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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rise Up and Shine

It does NOT

happen here


nor there.


But rather

DREAMS are what 
keep us awake 

to seize
the magic
and to DARE 

to clutch it

close to

our bosom.

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You must keep alert

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and focused 

in the direction
of your desired course.

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But you are not alone

on your journey.

For fairy friends with 

the same vision

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light the path

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and challenge you to 

search the depths

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 audacious possibilities

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that call out and say:


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and shine.


Please visit my  

Etsy shop 

to see the bridal favors

 prompted me to make

in spring colors!

Header photo credits clockwise top:


  1. Yes rise, yes shine, then share it :-)

  2. Ooo Anita look at all those lovely umbrellas...made me think of Mary Poppins....I love to dream, it's where I spend a lot of time sometimes...Happy Saturday to you...Dzintra xoxo

  3. Dearest
    This is a lovely post. Rise and shine. This is the day for it. You just inspired me to go out. Hey, want to go with me?

  4. A good Morning to you My Dear.I'm so thankful that the Lord led Me to your blog those many months ago.To let Me enjoy a kindred spirit. You,who loves some of the same enchantment and beauty in the world that I hold dear. Hugs Denise

  5. I've been up since 5AM working at my computer on my dreams and then almost five hours comes your post of encouragment to persevere...keep at it!! Thank you...beautiful as always..LOVE the umbrella picture...back now to pursuit of my dreams!

  6. Gorgeous post Anita and those dress forms are divine, will keep you in mind when next there is a wedding in the family, take care and enjoy your weekend x

  7. Oh Anita, what a beautiful post! The photos are fabulous, from those dresses to the umbrellas...I feel enchanted with it all. Thanks for making me dream this morning, I needed these! Enjoy St. Patty's weekend.

  8. Beautiful....shine darling my light...i need light and for a happy

  9. Very, very pretty! Your bridal favors are so lovely! And YES rise and shine, that's what I need to do, I've been home-bound for two weeks because of Fibromyalgia, new meds that has slowed me down, but getting much better. Your post sure came at the right time, friend!!!

  10. Yes Anita, springtime is here with soft and brilliant colors.
    Have a wonderful weekend

    Muchos besos


  11. Another amazing post Anita! And your creations are so darling! Glad I popped by! Have a great weekend:)

  12. Oh my goodness, Anita, those bridal favors are perfect for Nel's wedding shower. They are beautiful, and so very unique. I LOVE MERMAIDS!! The pictures of the mermaids made my day. I have a collection of them. There is just something so mysterious and wonderful about mermaids. What an enchanting post this is today, Anita. You always give me inspiration in my own dreams, and it is nice to have friends along the way through our journey in life.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day! The girls are going to drink green beer tonight. hehe
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  13. Dearest Anita
    Rise and shine indeed! Your weddings wands are exquisite! I know they will fly right out of your shop on their golden wings.
    Enjoy your day dearest friend. Love the music.

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  15. Such an enchanting post to start my Saturday morning, Anita! I'm so thankful for my fairy friends who share my artful creation of the perfect dream!
    Have a lovely weekend, Anita!
    ~ Wendi ~ xo

  16. You are so right! Dreams are indeed are compass in life and with a fellow dreamer life can be magical...

  17. oh my gosh...
    are those every divine
    and sparkly lovely!

    got all your notes
    and all your wishes!

    your the best!
    you shine so bright!
    i am glad you are part of
    my far away life!

    and yes...i agree
    so completely with orson...
    creative minds are always
    a step outside and beyond
    the ideas of time!

  18. Anita I once again thank you for taking me away to places that my heart longs to visit. Your posts are by far the best this internet world has to offer. I fall into every picture you post, look around,and then jump back out to this crazy world. I know I can say for Debra too that you are a blessing in our lives.


  19. Anita,
    Your lovely little ladies look ready to go to the ball! I hope you have a beautiful day!


  20. Your bridal favors are so beautiful!

  21. HALLO, ANITA! Thank you for your words of encouragement to follow our dreams! :-) It's always very comforting to listen your words.
    Your new fairy friends are very pretty!
    Keep going! :-) xoxo

  22. Oh yes! I have been trying to focus on the little steps that combine to accomplish dreams this week, and to do something that makes me uncomfortable enough to nearly gasp at my own bravery. Your post is beautiful and timely for me!

    Those bridal favors are so pretty. I wish I had known you when I got married, but that was a while ago now. :)

    The Pinterest terms of service business makes me a little nervous, I have to admit. I wish I could find the original source to credit for every pin, but even though I commonly look, sometimes it seems virtually impossible to find the original creator. What do you think of it all?


  23. what beautiful words and images!!!
    love it!
    Friends and family here in France are trying to raise monies for the house to be finished for him and his family.
    People can also write letters of support in french or english to my email address or snail mail address.
    Et si tu peux écrire un petit mot sur ton blog- qui a beaucoup de visiteurs peut-être il y aura des miracles et des prières , et des bonnes pensées.
    je t'embrasse

  24. Yes, yes and yes! Wonderful words. Your new favours are magical, going over to have a look now my dear friend.
    I don't have to tell you to have a happy weekend, I know you will!

