Sunday, February 1, 2009

Living in a Fairytale ~ Elvis Robertson ~

Who wouldn't luv to sit here with a great book and a cup of tea?

And being surrounded by fairy trees.....
One could easily be lost in a enchanted land!

Look at the star, like looking at a star from the sea.

Elvis Robertson - a lifelong infatuation with fabric

My ardor of Art and literature stems from the distant past but once in a while there comes along a special someone with fervor of a lost art. Today time is precious and short on demand and therefore little is found containing the entailed workmanship in an exquisite work of art that one would have easily found years past. With an unstable economy and people looking for ways to achieve their desires, I have found many are turning back to a simpler way of life in obtaining their heart’s desires through the basic handmade method of long ago. And just by seeing the endless array of artist’s blogs on the net, the number of website shops and sellers on Etsy, Artfire and Lollipops to name a few one knows there seems to be a trend towards retrieving that simpler way of life our ancestors enjoyed.

By chance this morning I met a lovely gal from the UK who graciously asked me to join a Flickr group in constructing pom pom balls. As always I like to look at their profile and learn a bit about them. Well I was in for a very lovely and exhilarating surprise when I started to read her blog. She happens to have a ravenous hunger for all things fabric, wool and with a touch or should I say a splash of twinkle in her completed work of art.

Elvis Robertson is truly the artist I adore and have commonality with. When I spied her perfect aqua blue quilt with the mesmerizing detailed bead work and imaginative design incorporated with past tokens of art like the dollies and mother of pearl buttons I was totally smitten. She is a dream! Only once in a while a kindred spirit comes along and creates the art I partially imagined in my dreams and oodles me with total inspiration! Thank you Elvis for such a lovely Sunday ride!
p.s. I will try to make a pom pom … I promise!


Heather S Thompson said...

Hi Annabelle, I love your BLOG too! Very creative. And the music is great. I just wanted to let you know that I have posted the winners for the photo contest. it was very close and you are first runner up! Thanks again for your submission. I would love to send you something special for participating. Just email me your address (if you want).
Thanks again,

Wren Cottage said...

The quilt is absolutely dreamy... and it's always a thrill for the senses Anna to visit you!! Thank you for having this wonderful little nook of magic!!
hugs~~ Madai

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hi Annabelle...and what a lovely entrance into your world...the music, the poetry, the book show...I have Gifts from the Sea...how beautiful!!! I love it all...and I could sit upon that chair and get stuck into Eclipse!!! Now I'm awaiting your pom-pom!!! Enchanted as always...Hugs to you...Dzintra XX

Vicki said...

I just spent an hour browsing through your wonderful blog. I've just started a blog myself, so this world is new to me... but I got lost in the wonders of yours and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it.




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Starry, originally uploaded by Zsaj.

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Twilight at Sea

The Twilight Hours like birds flew by,
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For every wave with dimpled face,
That leaped upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace,
And held it trembling there.

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