It's been a rough week.
Somehow, a shiny glistening forest of white and pink appeared on my work table.
I love them. They are pretty and serene... and there are a lot of them!
But what's the use in pretty glittery things when all seems bleak?
I think, perhaps, now is when shining is most important.
A glimmer of hope. A smidge of beauty. A spark of something sweet.
My dear friends, strive to be glittery. We're tiny, but we can catch the light and reflect it back out onto the world. It's a small thing, but small things are oh, so important.
Let us do what glitter does best, be tenacious and hold fast! Shine!
You know as well as I, once you spill a little glitter, you'll never ever be rid of it.
Keep sparkling, my sweeties and don't underestimate the power of your twinkle.
I love you dearly.
Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set - Dyeable
I used vintage spools but...
2 Inch Wooden Spools
1/2 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses*
Real red rose buds
Laces and other embellishments from Shabby Is Chic Boutique
Mirrored stars from the $1 store
Gosh I love these - and your sweet post. Thank you, Nichola.ReplyDelete
Love you too and what you do. Oh so pretty.ReplyDelete
You are so wonderful and thank you dearly for this post. We need it! Your little trees are lovely. xoxoReplyDelete
YOU are the glitter of my e-mail day. I look forward to continually being inspired by you.ReplyDelete
Hi Nichola, I have never commented on a page before. I usually just admire in silence, but when your heading of Bottle brush trees came up I was pleasantly surprised to see your lovely trees. You see where I live in Australia we have 'Bottle brush trees' and some of my fondest childhood memories are of starring out of my second story bedroom window into the beautiful red flowers of the Bottle brush tree outside.ReplyDelete
I looked up 'Bottle Brush Tree' and they are AMAZING! I wish we had those here. How wonderful they are :)Delete
Nichola, you have touched my soul with a glittery sprinkling of hope!ReplyDelete
Thank you dear friend for your inspiration- both your art and words! Love to you,Jackie xoxo
Big love to you Jackie <3Delete
A very sweet and feminine take on the trees. I hope whatever is going rough in your life smooths out soon.ReplyDelete
I'll be fine. It was just a rough patch. Somehow we all manage to muddle through :)Delete
As always, I humbly bow to you, my Queen! Your tiny glittery trees and powerful shining words have brought such light to my day.ReplyDelete
Glitter works for me, although it gets everywhere, it is truly lovely on these wee trees. The lace and rose buds too, nice touch. Such a sweet treat to look at and such lovely words in a world that is so uncertain right now. Thanks for this one!ReplyDelete
I am sorry you have had a bleak week --- and your trees seem to make everything not so bleak. I too am having a bleak week but keeping my spirits high by following you and watching some of your tutorials. We just found out that my husband has a mass on his spinal column - hoping all the tests and surgery is finished by December first. Just know how much joy you have brought me. And will continue to bring me!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry to hear about your husband Sandy. Sending good thoughts your way!Delete
It has been bleak, but thanks, Nic, for twinkling and shining like you do. You're a good reminder than we can all twinkle! Love ya!ReplyDelete
Love you back! Twinkle twinkle!Delete
I have said it before. . .your work brings light and magic to the world Nichola. I hope the days are brighter ahead and that you will catch the essence of the glittery stars as they pass over you in dreamland! Sparkle, Sparkle!!!ReplyDelete
Sparkle sparkle my friend!Delete