  25. Ton blog qui est la Beauté même ne peut que
    nous faire rêver ...
    Merci chère Anita d'avoir un jour poussé la porte du mien. Tu m'as tendu la main de si loin, c'est un plaisir que j'apprécie chaque fois un peu plus.
    Je t'embrasse tendrement

  26. I love dreams... they have, so very many times shown me an image for my work that is so mad and wonderful it wakes me up to write it down –– woe to us who can't get it down fast enough before it runs back into that creative room between our ears and the door closes.

    Once in a while, like Alice or the children in Lion Witch... it comes out again for you but mostly it is one view, one flash and then poof, all is fairy dust and lost. You must grasp it in a wild improbable reach when it comes to you... at least I think so. What we make of the dreams when we wake is what is important. I sometimes think it is the essence of ourselves trying to speak to our surface selves.... a true artist knows how to tap that more than we mere mortals.

    Dreams can make sense of the madness of uninterpretable information that bombards us. It orders it and makes it our own if we only can catch the brilliant light.

    As you say... seize the magic, lovely Anita.

  27. Will do my best to rise and shine in all I do. Wishing you the glow of glow of all that is good! Wishing you well. Cathy

  28. Dear Anita,

    "for people who can dream, nothing is too far away"!

    I love your wunderful post from today with the fabulous photo's.
    Thanks my friend, for sharing.

    Have a nice weekend, hugs, Sylvia

  29. Gorgeous images and such a beautiful worded post! Your fairy favours are beautiful!! xo Blessings, HHL

  30. MAGIC my lovely friend...

    simply MAGIC ~victoria~

  31. WOW ANITA!!!!!!!! Do you know your blog is the ONLY blog in all of blogland and I do have many that I adore but yours is the ONLY one that literally can give me chills and make me feel like a superwoman who can fly!! Now thats pretty powerful stuff!
    Your incredible way of your words, combined with the dreamy images and the perfect music as backdrop is pure magic my friend.
    Thank you for this little treat as I sit down for my coffee break.
    And those wedding wands...are so pretty they are practically otherworldly! Now pardon me while I go check out your fabulous store!!!

  32. Oh I have been a day dreamer my whole life! I like to look at Thomas Kincaid artwork because he lets me have the most fantastic daydreams. Your wedding favors are adorable!

    Happy St Patty Day :)


  33. This is such a beautiful post :) I have a little surprise for you waiting on my blog!

    Oh it made me so happy to see such pretty pictures :D

  34. This post is so ETHREAL! So very OTHER WORLDLY!!! Love, Love, Love your is 'OUT OF THIS WORLD!!~
    I absolutely adore the photo of the girl holding the rabbit...she HAS TO BE THE ORIGINAL ALICE!!! Her dress is incredibly beautiful~ And all of the other stunning photos take my breath away!!!
    Have a blessed day!

  35. Oh, Anita, these new creations are gorgeous. As pretty as your post and I love the music that you chose to serenade us.

    To focus and state alert, living in the moment takes such effort to stay on course. Yet on those days of clarity the living in the moment makes for such a richer experience.

    You are a blessing, Like an angel that goes ahead and reminds us to watch the course ahead.

  36. Oh, Anita, these new creations are gorgeous. As pretty as your post and I love the music that you chose to serenade us.

    To focus and state alert, living in the moment takes such effort to stay on course. Yet on those days of clarity the living in the moment makes for such a richer experience.

    You are a blessing, Like an angel that goes ahead and reminds us to watch the course ahead.

  37. Another shining post, Anita. Love the little colorful bridal favors. You are one talented lady! ~ Sarah

  38. Good evening to you!
    The wonderland that is Anita's place makes me want to don an elegantly embroidered , otherworldly, stunning, incredible garment.. plait my hair into one thousand braids with roses and vines and daisies.. put glittery slippers on my feet and simply BREATHE fairy dust!

  39. so pretty..rise and shine and keep those dreams alive!!

  40. Thank you for always sharing such beautiful photos and words. Your posts are the "stop and smell the roses" part of my day. I so believe this quote at the top and I do live my simple life in my own fairytale. Blissful Inspirations...

  41. Most special fairy friend,
    You have certainly spread your magical, inspirational fairy dust of dreams here,dearest! Your message rings so true, and these wands...I have no words, they are beyond beautiful.
    YOU are beautiful!!!
    - Irina :)

  42. Your encouraging post sure come at the right time, my dear friend, since I feel a little blue for no particular reason ...and I need to rise up and shine again ...Thank you ! You are a true inspiration! I love your selection of pictures and these new bridal favors of yours as well as the Pink birds and bunnies are out of this world ...oh, yes , they come from a more dreamy,magical, poetic, enchanting place ...this small paper rose around the neck literally left me speechless ...

    Love your way

  43. Hello Anita

    The music has me enchanted in this post and I am scrolling up and down your post and savouring each image and the wisdom you impart.

    Your new designs are spectacular, I love them and the freshness of colour.
    Have a delightful week Anita.

