Saturday, March 25, 2017

~ Farm Shop Open Today ~

Grab your workbasket
 and come on out to the farm!

We'll be OPEN today from 10:00 - 4:00

 come browse the shop a little,
 and create with me and the girls!

Blessings from the Farm 
~ Lori

Friday, March 24, 2017

~ Inspiration Friday ~

Inspiration truly is everywhere
 ~ isn't it?
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Today's posting is about being inspired by symbolic gravestone/headstone art...
more specifically, those sweet little lambs we see on ancient children's graves ~

a bit morbid to think about, but the stonework on these are just beautiful...
if one can look past the sadness of what they are representing.

I turn to these for inspiration for my needlework, but especially so in my rug hooking designs.
... what better symbol to use on a rug made from wool?

here are a few of my favorites ~ borrowed from my Pinterest boards.
or you can simply Google-search & type in the keywords:
'gravestone   art   headstone   symbols'

love the striped-effect of the marble

perfect, primitive profile

ravages of time....

different poses with legs curled or unfurled

just plain sweet

an almost-alien, naive lamb on a more contemporary stone

perfect texture

a sweet pile of lambkins

especially love the pose and texture of fleece on this one

tiny and weathered

i believe this to be contemporary, more garden art than marker, but still loverly

another fav. with nubby coat

and don't forget to study other gravestone art as well...
such beauty & much inspiration waits on your next visit to a local graveyard.
~ I find walking among them peaceful and a quiet place to reflect.

 Hoping you all have a beautiful Friday
~ filled with inspiration at every turn!

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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