"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Saturday, February 26, 2011

"Simplicity is the glory of expression." ~ Walt Whitman

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On this day, pipe cleaners.

More often than not, rummaging will reveal some sort of buried and forgotten treasure in our closets. Though not sure what our search is for, we still know it when we see it. Thankfully, even the simplest activity can bring the easiest of smiles.

Thanks Angie at Wonderfully Crazy for this idea!
I watch intently now, as creativity brings out willingness and possibility.  The simple act of changing a thing from one to another, to give it shape, texture, and perhaps some color, draws the sense that creativity is more than just an ability, but a tone and a manner of feeling.

I turn to my own projects now and I see my newly felted nest and some tiny black words cut out for another collage.  And though they don't go together, I see that they really do.

Without too much thought, and as I fill our nest with simple, lovely truths, I can only hope magic and joy is what will emanate from our little moments of creativity.

Joining Stephanie in Saturday's Artist...
Have a wonderful weekend...


  1. Perfect.
    And I'm absolutely loving that nest. :) My mind just started zipping with lovely things to fill it with when I saw it. (stones and little eggs with affirmations...)

    The box is darling, and those caterpillars... such promising, colorful goodliness! :) I love them. I would be looking forward to their hatching, and flying about the house.
    Now I want to go create something!...

  2. Fun stuff! I love the idea of wood burning. We have tons of little pieces of lumber left over from building a loft bed for our daughter. Might have to look into it.

  3. "I watch intently now, as creativity brings out willingness and possibility."
    I love this persepective!
    My girls would love those little catapillars :)

  4. These are great, fun projects! The caterpillars are so cheerful!

  5. Squeeeeeaaaaaall! Love your nest. It was easy wasn't it? I'm so going to dig out the soldering iron I know is stashed in the garage *somewhere*. Thanks for the inspiration. Cx

  6. Such pretty pictures and woodburning too! Thanks for chatting with me at Peach Coglo. It's nice to meet you! I look forward to exploring your space more. Have a great Sunday.


  7. the pipe cleaners inspired me the most. we have some and have never really figured out much of anything too great to do with them. now know what we'll be up to one rainy afternoon :)

  8. I have a box full of colorful pipe cleaners and your caterpillars are just too darling not to copy. There is a little girl here who I know will love them. Thank you so much for the idea.
    Have a great week.

  9. LOVE that cute little nest!! Such a sweet little creative project!!


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