Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In the Bleak Midwinter....Day 6

In The Bleak Midwinter
Frosty winds made moan
world stood hard as iron
water like a stone
snow had fallen, snow on snow,
snow on snow
in the bleak midwinter
long ago

love this song....

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 5...This is Too Funny!

I have never watched this show before, but the geeky girl in me just LOVED this!  How true is this?  The best humor is based in a truth.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 28, 2009

For My Husband, Day Four

This is my Husband's favorite Christmas I had to throw him a bone :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas Darling

Nothing beats Karen Carpenter's voice for Christams...smooth as silk.  Happy Third Day of Christmas!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Breath of Heaven

I was so inspired by looking at all the different Christams videos out there, I have decided to do a little series for the 12 Days of Christmas.
This is Day 2...Breath of Heaven

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

The above composition is a stunning blend of two of my favorite Christmas songs...OCome, O Come Emmanuel and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.

I tried to find a way to upload our freshly minted Bell Choir cd so that you could hear a selection or two from our very talented ringers...but alas, I could not find a way.  If I do, I will post it very soon.  The cd isn't really Christmas based, but was meant to be spiritual, uplifting and healing to the soul.  Our last recording was Christmas-y, so this time we wanted something for more year round pleasure.  They really did a fantastic job!  So keep your fingers crossed that I can get it to work (or send help, please!) and in the mean time enjoy the above music.

*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*Merry Christmas*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


~*{ One of my favorite pictures from The Summer of Pink and Yellow, by me of course}*~

Today is my Rebirthday.  And today, I turn One.  A whole year has come to pass since my scare with the thing in my head, the little smudge that turned a life around.  Today was the day that all things that I thought to be true vanished.  I was stunned, and scared about my future.  That day started a journey of the soul that has led me to know my self better, to hash out all of the muck that has held me back, to birth the real person that I am inside.
So today I celebrate my Rebirthday, with a searing headache that feels as if a poker is going through my left eye then up and around my head...the same side of the smudge.  Maybe it's just saying, don;t forget of what I have done for you, remember me for my goodness.  Maybe it just wants to have a piece of cake.  We all like cake, don't we?  But really, it's probably just the stress of not being quite where I wanted to be in life (and still in a place that doesn't hold my highest and best good as a top priority), a year later from the day of reconning.  Maybe it's saying, you made a promise not to be stuck in your old life, so get on with it there sweetheart.  I'll take that last statement to be the truth.  I am getting on with it, because I am further along the path than I sometimes realize.
So when I write to you on my second Rebirthday these are the wishes that I would love to have come true...
1. to be happy and healthy, with the same for all that I hold dear
2. To be living my dream life and being fulfilled by the truest and best career/job/occupation that I choose
3.  To keep sharing myself with the world, one snippit at a time (and that people want to hear about it!)
4.  To have my soul bloom into all that I need at that moment, to be my truest and best self

Happy Rebirthday to me!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


The tree fell to the ground
shards of technicolor glass
of my past
teardrops start to fall
down their
my heart
I have lost my past
in an
I kneel on the floor
amidst the glass
remembering the wounds
of yesterday
my past is no more
just shattered
and discarded
like the glinting
rainbow of glass
in my weary hands
Dedicated to my Christmas tree that decided that it had had enough glitz and gllimmer for one year and simply wanted to take a rest ...on the floor, facedown, shattering almost every vintage (and not so vintage) glass ornament.  We had just finished decorating the tree and I, following a little tradition of giving my girls a new ornament every year, went to pull my spoils from the bag.  The girls squeeled in excitement as they sat on the couch examining the new ornaments, when out of nowwhere I turned to see the tree going  I was thinking about how I had loved all of my old  and scraped up ornaments.  They were a symbol of my childhood that was filled with fear, abuse, abandonment and poverty.  Funny, I had thought that even though those ornaments were battered, scarred, chipped and stained, they had still found a way to shine just as brightly as the new and sparkly ones.  In fact, I had a deep fondness for them more, than any other ones in the bunch.  Now, they were gone.  Shattered and broken to pieces.  Tiny little shards of my past...gone in an instant.  Maybe it was God's way of saying to me...let go of the past troubles, they are gone are free to start a new past after you pick up the pieces.  This Christmas does start a new chapter of my life as things have come full circle, as they say.  It is a close to a year that has seen the prospect of death, renewed life and the loss of those we love.  It has been a year of change and evolution ..for my will, my instinct, my craft and my soul.  A year ago at this time, I wasn't even sure if another Christmas would come to pass for me...a reconing that I will never forget.

