Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Welcome to Lavendula Loveliness!

I understand that the word Lavendula is french for lavender. Lavender is one of my secret passionate colors. Many, many years ago it was a bathroom color they called Mauve or Lilac and as decorating trends come and go it lost it's popularity with many but I still loved it. Now it's still not the rage but can be found in "dusty" and powder lavender etc and goes nice with my colors; soft pink - so soft it looks barely blushing white when the sun is shining in and guess what it looks dusty soft lavender in the evening with a soft glow from the Victorian lampshades I hand stitch. Don't get me wrong I don't have a lot of it but I still love it.

Now the Loveliness part of my blog name. Many years ago I heard/read a piece of advice and I followed it to the best I am able and that is to "surround yourself with beautiful things." That is where the Loveliness comes from. These beautiful things I have tried to create myself. No, it does not always cost a lot of money - yes, it takes time. If I'm going to be sitting and looking at it I want it to look lovely / beautiful. Now remember that is in my "eyes" or opinion. I'm sure there will be more like me. I have been following other blogs with related interests and it has been confirmed we are really the same and yet we are different. Shabby Chic, Altered Art, Mixed Media Art, Artist Trading Cards, Collaged Canvas work, Paper Artistry, this is where I'm at in my own creative pursuits.

Now let me tell you about this tray I designed and assembled - of course I use this one for my first blog posting because it ties in with my blog name "Lavendula". Background was painted in swirl brush design before assembling the vintage piece of jewelery, piece of Irish Linen and other pieces of ephemera. It has a solid glass sealed overlay so it can be used on a vanity or as a tea tray. Sold the tray through our local art gallery.

Well I did it ...... got my first posting in and they say it's all easy from here.

  • My goal with this blog:
  • To post weekly and
  • to share my motivation of being creative. Thanks for reading.

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