Monday, August 30, 2010

Summer Abundance

With all the bounty of the earth ripening in the garden and the fields, and the creative spirit of the Women's Festival at Stillpoint Farms where I vended this past weekend, I wanted to create something honoring this flow of abundance. I needlefelted this wall hanging, working on it late into the night, of a woman in the fields with a basket of apples she has just harvested from the tree. I wanted to convey the feeling of sowing and reaping, and of things being plentiful. This feeling abounded at Stillpoint Farms on Saturday. My little booth was surrounded by the crafting booths of so many amazing women artists, all of whom worked together throughout the day to uplift one another and create a  flow of nurturing and abundance. I sold my handcrafts, I bartered for some other beautiful handcrafts, I won some beautiful art in the raffle, I listened to soulful music all day long, and I had numerous conversations with other women, healers, musicians and artists, making a few new friends along the way. I spent some time appreciating the landscape around the farm with its rolling hills, forests and fields. Apples hung ripening on the trees, blackberries glistened on the vine, and strawberries grew juicy and red in the fields below. I am grateful for this day, and for abundance.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Busy in the Craft Room

I've been so caught up in the busy goings-on of summer on the homestead, that I realized I haven't posted anything on here in a while. Life has definitely involved more gardening and watering and less crafting as of late. In preparation for the upcoming Women's Festival at Stillpoint Farm, at which I'll be vending with my booth, I'm busy at work again in the craft room with my wool and gemstone beads making some whimsical creations. I thought I'd share a little peek here with all of you.

Wool pouches wet-felted around river rocks

Lady of the Forest

Abundant Harvest Goddess

Queen Winter

Lady Spring

I made these gemstone necklaces with beautiful ceramic goddess pendants handcrafted by a local artist.

Last, but not least, here are a few of my Mountain Hearth cards. I've been turning some of my favorite photographs into cards and selling them at my booth. I'm still planning on adding these to my Etsy store online, along with the new felted seasons table figures and necklaces after the Women's Festival. Be sure to check Mountain Hearth Handcrafts on Etsy from time to time for new creations posted.

Stillpoint Farms Women's Festival

I'll be there with my Mountain Hearth Handcrafts booth! See you at the farm!