I have this category, somewhere over there on the right in my little cloud of categories, that I rarely ever use, and I want to dust it off, and see the cloud increase the size of the category: Women Who Make Beautiful Things. I am guessing by the size of some of the other categories - like Colour Colour Colour - that the size of the type is based on how many times you use the category. Make sense? OK, so I want to increase the category size, and in order to not get caught up in the too mathematical I will not digress too much and I give you: some Beautiful Things from some Beautiful Women:
Alex of Gypsy Girl's Guide blog and etsy shop is having a Sale AND a Give-Away. Above is an image of hers that graces my home, called Sweet Frangipani. I find that there is a magic and a delicate sweetness to her work that intrigues and calms me all at the same time. Alex is a world traveller and an extraordinary writer and thinker, and her photographs tell their own stories of the beauty and fragility and glorious mysteries of being alive on this planet. Visit her etsy shop, give her some love, and give yourself or someone else some beautiful, soul-filled photography.
Liz of Be Present Be Here has a shop where she sells her amazing wares, it's called The Little Room and many wonderful things happen in this little room of hers. She pairs fabrics and colours and threads and creates the most amazing scarves and aprons and bags, and has just added jewelery maker to her list of talents. Above is a scarf that she made for me, which I have gotten only one chance to wear so far this year. But it seems that 80 degrees and sunny is finally leaving town (it is after all mid to late November, and we are, after all in Northern california). Seems that 50 degrees and cloudy is moving back in, and man I can't wait to get some use out of this amazing scarf. I showed you all the pendant that she made for me, special-like (yes, she does custom orders!), but in case you want to see it again, here it is. I wear it everyday. Everyday. And sometimes I find I need to wear it to bed and have it on in my sleep too. Liz is also selling her aprons and bags at Artstream Studios shop.
There are so many women out there creating amazing things, and creating amazing lives, and sharing their beauty and their wisdom and their own unique voices with us as they go. Celebrating all the creative and beautiful women out there is so very important for all of us who are creating a life as we go, and needing to know there are other kindred souls out there doing the same, and so my small contribution, growing the cloud category: Women Who Make Beautiful Things.