Traditional molas depict geometrical patterns as well as realistic designs of flowers, birds and animals. Molas are hand sewn using a reverse appliquƩ technique and can take 2 weeks to 6 months to complete.

The Kuna people live in Panama, Central America and are a proud people. Making and selling their molas is an important source of revenue for them."

I am in awe of these, She is making things, exquisite things by hand, while helping to support an indigenous people.  Can you imagine if we all did that? sort of a Kiva/Etsy hybrid.  Damn, we could change the world.

Chantal already is, one Mola pillow at a time.

And I am so grateful to be part of a team that has such generous members.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Painted shoes, flights of fancy, wearable art.

NoraKaren- Where were you when I got married?

Wedding Shoes,something blue sapphire, beach crystals,I doI would have totally rocked these with my demure little dress!!

Nora's imagination is apparently boundless...check these out

Tatt Chic? No Problem
   Wedding Shoes Metal is Forever Rock and Roll painted black Peep toesGloves painted custom designed Themed Wedding,QuinceaƱera

Fairy Tale Wedding? Look no further...
Wedding Shoes Fairy tale wedding Cinderella Glass slipper

Elegant Extravagance ?  She has you covered.....
Painted Shoes to match your OutfitPainted Peacock feathers art deco small clutch for bridesmaids/bride -TEAL- Choose your own color and design

Hip Rocker Awesomeness?  no worries......
Painted Shoes, Wedding ankle boots,peacock feathers rhinestones

I love browsing through her shop.....you will too!!