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 song...so 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

Rebirthday


~*{ 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

Fragments


The tree fell to the ground
hard
thump
shatter
splinter
crash
silence
shards of technicolor glass
everywhere
fragments
pieces
slices
of my past
teardrops start to fall
down their
cheeks
hands
my heart
I have lost my past
in an
instant
moment
minute
lifetime
I kneel on the floor
amidst the glass
poked
sliced
bleeding
fingers
remembering the wounds
of yesterday
my past is no more
just shattered
and discarded
like the glinting
rainbow of glass
collected
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 horizontal...fast.  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 now...you 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 go...now 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 :)


xo
Kasia

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: http://www.dimestoedaze.typepad.com/}
So, if you are ever in the need of unique vintage or brass items, please check out Terry's website, http://dimestoreemporium.com/ .  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


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




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


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


Hope
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

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