Sunday, December 14, 2014

An eloquent


ribbon of calligraphy

in the 

December sky


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 inscribes

mellifluous tidings

to 

an urgent world on the move.



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May your holiday journey

wherever you are

 
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lead you 


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inside


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castles crowns and cottages


where the warmth 

and

 denouement  

of the season's mystery

  unfold

heavenly peace.




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~ To all who dare believe ~

Love came to wear a garment of humanity

so that one day
we

could wear robes of glory.



Thursday, December 4, 2014

Twice Upon A Time




 I saw






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Versailles

L'Opéra Garnier

 les pâtisseries

and 

les boutiques...

I wanted to relive it all

when I came back home


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and I did.

Because



was

on

my handmade stage


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a wood and metal 

theatre


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where 

the court of 

Versailles


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marches again in a procession of 

ideas.



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The details I had remembered

 from

L'Opéra Garnier



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changed how I saw

a vintage soap dish

as 

a balcony seat


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suitable for a little bisque 

queen.

 
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The statuesque

croquembouches

in the best Paris 

pâtisseries






inspired a paper clay sculpture



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that makes me





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And

 winsome Paris windows



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reflect back

a friend's lithe paper works



paper dress violet skiles


as well as my own.



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But the best part 

about this showpiece is sharing 

a sense

of





with blog friends

who have also 

staged their dreams.


Take a break

from your Christmas preparations


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to 

visit their 

French-inspired theatres


and 

live life


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Theatre made from an old bookcase embellished with scraps from vintage metal valances. Wooden floor and beams hand-cut and painted by me. Marie Antoinette doll wig handmade by me with sheep's wool scraps.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

I am empty.



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Domestic holiday preparations 



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and a family gathering
 
in a sumptuous atmosphere

as I envision it


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simply 

will never happen

around my

humble table.


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But when I realize


that if I stepped outside of myself


and 

observed love and beauty 

from



 
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and 


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  I would burst into 

efflorescence



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  and

thanksgiving.