I am a different person at this moment because of all that has gone before me ...

and I am grateful.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Beyond Reason

I am being pushed beyond reason.  Obstacles are in my path, impeding my steps "forward".  Funny how the Universe, in all its wisdom, trips you up so that you can see the right way to go.  I have found that of late, I am staring at my long lost wishes of that "certain job", or promotion, or whatever fancy thing that I thought life would bring me...I am staring in amazement because even though I wanted it, thought that I deserved it, felt that it was the right way to is completly and utterly the worst thing that could have ever happened!
I too have been asking for signs, for answers to the foggy questions and prayers that are murmured in times of great dissatisfaction and distress.   Yes, they are coming to show me the way...out the door.  Things are being so shaken up that it is almost, comical.  Silly, really.  All reasons to see the light...lets say a "gentle" forced hand that is to lead you along your truest path.  Are you uncomfortable yet? No?  Well lets see what else can be thrown your way before you concede to your right way, your right livelihood.  Let's see how much more you can handle before the floodgates come crashing down and you are drawn away from all that makes you feel entrenched in dissastisfaction.  What else can you handle, before you say ...enough!
My gentle friends, our time is coming.  We are near to being ready for the courage of a breakthrough.
Are you ready?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Find Me on Papernstitch!

*{Anka Earrings, $22 at Poetica}*

Today starts my little run on Papernstitch, an exclusive, jurried shopping site for small businesses featuring the best in handmade.  After multiple entries, my Poetica shop was accepted to participate.  WooHoo!!!!
Here is a link to my shop there.  Please stop by ans take a  little look see :)


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Featured Seller at Dime Store Daze!

So, how cool is this?  I had the unexpected pleasure of speaking with two lovely ladies the other day regarding some supplies that I had ordered to fuel my creative soul.  Terry, from DimetsoreEmporium, and I were chatting about all things brassy when the subject of Poland had come up in a roundabout way.  Well, it turns out that her assistant hails from Polonia and, as they say, the rest was history!  I had such a nice time getting to know the two of them.

Today, Terry droppped me a message that I was the Featured Seller on her blog!  Thank you ladies, I am honored :)  {Check it out here:}
So, if you are ever in the need of unique vintage or brass items, please check out Terry's website, .  You will not be disappointed, I promise!

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia Agnieszka and Terry!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New for the Holidays

*:: Bella ::*

*:: Fireside ::*

*:: Winter Berries ::*

*:: Shadows ::*

*:: First Snow ::*

All of these little treasures are available at my Etsy Studio Shop

Let the Holiday Craziness Begin!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Simple Prayer

I need you
I welcome you
without you
I will not survive
even one more moment
in the places that
bleed my soul

I need you
more than ever
to help make my
my life
what it needs to be

I need you
to hold my head up
when I feel the end
has come too quickly

I need you
to make me believe
that my hardship
is a means to a better life
that the lessons that I have learned
will carry me through
the entrance to "better"

These things I pray today
for I have reached a point
that will not allow
for the leaching of
my power
my energy
my soul
my happiness
I have come to the realization
that I cannot exist in a place
that does not serve my higher good
but only uses my talents
for their benefit
and none of mine

It is disenheartening
It is gut wrenching
It is terrifying

But please, God
I need your help
to make my life happy
to fulfill the covenants
that I have been asked to fulfill
now, so long ago

Please, from the depths of my soul
show me my purpose
my destiny
my authentic livelihood
so that I may
serve your will
and higher good

Monday, November 30, 2009


Silently, I contemplate
my release
the purging of my soul
has no boundaries
I am awash with the mysteries
of myself
captured and enamoured
by the complex simplicity
that lies in my heart

Silently, I grieve
Am I to be only half full?
A meager displacement of the wonder
that I have been
in lives before?
Or am I to be
an overflowing cask 
of the sweetest wine
that leaves a warmth in your belly
and a yearning in your heart?

