"Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness. " ~ Rumi

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to my Mom who left this world in 2010. She is a beauty. Beautifully calm, kind, creative, loving & giving. I say she IS a beauty because I feel that she is still with us, touching our hearts & still teaching us. Peace & blessings to you Mom. XOXO

Painting by Barbara Burger, my beautiful Mom.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Vintage Market

Come see me at "The Vintage Market" on May 1st (10am-7pm) & May 2nd (9am-5pm) at Coon Valley Village Hall ~ 108 Roosevelt St. ~ Coon Valley, WI ~ sponsored by "Donna's Daughters".

This is a FABULOUS show! 20+ vendors selling vintage and antique items, upcycled and repurposed creations, garden d├ęcor, furniture and handmade items.

Plant sale to raise money for The Karen Tischer Benefit. The Coon Valley Business Association will be selling food to raise money for playground equipment in the park.

Look for my booth as you enter the door ~ front & center! "Remember Me" ~ Vintage Inspired Design & Decor.
Remember Me.......Emily!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Princess

Original Mixed Media Collage on Canvas by Emily
"The Princess" ~ A Medley ~ by Alfred Lord Tennyson was the inspiration for my work. My canvas was first covered with pages from his book. As I was looking through fashion magazines for images, I came across this beautiful model with lovely gray hair. She is not the "typical" model, who is usually very young , but the beauty & wisdom of her age spoke to me. She seems happy & content. She seems to be a dreamer. She seems to be looking heavenward for inspiration. Her presence radiates love. She is giving & caring.

"And secret laughter tickled my soul." 
 Yes, imagine.....JOY.

Imagine Acceptance.
Imagine BEAUTY.
Imagine Compassion.
Imagine Empathy
Imagine FAITH.
Imagine Gratefulness.
Imagine Integrity.
Imagine JUSTICE.
Imagine Kindness.
Imagine LOVE.
Imagine Mercy.
Imagine Optimism.
Imagine Quietude.
Imagine Sympathy.
Imagine Unselfishness.
Imagine Warm-heartedness.
Imagine XOXO
Imagine YOU helping others.
Imagine ZESTFULNESS.    

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Japanese Street Fashion ~ Harajuku/Fairy Kei/ Decora/Lolita Style

 Harajuku Fashion Walk #10

Fashion that is FUN.....what a concept!!!
Alternative fashion has always intrigued me. Personally, my fashion sense is complicated - on the inside I am creative, colorful, bold & rebellious in my fashion choices, on the outside....well, my wardrobe is so B-O-R-I-N-G!

My excuse is that I am a "big girl" & there is just NOTHING out there that is FUN for girls like me. HA! That is so funny...I still feel like a GIRL & I am 60 years old. Still time for plenty of FUN I say!!!

I keep thinking that I am going to design some fun clothes for us "big girls".....what am I waiting for? Time to get busy & just DO IT!

OK...this week I am pulling out my sewing machine. I will be back later to show you my first attempt at FUN fashion...

Kumamiki's "Party Baby" 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

O Captain My Captain

 Blessings to you & your family "O Captain My Captain". You have taught me to:

* BE MYSELF ~ DO NOT conform to what others want (or expect) me to be.
I am UNIQUE in this world & have been individually called for a specific purpose. I have been given specific talents to fulfill my destiny.

* Carpe Diem ~ seize the day!!! Make every minute count. Share with others ~ physically, emotionally, spiritually ~ with compassion, understanding & unconditional love. Bring JOY & BEAUTY into the world.

* Words & ideas are important. Speak thoughtfully, with kindness. Have an open mind. Have a passion for life long learning.

* Question authority. Think for myself.

* Follow my BLISS. Find my passion & make it my "life's work".

* Make my life extraordinary.
What will YOUR verse be?