Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Meeting the young Prince Ben

On the weekend I met a young prince
His name was Ben
He was wearing a swirly yellow cape
And on his head was a gold crown
He wore a red jerkin and Grey chest Armour
He carried in his belt a beautiful long sword
This was going to be needed, as he had lots of dragons to slay

For my friend Katherine and her young Prince

cheers Marie

Monday, August 30, 2010

Small views

A few small views of areas in my

love and light Marie

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Giveaway - An angel

This beautiful needle felted picture is my giveaway for the month of August
So if you feel you need some more light in your world, or maybe there is someone that you know that needs light
Let this angel light your way.

Just leave a comment and I will draw the winner on the 30th August

Love and lots of Angel light Marie

Monday, August 23, 2010

What I have been working on

This morning, I laid out some newspaper, got out my paints and paint brushes
And painted small box lids
I sometimes make these boxes for my market stalls
They are filled with lots of different treasures for children
Rainbow acorns, toadstool children, Autumn acorns, Spring blossom children
I just love making these, and oh the joy I receive when a child opens the box, just magical.

Love and light Marie

All your comments are read and delighted in.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Spring colors

I went for a walk on the weekend and this is what I saw
Beautiful pink Spring blossoms appearing on trees, like big fluffy candyfloss
Lime green fresh stalks of new growth
Bright Yellow daffodils
Bud burst just starting to happen
Oh my, I think Spring is coming

Here is my latest Spring picture

A custom order piece

Love and light Marie

Your comments are always read, and delighted in.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Rainbows always make me smile

I love Rainbows, don't you? cheers Marie

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I am helping to create a circle of peace felt around the world
This will connect every country in an energetic circle of peace, unconditional love, and gratitude.
For PEACE to be FELT in hearts across the world.
I have created my Peace of felt and will send it to my Peace partner, on the 21st September, which is the "International day of Peace"

This "Circle of peace and love" steps outside the bounds of tradition"exchanges" where one may often have expectations of an "equal trade with their exchange partner; expecting that what is received matches the perceived value of what was given. Instead this circle of giving and receiving invites participants to give freely and feel the reward of truly giving in the spirit of love and without condition.

Here is my PEACE of FELT, which is going to my peace partner in America.

Love, peace and light Marie

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Birds are building their nests

A little tiny bird child appeared in this nest the other day , she was making sure all was well

This little bird fairy, was checking that the nest would be warm enough for the eggs

Mother bird thought her nest was just fine

I wonder how many eggs she is sitting on?

love and light Marie

Your comments are always read, and delighted in.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A few more Paintings

Just a few more paintings to show you, then it will be back to needle felting

Cheers Marie

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Watercolor paintings

I used to do a lot of watercolor paintings
I enjoyed the medium of the freedom of watercolor
The colors would swim around and I liked there movement
I have not done any for a while now
Thought you might like to have a look at two of them

So now instead of painting landscapes with water color
I paint with rainbow shades of wool

Cheers Marie

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Princesses

I sometimes like putting my work into frames
I found this hinged wooden frame in an old store
I think they look rather sweet.

cheers Marie

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Marie's new hair cut

I was thinking that all you dear friends have put your children to sleep
And are now sitting down at the computer, the dishes are done
And I thought that you might like to see my new haircut
2 inches off the bottom and a fringe
So it's all happening in Softearth's world ha, ha

Love and light Marie

King Winter is still about

King winter is still about
With frosty chilly mornings
The days become warmer
Is Spring just around the corner?

Cheers Marie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mother's with their babies

Oh what joy

This new young life

Placed in a Mother's arms

For her to rock and kiss

To hold and love

love and light Marie

Your comments are always welcomed

Monday, August 9, 2010

A few thoughts about being a Kiwi artist

A little KORU forest elf

If you are interested in a few of my thoughts on living in New Zealand and being an artist. click here

Cheers Marie

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Before and after

Two photos of my Waldorf needle felted figure making, before and after.
I always have so much fun deciding what they are going to become.

Cheers Marie

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Swapping fun

I love to swap my creations for other natural creations from around the world
My summer Nature table last year was mainly made up of global swaps
Recently a kind lady mentioned me on her blog
Do click here to view, she is a sweetie

Love and light and do swap with me if you spot any thing in my Etsy shop that "Takes your fancy" cheers Marie

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Magical toadstools

By my front gate I have three silver birch trees
For the last two years their appeared toadstools
This gave me the inspiration to create

So here we have some rural New Zealand country inspiration

cheers Marie