Ink, Art, Books and Bones


“The music caught me
and spun me around;
Put me at ease
and brought the world to its knees.”
     ~ Eala Magee in 40 Pieces

I’m intrigued by the mystery and power of this short poem. Does the word “spun” mean that the speaker changed his or her mind? If so, about what? Is the world on “its knees” in prayer, pain, delight…? I could keep going,but I have things to show, Darlings to thank, a giveaway to present

First, let me show you my pretties! Isn’t this a luscious feast of colors, shapes and textures?

“Happy,” by Magic Love Crow, was a surprise that brought soothing tears to my eyes. A few days after my little brother traveled to the Summerlands, my Piano Man got me a rock cress. Its purple blooms were so cheerful that I named the plant Happy. Stacy painted this piece at around the same time, and titled it “Happy,” without knowing about my Happy. Simply magical…. I will place this baby on my altar area, above my little brother’s ashes and the dragon’s blood I planted for him. This touched me deeply, my friend, thank you.

The lovely earrings (hanging very naturally from a candle stub) and the grinning inkling came from Twinflame Studios, where “Fox and Dragon share their fires with each other and a new era of creativity is born”. Fox made my earrings and her Dragon made Moe, the cute bony fellow with the paper stuck through his middle. Moe is a gift that keeps on giving. He told me that if I wrote my wishes on a piece of paper and fed it to him, he’ll work himself to the bone until my wishes come true. Pretty awesome, huh? Thanks, Fox and Dragon, you guys rock!

I won 40 Pieces and “Souls” (the print behind the first image) during Diary of Bones’ first blogoversary giveaway. I’ve been enjoying the poetry and delighting in the fact that Eala put the book together with her own hands. The Teeny Tiny Gardening book was a present from my Piano Man, and the Lokta plant journal (which I absolutely didn’t need but had to have) was a present to me from me—yep, I know how to make me very happy *teehee*
  
I treated myself to my beautiful journal, after my Piano Man and I left Free Comic Book Day 2013. We had a blast, and came home with fun goodies for us and for the Little Princess.

While at the bookstore, I found a copy of Aging with Attitude: Better Than Dying with Dignity. The humorous little treasure made me grin a lot. Okay, it made me roar to the point that I got a few curious stares. It also reminded me that all the motherly figures I look up to are sage women with wills as hard as diamonds, souls as warm as the morning sun, and hearts full of deliciously dark sarcasm. I decided to do a wee Mother’s Day giveaway, to honor the wise ladies who have been teaching me to look forward to my days as a trouble-making crone.

To enter, just say you wish to do so, at the end of your comment. I will randomly select a winner on May 10th.

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36 comments:

  1. I am in love with "Happy" and with "Moe" they are both great. That being said I guess since I'm a mom I would like to enter your give a way :)

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    1. They are precious indeed. "Happy" lives up to its name, for I can't stop smiling when I see it--it has the Stacy Touch, which inspires happy dances ;-)

      And Moe (I've renamed mine Mr. Inkling *cough, cough*) he is the perfect gift for someone who enjoys the written word and the circle of life, methinks.

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  2. what a fabulous haul! Love everything. As for the poem before I read all your questions I viewed it simply as a statement to how powerful music can be. Now I will be thinking about it all day.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. A wonderful few lines. Eala puts a lot of soul into her poetry. And her art? Well, it's so awesome that I'm going to write a full post on it.

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  3. Just the picture and title of that book gave me a big ol' belly laugh! I'm in! :D

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  4. What lovely friends and family you have to give you these wonderful gifts. I adore the crow (or is it a raven?). The new apartment block we live in now is built on the site of an old convent - just now a beautiful shiny, jet black crow strutted across the lawn outside our window. There are dozens of them as a rule, and I joke that they are the nuns, coming to check that we are being good and protecting the site.
    So - unless it would cost too much to mail - I would like to enter the giveaway. So generous of you. Jez

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    1. Jez, you've made close my eyes and imagine the convent's yard and the crow. And my imagination has even given the murder of crows little habits and watchful eyes. What a lovely painting. And of course, I'll add your name!

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  5. Beautiful treasures and I totally love the book title. LOL! I'm not a mom, do I still get to enter the giveaway? I do have fur babies though. :)

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    1. Natasha, don't let your fur babies hear you say that!