    Helen xx

  44. You really have a talent for paper mache. Those are so the tulle fabric.

    It was so nice of you to stop by the other day. That was too funny to hear that you ran into Kooky Chicken when you went antiquing. haha... :)

    I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  45. gorgeous photography! Thanks for sharing. I love the little blue chick! Thanks for stopping by, come visit me in SB! Carla

  46. Anita! Chills.. so beautiful! The mermaids the umbrellas - your writing is so thought provoking. Every photo matches your thoughts perfectly! So beautiful.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  47. Dear Anita,

    I am loving your pretty new header and all the gorgeous colours.
    Also your sweet bridal favours, are so cute on the dress forms.
    Many thanks for visiting me and hope that you are having the very best weekend


  48. The Enya song is so perfect for this. Very tranquil and beautiful like the poem and the photography you picked. Have a wonderful weekend! Kerry

  49. My very special dear friend Anita.
    Sometimes it's hard to find words .
    Words to express ..... far beyond what's already been written in all the comments above .
    Other's seem to be so much better in finding the right words.
    I have been reading comments above and realize how difficult it is for me to express myself in your language . I guess I have to start reading in your language .....
    But nevertheless ..... I will try here and now ....
    I love your blog for it's unique appearance.....You being You !
    Your shop is expanding and how absolutely fabulous your new artworks are .
    I cannot believe you are able to do all of this next to your job !
    And yet I can believe because this is you being you in all the things you have to do ..... to servive .
    It is in all of this you are such an inspiration to so many of us .
    I love being your friend and you being my friend .
    Spring is coming soon overhere .
    In may our darling Eva will have her very first birthday .....
    Being a grandmother for almost a year has been such a gift of life .... It was also my first year without my work . Being a teacher in kindergarten was not just my job but also who I was and will always be .... Someone who has deep respect for children on their way through life .... but also for the parents and for those two together ....that unique interplay ....those parents and that child ...together .....
    I am still hoping I will find something meaningful for the time to come ...... the future ......
    Spring has this magic energy of something coming but not yet vissable .....
    You can feel it in the air ......
    Are you having a kind of break ...springbreak ? I saw that on Maria's ?
    I wish you lots of enjoyings .....
    love and hugs

  50. Always so beautiful your posts Anita... The way you put together thoughts and images is beautiful... Happy Sunday... xv

  51. Thank you so much for your amazingly sweet comment! You can post it whenever you like, no rush :) Just wanted to show you that I love and appreciate your blog by giving you a little something for it :) Great big hugs :D

  52. O WOW...a fairytale the artwork in this one...and LOVE must be ever so busy...!!!!

  53. Anita~
    I am so overwhelmed by "our" dream!!!!!
    These gorgeous dresses are exactly what I envisioned they'd be....simply stunning and magical (as is everything you design).
    You are on your way to creating quite a name for yourself and I am SO PROUD we are on this journey together.
    We have so much to be thankful for...and so much to be excited for in the months ahead.
    Keep creating these gorgeus works of art. You never know where they'll end up... ;) ;)
    (What a fabulous visit we had yesterday!! I'm still on a cloud with all of our plans!!!)
    Love you so....
    All my heart....xoxoxo

  54. Morning my sweet friend...your post today is filled with such beauty...and fits me well as I am a dreamer!
    I can't wait to pop over and see you beautiful creations. You are so very talented my friend.
    Enjoy your break feels more like Christmas holidays here as the snow has been coming down for is really a magical winter wonderland outside my window today.
    Hugs and to visit your darling shop! xoxoxoxo

  55. Oh, no, ANita, such cuteness! I so adore the things you've made, you do such a great job here! Dearest, i have so much on my plate - am packing for Berlin, must catch up on work and feel lazy - OMG! Have a sweet and fun week, big hugs!

  56. Another beautiful post. Your blog is so lovely and your words so uplifting! I'm going to visit yor etsy shop and be inspired!



  57. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood- Mr. Rogers said that and Anita says Rise and Shine, I believe a little bird showed up and told me he said that first! Ha, word credits to the bluebirds in life and you are one!

    On my journey, I watch you rise and shine and in that moment, I smile, knowing Anita knows how to do it with grace and ease, somewhat like she is on a flying trapeze!

  58. I would love to rise and shine in your fabulous world of photos Warm wish for a sunnt day

  59. Happy Sunday Anita Bonita :)
    Hope you and Ruben are having a lovely weekend!
    It's been so gorgeous here in Iowa this week of March! Oh, I hope Spring is here to stay!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this magical post! That header I think is my fave yet, but I think I say that every time you change it, lol!

    Your are just so creative! I love your whimsical creations!

    Thanks for coming by my Over the Rainbow!
    You should read theh Nunger Games!
    Much love
    gi gi

  60. Bonjour mon ami,
    I am so blessed to have your constant encouragement.. I am so very happy you enjoyed viewing Duffy, or as you would say Duffy do right! How cute is that..
    When I look at your beautiful wands I see such magic... I cannot wait to see what is next..

  61. Ever so LOVELY and whimsical...

    Love these wands of TULLE and sparkle, I adore your imagination and creativity!!!

