A MAGICAL WHIMSY

A MAGICAL WHIMSY IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING DOLL MAKING SITES, MIXED MEDIA SITES, AND CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR'S SITES. PLEASE VIEW MY SIDE BARS FOR VARIOUS LINKS TO CREATIVE ARTIST'S SITES.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

MY FRIEND...JUDITH IRIS QUATE HAS PUBLISHED HER BOOK ABOUT HER SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD.

 THE TITLE OF JUDITH'S BOOK IS:  'OUR SPECIAL CHILD - JASON'S STORY'.

IN LIFE, YOU MEET DEAR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR LIFE, AND MY FRIEND, JUDITH IS ONE SUCH VERY LOVELY LADY. 

I 'MET' JUDITH ONLINE THROUGH PURCHASING STAMPINGTON MAGAZINES FROM HER ON ETSY.  LITTLE DID WE KNOW WE HAD SO MUCH IN COMMON TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER.  WE EXCHANGED EMAILS, AND POURED OUR HEARTS OUT TO EACH OTHER.

JUDITH WAS BLESSED WITH TWIN SONS, IN 1979.  THEY WERE TWO MONTHS EARLY, AND THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS AT BIRTH, ESPECIALLY WITH HER SON JASON.

THIS IS JASON'S STORY.  IT IS A JOURNEY OF WHAT A FAMILY EXPERIENCES WITH A CHILD WHO IS NOT BORN WITH A HANDICAP, BUT TRAUMA AT BIRTH CAUSED JASON TO EXPERIENCE DRASTIC PHYSICAL CHANGES.

JUDITH'S GOAL AND IS TO 'REACH OUT AND PROPAGATE DISABILITY AWARENESS, FROM A MOTHER'S POINT OF VIEW, TO SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS AND PARENTS CARING FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN.'  THIS IS ONE OF THE QUOTES FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK.

I TOO HAVE A SPECIAL NEEDS SON.  THIS BOOK TOUCHED MY HEART AS I KNOW THE LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE AND THE AFFECT IT HAS ON ALL INVOLVED IN A FAMILY CARING FOR A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD.  THERE ARE FRUSTRATING TIMES, AND GOOD TIMES.

JUDITH WROTE THE BOOK FROM A PERSONAL VIEWPOINT IN THE FIRST PERSON PERSPECTIVE.  HER SON JASON, DID PASS AWAY WHEN HE WAS 28 YEARS OLD.  THE BOOK IS A JOURNEY OF HIS LIFE. IT IS A VERY DEEPLY MOVING STORY TOLD WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE.

I HAVE A LINK TO JUDITH'S SITE ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE HER BOOK.

THANKS SO VERY MUCH!

POSTED by Teresa



Friday, June 12, 2015

IT'S HERE! WORLD DOLL DAY, THE SECOND SATURDAY IN THE MONTH OF JUNE.

I AM A BIT EARLY POSTING ABOUT THE DOLLS I OWN.  BUT OTHERWISE, I WILL BE LATE!
SO HERE GOES...


I WILL BEGIN BY SHOWING A MIXED MEDIA DOLL WHICH I MADE IN THE 'BELLA ART DOLL' WORKSHOP HOSTED BY JOANNA PIEROTTI.  THIS WAS THE SWEETEST DOLL TO MAKE, FROM A MADAME ALEXANDER VINTAGE DOLL HEAD WHICH WAS EMBELLISHED WITH PAINT, GLUED ON HAIR, FLOCKED FLOWERS, AND HAND PAINTED ROSES.  WE KIND OF HAD TO 'WING IT' WITH THE ROSES AND TEACH OURSELVES HOW TO DO A CABBAGE STYLE ROSE WITH SWIRLS OF PAINT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS TO FORM THE PAINTED PETALS.   I HAVE A SEPARATE POST BELOW IN MEMORY OF JOANNA PIEROTTI WHO PASSED AWAY INTO THE LOVING ARMS OF HER HEAVENLY FATHER IN MARCH 2015, OF THIS YEAR.  


THIS PHOTO IS A LITTLE FUZZY. IT IS OF A MARIE ANTOINETTE PRINTED FABRIC DOLL, WITH EMBELLISHMENTS ON A FRENCH STYLE PILLOW I CREATE FOR ONE OF MY PAST GIVEAWAYS.

