Friday, October 22, 2010

Spirit Dreamers, Masks, Charms and Shrines

Last Chants Studio on ArtfireToday I'd like to introduce you to a shop that's filled with beautiful clay creations for your personal Sacred Spaces!

This shop is pagan owned and operated and is filled with a variety of masks, goddess charms, castle statuary, planters, shrines, altar pieces and pet memorials that all feature pagan symbolism in their designs. Symbols that are designed to remind us of nature, cultural philosophies and cosmic harmonics.

Each piece in Last Chants Studio on Artfire is created by hand with a creation process that is further facilitated by this talented artisan's emotions, moods and memories, all of which then influence the design of each piece she makes. Each and every piece is 100% shaped by hand and home-kilned.

Last Chants Studio on ArtfireEverything in Last Chants Studio is derived from earthenware slab, which means the clay is rolled by hand to whichever thickness is needed instead of commercially purchased already prepared. The artist uses a variety of clays in her work as well as an myriad of oxides and glazes to achieve the colors and textures of all of these wonderful pieces, many of them completed with a special antiquing technique.

All of the glazes that are used in these beautiful pieces are also food safe and non-toxic.

Stop in at Last Chants Studio and take a browse around. You're sure to be enchanted by these beautiful, mystical pieces as well as the informative and educational antidotes shared in the different item's descriptions!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT LASTCHANTSSTUDIO ON ARTFIRE AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 10/20 thru 10/26


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Earthy and Primitive Delights from Northern Lodge

Northern Lodge on EtsyToday's wonderful artisan was looking for someone to feature her shop and as soon as I stopped in to take a peek, I knew that her shop would be a terrific addition to this blog!

Not only does she have a gorgeous variety of work to offer, but this talented artisan is making knits as well! And in my opinion? One of the best things about Autumn's arrival is the fact I can start wearing knits again and cuddling up under soft afghans.

Northern Lodge on Etsy is not just filled with beautiful knits from scarves to hats, as well as afghans, throws, shawls and cowls, but there are also beautifully made wildlife accent pillows and tons of cabin-style primitives and antiques!

And that includes fresh Ponderosa pine cones too! (Do you have any idea how good fresh Ponderosa pinecones smell? If you don't, it's worth it to pick some up just for the experience alone.)

As a Biologist, the amazing artisan behind this shop feels that she has an obligation to create responsibly too! This is something that I personally think is extremely important as well. And, inspired by that belief, the artist behind Northern Lodge uses a variety of up-cycled and eco-friendly products in her creative process.

Northern Lodge on EtsyAs a nature lover, I've spent a lot of time in the wilds both camping and in log cabins in places like Montana, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

I've always loved my outdoors time and this shop fits right in with that theme of warm crackling fires, earthy delights and a soft, cozy warmth in the face of winter chill and the upcoming onslaught of snow much of the world is currently preparing for.

If you love primitive styles and warm cozy knits, be sure to stop in and take a look around Northern Lodge, you definitely won't be disappointed by what you find, I know I personally have fallen head over heels for so many of the pieces there... especially the scarves! So visit, enjoy and fall in love with something wonderful!

TO VISIT NORTHERNLODGE ON ETSY YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURES ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Off the Wall Expressions - Decals, Prose and More for all Occasions

Off The Wall Expression on EtsyI have loved this idea since the first time I saw it. Sayings and decals that decorate your walls seem like such a beautiful idea to me.

I have a broom with decorative flowers that hangs above my door that I have always wanted to decorate with a bit of prose on the wall above and below it.

Unfortunately, when they first came out, they weren't removable, and I was terrified of ruining the paint on my walls. (Repainting would be a nightmare.) Because of that, I admired the creativity and the wonderful ideas that grew from these terrific bits of inspiration, but I never applied them in my own home.

Just recently, removable versions have started to come out! I find this very exciting.

Off The Wall Expression on Etsy is one of the creative artisan shops that sells the wonderful new fully-removable versions of these inspirational home decor options. And not only do they show in their shop that they can be used around your home in lots of interesting and creative ways, but also at events such as weddings, parties, organized dances and more!

Off The Wall Expression on EtsyThis husband and wife design team specializing in high quality vinyl graphics offers you a shop that's is filled with tons of examples of high quality fully-removable vynil-cut wall decor whether you're looking for an option for your home, office or event. They even have a very handy chalkboard decal you can adhere above your phone for notes and messages!

The vinyl designs that Tina and Mick offer in their shop are quick and easy to apply. You can use these vinyls to decorate, make a statement, motivate, inspire, amuse or even organize any area.

The vinyl designs can be applied to any smooth surface such as walls, windows, wood, glass, refrigerators, plastic, bathtubs, picture frames and much more to instantly transform your space into something special and different.

Their motto is "Helping you to Express Your Personality" and in my opinion, this is a shop that no one will want to miss out on! Be sure to stop by and take a look around!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT OFFTHEWALLEXPRESSION ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You may also enjoy a visit to Off The Wall Expression's blog or a stop by to visit them on Facebook!

Our Followers on Facebook


Quotes

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestle

Archive

Other Blogs to Check Out

 

The Meandering Musings... | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Blog Design by Simply Fabulous