Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Look Who Came for a Visit!

Ah well, it has been pretty quiet here lately.... though not at all indicative of the real day-to-day, lol!  Other than a fantastic workshop in early May with Lynne Perrella and Anne Bagby (post to follow soon), very little crafting except a project I cannot yet reveal!

Much of my time has been put toward summer class preparation (we've only a few days between the end of one semester and the start of the next), and packing for another partial move of my worldly possessions to the new house in Idaho, where I will be staying for the month of July.  My crafty mojo definitely needs some exercise!

So I was absolutely thrilled when the beautiful Paloma arrived after a stay with Pamellia up in Canada... just the inspiration I need!  Lys of ImpressionScrap sent Paloma on a mission of spreading peace shortly after the terrible terrorist attacks in Paris late last year.  Since then, Paloma has visited several continents and many wonderful artists....how wonderful to meet her face-to-face!

Like many of us, our art and nature are sources of inspiration, peace and comfort.... and thus I took Paloma around my garden a bit (in between rain showers!)

When it rained, we sat on my front porch, and listened to the gentle patter on the roof....

My craft desk, being in the middle of an experiment or two, was too messy to show Paloma directly, so instead I made her a special background which symbolizes to me her journeys from one to another of us, across the seas, mountains, lakes, fields.... all the while carrying her message of peace and well-being.

And so I send her on her way, to one who I consider an early inspiration as I followed her work for over a year prior to putting myself in the game.... and from whom I continue to draw deep inspiration!

Adieu, Paloma - safe travels and know our thoughts are with you!

xxx, Lynn


  1. How lovely to have Paloma visit you just when you needed that inspiration! So beautifully photographed amongst those wonderful flowers, - and wow, that background took my breath away, simply stunning! Now I can't wait for the projects that are still in the making! Have a wonderful summer and I hope you get some time to relax!

  2. Lovely to see that Paloma is continuing to bring peace and inspiration with her wherever she goes. The background you have created for her is simply beautiful - love the softness blurring the distance between the shores as she travels. Looking forward to seeing what's in the pipeline, and to seeing the results of that exciting workshop!
    Alison x

  3. Looks like Paloma had a wonderful visit Lynn. I look forward to seeing the results of your experiments you are working on. hugs :)

  4. Oh how lovely! What amazing photos of your garden. <3

  5. I know that Paloma had a wonderful visit with you - I had her for a while - she loved my cat!
    sandy xx

  6. I'm happy Paloma came to bring you inspiration. No doubt you already have projects in mind. Thanks so much for welcoming Paloma, she seems so happy in your garden, and what a great background for her mission!

  7. What a wonderful idea - you have taken some beautiful photos with Paloma and I especially love your background in the last picture - absolutely beautiful. It's lovely to see you back in blogland, and thank you also for your kind and generous comments on my blog - I hope your move goes well, it can be a stressful time can't it!
    Diana xx

  8. Looks like you and Paloma had some meaningful time spent together and those flowers are stunning! Beautiful and sentence pictures! Hugz to you! ~Niki
    What part of Idaho are you staying in?

  9. Lynn, looks like I'm a little late to the party, as usual, but so wonderful to see Paloma made it to you to have a lovely stay in your garden! I'm drooling over those peonies and lupines, neither of which can be grown here with any success. Peonies are one of my favorites! Even your porch cushion is so colorful and inviting! Seems we need Paloma's help even more in our country right now with the events of yesterday. Your background is delicious, and I can't wait to see what you are working on! Best of everything with all you have going on right now! Big hugs to you!

  10. This is a beautiful post Lynn!! And I got such a happy surprise when I found Paloma in my post box yesterday!! Thank you so much! And for your sweet message and special surprises. I am hoping for a rain-free weekend so that we can show Paloma the neighbourhood. Thank you again so much! The parcel totally made my day!

  11. This makes me think I am caught up! I've had an inspired morning! Thank you, Lynn! It's great to see Paloma is still spreading her message of love and peace around the world. Lucky Anna-Karin!