April 26, 2011

away & back again & a hare here & there . . .

I have been away forever, for we have been a-settling into our newest wee home!    
 One  with wide open spaces & views, space to breathe & breathtaking big skies.   
Such a feeling of peace & quiet we have discovered here  away from it all.
The loveliness of it all still hasn't quite sunk in yet 
Surrounded by forest & the Galloway hills, the sea just a stones throw away,
 we have been watching the weather rolling in across the distant hills,
have been discovering faeries hidden in the woods, can you see above
 (whoever lived here before loved these wee folk too, they are dotted about).
 Deer greet us as we drive up the lane & a woodpecker feeds in the garden,
So many butterflies & bees already & a huge big hare who lives in the field .
Several new hares have entered into our home too
 i want to share the work of 2 artists whom i greatly admire.
My wooden hare (below) was made by the lovely Karen Davies,
who's work I 1st discovered in my early blogging days.
Her magical blog "Moonlight & Hares"
is filled with lovely images,  paintings & such soothing music.
A while ago, whilst looking for treasures for faerietale blog,   
I came across the amazing work of the "Hairy Growler". 
Lez lovingly fashions treasures from old silver coins & spoons, 
  it is re-cycling at its very best & so much to choose from!   
After much deciding I bought my Hare necklace (see above)  
 I love the added personal touches Lez includes,
 like Mr O & my initials engraved on the back of the hare.
There is so much more  I have to share, like . . .
all the new & exciting arty happenings but i shall save that till next time,
I leave you with this photo, Mom has a hare that visits here beautiful garden often
and now tucked away there, "almost" out of sight is this tiny leverette.
So lovely to be back x
(ps: I was finally brave enough to upgrade to new blogger
& now you can click on the images to view them larger)