Anyone who has visited my blog knows that I am very connected to nature here at The Olde Farmhouse. I have always relied heavily on it for connection to my spirit, my art and I draw on it daily for inspiration. I was looking through the hundreds of beautiful pieces of art this team has created and my eye was continually drawn to items that nature has given us. Clay from the earth for pottery, Flower petals to adorn candles, Trees for lamp bases, cotton for the yarn we weave, the totes we create, Wood for the beautiful bowls that are turned, Paper for the origami peace birds created to make this world a better place, Silver for the wind chimes that are music in the breeze, photography to capture forever the beauty all around us, And an unending fountain of inspiration for whatever our minds, hearts and hands are willing to create. I am one that believes in expressing gratitude. I want to say thank you to these artists for drawing on the bounties this earth gives us by creating such glorious celebrations of art and beauty! Please visit their individual shops and take a peek and the wonders they have created and while doing so, say a small thank you to Mother Earth for her bounty. With gratitude, Laurie Beggin The Looking Glass
(As a side note, I have EVERY member linked to my blog now. Reciprocal links are welcome! wink)
In trying to load the ENTIRE group of artists I wanted to feature in an Etsi Mini, I was unable to do so. I've posted all of those I refer to here in "My Favorites" Etsy Mini at the bottom of my blog. I don't know why they wouldn't load here. They are fantastic artists and all of their links are in the mini!