Monday, April 30, 2012

I Heart Macro & Winning from EB Works

Better late than never!  A picture for I Heart Macro at Studio Waterstone.

A few months ago I won a gift certificate from EB Bead and Metal Works for NOVICA.  Thanks Evie and Beth.  NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Their website, (so much like etsy) have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items.

I finally made a selection from the many interesting items.  What did I buy?  This delightful bird in a cage with blue topaz necklace.  It came in an interesting package with a note from the artist. 

So if you need to buy a gift for a birthday, Mother's Day or even for yourself, give this site a try.  I think you will be pleased with the service and products.

Be happy and creative,

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Heart Macro

These ladyslippers are in the woods behind my house.  I think they are an unusual wildflower and when I found these, I started trying to protect the area where they grow.  You see, my woods is in the middle of an old subdivision that backs up to a new subdivision.  A fair amount of kids walk and bike through the area. 

As is typical of children, they don't spend a lot of time looking down at wildflowers or worry about stepping or riding over them.  So since I enjoy seeing these reappear each year I try to set up some road blocks with rocks and tree limbs that will redirect traffic.  Just my own little effort at nature preservation.

So these little beauties are my close up view for today.  Hope you have had time to stop and appreciate the smaller things in your world.  And to see more you can visit Studio Waterstone.

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Smile and be creative,

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Pretty Things" Giveaway

Lori Anderson on Pretty Things is holding a drawing for a set of Impress Art Letter Stamps.   There is also a stamping hammer.  These are premium tools that PJTools has donated for the giveaway. 
The drawing is on Monday, April 16th, so hurry on over to put your name in the hat. 

Good luck and happy creating,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Nothing says spring and rebirth like the buds and flowers so abundant right now.  My azaleas have timed their spring show perfectly for Easter this year.

My yard is all aglow with these gorgeous and prolific blooms.

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This post linked with Studio Waterstone.

Happy Easter,

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bead Giveaway

Giveaway Alert! Deez News is giving away some of the beads she acquired on her recent Bali trip.  It is easy to enter by just leaving a comment or reposting the information.

Hurry on over because you have less than a week to enter.

Happy creating,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I Heart Macros

Got the blues?  Blue hyacinth, that is! 

There are two of these beauties near my front door.  With all the warm weather, they bloomed early this year.  I was really afraid we would get a freeze or frost and ruin them.  But they made it.  Have you ever seen such vivid blues in flowers?

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Have some close-up shots to share?  Join us at Studio Waterstone to see more macros and close-ups.

Happy creating,


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