Saturday, June 26, 2010

am i tardy to the mad tea party...2010


i start each day barefoot by the sea...


today i am wearing flowers in my hair 
for the tea party...


mermaid #1 - acrylic on canvas 20'x24"


and my little dragonfly friend helped me drink my tea this morning...


then i came home and put on my party hair and makeup...

invited a few friends and off we went to visit the other partiers...


and we all are carrying our 
Doodle Bags
my line of custom painted, functional artwork

and sporting Doodle Jewelry 


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Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here
we should dance....
you know i am always the dance chairwoman


the fanciful miss has invited us to a tea party...3 years in a row


i picked some pink roses...

have brewed my fave tea - Latitudes Rooibos - YUMMMMMMM
a blended african red bush superior grade blended with apricot, mango, peach, marigold flowers, and red currants.,,,excellent for iced tea as well....

my fave tea cup is filled to the brim...
the magic moon












and we have tea party favors for you...





whole leaf tea sachet favors - personalization available
as seen in InStyle Magazine and Oprah Magazine

Turn a simple cup of tea into a celebration to indulge all of the senses! These beautifully packaged tea sachets are the hottest gifts around. Present them as guest favors or serve them at your next event, for a truly unforgettable display. Whether you are planning a small tea party, a formal banquet or your own wedding, our tea sachets will add an elegant touch and are sure to be a conversation piece. from www.beau-coup.com



and there must be heart-shaped sugar...


heart-shaped sugar in glass tubes


Capture the sweet romance of your day with these beautifully packaged wedding favors. Tiny heart-shaped sugar cubes fill clear tubes for an elegant effect that will delight guests at your tea or coffee themed bridal shower. from www.beau-coup.co



and sunflower cupcakes...


cupcake from kuidaore

The topping, a Whipped White Chocolate & Lemon Ganache using Valrhona Ivoire 35%, is both delicious and very easy to make. It is also a real joy to handle, and the ideal texture for piping - tinted a golden yellow, it makes for a rather fetching sunflower design.















i have tossed a fanciful salad...
YUM!!!


and gathered fruit galore...

and created a few hors d'oeuvres...

there could be pink champagne on ice...


served in flirty girl glasses










flirty girls all in a row - hand painted portrait wineglasses

later i will put on my favorite dancing shoes...so let's dance...
and nibble on pink champagne truffles...


next year we will escape
to my fave place to take tea...THE RITZ London










Tea at The Ritz

One of the most elegant restaurants in London, Tea at The Ritz. It’s tea time, it’s time at The Ritz. Give yourself the best seat and indulge in excellent selections of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, scones and a range of coffee and tea. Sandwiches with Cucumber and dill, Smoked salmon with lemon butter, Egg mayonnaise with mustard cress are some of the restaurant’s famous dishes. from London Guides

I hope I have inspired you




to create...


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Thursday, June 24, 2010

thank you kelly rae...i am soaring

i wrote this to kelly rae roberts this morning in response to her inspirational e-course Flying Lessons



you have so inspired me to soar above the clouds...i have been in a giant reinvention process over the past two years...i wrote the following on my blog 1/13/2010

During this past 26 months, God forced me to slow down by removing ALL obstacles (a job and income) and presenting me with TIME! Time to reflect. Time to mourn. Time to refresh. Time to repurpose. Time to realign. Time to reframe. Time to release. During this gift of time, I found #1-ME and #2-crystal clarity of purpose and #3-this is the time for me to soar...

"To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders" -Chuang Tzu

It has been a Two Year Retreat, mostly silent. I had no choice but to reconnect with myself…find strength to look at what brought me to this place, find fortitude to survive, find courage to move forward, find hope to rebuild, find bits of my soul that had been scattered about the universe over the years and bring them home.


there is more on my blog here: http://cre8tiva.blogspot.com/2010/01/reflective.html

"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." -Vernon Sanders Law, 1960 Cy Young Award Winner


this class has finally allowed me to move on with the soaring...as i was ready, just afraid to jump into the air. i jumped somewhere in the second week, it was uncomfortable and i was afraid to open my eyes at first...when i finally did, i saw my one blessed beautiful precious life before me and felt the wind beneath my wings lifting me to new heights that i never even allowed myself to dream of before...and it feels amazing.

i have made some subtle and some not so subtle changes to my blogs...i have written some really inspired posts...i have sold some of my purses to a boutique using your wholesale advice...and i have almost finished my new book for people who color outside the lines!!!

i am waving at you from the heights because i cannot seem to get enough of this soaring!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hilary Bravo Papier Mache...



Hilary Bravo creates wondrous things...i am intrigued by her papier mache beads...please watch the video for a glimpse at how she creates and then visit her site for a look at her paintings from photos...she has such a unique style...

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

doodle bags and more...

i first introduced my Doodle Bags in 2007...the line has expanded to include shoes, jewelry, books and notepads, and much more. My doodling has taken on different forms through the years too and now includes what i affectionately call "zen doodling." my book "Doodle Bags" will be out soon...

below are some examples of the collection...each bag is named and dated...

the canvas as painted

a commissioned bag with owners face





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Sunday, June 6, 2010

taking wing...soaring

this week i started taking flying lessons...no, not those normal one involving aircraft, control panels, maps, auto pilot and fuel...special flying lessons of the sort where i am learning to soar...my heart open and my own uniqueness on display...


let me back up for a minute...i suppose that this could very well involve aircraft, control panels, maps, auto pilot and fuel...for who but myself is at the controls of my life and business? who but i charts the course of my daily life and business? who but the world around me fuels my creativity?


you may believe that i already know how to fly...and, at times, i may even have reached my dreams here in Cre8Topia...but one can always dream bigger...right?


so i find myself heading into the wind with hundreds of other would-be flyers...here...with kelly rae roberts as flying instructor extraordinaire...


Cre8Tiva & i will be sharing our experiences as i go through flight school the next 5 weeks...my expectations are really big:
  1. increase awareness of Cre8tive Compass Magazine, Blog & Radio Show 1 & 2
  2. learn to monetize my blog & etsy
  3. establish new and meaningful connections
all photos by Rebecca E. Parsons taken on Amelia Island, FL

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