Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog
where no one notices the contrast
of white on white, and in between the moon
and you the angels get a better view
of the crumbling difference between wrong and right
Featured Artists: NoParticularOrder, NatureMandalas, JudeMcConkey, LiliesOValley, CathoGirl, InBloomDesigns, AddieDesigns, IreneSuchocki, SeaShaped, LoveAndPenguins, thePhotoZoo, CherieBosela, RyanPlz, AllyBeans, and JosephineAndCole.
This collection is inspired by lyrics from Kurt Elling's song, Never Never Land.
My friends, every day we sit in our everyday chairs, and go to our everyday work, drink from the everyday cup. But we never allow ourselves to go into the extraordinary places in our minds, in our hearts.
I ask you my friends: How do you think a book is written? How do you think a song is sung? How do you think a picture is painted? How do you think a race is won? How do you think the world gets started?
If a little daydreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time.
Featured Artists: CompulsiveCollection, FairlyCrafty, RMoralesPottery, Shirae, ArtOfJenna, InkMeUp, AlisaPaints, PhippsArt, BornBarefoot, AJthePurple, KellieDrawsPictures, and CatNPhotography.
I want everything in this lovely treasury by PeachCult. In fact, I already bought a constellation necklace from Bigib, and I wore it to my brother's wedding. Unfortunately, the venue did not allow us to stay long enough to see the stars appear that night.
We would be warm, below the storm, in the shade. If you like this treasury by ArtisanaDesigns, you'll like her whole shop! The serene green-blue theme echoes throughout her jewelry.
I just discovered this Craft Cult Feature: Not only can you view screen shots of your items on Etsy's front page, but you can create a widget of the page! There's a couple of grid styles, and some scrolling ones, too. They all look fantastic. The 4th one below contains two pieces of art both hanging in my friends' house.
I took this photo standing on the back of a cable car in San Francisco. I love how it turned out, especially the golden glow of the buildings. Having grown up in the Bay Area, doing touristy things is a rare treat that only comes with out-of-town guests.
We must have looked touristy indeed, with our cameras hanging around our necks. At least we didn't have the stricken "I thought this was supposed to be sunny California" looks on our faces as we shivered in shorts and newly purchased sweatshirts, which is the easy way to tell the real tourists.
A great quotation (erroneously attributed to Mark Twain) states, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Though the quotation is false, the sentiment is real. San Francisco is frequently foggy, cold, damp, and windy - even in summer. On the brighter side, in the dead of winter (when this photograph was taken), San Francisco is at its worst only foggy, cold, damp, and windy. If you are prepared for the worst summer weather San Francisco can dish out, you are also prepared for its worst winter weather.
Find this photo on Etsy, Handmade Spark, or right here.
Eight months in the making, I finally sent out another e-mail newsletter. Turns out I started working on another one a few months back and forgot about it. I'll send that one later...
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