    Beautiful post and so inspiring,

    Love you friend,

  62. Hello sweet Anita this is so magical!
    Have a wonderful week dearest.

  63. Beautfiul stunning images from a beautiful blogger. I always enjoy a visit to your etsy store and I think the little bird wands are precious.

  64. Thisi is one of the most beautiful blog posts ever! Thank you!

  65. You are such a kind soul and I am grateful for having you in my life even though it's only throughout the written world...which makes it more special to me ! Thank you for always visiting me and writing the right words; Thank you for thinking of me ...I feel blessed .
    Love and Hugs to you , precious Anita!

  66. Oh...Gorgeous and uplifting as usual. Wonderful post, Anita. Happy Weekend :)




  67. Hello, Anita Dear.....
    I have to tell you what a great "re-memory" (as my nephew would say...) came to me when I saw your blue chick at the top of your blog!
    When I was a young girl, my mother would always buy colored baby chicks for my sister, brother and me....and I always got pink or purple, of course. We got to keep them until they got larger and were completely white, then they went to a "farm friend".....uh huh. I'm pretty sure they were dinner for the "farm friend" within the next week, but that is beside the point...sort of....I'm still a little scarred. The point being, that we got to hold, snuggle and occasionally squish the little guys.
    My sister fell on hers when she was carrying it and broke its leg. My mother worked for a doctor at the time, so we walked it down to the doctor's office and he...get this....x-rayed the baby chick's if we couldn't tell it was broken smack in half! When the break was confirmed, he put a pencil on the leg for a splint and taped the little guy up. The chick walked with a limp from thereafter, but he DID walk!
    And one year my little brother decided he didn't want a chick, so he got a duck! I will never forget listening to the darned duck squawk the most annoying squawk. :)
    All good memories and I just wanted to tell you "Thank you!!!" for never know how one little thing you put "out there" will be a spark for someone else!
    Hope you have a nice week ahead....
    Your friend from Denver,

  68. Oh Anita, what would we do without each other? I cannot tell you how much I LOVE those precious wedding dress wands! How ingenious! I think they are the best thing I have
    laid my eyes on in some time...can picture them sitting on individual little cakes as bridal shower centerpieces....gorgeous! N.xo

  69. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful images, as always! I love the bunny hug, the deer, and the girl with flowers in her hair.

  70. Dearest Anita. ...... breathtaking and it has inspired me because sometimes on our journey we do become tired and diverted so thank-you!(I know I have been recently!) I am going to you etsy store now!!!!!!!!!! best wishes always dear fairy friend!!!

  71. Wow...Anita, your new dresses are SO beautiful. I sure wish my daughter still was in the princess age. The turquoise one is just like a dream. It's so exciting to visit your shop just to see your dreams become reality :)Have a really lovely new week!


  72. I am verry happy with my new vieuw...!!..i love trees !!...happy week darling...and you of course !!

  73. Anita
    merci infiniment! bonne semaine!

  74. Anytime I need encouragement or an uplifting message all I need to do is visit your blog, Anita!! xo

  75. The mermaid photos are adorable. People (this means you, my dear) are soooo clever and creative. I love visiting you.
    Your wedding favors are dear and will be loved by everyone!!
    Happy Monday, Anita!

  76. Well hello my lovely chere sweet lieve amie, these amazingly magical fairy ish wands of yours keep winking at me! What cute and stylish and feminine idea, Antia. I love love LOVE it! How do you keep coming up with your unique artworks and most beautiful blog posts? You, my sweet friend, are very very talented. I love to knowing you and sharing in your magical world.
    Happy hugs for the new week, I think you are on Spring break as from today on? Happy creating, sweetest Anita xxx

  77. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day beautiful Anita!!!!!
    Did you have a good weekend? It was SO warm here- it was quite stormy on Saturday but we needed the rain!!
    This is such a fabulous post!!!! I always try to remind myself to rise up & stay the course of my direction as there are difficult times when we can tend to veer off course a bit.
    I attended the Chanel spring '12 accessories show at Saks 5th Ave. last week. What fun!!!! The bags are gorgeous, vibrant colors!!!! The shoes were amazing with such unique & whimsical details. The inspiration was an underwater dreamscape in the sea....
    Hope you're having a wonderful Monday!!!!
    Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)

  78. wow...those are purty purty PURTY!!!
    You brain is bursting with dreams and ideas. Everything you create, everything you write, and I am sure you whole life is surrounded by beauty
    and the mystical

    Reminded me of a special I watched recently of the movie producer George Lucas.
    He said the same thing, basically....He is always thinking OUTSIDE THE BOX.
    Beyond the Norm
    Past what seems logical and acceptable to some
    and by doing so...he has created some masterpieces.

    Hugs to you my beautiful lady

  79. sage and arches...
    be a good story or poem maybe.
    hope monday and children and french
    were good to do you really play the harp...i have been meaning to ask...

  80. Darling this was divine! and that quote above about artists and time, that is and always has been sooo me! I have never been of the times, n'est ce pas? I am grateful to know a kindred artist like you! Blessings.

  81. Dear Anita,

    Many thanks for visiting me, dear friend and always so lovely to see you.
    Do hope that you have a wonderful new week and Spring break.


