Friday, February 24, 2012

phoenix flight

Sorry about the lack of blogging, every time I try to post I end up bleating on like it's some kind of free therapy session. As we all know, that's what Livejournal is for- blogger is for pretty things and the occasional lols.

Look, shiny! That's some new work, of which I have a relatively small amount considering how much free time I have right now. And now what news is this!? I'll be re-opening Sparrow Salvage and Fagin's Daughter as of tomorrow! Hooray!


I've changed my blog and shop banners, I felt like a wee make-over given the circumstances. Some of you will rejoice to hear I'm returning a little to my previous styles, though in a new colour scheme. I want to bring some of the antique elegance back to my shop and combine it with the raw pieces recently made. I've really missed not having the shops, and though my postage will be sparse (once a week only) that should clear up in about a month and we can return to our regularly scheduled program. I hope to re-open my art shop in a few weeks too, I've been wanting to do some more work in that line recently, and offer some new photographic prints.

jewels for fagin - new listings coming soon

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment on my previous post- and to those of you who have sent me Etsy convos and emails, wishing me well, praying, encouraging the healing process and generally being supportive. It has meant so much to me. Thank you. I am not exactly a whole person again but I'm getting stronger every day; right now I have the average vitality of your typical 80 year old, but that's an 80 year old who can now walk to the shops and cook her own dinner! Although I can't carry anything and need to make sure dinner won't take longer than 20 minutes... it's still something. OH how I have missed cooking my own dinner. Life is in the details.

24 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Penny, I LOVE you, so good to see you return. Congratulations on your progress, I love the pieces you've posted up. Welcome back Sparrow/Phoenix, you've been so missed! I'm looking forward to your shops reopening tomorrow.

Take care,
...Jackie xo

Flotsam Tide said...

Yippee!!!!! I am so excited that you are back. I have missed all of your shops and seeing your beautiful work. These new pieces are gorgeous I love the serene elegance and beauty combined with rustic textures in your new work. The world is a much better place with Sparrow in it. xo!

Skye said...

*hugs* So happy to hear you're still on the mend and ready to start back into the swing of things :) I was spelunking through the archives of all your sold items at your etsy shops a little while ago and marveling over all the fantastic treasures that have found new homes already. Good to see you're getting back into making more :)

Jackie said...

Oh please do bleat on like it's some kind of free therapy session!! It is and we're all here for you! Nothing makes me happier then seeing this brave Phoenix rise!!

Oh how will I sleep tonight waiting for the grand re-opening of your fab shops!

...Jackie xo

Juliette Williams said...

Really hoping your health keeps improving, and love when you post :) Looking forward to seeing your re-openings.

potterygirl1 said...

It is nice to see you are improving. Sending you a big hug from Canada!

Alice said...

I'm thrilled to see a post from you, and even more thrilled to know you are opening your shops again! Oh how I missed your lovely creations!

I'm also glad you are improving, even if it is baby steps.

Beatnheart said...

Healing thoughts sent to you from the California coast. Your a brave and courageous warrior.

Jenni said...

Wonderful to hear you are improving and that you are able to get your shop up and running again. I look forward to seeing your creations.
Jenni

artistic rejuvenations said...
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artistic rejuvenations said...

welcome back and healthy healings to you.your work is stunning and always a treat to savor.

fanciful devices said...

oh my eyes! My eyes have missed your photos sooooo much. its like when I'm forced to go without chocolate for too long...
except this was really really long. i should just look at your flickr, i know!
you're my hero, have i told you?

stregata said...

So happy to hear from you and especially to hear you continue to mend and recover. Such good news. And you have started to create again - now that really says recovery to me...

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

I'm pretty new around here, but wanted to say that it's so good to see the phoenix taking flight!

La Fileuse said...

Please, take good care of yourself. You're a delight. :)

Barbara said...

I'm so glad you're on the mend and making new work!

mairedodd said...

i hope that the therapeutic benefits of creating make themselves soon known to you - for they will... so nice to hear from you and that you are slowly coming along... the imagery of the phoenix moves me... will be checking your shops!

Laura said...

a beautiful return

Spirited Earth said...

it's so nice to read you are on the mend, you are certainly right, Life is in the details... as always, your work is lovely.

missficklemedia.com said...

I Love you. I Love the changes. I Love what will come next from your recovery.

Gypsy Fish said...

love your new look...and I LOVE your stuff!!!! thank for becoming my newest follower and leaving a comment...you rock!
xo
Beth

Lolo said...

Really digging your new work lady.

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windrock studio said...

Hey Penny, I have admired your art/work for some time but haven't been by in awhile so I'm catching up. So sorry to hear all you've gone thru and if I may, I'm wondering how your Mom is? I read all I could but did not see this information, forgive me if I missed it ... all the very best, I'll be checking in more often.