“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Hi, how was your holiday weekend?
Ours was very nice, quiet & uneventful, plus My dad is feeling much better (thank you!)
Once stress slips away my muse comes by for a visit, so I was able to finish up a swap I was working on.

I found some adorable lollipop ornaments,

which inspired me to make a little garland, using pompoms and foam marshmallows

November just flew by for me, and I'm hoping that December can be enjoyed more thoroughly, I'd like to squeeze every last bit of sweetness out of it if I can, and savor every moment.

I hope everyone has a sweet week.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Incipient Wings

Hi everyone
Just wanted to write and share what's been going on in my little corner of the desert with you...
My dad is feeling under the weather so I'm pretty stressed out about that.
I wont go into to detail...but prayers would be helpful:)

Another thing is that I recently found another blog using my exact name.
It's a bit upsetting because it's not just a name I picked because it sounded neat.
The title of my blog was something that I took a while settling on, I was new to blogging and afraid of putting myself out there for fear of rejection of my thoughts and ideas..
So I chose Incipient Wings because that described how I felt with everything...barely emerging, art, life, writing, photography, friendships.
it also represented how we are always learning and no matter what we all have incipient wings about something somewhere in our lives.

I just wanted my amazing friends and followers to know this, just in case this other blog leaves comments for them...

So that's the long and short of it around here, thank you for visiting a not so happy blog post.

I hope everyone had a good weekend.

PS When I went to look at this other blog, I noticed a couple comments from people that know of My Blog I don't know who you are but I thank you for trying to help out:)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Song to the moon

I think I have four favorite fairy tales, & most of you know that The Frog Prince is one of them. Now I'd like to tell you about another one...
The Little Mermaid...
everything about this story is beautiful to me.. her incredible garden under the sea, with it's treasures salvaged from ship wrecks, the immense love she feels for the beautiful prince, even the way she perishes in the end.

Sometimes I find different versions of this story which are good, But I recently read this..

It's absolutely enchanting!If you've not read it yet, I highly recommend it.

I've created this painting in honor of The Little Mermaid and for another of my favorite things, the opera Rusalka. The first song on my playlist is from that opera, in case you want to give it a listen.

Have a magical day!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I won I won I won

Hello again..
I got a wonderful gift in the post today:)Don't you love getting fun stuff in the mail??
OK, I unwrapped the package and this is what was in it.....

and inside this (giant) glittery box was all this magical witchy goodness!
You see I won a give away from the super generous Celia at Adventures of the striped stockings!

There's so many wonderful things to play with in here!There are pot holders, tea towels, socks, stickers, butterfly clips, stamps,(there's even a dia de los muertos stamp) cookie cutters, a skeleton key, ornaments, acrylic paint, a package of hot apple cider and a gorgeous gypsy print for me to frame and hang in my gypsy wagon!!!
Thank you so much Celia!You certainly know how to brighten someone's day.

Since we are on the subject of give aways I have my own give away winner to announce...
It's Betsy at From the mind of alphabetsy
Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday.
I'll be back soon:)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Liebster picks

Hi everyone!
I have a list of my Liebster award choices.
Conversations with the muses
Tricia's blog is truly a fairyland! ethereal and stunning. The Lucky Few is her non profit organization dedicated to helping unwanted animals.
Karen's Monday Musings
Karen's artwork is just gorgeous! her blog is filled with amazing swaps and beautiful photos!
Dianie MacDesigns
Diane's blog has the most incredible little creatures!!!She is an extremely talented artist!!you're going to want to scoop up her whimsical hand made creations!
La Llorona Arts
Georgina's blog is very entertaining, she never fails to make me laugh out loud...and her art dolls are awesome!!
Sinderella's Studio
Dana's Blog is filled with her wonderful paintings and art journalings, and...she rides a Harley!!! she's too cool!

I hope you take a look at these wonderful blogs, you wont be disappointed:)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Blog award!

Guess what? Pattie from hollyhock farms has given me a Liebster award.It is given to recognize up and coming bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.
I have to choose five other blogs for this award (which I will do by email) once they are notified I will post them here!
Have a great week:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

collage obsession challenge:Gracielus Cattus

The subject on Collage Obsession Challenge this week is black cats

I just made this for my niece Grace who seems to be a sort of 'cat whisperer'
and since we have so many kitties it seemed appropriate.
Thank you for visiting.

First week-end of November

Hello..we've been having delicious weather lately! the high today was 59 degrees!
To some of you with snow falling that might seem like t-shirt weather but to us here in the desert, it's a sign that winter is on it's way!
In honor of the Dia de los muertos parade tonight, I decided to post some pictures of a few things I've made.... a Frida canvas.

This chandelier was actually two separate sconces that I stuck together with liquid nails then I painted it with a green patina and added the skulls, flowers and crystals.

This mini shrine is on my work table in the gypsy wagon
It gives me great comfort to have a reminder of my mother in there.

It even has a miniature wood burning stove I found at a thrift store!
My mom had two full size wood burning stoves & making tortillas or an amazing dinner was something she enjoyed doing for us.So finding this bitty treasure was especially fortunate.

Last but not least, here's a picture of Helena in her sugar skull make-up, she's all ready for the parade!

I'll post some pictures of the festivities later this week.
Have a great Sunday.