  82. If there was ever someone who could preach rising and shining, it's totally YOU! I haven't visited in a while, but thanks for being a dose of what I knew I could expect and count on :) XO, Kelly

  83. Hi Anita!
    You send our spirits and hearts soaring with your words of encouragement. They are indeed encouraging ~
    The umbrella's all strung together, lit up ~ are like a chandelier ~ I just love the way that looks ...
    The little bunny rabbit at the end makes me feel like an innocent child again ~ Thank you for the sweet and tender music at the end of a long day.
    Wishing you a great week {you're off from school, I think?}
    Rest and relaxation!
    Time to refresh {C'est tres necessaire!}
    God bless you always,

  84. Hi Anita!
    You send our spirits and hearts soaring with your words of encouragement. They are indeed encouraging ~
    The umbrella's all strung together, lit up ~ are like a chandelier ~ I just love the way that looks ...
    The little bunny rabbit at the end makes me feel like an innocent child again ~ Thank you for the sweet and tender music at the end of a long day.
    Wishing you a great week {you're off from school, I think?}
    Rest and relaxation!
    Time to refresh {C'est tres necessaire!}
    God bless you always,

  85. Oh, Anita, my dearest friend, what a magical post again..........looooooooooove it, there is so much romance!!!! Have a wonderful springtime, my lovely Anita,

    Hugs Jade & Sheila ;)

  86. Oooh I don't know where to begin...the bridal favours are gorgeous. You actually made them yourself??!! Very cute and classy.
    I love the photo of the fairy in the water, the mermaid one too.
    I find your blog beautifully dreamy. Gorgeous.
    And re your comment over at mine, the Prince was paddling and then he toppled over as a biggish wave came in. He was fine, we were watching him, just didn't reach him in time!!!
    Thanks for your kind comments.
    xx x x x

  87. Ahhhhh your fairy dress form project is amazing! So pretty and perfect for Springtime! Love all the tulle colors! Hope you're having a marvelous day.

  88. Anita,
    Your talents never cease to amaze me....Stunning post, and your new work...AMAZING!J'adore!

  89. Inspiring!
    Thanks for putting inspiration to my otherwise ordinary and mundane day ♥

  90. En me promenant sur ton blog, je révise mon anglais avec légèreté et poésie et je ne me sens pas seule mais bien accompagnée.
    Have a nice day dear Anita

  91. Morning to you sweet one!
    What have you been up to so far this week? Are you enjoying your Spring Break?
    It has been very chilly here..and snowy. Silly weather. Sending you lots of love for a fun and fabulous day. xoxoxoxoxo

  92. 1368 followers
    did you know that
    oh my ....... how do you do that ?
    And you always make me feel special !
    Elisabeth is doing well and all is looking so much lighter in the springtime .... with the sun in the air .
    I pray after the chemo's we will have only good news !
    I pray Elisabeth will find a wonderful husband and will live happy ever after .
    Overhere we are already thinking about the upcoming birthday of my sweet Eva . Very first birthday .
    I know so well may 2011 ....
    and now she is almost 10 months .
    Next saturday is she coming to sleep over . Her mom and dad are having some togethertime ....
    I will have a lot of fun having her here !
    She knows me well .
    Have a happy week Anita hope it will be warmer soon .

  93. I best rise and shine. I'm being lazy lying in bed with all the pups around me listening to the shatter of thousands of geese on the river. They have retuned. Another beautiful sun filled day here at the cottage. Unheard of temps. for this time of year. My birthday was always still full of snow. Not this year. High 70's this week.
    You have created magical wands for us all dear Anita. They are stunning. I could totally see them at a small intimate wedding table. All different colors. So pretty, so you.
    I hope they magically fl out the window.
    Happy SPRING break. I hope you are enjoying every minute of it.
    Love you
    Love me

  94. I looked on your blog for a place to sign up for e-mail of your posts. Sometimes I miss seeing them and I thought this would be a great idea but did not see a place on your blog to set up for e-mail.

  95. hello my friend...popping by to say hi. Hope you had a HAPPY day, dear!

  96. Dear Anita, I am so glad I finally made it here to see you..and arrived at this very fitting for many of us! Thank you for reminding us that our dreams can become reality, and sometimes reality is a dream! Beautiful post, as always, and the bridal fairy favors are WONDERFUL!!

  97. Morning friend....thank you for you note today. I was sure that you were on spring break...but no? Ours is all this week and next week. It has been nice to just focus on one book... all week long and not have to worry about going into school.
    Our weather is starting to turn around maybe, just maybe our snow will not come back! Yahooo...hugs for a great day at school. xoxo

  98. Thank you soooooooo much, for your sweet comment, my dearest Anita, your words always make me feel like in heaven!!! It is so sunny and warm today and now i´ll take a walk with Sheila!!!! Have a wonderful day,

    Hugs Jade

  99. Good Morning, sweet Anita. I have been busy boxing things up for a move that we are making very soon. It is still in California, but it is hours away. I would like you to say a pray for us for a safe journey, if you would. That torqoise bird on your Header just makes me smile every time I see it. Bless you, my loving friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  100. chère Anita,

    c `est moi...un petit peu plus tard...mais, aujourd `hui je voudrais bien dire, que ton post est " just wonderful"!!! j `aime beaucoup les parapluies au lumière...

