Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nesting.....

I always feel the natural instinct to "nest" within my home as the tide of summer begins to slowly recede. I am not qute sure what it is I believe is coming but in my heart there is always a soft whisper that says "ready yourself...". Maybe its the hope of another opportunity gently arriving again to follow through on promises to myself, to be more of the mother I want to be to my sons, to reach into my creative depths and allow something new to emerge, to purge the closets, shelves and drawers to make room for fresh ideas or find a forgotten treasure. I just can't resist the urge to prepare and make space as the familiar anticipation overcomes me. Images of cozy fires in our woodstove, the scent of cinnimon spice candles and the warm colors that will begin to fall to the ground usher in a deep sense of introspection. So I ready myself to receive the change of the seasons and nestle in with the hope of what discoveries will await me. This nesting shadowbox seemed a fitting tribute and can be found on Ebay today.

7 comments:

Simple Journeys said...

Your altered art is beautiful. I have been doing altered books for about 5 years. I will look forward to checking back and see what else you are doing. Come by and say 'hi' sometime.

zorana said...

What a beautiful post Lani! It made me all warm and nest-y myself. That shadow box is gorgeous!

Jillian said...

Hi Lani,

Your new blog is wonderful, just like your art. I will be visting often. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful art.

Aquaréelle said...

Magnifique !!!!!!!!!!!

Je ne sais plus comment exprimer à quel point j'aime vos réalisations...
Vraiment superbe !

kearymary said...

wow, your art is amazing! very inspiring!

kathywas said...

This is absolutely breath-taking, Lani! I love the way that you even added the rich detailing to the sides of the shadowbox.

Gillian :O) said...

Delightfully Devine piece Lani!
and I loved reading your Beautiful post!