Thursday, September 27, 2012
It's the little things...the "just because" things that make me smile!
My sweet and artful friend Erika left me a little box of treasures at my door for no reason at all...just to say "thinking of you"...there were embellished little notecards, sweet shabby pencils in a sewn pencil pouch, a fabulous sparkly "K" and a beautiful cross necklace...(pink and blue of course!) It just made my day and thrilled me! Girlfriends are just THE GREATEST! Have a beautiful week!
Posted by Karen Paige Hillman at Thursday, September 27, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
I have been in love with a special publication by Somerset Life. The Marie edition from April, 2009....
It is full of amazing project ideas and I have been captured by the "Tempest in a Teapot"..
It is shown on page 95 of this special edition and I have been gathering inspirational items in order to bring my own "Tempest" to life!
She came to exist through many travels...
the half doll I purchased for $10.00 in Chicago.
Her outer dress found in in upstate NY, the teapot I
found in CA.
I had a little box which I placed all of the
inspirational pieces into, and on a rainy Sunday,
It was time to bring her to life...
She is divine and sweet and holds a bouquet of flowers
close to her face..
The back of her dress is a bustle which displays a
sweet rose pin and bias bustle.
She is pretty in photos, but in real life, is one of my
most favorite creations.. ever!
Blessings for Marie, and all creations which
may inspire you!!!
Posted by Karen Paige Hillman at Monday, September 24, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
And on the last page of the book of your life..
may the angels write...PEACE.
Angel of Mercy...
Mother of Peace..............
Angel of the little children.....
This is the start of a new series for my greeting card line, HEARTFELT BY KAREN PAIGE HILLMAN...
This series is based on my love of visiting and paying tribute to historic cemeteries... It is about finding angel statues, and crowning them with a blessing and a photo.
Today, along with my camera, I had a bag of little crowns and flower garlands which I placed upon their heads.
These photos were shot in a 1910 cemetery in Fort Lauderdale.... peace, love and beauty floated through the air.
I couldn't help but think that I, myself, might earn a jewel in my heavenly crown someday for sending a prayer to the person whose resting place exhibited one of these angels...
Once I had photographed, I said a silent prayer in my heart.
I decided I shall go back in the coming weeks and place a permanent crown on each of these angels.
"A Crowning of the Angels..." this makes my heart happy!
Posted by Karen Paige Hillman at Thursday, September 20, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
It has been a blessed day today... Satine our standard poodle gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies! I am so grateful it went perfectly smooth and they are all healthy and growing bigger everyday. we have 4 females and 3 males and my daughter gave them all names from Gone with the Wind....Rhett, Scarlett, Ashley, Beau, Belle, Melanie and Bonnie Blue.
I am going to enjoy every moment of cuddling and loving them until they go to their new homes. I have so much work to do in the art studio, but I have been glued to the pups for hours on end just watching and admiring them...time to get back to work! Have a beautiful weekend.
Posted by Karen Paige Hillman at Saturday, September 15, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
My Friday night project.... I found this unique piece in my travels this Summer and knew I wanted to use it for something special. It is a very old French pocket watch casket. It was used on the dresser to hold the watch and display it when it wasn't being worn.
Posted by Karen Paige Hillman at Saturday, September 08, 2012