    Bisous Birgit

  101. Carmel-by-the-sea at Northern California Anita...sounds wonderful...enjoy!!!! We are having beautiful Autumn weather here at the moment...cooler mornings and evenings....our daylight savings goes off next weekend so you will be warming up now...Here's cheers to you for the Dzintra xoxo

  102. falling in love with that
    lovely painting was such
    a blessing on the first day
    of spring....i can't even
    begin to stop gazing upon it....
    hope your wednesday brings
    much pleasure...and peace.

  103. what for a wonderful post, my sweet friend. i like your words and your pictures are always brilliant <3
    thanks for your sweet words, anita, i'm so happy you always come and visit me and my blog. it means so much for me!
    btw: on the right side, the cute dog, is it yours? so adorable.
    wish you a wonderful weekend. enjoy it and relax :-)
    kisses to you sweet friend.
    maren anita

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  104. can't wait to hear
    what that direction
    will be...happy Friday!

  105. Dear Anita

    I hope life is treating you well today, a true fairy tale post!

    There are plenty of bugs in Europe but we tend to ignore them the last time I was in Italy I was eaten to bits!

    I had a peek at your Etsy shop simply beautiful!

    I love the sweet comment that lovely husband of yours left I can see the two of you laughing over a long leisurly lunch!

    Best wishes and have a lovely weekend


  106. Your posts always bring a tear of happiness to my eyes.

    and ..... I love this quote, as it matches to my sense of things.

    HUGS Lorraine

    "I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always got to be out of step with his time. " Orson Welles

  107. Dearest friend,
    My heart is with you this evening... Thank you so much for coming over this morning to greet Bebe... She loves you, you know that. I am so glad she lifted your spirits a wee bit.
    Keeping you in my thoughts.
    Love and blessings,

  108. I especially love the blue one. Im so glad you follow your dreams as you become such a good role model for us who may flag at times. Hope you have a perfect weekend. Fiona

  109. Happy weekend dear friend!!

    Xoxo elizabeth

  110. Hi sweet is friday! A weekend a head of you! Just popped over to wish you a great one...I am away from my computer all weekend..see you on Monday! xoxoxo

  111. Hello Anita!...Oh my, your posts are so magical and are such a creative soul and it is always a joy to visit you..
    Your bridal favours are so pretty in those pastel colours...and so you..sure to be a winner!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

  112. Forsythia...i remember them...bright and golden in spring...i do wish for an eternal spring for the children...for a putting together of those scatter fragments...i know of this dilemma...this sacrifice...of luxury..for the ultimate sake of is not an easy one..but on many levels for seems all i can do and remain true...happy saturday dreaming

  113. Dear, treasured friend...what a joy it was to speak with you today. I wish for you to be HAPPY! When we are who we REALLY masks, no pretending...this is that magical place of authenticity that lets us shine, and our light in turn lights others. Blessings on the journey, dear one!
    So SO happy to see your beautiful, encouraging words chez moi. Love you so, and grateful beyond measure for you.
    - Irina ;)

  114. I love your blog, it is so feels me with peace. The music is so nice!

  115. Anita my dear these are the loveliest little netted angels I have ever seen. The the joy of this soaring music. I am in awe. Truly.

    I hope you will come and see my feature on an amazing sculptor!

    Art by Karena
    Artists Series 2012

  116. HI Anita
    Well I think i NEED that second bedroom.. perfect escape and perfect colours!!

    Hope you are well. see that you are creating beauty as always....

    Have a great weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

  117. Dearest, trying to reach you by phone...v.m. full. I have info. re: the sewing machine...give me a call!

  118. Dearest Anita,

    I have been away from this blogging world of ours for a little while but I needed to get my fix if castles, crowns, and cottages today. The weather is glorious and I am so very happy to see the fairytale slant your STUNNING post has taken. There are some beautiful pictures here - I particularly love the umbrella one - and your message is, as always, full of inspiration.

    Have a beautiful week Anita. I hope you are well?

  119. Anita, hope you are ok because I am blogging (my usual sunday blogging) and I don't see your latest weekend post. I hope you are feeling well.

    Let me know how you are doing, ok?


  120. Dearest Anita
    Yes, I do remember Nocturne and when we met... I long for the days in Nowhere, soon I hope..
    You know my heart is with you today my dear friend... We all have forks in the road, I know you will take the right path... You are such an inspiration to me, and so many others... Know that you are loved.

  121. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You are on your way dear one..
    Love you, Penny

  122. I adore the way you dream....precious!

    Deborah xoxoxooxox

  123. Good afternoon my sweet friend! I always love coming to you for inspiration, it is time to rise and shine for sure and let out the light that hides within us. Your creations are beautiful, the angel is particularly beautiful just like you.
    Enjoy your week.

