Actually if I was being completely honest I would say welcome to my creative shemozzle because everywhere I cast my eye at the moment there are piles and piles of 'stuff'.
Balls of wool, bags of buttons, folios of cardstock, ribbons, font stickers, bubble wrap, stamps and ink pads even a mini-mannequin or two!
Drawers ajar, cupboards askew, boxes flung wide....wow have I been busy!
All in all I'm sitting in a great big happy mess, which I intend to tackle once I've shared today's 'gift' with you.
So my creative space is messy but I have been having lots of fun working on a special project or two this week.
One has been taking photos of some of my treasured finds.
As you may know I live in the most glorious pocket of the world, surrounded by natural bushland which is abundant with bird life.
One of my great pleasures is my daily walk where I am constantly reminded of how truly fortunate I am to live in a space where I can take big hulking breaths of fresh air, be constantly amazed by nature's colour & form and every now and then, I am gifted a 'treasure'. My all time favourites being the feathers.
I thought I'd share a few of my recent finds with you, one of which I was able to incorporate with some pastel work to send to a very special friend this week.
What I absolutely love is the intricacy of detail in each and every one.
Their strength and delicacy, colour and contrast. The little ones I've featured here sit in a glass nest on my desk.
I have a few large eagle feathers adorning my inspiration board, and there are also some plonked into a ball of twine...actually you can see them here if you're so inclined.
So tell me friend do you love feathers? Do you ever use them in your creative pursuits or to adorn a treasure?
I'm hoping to do some more with mine and will keep you posted over the coming months.
This post is winging its way to sit amongst the other creative spaces that Kirsty has on her inspirational pinboard. Why don't you follow me over, it's a treasure trove of wonderful!
Happy day & keep your eyes peeled for those glorious gifts of serendipity from our feathered friends....I'm going to be busy for at least an hour transforming my creative space into some semblance of order.