Archive for February, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! I hope everyone gets a good healthy dose of love and affection today. Etsy has some great love stories to mark the occasion that really got me in the spirit – it’s so great to hear about the wonderful relationships and passion people have for others, or even for their craft!

Needle felted hearts home decor

I know it’s Valentine’s Day but I’m feeling more of the Thanksgiving spirit today – I keep thinking about how grateful I am for my wonderful boyfriend, who is such a support and always encourages me to keep being creative, our wonderful dogs, our wonderful place, our wonderful families and friends. Wonderfulness abounds! And everyone has someone or something they hold dear – so today especially, hold that person, place or thing a little dearer, and whisper a quiet little thank you, to let him/her/it know how special they are to you.

Needle felted flowers roses in vase home decor


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I am such a huge fan of the work of Sally Harless – browsing through her Etsy shop never fails to cheer me up! My fascination started last year with her calendar, featuring Animal Pasttimes – including knitting narwhals, elephants farming, and a bear contemplatively completing a paint-by-number. Amazing. And this year, I’m enjoying her calendar of Animal Adventures – featuring penguins flying high in a hot air balloon, a band of foxes sailing the open sea, and a group of curious owls touring deep sea in a submarine.

Her whimsical style is presented so powerfully through ink and watercolor, with very calming muted colors and really beautiful fluid lines. And her art always evokes a very powerful emotion in me, and at the same time makes me laugh, which is so wonderful!

Visit sadlyharmless.com to learn more about Sally and view more of her beautiful artwork, and become a fan on Facebook!

Sadly Harmless artwork Caribou Moon

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