Silently, I dream
I yearn for my new lifetime
Full of amazement and adventure
I look for the breaking open
where the chasm can release
the greatness that has been held inside
for aeons

Silently, I wait.

Cyber Monday

Looks like it's all about Cyber Monday!  THe deals and steals abound.  I personally did not go shopping on Black Friday...after all these years in retail it's the last place that I would like to be at 4 AM!  Anyway, I have my own Cyber Monday deals going at Kasia Blue and Poetica...BOGO at 50% off and Free Shipping until Midnight tonight.  Here are a few of my new items too.  Happy shopping bargain hunters!


Friday, November 27, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

These lovely things are a few of the items that I simply covet.  The colors speak to my soul...harmonious and light on the soul. I hope that you take a fancy to them as well :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shadows Dance in The Sunlight

Taken on our now, not so recent, trip to Ithaca.  It was really the perfect day for family and a little walk in the woods.  I wish that I could have taken a video of this scence, because it seemed as if the shadows danced in the sunlight and the leaves created a kaleidoscope of color.
My favorite time of the year....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Forest

Help me to see the forest through the trees
to set a place for myself
at the table of life
where I can eat with robust apetite
and feel nourished in my soul

Help me to see my clear path
and my true livelihood
where I can make those around me
feel as if their hard work
is not in vain

Help me to have a clear voice
to speak my truth
even if it is just yet a whisper
so that I can bring forth my intentions
with clarity and conviction

Help me to have a focused mind
uncluttered with fear and doubt
to release the albatross
that has clung so tightly
to my back

Help me to see my forest
with all it's technicolored leaves
with it's gnarled branches
and soggy marshes
uprooted havens
for all those who choose to live there
including me

Thursday, November 12, 2009

More Winter Preview

~*{The Alchemist, $129 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{Lorelei, $99 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{Mariella, $139 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{Lovely, $42 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{Radiant, $45 at Kasiablue}*~

Driven by a spurt of inspiration and creativity on my "day off".  I was supposed to be cleaning the house...instead, I created these lovely baubles. 

I think I need a maid.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Preview of Winter 2009-2010

~*{Ice Princess,$129  at Kasia Blue}*~

~*{Angels and Demons II, $109 at Kasia Blue}*~

Winter Collection 2009-2010
Icy.    Cool.   Decadent.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Much Needed Rest

My friends, I  have needed rest.  With a spiltting headache and dizzy gait, I laid my head down to ease the turmoil that has been created by all that surrounds me.  It worries me, these spells of disjointed chaos reaked upon my physical self.  Maybe it is one more sign to make a choice that will serve my higher good...and not those of others.  I have been burning the proverbial candle at both ands, and the middle as well.  I will need help to extinguish all but one of these flames.  I fear that my life, my sanity and my purpose depends upon it.

Let me shine one light for the word to see. 
Brighter than any flame that has gone before this. 
One light to show my soul. 

