Friday, April 24, 2009

Tea Party Fun

OK, talented chics... Hope you all have your MUSIC ATC ready to go for the next Tea Party Exchange... Also, Renee (and of course, Michelle) are the only ones who even posted to this new blog. I know you are all up to something! Let's have it!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm new to blogging... so i thought i would just post one or two of my already created vignettes, poetry, etc. the following was written last summer. (i will post new stuff as inspiration hits me!)

In Praise of the Goddess

Tonight is full moon. This will be the “Moon of the Forest Dance.”

Reflecting on this event, it occurs to me that my life, today, is a forest dance. You see... I have no curtains on the windows in my home. Because no matter which one I choose to gaze out of.. the view is of trees, or the hills in the distance. From my kitchen table, I can watch the sun rise or the hummingbirds feed or the red tailed hawks hunting. The altar room inside my home has a triangular window through which, by happy coincidence, the winter full moon can be seen clearly. The window nearest me as I type this looks out upon the large, round and sacred spaces my daughter and I have carved out for ourselves in the yard. My circle includes a pine tree, an oak tree and a great, granite boulder which serves as a perfect altar. The property surrounding our house is home to a great horned owl, a nesting pair of red tailed hawks, a pileated woodpecker, what seem like hundreds of hummingbirds (perhaps because they move so fast, they seem to be in more than one place at one time!) , coyotes, squirrels, chipmunks, possum, deer, bears, foxes, porcupines, snakes, the occasional red eft or elder newt in the stream, and countless others.

It sounds like I'm bragging... but they were here first, the trees, hills, moon, boulder, critters. These are gifts given freely by the Mother Goddess, by our wonderful earth. According to some legal document, somewhere, I own this property... but I know the truth. I have temporary stewardship over this land, and a responsibility to treat it with respect, and love and care.

All this abundance has come to me, it seems, in spite of my shortcomings. Even though I go through my days, sometimes, without noticing the beautiful shape of the oak leaves or the sound of the hummingbirds as they buzz past me. Still… the Mother gives her gifts freely. And what better way to celebrate, appreciate and praise, than to dance in the very forest that holds all these gifts. Tonight, I shall be spiraling through the trees, twirling, rejoicing and giving thanks for all these Bright Blessings.
Snapshots of Spring

Awaken today, to the cheerful sounds
Birds’ chirp and whistle, “Joy Abounds!”

Through the doorway, an upturned face
Captures the warmth of the sun’s rays;

Earth’s fragrances arise again;
Promising colors that fill the glen;

The Pond’s rock has a green sundial;
Emerged from his shell to warm awhile;

Last melting crystals of snow;
Making way for the crocus to grow;

At water’s edge the peepers sing;
Their pipings herald the arrival of spring!

---- by: Renee D'Amoiselle (newbie crafty lady)
Thanks to Vicki for creating the blog! Words are my best medium!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Vicki Is a total genius. I am here and loving it!!!!!!!! whoo hoo whoo hoo

This is so cool, Thank you Vicki for your amazing work!

So I am posting the pics from the last tea party, but these do not count towards the bonus atc. The atc goes to the first who posts new work so get to work ladies.

Here's our little Sandy, teaching us the proper way to blow an egg. Gosh that sounds so wrong but it is what it is. Thank you to her for teaching us all about the joys of decorating eggs.

These are the Atc's from the swap... theme: chocolate




Alicia's sister in Texas



If the ladies would kindly post their egg pictures I would love to see what they've done.

Up and Running...Watch Out - Talented Chics on the Loose!

OK Ladies...we are off and running! Let's get this ArTy TeA PaRty gig out there for the world to see and be jealous of! Perhaps we can inspire talented chics to start tea parties of their own!

And since, I have no pictures to put up yet, somebody, better get to it! Hint...hint...

First one to post a picture gets an extra ATC at the next ArTy TeA ParTy...and remember the theme for the next ATC exchange is "MUSIC"... La la la!


Vicki, who is outofhand (as usual)