I found a few lovely little things to share with you for this week.
As a child (about 10 years old I think) I was obsessed with learning how to play the harp. I have no idea why. I just thought that it was so beautiful and I always saw such beautiful and graceful women playing them. My mother complied and spent the better part of the year trying to find me a harp teacher. Needless to say, there arent that many of those around, and in the end we could only find one, a professor of music at a university 90 min away. Well he was a bit eccentric and I was a very shy child, and when we went to meet him, he freaked me out so much that on the ride home I told my mom I didnt want to learn how to play anymore. But to this day when I hear someone playing the harp, a bit of my childish dream leaps up in my heart. I discovered this lovely young lady this week and have been truly enjoying her quirky style and the beautiful harp that she plays.
Being that almost everything I own is now several years old, getting worn out, getting boring, and getting completely destroyed by my art making routine, I find myself "window shopping" some of my favorite online sellers more often than I should (considering that for all intensive purposes, we have no available funds for clothing shopping while I am investing in art supplies for craft shows). So for now, these lovely pics will have to do...I adore most everything I find at Ruche and and this seasons lookbook is just pure inspirational eye candy. Here are a few of the dresses that I fell in love with.
Swoon :) If only I could put a pair of jeans on under these lovely ladies and walk out my door in them.
I found this fashion designer on one of my blog wanders and just fell in love with their photo shoot design. The clothes are gorgeous and romantic, and while I am not sure that I would rock one of their pieces in my normal life, how badly does this make you reminisce about being a young girl reading about Laura Ingels Wilder and getting swept up in the romance of a homestead life on the prairie. Absolutely gorgeous!! Spend a few moments looking through their pics.
4. Artsy Bloggin Moms
Creative and Artsy moms totally inspire me. I have been very blessed to meet many incredible women through my blog who walk the fine line of motherhood and running a creative buisness both as an important part of their lives. Whenever I find myself feeling creatively drained or that inevitable guilt for getting too wrapped up in my own art when I could have been with my child, I gather new energy, perspective, and joy from reading a blog of a young creative mom, just like me, feeling stuck in the same predicament and finding their own path through it. These are incredible, talented, and inspiring women! Here are a few lovely blogs with even lovelier people behind them, that you must visit and "meet" them as well.
Jessica - http://www.discoveringbeautyinchaos.com/
Evelyse - http://whimsyluvdesigns.blogspot.com
Jenny - http://jennyswanson.blogspot.com
Emily - http://blog.thenest.ie/
So if you are in the mood for a bit of inspiration and beauty in your day, take a few moments and check out a few of these links and see where they take you.
I hope you had a splendid labor day weekend! I got in a bit of work, a bit of play, and a good dose of family time. It's never what I plan, but I couldnt have asked for more.