  124. Oh Anita!
    Your message was just the one to uplift me and help me drift along happily towards the holidays! I feel the start of the holidays is incredibly breathtaking and I feel giddy with so so many possibilities!!!
    I absolutely adore your creations, you inspire me as always!!!!
    Big hugs!!! XXXXXX

  125. Hi Anita, i'm back! Had such a fun time but am tired still. Are you well and dancing through green meadows along with miss Mousie? Hugs for a happy day, soon more! xox

  126. Happy Monday morning sweet more week for can do it!
    I am enjoying my weeks off...just got back from a lovely little weekend at my parent's is always so nice to visit.
    Last night my daughter and I watched the move Hugo...have you seen is wonderful! A must see...set in Paris in the 1930's...thought of you while I was watching it.

  127. dreams definitely happen in your blog Anita,
    Ma chere amie... I am so sorry i haven’t been around much, i have been so busy, it’s ridiculous. i hope you are well, little magic maker...

  128. Dear Anita,

    Do hope that you had a lovely weekend and now I am wishing you a happy week.
    Many thanks for visiting me.
    Trust all is well with you dear friend and if I remember rightly, you were having Spring break ~ enjoy.

    sending love and hugs

  129. Hi Anita, just stopping by to tell you that I'm taking a little blog break. I'm beginning in a new job tomorrow, I have 3 photo courses I need to finish also...I'll be back as soon as I can. Enjoy Spring! Have a lovely day, sweet friend!

    Kristin xx

  130. Oh, to come and join the faeryworld and wear such gorgeous gowns as these, and float among fluffy feather canopied beds...
    Such a vision you have created here...a dreamland, dearest.
    I am wondering if you received the eternally long email I sent out into cyberspace the other day. I hope it found you...if not..send me your email, sweet friend..

  131. Dearest,
    Having a wee mouse giveaway...
    Love to you,

  132. Hello sweet friend,
    How are you, still creating? I love the bust with the tutu so enchanted! Beautiful post!
    Nearly spring vacation do the happy dance!!! And you?

  133. Anita!

    Things have been busy here! Too busy. Miss you like crazy, but glad I didn't miss this beautiful post with your new creations. They are spectacular. Love them!


  134. Anita,
    We made it safely to our new area. It was a long journey, and many hours away, and I want to thank you for your prayers. I am so tired moving and unpacking boxes, but I wanted to take time out to visit my sweet friend. I will be back when you do your next post, and just wanted to say Hello and let you know that I am thinking about you today.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  135. Enya... so relaxing. Or is that another artist? I hope you are enjoying these lovely days of March at Rabbit Hill with all the dancing buns to entertain. Just sending a fond hello your way. Jeri

  136. Ahhh...what a beautiful esty shop you have. You have so much talent. Where do you find the time? I am STILL immersed in white paint and don't see a light in site...which is alright, as I am in my happy place for MANY hours of the day.
    I can't chat for long, as my hands are sore, but I just wanted to stop by for hug, and now I am on my way. Love to you dear one...R

  137. You must've popped in while we were having dinner dear Anita...all is well here...Ahhhhhh, to curl up with a good book...just bliss!!! Hope you are well and looking forward to Spring break...that sounds so funny...we are heading into Autumn over here!!! Have a wonderful Thursday...Dzintra xoxo

  138. Anita! I got your message! I love you my brave girlfriend. My heart is with you. Let me know the details when you are ready.

  139. Morning dear one...three more days for you...happy dance! Thank you for being such an inspiration day by day for you! xoxox

  140. Joining the love of dear friends here!
    My treasured friend, your beautiful message this morning set the tone for my day! Merci, ma chere amie, for always encouraging and inspiring... :)
    And yes, I LOVE that aqua Monet, but I definitely thought of YOU when I chose it!!
    - Irina

  141. Dearest Anita
    You brought tears with your tender words this morning... You know how much I care for you... OH! Howdy Doody! That was another one.
    Thank you so much for entering my little moussie giveaway... I am honored that you would want her to come live with you.
    I see so many wonderful friends here, and right above me is dear Irina...
    Love to you this beautiful day

  142. Hi dearest Anita!!!!
    How are you? I had a busy start to my week so my latest blog post was a bit delayed.
    I attended the Ippolita jewelry show yesterday. I got to meet Ippolita and she was SO amazing!!! She was wearing a black feather boa in her hair wrapped around like a bun- it looked SO chic & COOL!!!!!!!
    It was great to see her new jewelry- I bought a bracelet. I'll be posting photos from the event in a upcoming blog post. You would have loved the jewelry!!!!
    The weather remains unbelievably warm for March!!!
    Hope you're having a wonderful week!!!!

  143. Thanks for stopping by to let me know you were ok. Glad to hear all is well. I am looking forward to your next post as always.

    Have a wonderful evening :)


  144. Anita ma belle amie soul, je vous remercie d'avoir honoré de votre beauté avec une visite à mon lieu de création.
    Je suis bien, mais fatigué, comment allez-vous?
    Je suis ravi de voir la chambre que vous créez autour de votre chaise belle restauration, quelle page est-il sur?

    Merci mon cher ami, un week-end de toutes les choses inspirantes.

    I have the new catalog Restoration do you and what page is the chair on, I bet it is one of those tattered stripped down styles! am I right?
    Cannot wait to see the beauty you are creating for your peaceful Music room.

