This is how we fill our days ...
I'm not ready for Winter to exit just yet ... I am loving the snow that seems to arrive while I'm sitting at the kitchen island, sipping my coffee. I turn around and snow is falling and I can just sit and watch and take my time dreaming.
And I can watch this girl play in it ... before donning my boots and joining her.
But the reminders are all around us that it is indeed a time of celebration and new beginnings ...
Happy Year of the Snake in case you didn't know! Snake's message being one of forward movement (although I think of snakes slithering sideways which is more my style) and shedding what has become confining, out-dated, no longer needed.
Time to step into new dreams, new adventures.
My girl was so proud of her outfit! After the New Year performances, we ran into the bathroom where several of the dancers and musicians were changing. "I look like a performer!" she said with great pride. Yes, indeed ... she would have been a good Monkey Queen!
I love that our home is a place of magic and wonderment for us all. Cowgirl still leaves offerings for the fairies in their mailbox.
She explained it was a tiny velociraptor that the fairies could ride if they needed to travel quickly. Knowing she would be waiting for a response, I decided to offer my support in some fairy magic making ...
His name is Edmund Owl. I purchased the kit on a whim last Spring from Fancy Tiger pop up Shop when I was attending the Makerie Creative Retreat. He's been waiting patiently for his birth and even with my rusty sewing skills I was able to whip him up in no time! (And now I see how easy it would be to recreate and expand upon this simple but adorable design.)
I ask you: who could resist those eyes?
Even though it was day time, Edmund waited for Cowgirl's return from school. Now, she had seen the kit so I was a little worried about her reaction. But my girl is a believer and I think she wants to believe even when there are gaps in the curtain and we can see behind the screen to the wizard. (When visiting Santa this year, he invited her to take a toy from the basket by his chair. She grabbed a top - she loves spinning things! - and immediately noticed the made in China sticker. Did you know elves from around the world apply to work in Santa's workshop? There are many Chinese elves!)
When she came home she immediately saw Edmund sitting in the mailbox. "Mom!" she exclaimed, "the Fairies made the owl for you!"
Like I said ... who could resist those eyes?
Speaking of magic ... I have a copy of the online magazine Amulet to give away this week. It is full of magic and inspiration in words and images and yes, I have a piece about my girl nestled within its virtual pages. I am giving away the current edition (one) Winter: Frozen, Hope, Transition. The second edition Burst of Spring will become available for purchase April 1. You can read more about their offerings here or visit their facebook page.
I will pulling one name from the comments for this post, so leave me your words and be entered to win! Tell me ... how do you support magic in your life?
I will draw the name on Sunday, March 10 and announce the winner next week. Be sure I have a way to contact you should you win! Good luck!