The heaviness of Winter is slowly lifting…do you feel it too? I’m just starting to feel more like myself again, thanks to the extra hour of sunlight that we’ve been getting this past week. Prior to this the cold and dreary darkness was getting to me and my energy was low…real low. But luckily, daylight savings came to the rescue and it really did “save” me. So now I’m good again, and I’m back…and with a little inspiration to share with you.
Back in December while Bill, Brook and I were in Spain I kept coming across feathers like this pristine white one.
And here’s another white one, cozy against a curb.
This other white feather got stuck in the sand, which makes me think of beaches and warm places. Soon I will get to go to the shores near home…I’m soooo ready!
Okay, back to the feathers…here’s another one that I spotted on the sidewalk.
While Brook and I browsed the flea markets I came across a beautiful ring which is a golden feather to wrap around a finger. What an interesting coincidence to come across this ring, so of course I had to buy it. By the way, I should mention that all of these feathers were seen on the same day, December 26th…which happens to be the day after Christmas. And with feathers representing hope, I find this all VERY interesting. Why so many signs of hope everywhere, and on this particular day?
Another coincidence that happened a few months prior to our trip, I had made this feather inspired bracelet cuff.
I used soft, natural and light weight material – cotton twill for the band (saved from the handle of a shopping bag), and for the feather, organic cotton batting topped with watercolor painted cotton fabric. The details of the feather were done using a sewing machine as well as some hand stitched french knots along the center. Also, I should mention that I attached a couple inches of antiqued gold chain to each side of the cotton twill to make it into a bracelet (also added a lobster claw and jump ring to the chain).
The two sparkly beads below serve as an anchor, a grounding element (one bead represents Bill and the other, Brook).
Wearing this bracelet makes me feel happy…and lucky…and as “light as a feather”.
On the verge of Spring, a time of renewal, more light is in the air…both inside and out.