Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pirate Inspiration

I want to thank Donna O’Brien for her inspiration, she is hosting a Swashbuckler Soiree tomorrow. I might be adding my post for the event later tonight. I had a peek at the artists who have joined in the fun, and I am sure the inspiration will be incredible. When I went looking for my inspiration the other day...

10 AM
Yo Ho Ho and a Starbucks coffee, I am off to visit the Pirate Museum for inspiration. I am playing hookey and being Peter Pan for the day. Donna O’Brian has invited all of us to her Swashbuckler Soiree on May that amaaaaaaazing or what? Even her badge is an invitation to fairyland. I checked the list of people who have signed up, OMG I can only imagine the creations on that day. “I can fly, I can fly, I can fly!” Come on Tink.

Salem, MassachusettsWhere did I find Pirate inspiration, hmmmm Salem, Massachusetts was on my map, and I was not disappointed. Well, I’ll save my pirate finds until Saturday, but lookey here what I found...

Salem, massachusetts

Historical Salem, Ma. Fence posts screaming history lead the way down tree lined streets, and historical old homes. There were gardens to peek into, and the houses are quaint and so charming.

Garden Delight

Gorgeous historical Salem is the most charming of towns, especially in the Fall. Yet, Spring really tells a tale as well. Here are some lovely places, I walked down cobblestone walks that were lined with old homes, picket fences and New England charm.

salem, massachusetts

I stopped at quaint doorways and embraced each and every wreath, blossom and flower.

Historical Salem, Massachusetts

6 PM
Sweet Dreams
After my day off as Peter Pan, I am home again, putting my Wendy outfit back on and busy making dinner for the lost children. I found my music to serenade my dreams of Tinkerbell and creating something special for the soiree.

I wish you sweet dreams... and a bit of fun! Perhaps you should take a Peter Pan Day tomorrow. All I know is that I had a great big smile on the inside following my playdate, as my family thought this grownup was only food shopping “arrrrrrrgh”, and doing errands today.

Until I can return to my Neverland, I will dream about pirate creations,

Shhhhhhhhhhh, our secret, remember, “you can fly, you can fly!” You remember how, sprinkle a bit of fairy dust, think of something happy and just follow Tinkerbell...the second star to the right...

The songs for this post are from Peter Pan. If you stopped by in search of your treasures that I was showing on my show and tell post, just browse below maties.


Tara said...

Sometimes a day away for yourself can be so inspiring!

I missed your blog while I was gone and am going to soend the next half hour or so catching up--what a great way to spend my morning tea...reading about what you have been up to (by the way, I am ordering the Irish tea fixins...)


Beverly said...

Karen, I have to tell you how delighted I am that I found your blog. Your posts and your spirits are such a pleasure to my day.

I will have to stay tuned to the pirate adventure. North Carolina has the infamous Blackbeard as a claim to fame. It is said he visited our shores.

Please visit me sometime at

Jen ~ ARTful Dreamer said...

Good morning Karen! Thanks for visiting and for your wonderful comments. Your blog & paintings are lovely - you have a true gift with the brush! Looks like you had a fun day of pirate inspiration:~) Take care - it's been a pleasure meeting you!

LW said...

What a beautiful post, love all the pictures especially the collage of the doorway…


JanMary said...

Gorgeous photos from your corner of the world. Brought back lovely memories of a wonderful holiday in New England before the kids! Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

How fun! I need a Peter Pan day for sure. I loved all of the beautiful photos of Salem...I would love to visit there someday.

Fete et Fleur said...

Fun, Fun Post!! I love the music too. I'll be there at Donna's. I need to get myself creating.

xx Nancy

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Karen!

What a lovely post! Your photos are always so beautiful...I love coming here so much! :o) Have a beautiful rest of the week.



The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my, what a wonderful day!!! I've got to get busy too, I don't want to disappoint Donna!!! Thanks Karen for stopping by to see me ~ xxoo, Dawn

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Salem looks like a wonderful place to visit, how much fun is playing hookey. Yes Donna's Swashbuckler Soiree does sound like a heap of fun doesn't it, I wish I had the time to create something for it but I have quite a few projects on the go at the moment. Can't wait to see what you and everyone else come up with though.
Cheers Linda

windy angels said...

Good for you for taking the play date. I adore the pic in purple.

Thanks for reminding about flying. Have much fun creating.


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Salem! I've never been! Your photos are just gorgeous (as always)! My gr-gr grandparents lived in Salem. I should probably go up there and see it in person! =) Happy Weekend!

Mary Isabella said...

Good Morning Karen,

This is such a fun and relaxing post. I so enjoyed it. Can not wait to see your post tomorrow....

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

What a magical day...and equally magical post! I enjoyed it so much, thank you! I can fly!!!!


Donna said...

Salen is beautiful! A day away is always a good thing.

JuliaRose said...

Absolutely the most beautiful post re pirates...those pics of massachusetts, and your artwork so gorgeous!!!!.....Thanks for visiting my corner of the party, but your part of the party was where the best girls were standing!!!