Life is constantly changing and evolving, part of the dance that we all partake in every day of our lives. As artists, we too are always changing and evolving, that is the beauty in what we do. I just wanted to say that I am still around-in fact more than ever really, I am just on my other blog-Little Faerie Tales. I offer free creative workshops once a month and I actually post at least once a week if you can believe it! I also have blog giveaways, one is coming up in February actually. So I just wanted to post and say that although I may not be currently creating my whimsical Faery treasures, that it does not mean I wont come back down this path in the future. I need to follow my own heart, my own bliss and happiness and the path has taken me back to the center, the place I need to be. I hope you all will come visit my other blog and join in the workshops too!
Just wanted to share with you a few pictures of my very pink Christmas tree in my studio this year as well as a few sneak peeks around the studio. Please dont forget to visit my other blog to enter my blog giveaway! I will be updating that next and adding photos of the goodies I am offering. The giveaway ends next Friday so pop on over and just leave a comment to enter! Enjoy!
Good evening sweet friends, I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I will be having my first blog giveaway on my "Little Faerie Tales" blog this Friday! This giveaway will include lots of wonderful mixed media art supplies, wonderful old pages from my vintage book collection plus much more! Those goodies would be perfect for....
Now for the other musings, I hope you will all join me on 21 December...I know, I know, that date is very close to Christmas and some of you will be out of town, shopping like mad little Pixies, and trying to stay sane in the midst of all the madness. But...if you want to take an art break, just for a while, I would love for you to participate in my creative workshop I will be having on my blog that day. It is absolutely FREE-no strings attached, no sign on the dotted line, no kidding. Just some provided inspiration so you can weave your magic. "Spirit Journeys" will be a monthly art project for everyone to enjoy, and just because there is nothing I love more than helping others-no matter how small. I created this little banner above for it, please feel free to use it on your blogs if you would like to be a part of it-even if I get only one person-that will make me the happiest Fairy of all! You can read more about it on my other blog and info on the blog giveaway will be posted this Friday! Joanna
Phew...I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with happy hearts, homes and bellies! =) That darn cold lasted longer than I hoped and than before I knew it, it was time to go shopping, decorate, not to mention still go to work, do laundry, and fill orders! I am just itching to get back to creating-it really is driving me crazy! The sad part is, it is not that I am having a creative block, I just cant seem to catch a break with Father Time right now. My idea book is getting pretty full! But enough of that! Ireland was wonderful and beautiful and amazing and VERY COLD!!!! Patrick and I did not realize how much we truly have become acclamated to the Arizona desert weather! But we still had an amazing time, met a wonderful and dear couple (Mel and Jane-yes, I mean you two!) and saw some amazing places that we had not yet been. It is incredible that we have gone to Ireland every year for the last seven years and there is still so many places we have yet to see and experience! This was the first time we stayed in one place, normally we drive all around in a big circle of the Southern half of Ireland and stay at a different B&B every night. This time we stayed in Dublin and drove to the places we wanted to see. The one thing that we both said we were dissapointed in was that when we normally go in April, we have hours and hours of daylight. It does not get dark there in April until 9:00 or 9:30 at night. This time, the sun was barely waking at 7:00 a.m and it was back to sleep again by 4:30 or 5:00! It made getting to the places a little more difficult if the drive was long and trying to have some time to spend at the destination too! Of course we made the most of it, we always do. Enjoy the pictures, this is not all of them but it is a good start! I promise to visit your blogs soon to say hello! Love and light, Joanna Kildare-the site of my favorite Celtic Goddess Brighid-Brighids Well.
People leave offerings of flowers and handmade Brighid's Crosses in the well.
Bright Goddess Brighid and Saint Brighid
Gorgeous pink sunset over the Wicklow Mountains
The most beautiful Grove of trees we saw on this trip! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE trees!
A lovely old Monastic site in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains.
The Druids Seat...
Within a Council of Trees.
It would not be an Ireland trip if I did not photograph some sheep-I just love them!
A lone Fairy Hawthorn tree-I left my offering at the base for the Faeries. It was full of berries!
Just happen to look up upon this mountain and catch some deer I believe, looking back at us!
This waterfall was amazing!!
I want to live right smack dab in the middle of this valley!!
This is where we stayed our entire trip-Clontarf Castle-absolutely beautiful!
Hello sweet friends! We are back from another wonderful trip to Ireland but I am still trying to get over a horrible cold I caught the day before we left! I will post more on the trip and some pictures this weekend. Until then I hope this post finds you all well and happy. Have a beautiful day, Joanna xox
Well, It is down to the wire, just a few more days to go before we are off to Ireland! I am going to be so busy the next few days with last minute things to do and I wanted to wish you all a wonderful next few weeks! I will share all of the pictures when I get back, but just to warn you-I have an obsession with trees, I LOVE them, and usually come home with mostly pictures of Trees, Ravens, and Stone Circles! Much love to all of you! Also, don't forget to let your voice be heard today-get out and vote! xoxo, Joanna