SISTER AND BROTHER DOLLS MADE BY PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES.  I ADORE THESE DOLLS! THEY ARE EXQUISITELY CREATED WITH PAPER CLAY AND DRESSED IN HANDMADE VINTAGE STYLE CLOTHING. THEIR BODIES, ARMS, AND LEGS ARE SOFT.  THEY ARE ABOUT ELEVEN INCHES IN THE SITTING POSITION.  THEY ARE FOR SALE FOR $160.00 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING.  I AM ONLY TAKING PERSONAL CHECKS, OR UNITED STATES POSTAL ORDERS.  IF INTERESTED PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION. PATTY CAKE PRIMITIVES DOLLS HAVE BEEN FEATURED NUMEROUS TIMES IN BOTH ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND PRIMS MAGAZINES BY STAMPINGTON.COM
TWO MORE COMPANION DOLLS FROM MY OWN COLLECTION WHICH WERE MADE BY RHISSANNA. THIS IS 'RABBIT AND HER ALICE DOLL' . YOU CAN FIND HER DOLL MAKING BLOG LINK ON MY RIGHT SIDE BAR.  SHE MAKES THE MOST AMAZING DOLLS AND THEY ARE FOR SALE IN HER ETSY SHOP.
I OWN AN AMAZING PUPPET STYLE WALL STAGE CREATED BY SHERRI DE BOW.  I KEEP IT UNDER WRAPS ON MY WALL SO NO DUST CAN GET INTO IT.  IT IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION.  IT IS A RARE, FIRST ORIGINAL, CREATED BY SHERRI ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.  IT IS SURROUNDED ON ALL SIDES BY A BRIGHT RED WOODEN FRAME WHICH IS ABOUT TWO INCHES DEEP ON ALL SIDES.  I WOULD PART WITH IT FOR $250.00 SHIPPING WOULD BE PAID BY ME.  ALSO, I AM ONLY ACCEPTING  PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION OR UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER ONLY AT THIS TIME.  LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS RARE PIECE. SHERRI DE BOW'S DOLLS HAVE GRACED THE COVER OF ART DOLL QUARTERLY AND BETWEEN ITS PAGES MANY TIMES.
HERE IS A ANOTHER VIEW OF THE PUPPET STAGE, WITH LARGE, GOLD, POLKA DOTS ON THE RED PAINTED 'STAGE'. IT IS ABOUT 18 1/2 INCHES TALL BY 16 1/2 INCHES WIDE. THE DOLLS ARE ON MARIONETTE STRINGS ATTACHED AT THE TOP WITH THE WOODEN CROSSED 'CONTROLS'.  THIS IS A DISPLAY PIECE ONLY. NOT A FULLY FUNCTIONING PUPPET STAGE. IT IS TRULY A MAGICAL CONVERSATION PIECE WHICH COMPLEMENTS A CIRCUS THEME.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR A BETTER VIEW.
ALICE AND HER BUNNY BY MICHELLE SYLVIA OF 'THE BLACKBERRY BRIAR' BLOG. MADE IN 2011.  MOST OF MY DOLLS IN MY COLLECTION ARE FOR SALE RIGHT NOW.  THIS DOLL IS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL AND SHE IS MADE OF CREATIVE PAPER CLAY, HAND-PAINTED, DRESSED LIKE ALICE, WITH HAND PAINTED 'HOOKED' WHITE BOOTS.  WITH HER RABBIT HOW CAN ANYONE RESIST THIS PLAYFUL, WHIMSICAL PAIR!  $75.00 INCLUDES SHIPPING.  UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDER OF PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION ONLY AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE LEAVE YOU EMAIL IN THE COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED. 
LADY OF DEL MAR BY DEIRDRA DOAN.  WITH SEA SHELL EMBELLISHMENTS. SEATED, SHE IS ELEVEN INCHES TALL.  $85.00 WITH SHIPPING.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF INTERESTED.  UNITED POSTAL MONEY ORDER OR PERSONAL CHECK WITH IDENTIFICATION.   DEIRDRA HAS BEEN FEATURED IN ART DOLL QUARTERLY MAGAZINE.
I ADORE BAGGARAGGS DOLLS!  I HAVE A DOLL VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE CALLED 'BOTANICA FAE'.  THE DOLLS SHE MAKES HAVE THEIR OWN LITTLE STORY TO GO WITH THEM WHEN YOU PURCHASE THE DOLLS.  PLEASE CHECK MY LEFT SIDEBAR FOR BAGGARAGGS' BLOG LINK.  HER ETSY SHOP IS LISTED ON HER RIGHT SIDE OF HER BLOG, AND SHE DOES HAVE A FEW DOLLS IN HER SHOP RIGHT NOW!
THIS DOLLS IS WENDY WITH HER CAT, AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON.  SHE WAS CREATED BY MEALY MONSTER DOLLS.  I ADORE THE CREATURES SHE CREATES.  THIS DOLL STANDS ABOUT 9 INCHES TALL.  THE DOLL, WITH HER CAT AND MONSTER IN THE CALDRON IS $95.00 SHIPPING IS PAID.  I AM ONLY ACCEPTING UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDERS AT THIS TIME OR PERSONAL CHECKS WITH IDENTIFICATION.  PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DETAILS FOR THIS DOLL SET.
MY HUSBAND GAVE ME AN ADORABLE RED RIDING DOLL FOR MY BIRTHDAY LAST YEAR, CREATED BY DOLL ARTIST DIANNA EFFNER.  A 1988 VINTAGE DOLL BY EDWIN M. KNOWLES CHINA COMPANY. THERE IS EVEN A LITTLE STORY BOOKLET WHICH COMES WITH THE DOLL.  NO, THIS DOLL IS NOT FOR SALE. SORRY!  SHE IS TOO BELOVED TO PART WITH.
I WILL BE POSTING MORE DOLLS LATER IN THE WEEKEND.  MORE FROM MY OWN COLLECTION. 

