Inspiration from Elsita

by - Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I've always adored Elsa Mora's artistic genius. Her art, creativity and view of life definitely comes from a rarefied, higher plane of existence and it is pure joy to see her share so much of her world in her very inspiring blog Elsita.

This needlework project which I titled "Gift of the Cherry Tree" is Elsita's free embroidery pattern from her blog. Visit Elsita blog today and be very, very inspired.

I know, it's not very easy to be inspired everyday and to create a bit of handiwork magic on a day to day basis. Heck, there's lots of chores to do, bread and butter to be made and plain fatigue can just set in. However doing what you really enjoy is a balm to the stress of everyday living. I've also learned that inspiration is not something that falls from the sky. Rather it is something that is actively sought.

For inspiration, daily Notes from the Universe have always recharged me. I receive a note in my inbox every night! I'm sharing one of my favourite notes with you:

If you just whistle every now and then, christy; skip every thousandth step or so; skim the odd stone across the odd pond; go dancing on the occasional blue moon, if only alone in the dark; dress up sometimes, even with nowhere to go... for simply stirring up some little bit of hope, no matter how silly or disconnected your actions seem to be with the rest of the world, magic flashes in the unseen, friends are summoned, connections are timed, stars are aligned, opportunities are crystallized and serendipities are calculated, creating possibilities for new realities that cannot now even be imagined from where you presently stand.

Shazaam -
The Universe

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  1. I adore Elsita's stuff. And this is a great little project.

    I agree with you about how much work inspiration takes. Sure, maybe it comes from the universe, but you have to work to be open to what the universe sends. You have to pay attention. You have to question and think. You have to be willing to do something with the inspiration instead of letting it sink back into the soup.

    In another lifetime, I think I would like to make things like you do. The embroidery, the softies the crafts. Maybe that life will come when the kids are in school. Or maybe when they are grown and I can be the granny in the rocking chair knitting all day. Who knows?

  2. Christy I only need to come by your blog to find myself getting lots of inspiration. I agree about seeking inspiration and I like to make a little time each day to do something crafty, it makes me very happy.

  3. That is a lovely message. I'm glad you found inspiration with my gingerbread mosaic. Your blog is a constant inspiration to me. I think your right - that you have to seek out inspiration! Happy hunting to us all as week seek to be happier people!

  4. Jambo!

    Oh my gosh! I want one of everything!!

    Thanks so much for thinking of us!!


    You are loved beyond measure,


  5. Lovely! Thanks for the link!

  6. Elsa Mora is fantastic. I usually look in daily to see what she is up to. I enjoy embroidering too and am thrilled to see what you have made. It's so pretty. I really like the colors you chose


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