Thursday, May 31, 2012

She Walks In Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
   Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
   Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
   But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
   A heart whose love is innocent!

By Lord Byron (George Gordon)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Richly Beautiful Artwork

I adore these works of beauty.
The richness of colour & the delicacy & passion.
I will endeavour to find out more about each one & give proper credit as I do.

The Two Maidens
Artist Emile Vernon
Adolphe Etienne
Hermann Jean Joseph Richir, Belgian 1866-1942
The woman with the veil.

Frank Dicksee "The sensitive plant"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Margaret Tarrant

 Margaret Winifred Tarrant was born in Battersea on the 19th of August in 1888. She set out in life to become a teacher, but, with the encouragement & support of her artist father, soon detoured into the creative world of the artist & illustrator herself. Influenced & inspired by the Arts & crafts movement & Art Nouveau style, her work largely reflects the enchanting & magical world of fairies, flowers, children & christian faith. No wonder I adore her work!! I just wish that I had discovered her sooner, although I am amazed to find, that I have set out to write this on Margaret's birthday.
via google
"During the 1920's Margaret moved to Peaslake in Surrey and she soon became a well known figure in the community there. Although she never married, Margaret made many loyal & long-lasting friends, both through her painting & through her membership of the local Church. Her friends describe her as full of energy, travelling around the area on an ancient bicycle to save petrol, despite not always being in the best of health herself. Many locals were used as models for her pictures. She was well known for her love of animals & her formidable cat companion, Bobby."
Lilies of the field (my postcard)
One of my favourite pictures is He Prayeth best that I once found in an op shop!
Morning Wonder is delightful too. (op shop find)
The Lesser Brethren
Windflowers (my postcard)
 Thou Visitest The Earth And Blesseth It. (my postcard)
 Christ Was Born Among The Lilies. (my postcard)
 Angels All Around
The Flower of Dawn. (my postcard)
 Four Corners. (my postcard)
What a sweet, sweet legacy. I am so grateful to be able to see these beautiful pictures & to know a little about the artist, Margaret Tarrant. Happy Birthday Margaret! XX

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Susan Brown Beauty

Susan Brown is a contemporary artist & musician. I very much enjoy her music & I utterly adore her gloriously feminine artwork. Such intense beauty resides in her collection of works it takes my breathe away. I could live surrounded by her delightful pictures forever & never tire of their loveliness.
You can find Susan at Bohemian Romance. Listen to samples of her music, view the gallery of her work, read about her creative journey & passion, visit Susan's online shop or catch up with her through her blog femme hesse.

This smile box is presented with Susan's blessing.
 I am soo grateful to you Susan for sharing your beauty with the world ♥

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Magnolia Pearl Love

The day I found Magnolia Pearl was the day my healing began. I didn't actually know this until a long time later. That day when I opened a page & found this picture, hope timidly unfurled in my soul for the very first time...
click on the fairy & see what happens
"Your beauty is familiar, your voice is like a key -it opens up my soul & torches up a fire inside of me. Your coat is made of magic, around your table angels play" Water Boys
 I discovered a life saving truth. A truth that I had been searching for all my life: "Beauty belongs to all of us". Beauty belongs to God. He.. is in all beauty...& goodness & kindness & gentleness & love.
Robin "Pearl" Brown is "Magnolia Pearl"
A clothing company? Hardly... 
A precious woman with a childlike heart & magic hands, she presents love & authentic beauty to the world in ways that deeply effect the way woman value themselves & their ability to create.

Read Robin's biography here.

I think that maybe it's Robin's generosity of spirit that makes the light shine so brightly. Imagine that, woman all around the globe, immersed in creative beauty & love, growing, glowing, glorious..& free!
"What if you thought of yourself as the as the greatest piece of art you've ever created- a masterpiece in the making? If you saw yourself this way, would you live your life differently- paying more attention to the details? Michaelangelo said "I saw an angel in a block of marble & I carved until I set him free."
How much paint would you put on your canvas? How many colours would you use? The beautiful thing about art is, when you make a mistake you paint over it & keep going. All of us are a work of art- a masterpiece in the making- a reflection of God. The brush is in our hand- we can create what we want to reflect to the universe (beauty is in the layers). God saw an angel in all of us & kept carving until He set us free. Now it's our turn to go forth & carve, paint, create & set something magical free- our spirits. This is our time to shine. Don't save any paint, cover your canvas, use your good brushes & don't be afraid to make a mess. All masterpieces require a great mess. Art is messy inside & out. Paint "LOVE" across your canvas. Paint "I love you" across your canvas! " Ok earth angels go forth & share the love , share the art, share the heart & know that I love you" ---Pearl

"You are a child of God your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine."
Marianne Williamson

All I can say is thank you with all my heart! thank you.

An angel finding wings xx