Thursday, March 1, 2012

A French Poem Called Springtime-By Théophile Gautier

Look at the boughs, How white they are, It’s snowing flowers! Scoffing at the rain, The sun dries The weepy willow. And the sky reflects In the violets Its pure colors… The fly opens its wings And the dragonfly With the golden pupils, And the wasp-like corset, Unfolding its silky wings, Has resumed its flight. The water happily babbles, The tiny fish wriggles It’s Springtime again!

Monday, January 30, 2012

20% Off Everything in my Artfire Store!!!

I am upset and feel terrible. I found out that Gmail has been sending all of my business emails to the spam folder. I have received emails asking about prices and special orders and had no idea! I did not know that my Gmail saw my own website communications as spam. UGHH!!!!! I have 3 sites I sell on. Etsy, My own website and now Artfire. I am going to simplify things for myself and stick with Etsy and Artfire. I do fairly well on my website, but when things like this happen I feel terrible for those not able to reach me.
I have decided to put up a coupon code for everyone that comes across my blog or that is a member or friend or whatever. The sale on Artfire is for 20% off all purchases no matter what you purchase. The coupon code is (((SPAM20))) I know right!? The coupon is good until February 20th and you can use it as much as you want. You can pass it on you can send me an email ( Yes its fixed lol) and I will be more than happy to work with you if there is something you love, even if you have issues paying all at once. No one should be without something sparkly to help them feel beautiful. Here is a link to my Artfire shop

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Simple is so much more.

Simple is so much more. Simple color and simple design. Mother Nature has it down pat.
I love clean so soft.
I love to create simple pieces that are clean and make a subtle statement.
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." ~Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Year Giveaway Winner is...

The Winner is... ..Lynn from Check out her blog it's amazing. I noticed she has a little shop too so be sure to check her out!! Thank you all for entering! Chermarie

Friday, January 13, 2012

Whats not to love about France!?!

I know I sound like Stuart Smally from Saturday Night Live, but this is my daily affirmation haha. These are more pictures of the wine regions and the Cognac region....I just love love love France.
Everything about France gives inspiration.
There is so much life and color. The charm of the countryside is so inviting. The city of Paris is so alive with sights and sounds...the smell of bread baking.
I have been to many countries in Europe. I will give a little advice. Don't pay one of those american tour company's to show you the sights and shuttle you around on their schedule. Be brave, learn some of the language and rent a car. Oh and buy a GPS and make sure you get the country's road maps you need downloaded for it! So you get lost? You will find your way. Some tour company''s might be really good...that are in Paris for showing you the typical sights, but I think exploring is the best way. Just learn the language enough to be able to follow signs and be respectful enough to talk in their language.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

France as my inspiration.

Pull up a chair and have some coffee or tea!?! My daily inspirations. I create everyday and it is amazing to find such beautiful inspiration from France, my favorite Country. (Besides my own of course!)
The Arc de Triomphe in the evening is stunning.
Cathedral of Saint-Nazaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.
and of course A coastal view of Nice, France.
My interpretation of the colors!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Another Day Another Zen

I think my blog is becoming my digital journal for my creative side! The day starts with coffee or tea, usually coffee.
As I look at all of my jewelry pieces and supplies I start to put pieces together and the creativity starts flowing. Everything else drifts away. All stresses are appeased at the moment.
I love the rich colors in nature.
So relaxed to create.
What do you all do to find your Zen state?