Friday, January 9, 2015

paradox

It's this time of year when decorating, for me, seems to become a paradox. A mix of winter (and I mean ND winter), with planning for warm trips. It's the conflict between beautiful crystal trees, shimmering snow, brisk temperatures, vs. seashells, warm sand, and the heat of the sun.

As this conflict of nature surrounds my soul, it amazes me how the two can have qualities that are the same: beautiful clear blue skies, the calming sound of the ocean/wind, and shimmering sand/snow. Sameness in the midst of conflict.  

So how does this work in decorating my home without it looking messy? Calm the conflict by finding common ground. In this case I drew on both color and texture.
  
 
Silver crystal-like starfish and crystal branches= an interesting paradox that brings sameness to conflict. 
 
To glitter starfish use spray adhesive and shake on silver glitter or glass glitter. Use a glitter tray from a craftstore. It will save you frustration and glitter!
 
...and may you feel God's blessings in the New Year,
even when they might not be right in front of you. 
Ele
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So creative and pretty. I may have to try this.

Penny Longthorne said...

I love, love, love your creative beauty and inspirational designs...