Sunday, October 12, 2014

an art journal of mine own

It's been awhile.

How are you dear ones?

I hope and pray that you are all well and able to enjoy this Beautiful Autumn...

As a start, and since I seem to already be on the subject of Art Journals....

Here is my own.

I simply could not bring myself to make a mark inside this book. It was too beautiful.

However... (after several years.. literally) I finally got up the courage (and inspiration) to make something even more beautiful than a blank book.... I made an Art Journal.

Oddly enough... The journal is the same as my sister Genevieve's. We both got one from Mom and both couldn't bring ourselves to use it. And After Gen decided to make it into an Art Journal, well... I decided to do the same. So.. not very original, but very inspired! :)

It started out with just my favorite verses...
Then I decided to add sketches and poetry and whatever else I felt like doing...

 In in you may find leaves, feathers, dried grass, and little things of beauty.

My sandalwood colored pencils and current read are close at hand...  

And I always keep my best source of inspiration nearby...
the country diary of an edwardian lady

The most wonderful thing about this book is... 
I get to put anything I want in it. Every good and beautiful thing!

Do you have an art journal? If so, I'd love to hear, or especially see, what you like to put in it!

All my love,

Friday, April 25, 2014

Art Journal love

I have been scouring the globe (well, the Internet) for beautiful art journals and, interestingly enough while I wasn't looking, I stumbled upon this one... by Grace.

You must go look at this post from Grace's Garden Walk. It is exquisite.

I have been looking all over for inspiration for an art journal and this is absobloominlutely the most prettiest I've found.
You also must listen to the song she has put with her post (one of my absolute favorites --true story-- of all time  by Chopin):
Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major.

Thank you for beautifying our eyes Grace!

xo Marguerite

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mood Board Recovered


Here's a little inspiration on Mood Boarding (Ooh, that's sounds like a sport.)...

I was not a fan of my unfinished yellowy-brown cork board. So I decided to stain the frame a dark walnut and cover the cork with a piece of natural linen. A few stained rags and thumb tacks later and here it is. Much more agreeable to my eyes. It is now a picture of inspiration and happiness to me. =]

Shakespeare art print by my sister Aimee ♥
xo -Margo

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hi friends. Just a quick note to let you know that we were asked to write a guest post on Elissa's blog Crunchy Conservative Herbalist! We show you how to make Honey Marshmallows! Go check it out and while you are there remember to have a look around at all her fabulous and healthy posts!

Here's a photo of my niece enjoying the marshmallow creme. Her official stance on these is that they are"ummy". Niece Approved!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas time is here...

Merry Christmas everyone!

Has Christmas arrived at your house yet? It certainly has here, and Boy am I glad! I love Christmas!

We've been baking, decorating, singing, wrapping presents, going to parties and having a wonderful time celebrating God's best gift! Jesus!!

Love to you all!

ps Sorry about the weird coloring on the pictures.. Not quite sure what's happening with that...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

5 summer reads

Hello summer with all your sunshiny-goodness,
I'm loving the thought of going out, taking a book to read, and a patchy old quilt. I'll lay it on the freshly cut grass and flip to a yummy chapter in one of those summery books. Oh yes. That's where I'll be this summer. I've created a little list of five of my favorite summer picks. All of them are old friends and I love to invite them over during the summer months. I hope you will treat yourself to a pleasant glass of Iced Tea with them while they're in town.

  1. Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace. She is a wonderful author.. All her stuff is so Summery! The Betsy~Tacy books are also a wonderful series to pair with some lemonade and fudge. (You Mustn't Forget The Fudge!) 
  2. Meet Me In St. Louis by Sally Benson. This book is one of my favorites for all seasons but it's especially good for Summer. 
  3. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. First in the series. It will make you want to be in Avonlea for the Summer but it's worth it! Oh yes.
  4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. What Ecstasies! This is a wonder. Toady, Ratty, Moley, Badger, Otter, Little Porkley... Oh Kenneth Grahame..."You really are a clever Toad.."
  5. Leave it to Psmith by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. This is the bees knees. So hilarious and light. The amazing mind of P. G. Wodehouse is wonderful. The Jeeves and Wooster books are great fun too! I'm sure you can't go wrong with P. G. Wodehouse.     
I hope I have left you with a good list of books you've not yet read, and even if you have, I hope you will want to read them again! they're all such cheery stories.
happy reading!