    PS. I love that picture of you on the bottom of this post, such a european beauty!

  145. Nita nita!!!! I am sooo soo happy and feeling completely renew and excited about my new pieces i am working on.
    thank you for your notes while i was gone... you are such a good friend!!!grin!!!
    hey, i love this Nita... love your post but love this wands , they are so queen like .... so.... YOU!

  146. Your post and creations are beautiful! ...just like you!

  147. Dearest Anita
    Thank you so much for visiting again.. Oh yes, I love the Art Linkletter show... You have brought back so many memories of childhood.
    Your wands are so beautiful and your photography skills are wonderful!
    Love to you dear friend.
    Bonne nuit, Penny

  148. Wauw ....I am here ....
    First find your blog ...than to the bottom and all the way down passing all those comments and than.......
    I am here ......with you .
    I have an idea there are still things in blogging I do not know about . Like how you do all that .
    With me its simple . I have my blog and a few comments . When I see there are seven I jump and think wauw seven SEVEN !
    Easy to cope with ....hi hi
    I will ask Saskia about it .
    There must be some secret with the Iphone and blogging ?
    So still learning .
    Have a happy springful weekend sweet friend . Hugs and hugs and lots of hugs .

  149. Thank you Anita for your magical post ... As usual, you inspire.

  150. Dearest Anita, thanks for coming so early in the morning - i so admire you for being able to do so and still do all the things you do - you are my blogging super heroine! I wanted to come here yesterday but home computer had problems again ... Have a lovely day seeet one, enjoy spring! Trees are blooming here - soooooo lovely!

  151. Morning my friend...having my first sips of tea and my first visit is with you. Just 2 more days for you and then you have a whole week to enjoy! I only have 3 days next week so I will be heading back into it slowly. I am recharged and my book is very close to being done...yahooooo!
    Tomorrow my sweetie is taking me to Seattle....can't will be a nice reward for all my hard work these last 2 weeks. love to you. xoxo

  152. Loved the bunny and all the images, that deer took my breath away. Magic, just magic


  153. Good morning, sweet friend. I's a delight reading your comments early in the morning , an inspirational ( and positive) way to start the day; Thank you !
    I hope you have a warm and joyous weekend!

  154. Anita,

    Awhile back you left a comment on my Rush Limbaugh post. IT OPENED MY EYES to something I'd been needing to hear from someone ... you said:

    ... people like the subject of your post waste their allotted time on earth and leave such a sad legacy. Sow kindness and love my friend, because we write our life story on earth and it WILL be read in eternity.

    SO TRUE. I do not listen to Rush Limbaugh because he does make me really angry. And then I start becoming hateful and just like him and then I rant and rave on my blog and though sometimes it can come out funny, sometimes it leaves me feeling a little bit empty because I am behaving like all the other haters out there. What I am doing is not edifying to my soul ... and that makes me feel ashamed.

    Your words were greatly appreciated because they went straight to my heart and reminded me that we are allotted only a small amount of time here on earth and it is our responsibility to sow kindness and love. So thank you my friend, for the Lord spoke to me through you .... and I NEEDED IT.


  155. You know what Anita, I LOVE the fact that you actually bother to read my blog.
    You have so many followers and you must also follow so many blogs.
    For you to take time out of your hectic schedule to message me over at my blog really means the world.
    Thank you so much and I am thrilled I raised a smile or two.
    Hope everything is well with you over the pond. Your dog looks so adorable by the way. What breed is he?
    Gem x x x x x

  156. Anita your creations are really divine! And I promise you that your uplifting comments on my blog are so inspiring and healing...I enjoy them the most! Thanks for the virtual fairy tale and for always being such a great blog friend!

  157. Your shinin' bright and beautiful so soar baby soar!!!

    Your little Bridal favors are sweet in every color. I could see 'em decoratin' a little princesses bedroom.

    God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a blissful day!!! :o)

  158. Hello! I am thinking about you. Sending love and light to you. God has a Plan for YOU!

    Take care, xoxo Elizabeth

  159. Hi Dear Anita,
    I just want to wish you a wonderful spring break. Do something fun and frivolous, just for you! And do relax,...please.
    Another beautiful and inspiring post. I always take them to heart because I know you put so much heart into them.
    Big hugs to you!
    Those gorgeous little dress forms are just amazing. Love them!

  160. This is a magical post filled with beauty and poetry, the perfect read for an early friday morning. Thank you for a wonderful moment.

  161. On this very grey friday-afternoon I just read what koralee wrote ...You are having a week for all other things and I hope very less school-things.....
    What great GREAT news you told me about next year . Oh sweet-one it will be a delight for you I'm sure.
    Wish you a very wonderful sunny weekend . Hugs

  162. Anita I just discovered your blog recently, its quite magical a great place to visit.


  163. Hey darlin', you've been on my heart today and I just wanted to tell ya, I've been prayin' for you.

    God bless and have a beautiful Easter Week my sweet friend! :o)

  164. Happy Birthday you gorgeous person. May you have all your dreams come true. I can see your dreams are beautiful. yvonne

  165. What a glorious post! I think I want to curl up in that bed, with that glass of champagne and watch the raindrops outside. :)

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