Inspiration and a new web site

beginnings and french script

embellishment-pieceI have been lost in designing something new.


embellishment-pieceThe process always takes me by surprise.

Chandelier light kklassen silence

embellishment-pieceOne minute things seem a bit foggy, and then the light goes on...

chandelier kklassen silence

embellishment-piece the inspiration for an idea blooms, just like the flowers in the Spring rain.

the old man is snoring

embellishment-pieceWhile I look outside and just see the raindrops, the buds are beginning to bloom beneath the wet ground.


embellishment-pieceSometimes the blooming process takes a while, it feels as if I have to sit still for a while,
My creation

embellishment-pieceand absorb all the inspiration I find around me.


embellishment-pieceI can almost see the details of the idea formulating in the distance.

embellishment-pieceBut just like the flowers slowly blooming, the creative muse needs time before it can announce the finale.

Inspiration Board

embellishment-pieceUntil then I will post things to my inspiration board that I collect along the way, and take time for the dream to bloom.


embellishment-pieceWhile I am in the process of my new designs, I have finally taken the time to create something that I have put off designing forever.

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My brand new web site.  It's a work in progress but I built it in just one day thanks to Intuit.

Listening to Stacey Kent sing anything always makes the creative journey enjoyable.

Here is a little update, but a great big HUGE bit of inspiration for you today.  I was out blog hopping this morning and started reading A Storybook Life post.  This has to be the most inspiring story I have heard in such a long time.  Stop by and read the post, I promise you will leave feeling that you can climb a mountain.

She'sSewPretty said...

That is exciting news Karen!! I see you have new etsy shops since I have been here too. I'll have to go visit all of them!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

The chandelier and antler photo is incredible!!! ~~Sherry~~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Karen, this is SOOOOOOO WONDERFUL! You are always thinking, dreaming, creating, tweaking, are an artist SOUL. I love this new idea and you will just love it too. Have a happy day; I am off to teach. Anita

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I just popped over to look at your new website. It looks wonderful Karen! How exciting!!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

Congratulations on your new website.
It looks smashing!

~ Gabriela ~

Snap said...

Exciting and I love the look of the new site. YeeHaw!


I look forward to your new creation. I know it shall be grand! because anything from you is always so perfectly put together.

You are such a creative person..and I'm so happy to know you....and your generous compliment today on my Conversational blog sent me sky high!

Ciao bella Karina!

Creative Carmelina

The Quintessential Magpie said...

OH, Karen! I'm excited about your new website. I'll head over there in a minute.



Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I went over and clicked around and love it, Karen! Great job! :-) I would have left a note had I seen a guest book. Off to visit your other link.


Sheila :-)

Carousel Dreams said...

It's always exciting birthing a new creation...what a wonderful post, and now I am off to check out the link you mentioned - I could do with a bit of inspiration...thankyou for stopping by my blog x

Mary Lou said...

How exciting! It looks great so far. Like writing a book. You inspire me.