Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lady of Lilies

The Calla Lily, by Albert E.S. Smythe

When the lofty peerless lily,
Silver-browed and chastely chilly,
Hides the dream on which she museth
What a world the poet loseth!
Lady of Lilies Witch Hat

She is queenly on her stem,
Though she wear no diadem,
And she knows she is a queen,
Self-contained, self-ruled, serene;
No supremacy requiring,
No predominance desiring,
Owning such estate of beauty
Reverence becomes a duty.
Thus there dwells the stainless form
Even fancy fails to warm
With the dainty blossom-hues
Morning freshens with her dews. 
photographs courtesy of Peter Ferioli

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lucky Ladies, Winning Women

Delighted to announce that a random number generator has named Annette from The Ward House as the *winner* of my Halloween Party Giveaway!
Congrats to you, my dear- your vintage mermaid will be on her way to you as fast as the waves can carry her.

Well, I was so pleased with all the lovely comments left on my party post that I decided to throw a couple more ornaments into the pointy hat and make it a magical THREE winners :D

Winner number 2 is Gypsy Moon Art Studios! She will be receiving this Leonardo DaVinci renaissance woman ornament:

Winner number 3 is Carousel Dreams! She will be receiving this Wizard of Oz ornament:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome Witches

Well come indeed! Delighted you could stop by for a spell. I was up rather late last night, summoning a fine creation whilst the wee ones in my house were all abed. So today brings a very gentle, subdued, and small-scale celebration in anticipation of the arrival of Hallowe'en - certainly the most wonderful time of the year.

Be sure to stop by the spectacular festivities going on at A Fanciful Twist, hostess extraordinare and mistress of this grand blog party extravaganza. There's a long list of revelers there for you to party into the wee hours with!

I set a little table in the garden, and wondered who would come at the call of the invitation I whispered on the wind. Small ears, tiny feet, my guests sat themselves and relaxed in the mellow Autumn light.

I did specify one detail about my guests' attire. I insisted on a pink and black theme. A favorite combination of mine which each visitor adapted to their personal style.
Except for Pirouetta there- she had the audacity to copy my outfit almost exactly. I suppose I should feel complimented, but the stripes are my signature- and her pink velvet is prettier than mine!
I told her so and I think I hurt her feelings :(

But there was tea to be shared, and memories to be spoken of. Of past times and other places.
Skully Madame spun Victorian yarns about her days amongst the living, and held the rapt attention of her little rosy-faced audience.

Varali wove mysterious tales about faraway lands and brave deeds.

We sat, rapt, until it was time for farewells at the bottom of our cups. A lovely gathering altogether, but alas a milliner witch's work is never done...

So without further ado may I present for your ensorcelled pleasure, the final design of 2010, Dance With Persephone. One of a kind millinery masterpiece available from Mermaiden Creations.

Before you bid adieu and your broomstick take up, I invite you to participate in my Giveaway, a chance to be the winner of this handmade soldered ornament bearing the image of a bare vintage mermaid, Parisian style, pale glass and glimmer.

 How to enter? Just follow my blog and leave a comment (please say something nice, ok?). For another entry, give me a shout out somewhere, somehow. I'm not picky, and I trust you. Do make sure your blog profile has an email address associated with it, because I appreciate people who make my life easier. Winner to be announced on 10/23.
Bonne Chance! And thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tantalizing and Inviting

Just a tidbit, a bonbon, a dainty to sugar-coat your imagination...and an Invitation to visit here Saturday October 16th for the annual Fanciful Twist Halloween Party, hosted en masse by the magical Vanessa, and individually celebrated by Moi.

Please join me for the reveal of a new Witch Hat, and for a Giveaway, and some glimpses into a faery witchy teatime.

That is All for today. See you Saturday, pointy hats on.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Forgotten Beauty

I stepped into the garden, with the golden rays of Autumn illuminating petals and wings.

I considered the fragile, fleeting beauty of small worlds on the periphery of my vision.

And I wondered at the eyes that seek beauty and the symbols that remind us...

To look for that which is lost or forgotten.