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I 'm wife, a mother , a daughter, a sister,a friend,a crazy faerie loving, art creating, born in England living in the states, blond hair blue eyed, tea drinking, mixed media, atc swapper, digital artist, blogger ,Facebook, reader, writer, old movie watcher, paper addicted, high heel lover, dog owner,cupcake eater, creatively eccentric.. party hat wearer. Welcome to my blog. Where I hope you'll stay awhile and come back often. Hugs Wendy

Saturday, April 30, 2011


For Donna with love and hugs

For my friend Donna of Brynwood needleworks post yesterday saying that her beloved Welsh Corgi Fezzik had died. Being an owner of two furry children myself , I couldn't stop the tears from flowing. Fezzik had become part of my blogging family and as such weeks ago  I had made some digital art of him to send to Donna.. but like most things in life, it sat in my computer waiting to be emailed to Donna.. Half of me wanted to delete it but my heart wouldn't let me... for Donna in remembrance of Fezzik.  

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A need to create

 I woke up this morning with restless need..... to create. It's windy, I always get restless when it's windy. So I made a banner they are easy to make and can bright up a dark space..

...I'm not finished I feel the creative jucies still flowing... it's dangerous when I'm in this mood because I ofter start changing the furniture around or pull out the paint brushes.. Watch out Willow and Acorn I may paint you...

The Mother's day Vintage brooch swap

A parcel arrived with a bouquet of periwinkle blue flowers tied with a olive green tulle, a beautiful tag and nestled in the flowers a stunning brooch... with deep purple and raspberry pink stones, the setting reminds me of the tudor period .. it matches the image on the tag perfectly... it is from my swap partner Linda.  http://thepinkeep.blogspot.com/ 

We took part in the swap for all seasons Mother's day Vintage Brooch swap  hosted by an other Linda. http://aswapforallseasons.blogspot.com/

The Challenge wasn't just to find a brooch and send it to our partners But to find a interesting , unique way to package our brooch... Linda surpassed all my expectations, her brooch is, so me. I would have picked it myself and the way she sent it on the bouquet, Exceptionally beautiful...thank Linda for swapping with me and to our host Linda thank you for hosting such a wonderful swap...
Doesn't it look stunning!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Take a word #26 Memories

This weeks challenge at take a word is the word Memories... with all the news on the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.. My thoughts are the memories of where I was when Prince Charles married Princess Diana ... In 1981, I was  18 years old Yes if you do the maths you can work out my age... I was 18 and in my last year of collage... all collages , schools and most people had the day off for the Royal wedding... I sat with my Mum, Nana and sisters watching as Lady Diana climbed out of the car and we all had the first glimpse of the wedding dress. That had been the talk of all the newspapers for months... Both Nana and Mum commented that it needed a good press...  Watching as with her father she walked down the long aisle of St. Paul's Cathedral to the waiting Prince.... A fairy tale....

Monday, April 25, 2011


Spring break over... Mr. B is  feeling better and back to school ...House ... a complete mess..... but what the heck.... I took some ME time to play on the computer...and made this peice of digital art , Titled ME  

Digital art.
Girl image from Mrs. Inman on flickr

spring wand swap

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spring wand swap, a group on Flickr.
Look at all the wonderful spring wands..

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter to you

The Easter Hop
by Wendy Aspinall

Digital art

lady image courtesy of land of Nod

Better than chocolate

Happy Easter to everyone! Easter has to be one of my favorite times of the year. Mostly because the world is coming back to life after the winter; flower buds are shooting through, the birds are nesting and chocolate Easter eggs...  but this year it has another reason to be the best time of the year... Goodies through the mail.
 I have always wanted to take part in one of Heather's petite Inspiration Matchbox swap  http://speckled-egg.blogspot.com/ but always signed up too late ... but this time I got in and my partners are Robin  of www.onceuponapinkmoon.blogspot.com ... and Connie of http://constantlyvintage.blogspot.com

Now all last week I had a sick boy on my hands. Mr. B came down with  Strep  and I too felt sick and didn't want to do much.. but a welcome boost came on Friday with the arrival of Robin's matchbox... It is so pretty that I didn't want to touch it... and inside a treasure of ribbons and flowers and bling...all my favorite colors and goodies all packed in such a small space... but boy oh boy ! so beautiful it takes your breath.  Thank you Robin... you rock!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Artfull bag Challenge...... Theme ATC

A challenge I can do with my eyes closed. I didn't but I could if pushed... We are swapping Bag theme ATC this month .. so unlike the other months when I left it to the last minute, I got busy early and came up with these.

I'm swapping with Fran... Fran if you are reading this turn away now so you don't see........ Is she gone? Okay I only really needed one, but what the heck I made three so the other two I'm offering as a swap....

If you interested in swap with me email BLISS.WDA@GMAIL.COM

Monday, April 18, 2011

Take a word.... travel

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat;
They took some honey, and plenty of money
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the moon above,
And sang to a small guitar:
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl: "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing!
Oh, let us be married-too long we have tarried—
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away for a year and a day
To the land where the bong tree grows;
And there in a wood, a piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose.
With a ring at the end of his nose

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?" Said the piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined upon mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon,
And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon.
They danced by the light of the moon.

By By Edward Lear (1812-88).
(Lear throughout his life had a passion, as an artist, for painting.
He is best remembered, however, for his Book of Nonsense, 1846,
written for the Earl of Derby's grandchildren.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wishes do come true... just sometimes you have to wait awhile

I have wanted a porch ever since we moved here. Our first home in the States didn't have a porch and I would drool over every porch I saw wishing that one day I would have a house with a porch. So when we moved house top of my wish list was a porch. I wasn't greedy I didn't need a big wrap around porch, although I would say no if offered.. but small space big enough for chairs and maybe a table...

Well I did get my porch but the down side it didn't come with rails to enclose it.. I would go out and felt something was missing.. so last week I had my wish come true ..

I had the builder build a white picket fence around my porch....... Here is is my own  magic space. I plan to spend lots of time out here..  I still need to paint my chairs and add some more details

But I have spend to most part of the day daydreaming on my sunny, magical porch, I plan lots of mid morning cups of tea and afternoons spend reading in those chairs with Willow and Acorn curled up by my feet. 

Friday, April 15, 2011


Over the last month I have taken part in two matchbox swap..A very cute idea.  You decorate a small matchbox and then fill it with goodies.
The first one I have to share is for the monthly matchbox swap on Flickr from Valery Anne all the way from Hampshire , England. ... The theme was birds...
Bird related goodies

 I sent this to my partner

The second matchbox is for the Vintage dragonfly matchbox swap hosted by Joanne on Flickr. The theme was things with wings and this came today from Lorraine.. Thank you Lorraine.

 look at all the lovely goodies.
 I sent this to my partner

I have two more matchboxes to share soon. I'm taking part in the Petite Inspiration Box Swap hosted by Heather at speckled egg.
They are already to mail out...

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