Saturday, December 12, 2015

Heart's Place

once upon a i was returning my grocery shopping cart to the cart corral, i noticed this heart shaped divot in the pavement filled with rain refreshed, dried plant debris.  i can't help regarding it as a looking glass image of my 
thoughts :)

heart cradling dried thoughts precisely :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Once upon a time i took a tiny little book to a very happy place and got some very special autographs :)

Monday, November 30, 2015

once upon a recently a special being pinned a tiny book of our creative wanderings on pinterest and i thought..."oh yeah, tiny books!" and so i went looking for them and encouraged them to begin traveling into the pages of our shop :)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

 tatoo celebration of our mini rex with meri meri tatoos. happiness = their cute imagery in tatoos.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gratitude to all of you that have supported my work. i have a burning desire to create tiny things that help tell stories or send messages of love and integrity.  i can't help it. i love it there in that world and i love thinking that you might feel happiness there too. 
Thank You!  

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." 
-a.a. milne

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

We printed a giant (3'x4') engineer print through photojojo of him and printed squares of his best captures through 
artifact uprising and we are celebrating so much his fun life and times. Thank you to those photo enablers for such a celebrational opportunity! 

Such lucky times to be with someone so warm and fuzzy who allowed us to care for him for the past 2 years.

Much of November has been heavy.  
This little guy poked a hole in me when he decided to leave us early this month.  
Tears have spilling out of that hole ever since. 
I will miss you fuzzy buddy everyday!  
You left such a gigantic imprint! even though you were a Mini Rex.  I am thankful for you and our time together.  Thank you for being with me as long as you could.
Roger Rorschach Smith was your name but we mostly called you "Baby".
We found pictures in your black markings and smiled so much in your company.
Your soft fur will be with me exists wiggled and woven in every piece of clothing i own and in every corner of home :)  Fuzzy buddies are like that.  
Yay for you everywhere!
Celebrating the layers of you and the gratitude there...which means it hurts a lot...but you are worth celebrating!
Chamomile will never be the same without you!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

photography happened today for the beginnings of my etsy listings. it will be days until i have captured it all and the light is so tricky...always changing.  
cloudy was the day so i was celebrating that diffuse light well into the afternoon.
rain tonight which i am loving the idea of after so long in dry landscapes of CA.

my favorite finding of 2015 is that beeswax works as an excellent glue for my natural,  botanical arranging formulations.
lichen and dried flowers hold tightly and honestly.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

work in progress.  
everything organized and aligned for photography next week and listings anew by november 10th.

ingredients from recent travel are finding their way into my creative industry.  access to lovely needs seemed so accessible while away.  
my mind felt open in nyc to possibilities as travel always enables no matter where :) 
getting away always allows avenues for inspiration to find access and override my logical thinking.

i would never have found golden lace in my logical mind :)

                  or..really???? i need another liberty print? YES...always!!!! :)

a new seam ripper yes!!!! in my favorite color!!! and silk and linen strings and acorn caps from other realms.  they will bubble and delight in me for many moons to come and feed my remembrance and happiness of travel blessings.  

Monday, October 19, 2015


i obtained this fine tin of magical powder while away.  found in the basement of the plaza hotel nyc:)  with heavy cream and raw honey mixed into a gloopy consistency it tastes like the best chocolate in the world!  way to go la maison!  who knew a cocoa powder could taste so deliciously like chocolate?:)



scheduling in all these tiny details with a calendar currently, so i can get to all the layers of hand folded boxes and tiny trinkets ready by november with new listings in my etsy shop.

wondering why i love the layers of packaging so much?  i think because packaging feels like gratitude...when i feel so grateful to those who order and believe in the tiny offspring of my creative realm.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

my tiny self will be in this big place soon...
looking to the tracings of my ancestry and beyond!!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

loving this today

"the idea is not to fill your mind up like a crowded refrigerator. the idea is to weave a prayer rug out of everything that comes your way."     -grace llewellyn  "the teenage liberation handbook"

Sunday, September 20, 2015


my plans began today:) trying to fit them in between all upcoming and the daily of life.  i feel giddy of their potential in all their wooden brown.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

today we had another yardsale:/ craft ingredients a la miss t. 

i would have loved to come to this yardsale full of my favorite things:). yarn, wool sweaters, fabric, office supplies and books.

i rescued a few things and absorbed them back in to my realm before donating the rest.  they are my survivors, those rescues, and speak to me of valued details.  i must listen to them now and look at why they have asked to stay.

listening is a theme this august....and not just with ears:)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shedding for many weeks now, the layers of life of 10-15 years. vulnerable and emotional over letting go of some layers that have been there so long. furniture, giant bear, playthings of my children's early childhood.  i keep waiting for the relief of less stuff but i just feel sad and loss like there is new empty my spirit's stories were living in those things and i can't get them back.  i will recover and be well of it over time:/ a new shaping of me has to happen so i won't have to maneuver around and manage so many belongings.

shedding began here in my creative realm where tiny inspirational forms were released back to the earth:

this was easy...feeling like they were returning to where they started.

i do love seeing the things my kids are not ready to let go of and the knowing of the spaces in them that are still occupied by childhood and love.

trying to look toward all the things that were retained in the shed instead....rody ride on horses:), polly pockets, stuffed toys and legos aplenty! happiness in the friendly innocence of playful ingredients.

shedding made me have to be a constant adult, logical and rational, when most of me in my creative realm feels so otherwise. 

aching to getting back to the respite of child-like celebration in my creative imaginary realm where i don't have to adult in every moment.

2 more weeks of setting my world in order first:) 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

oh nut grass your brown dried forms are just so lovely.
some would say you are only a weed but i say you are a celebration!

Friday, July 17, 2015

my happy place


thinking of a magical place who is celebrating a very special birthday today!  magical wishes to you!  you have brought such creative wanderings to my whole entire being for so many years! you have helped me get away and imagine!!!!!
happy birthday number 60 dear one!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

the play of today. miniature buntings tangled in my favorite dried forms:)
more floral endings:)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

one of those "floral endings" looked rather a new beginning this morning:)

Friday, June 26, 2015

floral endings delight me as much as ever and more than the flower in bloom.
the centers, the forms, the tiny details, more than i can comprehend.
wondering here today:)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

capturing tiny tiny

tiny tiny never gets old for my imaginary play:)
celebrating tiniest nature made forms...always so delighting!
soon to be in my tiny shop.

Friday, June 19, 2015


such an inspiring piece of spring wanderings as i say hello to summer:) 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

today i finally finished a new batch of tiny bronze spoons inspired by a german antique miniature....and i was able to take their picture and list them to my tiny shop.  hooray for completions.

tiny bronze spoons are now available in a place setting of fairy sized proportions:)