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"Then I left the window and followed the call
Down the creaking stairs and across the hall
Out through a door that swung tall and grey,
And over the lawn, and away, away!"

From one of my favorite poems from J.R.R Tolkien, comes the reason that I arrived at this place a few years back. I felt a call to create; to make; to share what is in my heart. I feel that I am on a path and this path changes from time to time but so do I on my journey. Never to find perfection or even to make money but to make myself happy with what I feel in my heart. Only then does the universe come to me and smile.


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  • Female
  • Born on February 27
  • Joined March 6, 2008

Favorite materials

glass, herbs, flowers, paper, metals, soap, candles, wood, and all things that organic, recycled and part of nature

About

"Then I left the window and followed the call
Down the creaking stairs and across the hall
Out through a door that swung tall and grey,
And over the lawn, and away, away!"

From one of my favorite poems from J.R.R Tolkien, comes the reason that I arrived at this place a few years back. I felt a call to create; to make; to share what is in my heart. I feel that I am on a path and this path changes from time to time but so do I on my journey. Never to find perfection or even to make money but to make myself happy with what I feel in my heart. Only then does the universe come to me and smile.


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

“All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

My journey started as a small child learning from my mother and grandmother about nature and its own path to show us how to use the things around us. Thus I learned how to whittle, how to use berries and earth to dye, how to spin wool and to evovle those things into my will. My grandmother told me that the spirit who blesses us guide us in most interesting of ways. Some we will take with us and some we don't, but we are still blessed.

I find that to be so true in my journey. And the universe smiles once more.



I remember my grandmother and her various needlework projects, my mother's recycled jewelry from nature and even my sister would paint on anything that didn't move and then rush off to another art class.
I love working with natural items or those that mimic nature. Creating is an expression of how I feel at the moment and sharing it with the earth. It means freedom to be myself and not tied down to anything. The beauty of nature is not just a trees or a flower but the nature that is in each of us.

If you have any questions or requests, please contact me via overthehilldesigns [!at] live.com

I hope you will enjoy what you see and come back time and time again.

Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I hope you at least leave with a smile if nothing else.


Shirley

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