Saturday, March 3, 2012

the things that blew me away

it couldn't have happened at a worse time. just when i'm full of vim & vigor my back gives out on me. only once in my life has my back failed me when moving a huge potted plant. this time it was the silliest of silliest moves, a totally unexpected wrong bend while putting something away in a low cabinet. so here i am, bedridden and in pain. and dependent.
what do i do? well, read a lot, sew a bit, make lists of what to do when fit again and a lot of fooling around with the laptop. a click or two on ebay, a few more on etsy, dick blick and joggles, hotmail, flickr and the all-absorbing pinterest. i am reminded of marcela's post last friday. 
so here is a medley of the beauty i've come across while fictiously being out there in the world. 
first of all, a couple of quotes:
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?
alice in wonderland

"The miracle is this: the more we share, the more we have."

Leonard Nimoy

shadowbox by guriana on flickr
miniature book by justi on flickr

sense of sight, swynnerton

they just don't make them like that anymore
photo by corey amaro
door covered in leather belts

photo of kote by maria cecilia lorca

hat by nattyboho
reliquiary on ebay
i'm mad about religious art
fabric collage book

vignette by vintage dragonfly on flickr

steampunk altered watch part
mannequin display

princess grace in wedding dress

vintage prayer book i purchased on ebay

hand collection vignette

fiona and twig blog banner

hotel chelsea, new york

self portrait by susan tuttle

custom handsewn wedding dress by gibbousfashions on flickr
oliver jeffers
handmade dolls by sweet bestiary
garland by pink pomegrante on flickr

o sweet spontaneous

o sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
poked thee,
has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy beauty.
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and
buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
to the incomparable
couch of death thy
thou answerest
them only with
e.e. cummings

dish by lucia of eralamaga made entirely from veggies from her huerto

i hope i have entertained you as i have entertained myself.


Eskita said...

y claro que son things that blew me away a mi tambien :) hermosas imagenes. un beso grande connie!

eli said...

imposible no enamorarse Connie! bellezas todas!
(jaja me dio risa el comentario de Eskita, pura bilingüidad!)

maría cecilia said...

pusha oh, hay que cuidarse la espaldita y apretar la guata cuando hacemos fuerza, eso ayuda mucho.
mi espalda está crónicamente lesionada con el jardín pero ya me acostumbré y la llevo así tal cual pa todos lados... en fin (hay que mirar el carnet, jaja!!)
Al menos nos has deleitado con harta inspiración... y gracias por agregar la foto de la kote (que a mi parecer es como si estuviese encerrada, aplastada, algo así...)
bueno, te dejo un abrazote y deseos para tu pronta recuperación.

Marcela para Colorin Colorado said...

OUCHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!Qué feo, Connie!!! Mucho Advil y take it easy!! Some of those pictures gave me the creative itch, but I'm taking a break!! Que te mejores, my friend!!!

Alice said...

La espalda es una de mis partes que más me complica.... y dueeeele..... obviando lo malo.... lo bueno de estar en cama es lo productivo que se puede ser en las áreas para las que nunca se tiene tiempo, y la maravilla de internet se agradece en esos días.... un abrazo!

bohemiannie! art said...

I'm SO sorry your back is not cooperating!!! Please take good care of yourself. I'm happy that you have a laptop - what eye candy! -and that you can do some sewing while recuperating. I'll be praying for you.