I HOPE MORE PEOPLE CAN PARTICIPATE AS THE WEEK GOES ALONG.  THERE IS NO TIME FRAME TO DO A BLOG POST ABOUT YOUR OWN DOLLS.  JUST LEAVE A COMMENT IN MY COMMENT SECTION IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE JUST FOR FUN!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.  I WAS NOT INTENDING TO POST DOLLS FOR SALE, BUT DECIDED I MIGHT AS WELL.  IT ALWAYS GOES FOR A WORTHY CAUSE, HELPING FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE HAVING A HARD TIME IN THIS ECONOMY.

HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!

POSTED by Teresa

HONORING DOLLS ALL OVER THE WORLD. WORLD DOLL DAY, THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JUNE.

IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO RUN ACROSS INFORMATION FROM OTHER DOLL BLOGS.  THIS EVENING, I WAS VISITING THE BLOG TITLED 'DOLL IN THE LOOKING GLASS' AND I  FOUND OUT SOME VERY INTERESTING INFORMATION.

I DO HAVE A LINK TO 'DOLL IN THE LOOKING GLASS' BLOG ON MY LEFT SIDEBAR. THEY ALSO HAVE ORIGINAL, HANDMADE, AND CUSTOM MADE TO ORDER DOLLS FOR SALE ON THAT BLOG.  YOU WILL ENJOY VIEWING THE BLOG.

THIS SATURDAY IS 'WORLD DOLL DAY' WHICH IS ALWAYS THE SECOND SATURDAY IN JUNE.  THIS YEAR, IT FALLS ON JUNE 13TH.

HERE IS THE LOGO AN ARTIST CREATED FOR THAT DAY

To find out more, you can do your own search for World Doll Day.  I will be posting more photos on Saturday of my own doll collection.  You can join in the fun and post your own doll photos too on your own blog.  Please leave your blog name in MY comments section below, so others can come to your blog if you wish to participate with your own doll photos whether the dolls are vintage, new, or handmade, mixed media.  I don't have time to do a Doll Day Blog Hop so this is the closest I can come for participation just for fun!

POSTED by Teresa

Thursday, May 28, 2015

YAY! FINALLY! SOME WINNERS FOR MY GIVEAWAY!

IT IS WITH FUN CELEBRATION THAT I CONGRATULATE THE TWO PEOPLE WHO GUESSED CORRECTLY IN MY GIVEAWAY!

The winners are: Dogs Mom blogspot, and M Ann M Creations. They guessed an IRON, which correctly identified the shiny object which is the reflection I photographed.  I WILL BE SENDING YOU YOUR OWN FLOWER BROOCH IN ABOUT TWO WEEK'S TIME. 

THIS IS THE REFECTION OF THE OBJECT WHICH I WAS ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO CORRECTLY GUESS.
I gave clues in a few posts.  The very last clue was the best clue I could give, as it was a shrine which another blogger had made for her uncle, and the shrine, itself, was basically the exact shape of the reflected object, an IRON.  One of my clues, was that fairies were repelled by this element and did not like what this vintage object used to be made from and that is????......Ta! Da! AN IRON! Fairies do not like anything made from iron.  This was a subtle hint.  I enjoyed the guesses which people made too! They were very creative. From a mirror, to keys, to a bowl of water, and a belt buckle. 

