Monday, August 16, 2010

Flight of Fancy - A soaring of the imagination; a usage dating from the mid 1600's

(Vignette on a trunk top in my family room)

Have you ever done something so mundane and so routine that you could literally do it with your eyes closed? These are generally the kind of tasks I like doing the least but so very often they are necessity. When I am faced with such unpleasantness I kick into auto pilot where my hands are busy at the task but my mind is free to take on flights of fancy.

Sometimes these flights are very colorful...(Hand tinted fabric sketch)

Sometimes they are quiet rests of reflection...(A restful little corner in my family room)

Sometimes they are happy trilling notes of praise...(One of my early pieces of collage art)

Sometimes they are faded memories of the past...(Nature Assemblage - A past project)

Sometimes I get so caught up in them...(Glass bird nesting in a cage in the studio)

And sometimes I wish I could bottle them...(Nature vignette in the family room)

Sometimes they wing me to unexpected places... (Vintage card, a favorite from Beth, in the studio)

Sometimes they soar into the depths of my soul... (A previous inspirational collage piece)

Sometimes they even turn a little blue... (A bluebird gift from my friend, Pam, hanging out in the studio)

But no matter the task at hand, my uncaged thoughts can wing themselves into flights of fancy... (Bird cage in the studio)

And before their course is run,
My dreadful task is done,
Much to my delight,
These winged thoughts of flight,
Have made the mundane quite pleasant,
Drawing me back to the present,
Refreshed by my little respite,
Of having taken flight,
Upon the wings of fancy.

Today my hands were busy but my mind was not very far from you, dear friends. I am leaving you some little winged gifts of vintage post card images that you can save and use as you wish...(FREE IMAGE)(FREE IMAGE)(FREE IMAGE)(FREE IMAGE)(FREE IMAGE)(FREE IMAGE)

I hope your Monday was a bright one!

Miss Sandy

P.S. I do hope you will forgive me for re-posting some older photos here. Today has been extremely busy and I did not want the day to go by without letting you know that I cherish your friendship.


Ruth said...

Love your vintage decor.
I so wish I could put some of my pretties out. My 3 year old granddaughter would just love for me to do that too ;)

Vee said...

It's always pleasant spending time here with you. Although it's been a busy day for you, you didn't make me feel one bit rushed. I enjoyed seeing your art again and thank you for the free images!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thank you for generously sharing your postcard images. They're beautiful.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, i love all your precious bird images!
you are such a gifted artist to create
such lovely things with a wandering

i have never been able to harness my
wild mind. :)

Jillayne said...

Your images are beautiful and bear repeating. And the post cards are fabulous. I have had a very pleasant Monday and am grateful for that! I'm like you with mundane chores - I let my mind float away and am always surprised by where my thoughts drift. Happy times indeed!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Well, my Monday is brighter with your words combined with the wonderful images -thankks!

Dorthe said...

Dear Sandy,
it is a very beautifull joy visiting you alwayes, and I love all your birds living with you.
Thanks very much for the wonderfull images.
Happy tuesday.
xo, Dorthe

Bonita said...

You're such a sweetheart, thinking of us even on your busy days.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This post made me heart want to soar and broat to mind a little ditty that I love to sing with my kids.

A robin feathering his nest
Has very little time to rest
While gathering his bits of twine and twig
Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song will move the job along -

Lynn Richards said...

All the photos were new to me and I enjoyed each and every one!!
What is it about birds??? They are my newest fascination and I like how you have them arranged around your home.

Beth Leintz said...

Oh, I remember the bird card you got from me- I'm so glad you're still enjoying it.

I love all the bird postcard images- I'm going to print all of them in hopes of making a bird themed journal.

Anonymous said...

Sandy, thank you for the lovely images. Yesterday was busy for me too. I painted a "cabinet of curiosities" and sent it off to my agent via a jpg with hopes for licensing it. Wish it could go off on your bluebirds wings!
Hopefully today will bring less mundane chores and more creative ones for you!
Hugs, Diane

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