Friday, March 20, 2009

*G* is for *Garden* and *Gratitude* and *Grow*

I used to have a beautiful flower garden when the kids were little...I loved going outside everyday to see what was popping up....that was before the faeries flew into my, these are the kind of flowers I *Grow*...

a little known pink species.......Faerie Puffs........
they are watered by crystals........and if you are real lucky, a faerie will leave you a sweet love note...

this variety of Faerie Puffs is called "Sweet Cheeks"....inspired by the image that Dawn of The Feathered Nest so kindly shared.......

"The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer to God's Heart in the garden
Than anywhere else on earth."
Dorothy Frances Gurney "Garden Thoughts"

here is another way of expressing my joy of love of millinery flowers

oh look...a sparkley green butterfly landed on my garden sign....wonder if it a rare one?

and ofcourse all gardens can use a wee bit of magic!!!

This quote reminds me about *Gratitude*
"Life's not about waiting for the storms to pass...its about learning to dance in the rain" (V.Greene)

and this one, too....
If you fall in a muddle puddle, check your pockets for fish (unknown)

I am off to *Grow* some more flowers ............


  1. Coleen!!~~How Pretty!!!!I just love sweetcheeks!!Sooooo pretty. I love the pink! Can't wait to see your next creations!!!! Have a beautiful weekend dear friend~ Blessings, Deborah

  2. Wow- That is totally amazing! I L*O*V*E it! Pink has become my favorite color this year. It has been Red for a long time with pink edging up. But when I see things like this, well, its gotta be PINK! I just found your blog and would love to have you visit me too!
    Blessings- LillySue
    P.S. I used to live in Beaverton...Now we are in Sisters, Or

  3. I LOVE those amazing...can you send some fairies my way? :) Love everything!

  4. I love your art Coleen! It has a magical dreaminess to it ~ you will do wonderfully at the Farm Chicks show!!! Have a great weekend...xxoo, Dawn

  5. The flowers are sooooo pretty! Everything looks s magical and ethereal~ LOVE IT!!

  6. Absolutely lovely!! Thanks for the b-day wishes and hope to meet you at Farm Chicks!!!


  7. Thank You everyone for your very kind words!!! I have recieved a few emails telling me that my comment box will not let them post..I use netscape for my browser...sometimes i need to go to Internet explorer to post comments...netscape would not let me post on my own blog!!! is an email from Mary:

    Hi Coleen!

    I have been trying to post a comment but it keeps telling me error on page. I just wanted to say that your art work is gorgeous!!!
    I love, love, love your garden sign and sweet creative you are! I do love to work with fabric.

    Is it possible for you to post this for me?


  8. Coleen,
    Oh my goodness, your fairy puffs are absolutely gorgeous, and I LOVE the magical garden banner. All of the flowers in your last post were just beautiful! Your work is amazing!

  9. Coleen,
    Thank you for coming by and your kind words.
    Sometimes emotional hurts take longer to heal than physical hurts do, but i am getting better every day.

    Hanging on to angel wings, and sending blessings,

    Barbara Jean

  10. These are the kind of flowers I wished I had in my garden - they are beautiful! Loved the "rain drops" and the butterfly? Too pretty!

  11. We would love to have you. send me your email address and I will forward the info. Your creations are beautiful.
    Julie, Kindred Roses/Kindred Spirit Soap

  12. Oh dear,,I thought I posted,,,I ment to,,,so I will,,,haha,,,senior moment sweet friend. Well I just love this big pink puff,,good enough to eat!Now, as your #1 fan I have to say BRAVO on everything...truly magic!

  13. Your Faerie puffs are magical, Love them. Julie

  14. Colleen, I just Looooooooove your puffy fairy flowers! They are gorgeous! You are so creative.....I can't wait to see all of your magic at Farm Chicks!

  15. What a lovely blog~ thank you for visiting mine so that I could fine you!
    Have a fabulous week,

  16. Hve you ever thought about an Etsy shop? These are just too cute!