VINTAGE IRONS USED TO BE MADE FROM, WELL...IRON!  SO FAIRIES DID NOT LIKE THEM!
SEVERAL WEEKS AGO, MY ROWENTA IRON WAS STANDING ON MY LAUNDRY ROOM COUNTER TOP AND THE WESTERN, SETTING, SUN WAS HITTING THE SHINY BOTTOM SIDE AND THE REFLECTION WHICH I TOOK CREATED A VERY ETHEREAL PHOTO.
I HAD NO IDEA THAT SUCH A SPLENDID REFLECTION COULD COME FROM A LOWLY IRON.  THE REFLECTION DID RESEMBLE A SHRINE WITH AN ANGEL AROUND IT.
 THANK YOU ONE AND ALL, AGAIN, FOR PARTICIPATING IN MY GIVEAWAY.  IT WAS LOTS OF FUN WITH CHALLENGING EXCITEMENT.

POSTED by Teresa

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CONTINUING ON WITH MY GIVEAWAY... PLEASE KEEP GUESSING! NO ONE HAS GUESSED YET! MORE CLUES!

AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, I HAVE CHANGED MY HEADER TO REFLECT A MORE SPRINGTIME ATMOSPHERE, AND ALSO KEEPING IN LINE WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS, AND DOLLS, AND MIXED MEDIA.

I WILL LET YOU KNOW NOW, IT IS NOT A MIRROR, WHICH IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY GUESSED.

I WILL BE LEAVING THIS POST UP FOR ANOTHER WEEK, AND THE WINNER OR WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON A NEW, SEPARATE POST.

OKAY.  IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING MY GIVEAWAY, PLEASE GO TO MY THIRD POST DOWN, AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE VERY LAST PHOTOS OF THE OBJECTS WHICH ARE REFLECTIONS OF LIGHT.  WHAT I AM ASKING FOR, IS TO IDENTIFY THE REFLECTION OF THE VERY LAST OBJECT AND LEAVE A COMMENT AS TO WHAT YOU THINK CREATED THE REFLECTED LIGHT.

 FOR THE NEXT CLUE, WE ARE GOING ON A SCAVENGER HUNT, TO ANOTHER BLOG. (A LITTLE BIT OF VIRTUAL FOOTWORK).

ON ROSANNA'S ART BLOG, THERE IS A PHOTO OF A SHRINE WHICH ROSANNA MADE FOR HER UNCLE WHICH IS THE EXACT SHAPE AS THE OBJECT OF WHICH I PHOTOGRAPHED THE LIGHT REFLECTION. PLEASE LOOK AT ROSANNA'S MAY 12TH POST FOR THE PHOTO CLUE. (SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY GIVEAWAY.  IT IS JUST ANOTHER CLUE FROM ME TO YOU).  please look at the shape of the shrine she made and come back to MY BLOG and make a guess in MY COMMENT SECTION.  Please try to leave your email address or it will be difficult to contact you if you win.  Like I indicated, there is a little bit of virtual footwork!
There may be multiple winners too! 

THE BLOG IS ROSANNA PEREYRA'S BLOG WHICH IS: ROSANNA'S ART BLOG.  ROSANNA IS A FABULOUS DOLL ARTIST, AND ALSO A WRITER, AND MIXED MEDIA ARTIST. WHILE YOU ARE ON HER LINK, YOU MAY DO LIKE I DID AND OOO! AND AHHH! AT HER CREATIVITY.

PLEASE GO TO MY LEFT SIDEBAR AND CLICK ON ROSANNA'S ART BLOG LINK WHICH WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO HER BLOG. REMEMBER, SHE IS NOT INVOLVED IN THIS GIVEAWAY, SO PLEASE COME BACK HERE FOR YOUR GUESS.


I will give you one more clue here: The object is shiny and has lots of holes.

THANKS FOR GUESSING!

POSTED by Teresa

Thursday, May 14, 2015

ANOTHER CLUE FOR MY LITTLE GIVEAWAY!... PLEASE READ THE POST BEFORE THIS ONE FOR OTHER CLUES. YOU HAVE TO READ ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF THAT POST.

THIS IS TODAY'S CLUE:

IN FAIRY FOLKLORE, FAIRIES DID NOT LIKE CERTAIN ELEMENTS.  THE OBJECT, WHICH I TOOK A PHOTO OF REFLECTED LIGHT, IN THE OLDEN DAYS, USED TO BE MADE FROM THIS ELEMENT.

AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GUESSED A MIRROR,...I AM SORRY...FAIRIES ARE VERY VAIN.  IT IS NOT A MIRROR.

I WILL KEEP ADDING CLUES UNTIL SOMEONE GUESSES THE RIGHT OBJECT. AND YES THE OBJECT IS VERY SHINY, AS IT REFLECTS LIGHT QUITE WELL.  QUITE IRONICALLY, FAIRIES LOVE SEEING THEIR OWN REFLECTIONS AND TODAY THEY WOULD PROBABLY USE THE SHINY OBJECT IF THEY COULD NOT FIND A MIRROR TO LOOK AT THEMSELVES AS THIS OBJECT IS NO LONGER MADE FROM THE ELEMENT OF THE PAST WHICH THEY ABHORRED.

Thank you one and all! 

POSTED by Teresa

Friday, April 24, 2015

CATS, FLOWERS, AND REFLECTED LIGHT PHOTOS and a little giveaway!

TODAY, I AM GOING TO SHARE PHOTOS OF CATS, FLOWERS, AND REFLECTED LIGHT AROUND OUR HOME.

FOR THE GIVEAWAY, PLEASE READ THE POST TO THE END ABOUT THE IMAGES OF REFLECTED LIGHT.

HERE IS ANOTHER CLUE: IN FAIRY LORE, THIS OBJECT WOULD HAVE REPELLED FAIRIES AS IT USED TO BE MADE FROM AN OLD ELEMENT WHICH THEY DO NOT LIKE.  

I WILL BE POSTING CLUES DAILY, UNTIL SOMEONE OR SEVERAL PEOPLE GUESS THE OBJECT WHICH IS CREATING THE REFLECTED LIGHT IMAGE.

I WILL BE GIVING AWAY FABRIC FLOWER BROACHES, MAYBE WITH BITS OF VINTAGE LACE AND BUTTONS AFFIXED TO THE BROACH.

THIS IS JUST AN IDEA OF WHAT THE FLOWER BROACHES WILL LOOK LIKE.  BUT PROBABLY WITH MORE VINTAGE LACE AND MORE BUTTONS.  JUST SOMETHING FUN TO GIVEAWAY!


GOOD LUCK WITH THE GUESSING!

I DO LOVE CATS, AND A NEIGHBOR'S CAT LOVES STAYING IN OUR YARD AS WE DON'T HAVE ANY DOGS TO BOTHER CATS.

I BELIEVE OUR NEIGHBOR'S CAT'S NAME IS ZOEY.  I ADORE ORANGE TABBY CATS!

THIS KITTY CAME TO OUR YARD FOR A FEW WEEKS AND THEN I DIDN'T SEE HIM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS, THEN I SAW HIM DOWN THE STREET LAST WEEK.  I THINK HIS PEOPLE MOVED AND LEFT HIM BEHIND.  HE WAS A REALLY, SWEET CAT TOO!



HERE IS ZOEY AGAIN.  HE HAS SUCH A FUN PERSONALITY. I AM TAKING AN ONLINE WATERCOLOR CAT PORTRAIT CLASS WITH MIRIAM SCHULMAN AT HER NING SITE 'THE INSPIRATION PLACE' WHICH THE LINK IS ON MY SIDEBAR.  SHE ALSO OFFERS A VARIETY OF OTHER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS.  PLEASE CHECK OUT HER NING SITE.   SO I AM TAKING PHOTOS OF CATS AS REFERENCE POINTS FOR MY CAT PORTRAITS.  I HAVE LEARNED THAT UNLESS A CAT IS LYING DOWN, THEY ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CAPTURE AS THEY LIKE TO MOVE AROUND A LOT!

FLOWERS ARE SUCH A LOVELY EXPRESSION OF NATURE, SO I HAVE ADDED A FEW PHOTOS FROM OUR YARD.


SOME OF MY SUCCULENTS IN BLOOM.  THE COLORS OF THE BLOOMS ARE DEEP WITH RICH BRILLIANCE.


THIS SUCCULENT IS CALLED 'BABY TOES' AND HAD RATHER A LARGE BLOSSOM FOR SUCH SMALL SUCCULENTS.

