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Traditionally, flowers have significant meanings attributed to them. In times past, folks gifted flowers with intended messages. Red flowers and particularly roses can symbolize, passion, desire, red hot, love, and energy.

This vermillion beauty is definitely a dose of sexy. Worn as a hair adornment or on a blouse, purse or shoe, as a fascinator, a pretty drop of red goes a long way. This simple accessory can take your winter blahs to fabulous! I am a huge fan of hair adornment and head dressings. Honestly they make my day! More often than not, I clip a little beauty into my big ol’ bun o’ hair (natty dreadlocks minus the dread) to pull my look and self together. It adds such a cheerful element to my face and outings. Often a conversation opener and always an eye catcher!

I am so loving and inspired by my recent floral explorations. I think I am almost ready to offer them for sale. I feel myself blooming in new directions with this craft that draws on so many of my gifts. It is challenging and gratifying and eco savvy as I am incorporating primarily reclaimed fabrics. Yay!

What do you think?

Might you consider adding one, two or three, of these to your wardrobe experience?

One Love, walk good, hope your day is red hot!

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Paint, digital and textile media are running things in the studio this week. Today I am featuring infamous, studio patron goat, Luma. She is not entirely random, I am after all, a capricorn. And this is my goat.

I’m over at StudioJRU again for Sneak Peek Studio Friday! Lots going on in this lil studio as of late. I am occasionally blessed with flash floods in the form of creative brain surges (i.e., ideas). The last few days have been a consistent onslaught of artistic imaginings. Inspiration doesn’t sleep. I lay awake visioning, untangling, planning, problem solving. I am practicing inhaling gratitude. It is at the root of everything. Sincere, humble gratitude for life, breath, sunshine, greens, time to create, fruit, my hands, my family…

But perhaps most of all this week, I am grateful for the abundance of the ilaful, strikingly beautiful, color saturated, coat of mother nature that dances daily across the horizon.

Super excited about branching into flora adornment, head dressings, blooms of color, etc. Above is an example of my recent explorations and musings with floral creations. I am currently focused on durability and the versatility of wearability. Ideally, accents and accessories of this fine blend can be worn as brooches, hair pins, or clips, etc. More ideas and lovelies soon come.

It’s the last week of painting class and I’m already missing it. I thrive on the consistency and challenge of keeping up with assignments, community encouragement, feedback and all. I am still catching up as I find painting time slips away into the oblivion. The thing is the only way to do it, is to do it! So I’m gettin’ busy with many mediums but most of all paint. I have a long way to go. And I am thrilled to be painting often. 🙂

 

In the meanwhile, I am wishing you a fabulous weekend. Full of color, floods of inspiration, rest and relaxation, and anything that you find beautiful!

One Love, walk good, living in gratitude, especially when things get sticky…

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When I was a little girl I had a friend. He was a little boy and we got along famously. I can’t recall his name. Not for sure anyway. I think it was Tommy. He was a few months older than me. And when you’re five, a few months make a big difference. He knew things, lots of things. He told me he knew how to fly. Tommy said he would share his secret with me. One day.

Now this was way back in the days of making cardboard cameras out of Carnation Breakfast Bars boxes. I believed in the power of cardboard cameras. Back then, I believed I could fly. I believed in Tommy. Over the course of a couple of weeks, he did share his secret. It turns out, Tommy had a magic ring. A ring with a propeller on it. If you made the propeller spin fast enough the ring had the power to pull you up into the sky. The ring could make you fly.

I remember day dreaming about said ring. Sooooooo, magical. Eventually, Tommy promised to give me the propeller ring. I was gonna fly. The promise gave me new purpose in life. I had never been so excited to get to school. Every day I hurried to the playground to find Tommy. So sure he brought the propeller ring for me. I can’t count how many times Tommy forgot that ring. I never lost hope. This went on for weeks (maybe months); Tommy forgetting, me dreaming.

Tommy never brought the magic ring. Although, just before he moved away he gifted me with another ring. Beautiful it was but lacking magic. Silver with a blu rectangular, faceted, stone. I don’t know if it was blu glass or aquamarine. It was huge. I used scotch tape and meticulously wrapped the ring to make it hold firmly to my tiny finger.

