Thursday, July 29

Are you having fun?

Happiness it's said is a state of mind. True enough... I feel happy pretty much everyday.
But who couldn't use a little more fun? I love the message of this video, and completely agree with the principles. I think I'll take the steps suggested and see what happens. If you watch it too, let me know what you think...

Tuesday, July 27

kits, kits, kits...

Who doesn't love summer?! Not me, that's for sure. We have been crazy busy with friends, the fair, swimming, and a little work too. Today found me with trashy TV in the background as I prepped kits for Tinsel & Treasures. Thank goodness I'm doing it now, because September will be here before I know it! I'll be back with pictures... or maybe I'll just be back when summers over! Hope you're enjoying it too!

Sunday, July 18


It's been a while since I've listed anything in my etsy shop... for several reasons. I've never had the interest in selling that so many women today have, but I love making jewelry and the fact that I don't wear it much hasn't slowed my jewelry play.

So I'm going to use what I've collected over that past few years, and continue to create with the bits and pieces I love.

I'll be listing things as I create them... or perhaps simply as the mood strikes me.

Either way, I'm moving forward.


Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
Intelligence is beautiful
Talent is beautiful
Beautiful is a romance with such abundance
Beautiful are the flowers that roam the earth
Beautiful is awaking to the sound of singing birds
Beautiful is a disguise
Playing hide and seek inside and outside
Beautiful is as naked as the rising sun
Beautiful is delightful and truthful
Beautiful is the golden daylight that shines
And the taste of sweet colored red wine
Beautiful was never ever created by mistake
Beautiful is the ingredient we bake life’s cake
When all or nothing is at stake
I am beautiful
You are beautiful
We are beautiful
Beautiful is great
Beautiful is sweet
Beautiful is love
Beautiful is power
Come to me Mr. & Mrs. Beautiful
Let me into your little secret
Of why you are so obedient and dutiful

Copyright 2005 - Sylvia Chidi

Wednesday, July 14

a book and a poem for someone special....

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear;
and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever the sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

e.e. cummings

Tuesday, July 13


I've had a few projects I've been meaning to put together, but spring and summer have gotten the better of me. Though I'm constantly finding new mediums I want to try, and I spend hours online discovering all sorts of things I've never heard of, and while I often dream up projects I'd like to put together, it can be a bit slow in coming to fruition. And then without warning, my creativity once again begins to pours out. Today was that day... finally.

Friday, July 9


I'm sorry I haven't been around much this summer... as it should be I suppose. I've been enjoying days at Disneyland, trips to the pool, backyard bar-b-ques, and more. I even had the pleasure of having Leslie come out from the east coast to hang at our house for a week. With the heat they've had in Phili this summer, she was surprised each day by our wonderful weather as days flowed into night while we create art on our patio under blue skies and endless breezes. The radio played in the background lots of cold drinks were consumed!
I'm happy to share with you a class Leslie will be teaching next month in New Jersey. Leslie is a talented book artist, and if you want to learn to take simple objects and turn them into works of art, this could be the class for you. You can read more about it here.

Okay, now back to my casual summer schedule. I've been busy creating but nothing I've photographed yet. I'll try and be back soon, until then grab a good book (like The Help) and enjoy your summer!
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