Tuesday, September 23, 2008

~Fairytales Can Come True....

It can happen to you
If you're young at heart
For its hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If you're young at heart...
(Old Frank Sinatra song. :)

A sprinkling of a recent conversation with my daughter...

Rhianna: Mom, I think I'm magic or something?
Me: Really, magic?
Rhianna: Ya,'cause every time I really want something to happen...it just happens...I don't know why, but it does.
Me: Huh, that is totally magic...

I think most of us have experienced this sense of wonder...I sure hope so anyway. My whole life has been filled with this kind of 'magic'. Now don't get me wrong, I have had some pretty horrible experiences...it's just they pale in comparison to all the beauty that has flowed through me... around me. The more I stay open to possibilities...the more things seem to be happening...

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Here's a most recent example...

A few posts ago I wrote about how I used to design children's clothing, and was kind of missing it. Well, inside of a week, seemingly out of the blue, I received an etsy convo from one of my old customers. About three years ago, she had found me on ebay, and asked me to design several outfits for her daughters. Over time she had lost my contact info...and I'd stopped designing. She just happened to stumble upon my art on etsy, and recognized my name...and asked me if I would consider making some more clothes for her girls. The outfit pictured above is one I just finished for her 4 year old daughter yesterday.

And I have to tell you...it just totally felt right. From the initial design sketch, to the painting, to the sewing and embroidery...I was just totally blissed out.

Maybe I am traipsing around viewing the world through Rose Coloured Glasses...(this just happens to be one of my favorite Blue Rodeo songs. :) But as I was discussing with a certain gorgeous blossom this weekend...we can chose joy...

xo

8 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

As someone who has been blessed with one of your treasures, I can see why she sought you out again. You are so very gifted, talented. This is your magick.

Love the convo with your daughter too, how wonderful she can see the magick inside herself.

solsticedreamer said...

what an amazing conversation you had with your daughter :)

and as for the outfit~you are so amazingly talented!

Jennifer said...

I so love that little exchange that you and your daughter shared; it brought such a smile to my face. Also so happy that this person from your past found you again and that you are doing something that feels so creative and so right. xo~jen

Caroline said...

How wonderful! I love when these little miracles happen. We have the ability to let all this magic in (or not). It sounds like you and your daughter are on to something...keep it up :)

daisies said...

i love that conversation ~ yes to magic and to choosing joy :)

and oh my your talent knows no bounds ... such a beautiful beautiful design!! i love love love it :)

Joan said...

I audibly gasped when I saw your beautiful dress... to me it totally cried "Hello, I am Celeste. Don't you love the way I shine?
I am whimsy, and sunlight, and beautiful shades of pink. I am laughter and dancing and filled with childlike wonder and glee. Won't you please join me where magic abounds and fairytales do come true?"

This is so very beautiful, and the bliss... well, it just shines right through.
I too, choose Joy today beautiful you!
xoxoxo

Jaime said...

Oh I hope your little girl keeps believing and creating magic all throughout her life!

We all have a bit of stardust left inside us, don't we?

Love to you, you creative wonder.

xo

pERiWinKle said...

There are no other way to view the world! Only through rose glass petals! (oops!again..rose glass ...)

love you and does it not make you feel powerful to know that YOU can actually CHOOSE joy! xx