EVERY SPRING I HAVE VOLUNTEER VIOLETS WHICH COME UP.  THEY HAVE SUCH A WONDERFULLY HEADY SWEET FRAGRANCE.
I BELIEVE THIS IS 'PEACE' WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ROSES.  I LOVE THE PALE YELLOW WITH THE BLUSH OF LIGHT PINK AROUND THE EDGES.  THERE IS AN OPAQUE GLASSWARE CALLED 'BURMESSE WARE' WHICH HAS THE LOVELY YELLOW FROSTED LOOK WITH A PINK BLUSH ON AROUND THE EDGES.  JUST A BEAUTIFUL COMBINATION OF THE TWO COLORS.


THIS BRIGHTLY FLOWERED PLANT IS CALLED 'THE BIRD OF PARADISE'.  IT IS NOT THE TYPICAL BIRD OF PARADISE PLANT WITH THE WAXY, HUGE FLOWERS, BUT A NEWER FLOWERING SHRUB.


HERE IS A DAY LILY/IRIS WHICH DECIDED TO BLOOM PROFUSELY THIS SPRING. IT REMINDS ME OF A PASSION FLOWER AND I AM SURE THE PETALS HAVE A RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE TO IT AS DOES THE PASSION FLOWER BEING ATTRIBUTED TO THE PASSIONS OF CHRIST.

ONE OF MY ROSE BUSHES GIFTS ME WITH FOUR ROSES ON ONE STEM EACH YEAR. QUITE BEAUTIFUL!

REFLECTED LIGHT CAN BE SUCH AN AMAZING SUBJECT TO PHOTOGRAPH SO I HAVE ADDED SOME AMAZING PHOTOS OF HOW LIGHT CAN BE REFLECTED FROM DIFFERENT OBJECTS.

I AM FASCINATED WITH TAKING PHOTOS OF REFLECTED LIGHT.  THIS WAS TAKEN IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM WHEN THE SUN WAS AT A LOW POINT IN THE WEST AND WAS ACTUALLY REFLECTED OFF A PLASTIC TRANSPARENT TWO-LITER BOTTLE FULL OF WATER.
I LIKE TO LOOK FOR HIDDEN IMAGES IN REFLECTED LIGHT, AS,  IN THIS ONE, I SEE A FACE ON THE LEFT SIDE, AND A FACE LOOKING DOWNWARD. THE IMAGES KIND OF SHARE THE SAME CHIN. QUITE FASCINATING, WITH THE REFLECTED ORBS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LIGHT.

MORE REFLECTED LIGHT THROUGH A BURLAP SHADE IN OUR DINING AREA, REFLECTED AGAINST A WOODEN SLIDING DOOR, WITH THE SUNSHINE AGAIN COMING LOW IN THE WEST AT THE CLOSE OF THE DAY. THE BLUE REFLECTION AT THE CENTER TOP IS ALSO AN AMAZING BIT OF COLOR WHICH I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE IT CAME FROM. I DID NOT USE MY FLASH IN ANY OF THESE REFLECTED LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS.

I WALKED INTO ONE OF OUR ROOMS THE OTHER LATE AFTERNOON AND SAW THIS AMAZING REFLECTED LIGHT PATTERN ON THE WALL.  IT REMINDED ME OF AN ANGEL OR SHRINE OR BOTH.  IF YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT THE OBJECT WAS WHICH REFLECTED THE LIGHT, I WILL SEND YOU A LITTLE GIVEAWAY SURPRISE!  JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT AS TO WHAT YOU THINK THE OBJECT IS.  PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU GUESS THE CORRECT OBJECT. THIS PHOTO ALSO HAS A BLUE EERIE LIGHT ON THE LOWER RIGHT, WHICH WAS NOT APPARENT WHEN I SNAPPED THE PHOTO WITHOUT A FLASH.

JUST MY WAY OF THANKING MY FAITHFUL BLOG FOLLOWERS WITH A SWEET GIVEAWAY GIFT. TRY TO GUESS WHAT OBJECT CREATED THE REFLECTED LIGHT IN THE VERY LAST PHOTO.  IF MORE THAN ONE PERSON GUESSES CORRECTLY, I WILL GIVE SOMETHING TO EACH PERSON WHO GUESSES CORRECTLY.

I WILL BE ADDING CLUES DAILY SO IT'S NOT SO HARD TO GUESS THE OBJECT MAKING THE REFLECTED IMAGE OF LIGHT.

TODAY'S CLUE IS:  WOMEN THROUGHOUT THE AGES USED THIS OBJECT.

THIS GIVEAWAY WILL BE LEFT UP UNTIL SOMEONE OR MORE THAN SOMEONE, GUESSES THE ANSWER.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THESE PHOTOS AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED DOING THE PHOTOGRAPHY.

POSTED by Teresa