One passion to create beauty for all to see.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gilded Harvest

If I were a pumpkin, I would be one of these
Gilded and with a subtle sparkle
Shimmering and changing color
in the moonlight
My color would be irridescent orange
not the hot neon that you normally see
The color of nectar
or a glowing sunrise
with swirling tones of pink, blue and purple
Yes, If I were a pumpkin
I would be one of these
These pictures were taken at Disney World on our trip this past summer.  When I saw them, my heart spoke of home reminding me of the days that I used to be less Cinder and more Ella.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So I told my story
and I raised their hearts
without knowing
of the spirit moving through me
I spoke candidly
without fear
or contention
letting my experinces
guide me
to let them know
my Truth
I have long thought
that I would be able
to Inspire those around me
with words from heaven
passed through me
by the power of the spirit
it is my callling
one that I now see
that I must start to
this is my contract
that has been sealed
in the heavens
where my soul danced
with God

Friday, October 23, 2009


Today, the wind is howling
blowing the dust and cinders
in cirlces at my feet
The umber and crimson
colored leaves
have now taken on
an ashen cast
as they murmur their
hushed good bye
a swan song to their
youthful days
in the sun
The wind, it beckons
of the chill that lies ahead
the blustery days
of nature's deep resting
the time for quietude...
the solstice of its soul...
Today, I sweep the cinders
off my feet
and wipe my brow clean
with the wind
of change

Monday, October 19, 2009

Inpire Me Mondays...Epiphany

Here is my own personal quote to inspire you right here, in the moment...

"Sometimes you wonder why you are in a certain place in your life, stymied by the fact that there is no forward movement even when you feel that you have learned all of your lessons, only to realize that you were just there to help someone else along with their forward movement.  When your teaching is done, you will be set free".

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Inspire Me Monday, Maybe Tuesday, A week late!

~*{Romance Noir at Poetica}*~

Although I have been pretty diligent in keeping up with my pal Gracie's Inspire Me Mondays, I have been a bit lax the past week or so.  I guess that the mouse will play while the cat is away....

Either way, I just wanted to write about a little burst of inspiration that came my way today while I am nursing myself back to health from this nasty cold/flu/bronchitis thingie that I have been dealing with for the past three weeks.  After my lovely friend Lynda revamped this blog and all of my banners, buttons, et. al. I wanted her to work on my website.  I have not been happy with it at all since it's inception and I knew that it would have to be a prettier, more functional site for me to grow my business in the future.  Well, this would have entailed switching servers, transferring domains....a lot of technology that I didn't feel was "right" just at this moment (especially since I have paid for this one in advance and would have to shell out some more denieros to get this one going).  I still will have my friend redo my site when the time is right...she's a great gal and did a very nice job for me.  But, today in the midst of switching services, I stopped dead cold.  Something (or someone , for that matter) said that I should try this out one more time before I commit to more monetary expenditure.  So with fingers crossed, and a prayer in hand, I started my journey into redoing my website.  Four hours and many edits later, I came out with something that I like.  It's not designed by a high tech person that can do all the bells and whistles.  I'll save that for Lynda when she sets up my e-commerce site.  But, overall I am happy with the outcome.  I think that it looks elegant enough and still showcases my jewelry in a nice way.

So, as a favor, could you all take a peek at my revamped site and tell me what you think ...honestly.  Your feed back really means a lot to help my business grow, so please don't hold back.  Just one thing, please know that it is a work in progress and I have almost all of the links set...just a few more to go.  Thank you :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Trinkets

~*{Fleur De Lis, $99}*~

~*{Cashmere, $129}*~

~*{A Walk in the Woods, $45}*~

~*{Spices, $349}*~

~*{Rouge et Noir, $99}*~

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Some new Items for Fall

~*{Intuition Earrings, $35 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{Morgan Necklace, $99 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{The Myst, $349 at Kasiablue}*~

~*{The Rise of Elphaba, $349 at Kasiablue}*~
Sorry that I haven't been around much, my friends.  Although I'm sure that you can see why I have been absent so much :)  Between making baubles, working, kids, hubby, bell choir (we're recording a new cd for Christmas...sooooo exciting) and taking pictures in my new picture tent, there hasn't been much time for extracurriculars!  So please excuse my absence & forgive my neglect.  I promise to make it back more regularly!  I swear! xoxoxo

Monday, September 21, 2009

Inspire Me Mondays....Not What I Planned, but here it is anyway

~*{Angels Calling}*~


Inspired by the unexpected and my sudden, passionate love of yellow, red and most of all orange.


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