How Energy Affects Your Home/ Underwater Castle~Law Of Attraction

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

My dear friends, 

As some of you may know that follow me on social media, I've spoken about how I've returned to my schooling with regards to sifting through the cottage deciding what serves and no longer serves me.

A Multitude of Curiosities

Saturday, January 13, 2018
 Hello friends,
I'm spending my days at the cottage working on the illustration for my very first children's book The Tale of MerryMaid Scarlette Rose™. I also spent a few days doing much-needed research and was able to get my company products trademarked and copyrighted. I feel quite pleased and genuinely proud of myself for so many things I've been independently accomplishing.  

 I also paint for myself when I'm not painting for my book, so that I will continue to hone my craft.
"I believe in magick"
This painting is for sale $25 sand dollars.  

 This painting is for sale $25
I made a little jute line and hung my fall art to display for a photo shoot. Oliver was a terrific model.

I spend hours writing and practicing my penmanship and calligraphy. I have since I was a child. 

 I made an herb, flower drying rack for the cottage. I add baskets and all sorts of particulars to create a European look.
"Light Carrier"
 This painting is for sale $25.
A day at my childhood pond.

 A commissioned piece for my friend Janice.
 I've had so many things on my mind as of late. I've been walking to one of the ponds that are located two blocks from the cottage. I have really enjoyed the solitude and thinking deeply about a few particulars. One of those particulars is that without the announcement, I quietly deleted most of my social media platforms {all except Youtube and this blog} from my smartphone. I am quite a social person, and have loved sharing, but have felt in the last year I began to have a negative visceral effect everytime I'd open an app. I didn't delete my accounts but have found it to be something that I think will allow me to get many more ventures accomplished and I will have more energy and focus to place deeper and more consistent content on my youtube and here on my blog.
 It hasn't been twenty~four hours and yet I find I have such an open stream of joy in my day. I woke up enthusiastic about really making a go of my blog. In some weird way, I think that when one is not so available and connected everywhere, it leaves an open door for my true friends, viewers, and readers to seek out my work and to become more authentically engaged.
 During the fall months one of my dearest friends Janice that I met through the Tasha Tudor Take Peace sent me lovely fall leaves. I made garlands by stringing them all with needle and thread. I hung them in the cottage windows. The candles were all aglow and they were spectacular to look at.
My leaf garland I created for fall at the cottage "Staffordshire".

 I made my Mermaid Magical Peanut butter cookies for my tea time. I was able to find a lovely recipe to add to my recipe box. When my previous marriage ended it's funny how after settling in and beginning my new life I realized all the little things that I no longer had possession of. I no longer had any of my old recipes. It took me my whole life to create such a terrific collection, but I have learned how to begin a new with everything in my life. In speaking about this in a post one day, my friend Janice sent me along with her collected leaves, she sent me some vintage recipe cards and a cookie recipe from her own collection. I cried tears of appreciation that she felt impressed to share. I am so blessed by the universe/God every day.
I am going to continue to use this blog to share with you the many glimpses and moments of my life by documenting my journey and beauty of all the wonders I'm relearning.
I believe highly in spirit guides and know that one of those guides is Beatrix Potter. I have studied her life for over half of my life.
 I had the time to stop off at the nearest thrift store and found this solid brass candlestick holder for .75 cents, needlepoint serving tray for 1.25, and the fall needlepoint for .75 cents. I added some dried flowers to the sides to cover up the webbing, but I think it turned out quite charming.
 I love old-fashioned clothing and have worn old clothing since my childhood. I was slowly conditioned out of wearing the clothes that I felt most comfortable in however, I am slowly re-establishing a whole new wardrobe. I found this historical pattern on Etsy. I'm still seeking out the most perfect fabric for this pattern, so until then I have it all cut out and ready to go.
I bought several of Susan Branch's books for my newly created library at the cottage. I have loved her for so long, and she was a terrific encouragement as I rediscovered my art career. She's such an inspiration.

January Beginnings

Hello friends, 
 I keep quite busy on the weekends spending time in the gardens, tending, preparing for a new growing season, working and completing many projects. As you know owning a home is a constant go of busy. I was heading out on one of my morning walks and noticed my neighbors were getting a new fence installed, so I asked them if I might could have their old fencing. They happily obliged. I have been breaking apart the panels and using them for all sorts of projects, such as a little house for Oliver, some signage to decorate the cottage with, a shelf and a hat rack for all my hats. 

Another photograph of a repurposed old sundress I made into an apron.  

I spent a few hours removing all the rusty nails. I didn't throw them out though. I am going to reuse them, as they already have that rustic aged look. (heh)

 I picked up a few things at the thrift store. A basket for .75, vintage dress for 2.00. After trying this sundress on and wearing it for the day, I have now decided to turn it into a skirt. I love that its linen, so I always feel linen is a great purchase. The way it fell upon by body I wasn't too keen on, so some ruffles and pleats will surely make it desireable to wear more often.
Picking warmed by the sun fresh heirloom tomatoes from the vine to prepare salads for supper. 

I could never wear lace skirts enough. I think they flow and I feel like a magical princess when I don them.
I go to the woods often. I found some bark and some straw to create some homemade tinctures for my art papers. I infuse and dye them before I paint upon them. I also charge my water with crystals for that extra whimsical touch. 

This is the selected photograph that's been chosen for the inside of my book jacket. I have been asked to create my author bio, but I havent started writing it yet. Who would've known it'd be so sticky to encapsualte my whole story into two~ hundred words.

Yours til my next swim, Raquel