Monday, February 23, 2015

Fiery Hair and Icy Winds

Hello my friends!

Long time no talk!  I've been trapped inside a little lethargic with icy conditions and -40 wind chills keeping my hibernating.

Truth be told 2015 has hit me like a truck, with a whole whack of unnecessary drama to go along with it.

But here I've found this place again.  Always.  

With fiery hair and leaves and flowers.  Awaiting spring soooo patiently.  I long to dance among the trees once more.

I received gifts and swap parcels from several friends.  Here is from, a dear illustrator friend from Italy who drew me with my raven hair and fairy corset.

And a sweet tea cup bed with a ginger fairy from Titania's Tea Party who received one of my goblins in exchange.

And a beautiful moonshine necklace and crystal, along with beautiful vintage treats from my beloved sister Sara at Snovits Apple who has found Instagram and is sharing bits of her sweet lacey Victorian world on there regularly.

I created this sunflowers and garnets ring for my stepmother's birthday, sculpted and painted then bedecked with raw garnets.

And this Pokemon (Keldeo) sculpture for Valentine's day for Jamie.  My it was hard to sculpt I was so out of my element but I think he was happy!

As well as a couple of moons who have gone off to live in Australia.  Hoping the journey will be safe!

Escapes to my sketchbook are well needed breaks from real world deadlines and home upkeep.

And this little baby is my new nephew!  Little Kobe!

In all of this I am learning to meditate as a daily practice, do Kundalini yoga weekly along with daily morning and evening low impact yoga sessions, as well as running and doing my favourite workout videos.  I'm a spiritual health nut these days!  

The semester is quickly coming to an end, along with my undergrad degree.  I am starting to look for jobs, as there is no work to be found in the libraries around here yet.  It will come.  I must be patient.  So will spring, my favourite time.

I promise to continue blogging, though I will be honest I am much more present on Instagram these days.  I suggest following me there at BroomsticksandLace if you do not already.  I am hosting a giveaway that will be ending tomorrow.  You can also find me on Facebook at Broomsticks and Lace where I share my Instagram posts as well as a few other exclusive tidbits from time to time.

Thank you for still being here, always, as I learn and grow.

I hope to see you all soon!

Love from Jenn


Nicole said...

I love the hair colour! Good to hear from you. Your weather has come to visit us in NC...not liking it at all! Hugs!

Laura Morrigan said...

I love your room, and your hair and crown! That drawing of you is great! I love Titania's teacup faeries! And your doggy nephew is adorable!

Ladyfair said...

I checked your blog earlier today because I was wondering what happened to you. It's good to see you posting again. Good luck in your job hunt!

Dena Miller said...

So lovely to see you here again! I adore the magical flower ring you created as well as all of your work as it is so special!
Much love and blessings,

Debi said...

Happy to see your beautiful self! Love your sculpting, especially the ring! Such a positive young witch, I wish You everyone of your hearts desires!
Now my dearest, you do realize you must preye yourself out of the north to fulfill your destiny.
Mean while plot the most wonderful adventures!
Huge Hugs, xoDebi

Donna Patrice said...

So nice to see your beautiful self again! You have been very busy in your cozy room. I am glad you are patiently awaiting spring...I am NOT patiently awaiting! I want winter to be OVER. Done. Finished! =) You are involved in so many lovely swaps - where do you find them all? I'd love to get involved in some. I will go find you on Instagram, as well. Stay warm! xo

Bona Dea said...

Haha you are a true fairy princess to me! It´s lovely :3

Bona Dea said...

Haha you are a true fairy princess to me! It´s lovely :3

Magaly Guerrero said...

The cold seems to do it to most of us...

Love the pressies. And the moon made me smile. :)

Shell said...

It has been a really bitter and cold winter. I am dreaming of Spring. I can understand your feelings exactly.
What beautiful artwork you got from your friends and that you created as well.
Here's to spring's quick arrival, my friend.

Ms Misantropia said...


Your niece is just the cutest!

I can relate to 2015 hitting you like a ton of bricks, mine has been tough so far.

I have done Kundalini yoga for many years, it's really the only thing that has stuck with me and without it my body just feels like "ugh". Though, my lack of spirituality and over-active mind cannot meditate, so I skip that part :)


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

adorable drawing of you, and there is a likeness. the moon sculpture is really pretty.

Heather said...

What lovely creations and such fun to get gifts from friends! I could just tell what Sara sent--- so very 'Sara."

Oh, I am ready for spring myself! Hope it hurries!