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  6. I'm looking forward to my croning. I'm still a few years off from it. Every witch you ask gives you a different age for when you're officially a crone. I'm looking at 50 as that age, though some say 60, 65, some even 70.

    I'd like to enter, the book sounds right up my alley. :P

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    1. I care little about what other people say. I'll be a crone when I say I'm a crone, no one can tell me when to make the jump. And if I want to revert to maiden-hood, they can't stop me. So there!

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  7. I'm just guessing that there are a lot of pics in that book that look like me :D...I am thoroughly enjoying my Croniness...just turned 50 and planning 50 more years of mischief mwahahahahahaha.....
    Loving all the precious treasures you have acquired this week...Magic Love Crows pieces are always so special :D XXX

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    1. The images are delicious, and the words? Perfect! I think the smiles they put on my face remind me of you ;-)

      Stacy's art is full of magic...

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  8. Love begats love....just look what you got because you give. Most deserved, each and every bit. But of course I want to be in on the giveaway....I dun mothered!!!!!!! Oma Linda

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    1. You "dun mothered!!!!!!" indeed lol.

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  9. What a delightful start to my week! I think everyone should have a Moe in their life. This Mother wants to play, so count me in !

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    1. I know. Moe is sooo precious. The pile of books on top of the wee suitcase is his permanent home, next to my altar. I'm looking at him right now, and he's grinning as if he knew I was writing about him ;-D

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  10. Count me in, please! How fares the Little Princess? Planning for summer camp, yet? (expensive things, 'camps'. looking at programs for the grandkids now)

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    1. The Little Princess is reining the kingdom as usual, and my goodness growing up so fast. She has a tap recital next week (she is a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz!) I'll share some pics. And this year we got really lucky with summer camp. She will be going to a place close by and they have a pool. She will be in heaven ;-)

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  11. I am not yet officially a mommy, but the light at the end of the tunnel(pun intended!) seems brighter by the day, so count me in!
    You are right by the way about the "party" of it all! I have never considered holidays as such, and they always made me feel kind of weird! Now i am ready for xmas already!

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    1. I'm sure the little goddess in your belly has been dreaming with the summer light at the end of the tunnel. Thinking about hugging her mommy from the outside ;-)

      I hope the festivities with your folks are joyous for all who attend!

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  12. Ooo, you guys got different free comics than we did! As a rabid...errr... avid comic book fan, you better believe I hit up our local shops too. :)

    And who couldn't use a good giggle? Count me in! :D

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    1. We went to three different shops. The first gave us duplicates, the second had ran out of goodies, and the third let us choose our own--that was the best of course. Now we need to gather our strength and focus our energy on NY ComicCon ;-D

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  13. Those are awesome. I love the Raven painting. Beautiful. Oh ya please enter me in you giveaway. The book made me laugh just by the title. :)

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    1. Stacy's birdies have that effect on people. It's love at first sight of plumage ;-)

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  14. Magaly, what special treasures you were gifted with ;o) And, I love the extra one you bought for yourself. It still touches me, how I painted that painting, and I didn't realize what was going on with you personally. We were intertwined ;o) I am truly happy that I sent you that painting ;o)
    I am not a "mother", but if you let me enter your giveaway, I will gladly share it with my mom ;o)
    Big Hugs o)

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    1. Your gift made me extremely happy. I'm glad our souls whispered to each other.
      Hugs!

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  15. When the alarm rings in the morning I feel 80, so count me in!

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  16. Looks like you had lots of fun and have some fabby hand made as well as other gifts (your journal looks wonderful) Dxx

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  17. Spun is an awesome word....makes me think of spun sugar, or busy spiders, or twirling in dress as a child.....

    I would like to be entered, please....my girlie, Maggie's birthday is on May 9th :)

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    1. I just saw sugar cascading over spider webs while a little girl twirls to celebrate the magic of the occasion...

      One more day for you baby's birthday, yay! I bet she is excited about the party ;-)

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  18. I can't even describe how big my grin is this morning, reading your kind words. I'm so very, very happy that you are happy!

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    1. I have a feeling your grin will grow even bigger some time in the future. I'm planning to write about "Survivor" and "Souls" after I frame it ;-D

      I'm enjoying the energy of your brush. Thank you!

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