I don’t know what became of that ring. I do know the little girl that lives inside of me still believes in cardboard cameras and Tommy’s magic ring. I still believe I can fly. Maybe not like Super Girl, but I can soar. And so can you. Here’s to the power of intention. Spin your ring and reach for the sky.

You never know, you just might fly…

One Love, walk good, off to soar…

 

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Happy Holidays to one and all! I hope you are still feeling the joyful holiday vibe! I am thrilled to announce the winner of the December ila blu give away! And although we can’t all be winners, all of the time, I do have a treat in mind for those of you who participated but did not win this time around. I will share in full detail later this week. So stay tuned. So many thanks for all of the upful and positive comments regarding my jewelry and this little ol’ blog. And big ups to Random.org for the technical savvy and random determination of the winner!

Emily Allison, the poetess, prolific prose, phenom, of  True for Now will receive a design consultation and one of a kind piece of ila blu adornment! I look forward to speaking with Miss Emily Allison so we can dream and design her statement jewelry. I adore Emily Allison’s blog and was thrilled to have discovered it some time ago. Do take a moment to bless and bliss out your eyes, heart and soul with her blog. Reading her prose I felt as if I was unearthing some long lost piece of myself. Her writing is stupendous, haunting, simple, complex, anthropologic, ancestral, juicy goodness. And I am deeply curious as to what we will design together! Something Fabulous no doubt!

I am grateful that you dropped by to be a part of this offering and community! Give thanks and praise! Any resolutions, solutions, transformations or aspirations rising to the surface for you as the New Year rapidly approaches? I’d love to hear. I am inspired by your dreams…

One Love, walk good, all is calm and quiet….

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Happy Holidays from the Rock. Welcome to the Give Away Post! I am celebrating my centennial post (the hundredth something blu entry) with a $100 ila blu gift certificate. I am especially joyful to share the most valuable gift I have yet to offer. The lucky winner of this give away will receive a one of a kind jewelry experience. The certificate is redeemable for a custom adornment session in which we will co-design and infuse a signature, piece of ila blu adornment!

Featured above is Talula, a one of a kind, 3 5 7 Mini Bundle™ necklace. Infused with phenomenal prowess. She echoes the brilliance of the Caribbean Sea.

I want to give thanks to all of you who have accompanied me on this journey. In January, I set out to be a better, blogger. I wanted to post more frequently, generate better content, and create a readership and following. I couldn’t have done this without each and everyone of you. I am grateful and smiling. Because I did it!!! Today I celebrate the generosity, kindness, wisdom and community that we have formed in this little corner of the virtual world. ila blu is growing! Practice Love.

Remember to comment.

Stay tuned! I will announce the winner the day after Christmas.

One Love, walk good, celebrating something blu’s centennial post! Woot! Woot!

 

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Monday Again? Feeling whelmed? I am generally a fan of Monday. Apparently this is not true for everyone…

I am hoping that I can inspire your Monday with a reminder to sign up for the ila blu $100 adornment Give Away! Don’t miss this chance to gift yourself with the opportunity to win! If you received this post as an email, no stress, you are signed up already. For those of you yet to sign up, you have a few more days until the “Give Away Post”! I am posting the instructions here once again. Make sure to leave a comment on that post in order to be entered in the drawing for a $100.oo ila blu gift certificate and complimentary adornment session.

Guaranteed to make you smile!

GIVE AWAY CRITERION

Subscribe to somethingblu.wordpress.com (sign up box can be found in the right) hand sidebar. Don’t worry I don’t spam. The only commitment you are making is to receive an email every time I post. Which can be a really good thing if you like my adornment work and would like to win/own a piece.

Stay posted and look for the final Give Away Post. You will recognize this post because: The post title that day will include the words: “The Give Away Post”.

View the “The Give Away Post” and picture and leave a comment on the “Give Away” piece of jewelry. You must leave a comment, no matter how simple to qualify to win. You can say “nice piece”. But feel free to be creative, kind, or adoring. :) I will enter all participants (those who comment), into a digital randomizer to determine the winner.

Wait, pay attention & hope that your name is posted as the winner!!!

One Love, walk good, hope your monday is a good one…

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