Sunday, 9 May 2010

And the Beauty Flows


Yesterday when the post arrived I was delighted to see a package from Spirithelpers' Tammie Lee. Tammie is a friend that I have come to know and admire over these past months of sharing my adventures with felt and dyes and reading Tammie's inspiring poetry accompanied by the most beautiful reflections of nature.

We had agreed to do a little exchange between friends and Tammie generously let me pick a couple of prints. I chose orchids. Aren't they exquisite!

To my surprise Tammie has also included some greeting cards with two additional pictures of orchids, dancing harebells and a wonderful leaf resting on rocks.

Many of you will know Tammie, and that she has used this picture for her profile in the past. What you may not know is just how wonderful the picture is close up. I had not realised that the leaf in Tammie's picture was covered with droplets of rain that shine like jewels on a bed of the golden leaf. A heartwarming vision evoking images of my favourite season, Autumn.

Please visit Tammie at Spirithelpers, her new art blog Beauty Flows and Etsy.

Thank you Tammie xx


I have also been wanting to post a big THANK YOU to Suzi of Spirit Whispers. Last month I received this wonderful calligraphy canvas in the post. I have really enjoyed getting to know Suzi these past months and reading her tender observations of nature and love for trees. I have also just discovered that Suzi has another blog and a website in which she showcases her work that is for sale. I know I am going to enjoy exploring them as much as I have enjoyed Spirit Whispers. Please visit Suzi at Healing Whispers and Suzi's Scribbles.

Today, as Spring illuminates our lives, like the ever changing of seasons. I find that not only are the flowers and trees of the gardens and wayside beginning to blossom. So are the friendships we make with those across the land and over the seas. The connections we make that enrich and bless our lives. For this, I thank you all x

22 comments:

Fiona said...

I don't know why but this made me cry. There was such a feeling of loving other people in your words. Thank you Jasmine.

Jasmine said...

Fiona, it has been a pleasure getting to know you as well xxJ

faerwillow said...

~connecting with one or many is such a blessing to us all...and blessed you are to have found these women...tammie is an amazing woman who shares such beauty through her images and i will be sneaking over to visit your other friend...thank you for sharing your wise words and gifts with us...i think mothers day has passed for you ( i could be sooo wrong) but i can still honor and celebrate you on this day...may it be a blessed bright day with l♥ve overflowing...brightest blessings~

La Dolce Vita said...

oh I agree I love Suzi's work and the orchids are gorgeous!

Shayna Prentice said...

Oh Jasmine, you have been receiving such extraordinary treasure in your mail! What you said about the blossoming of friendships and connections made here ... this is such a crystal clear and beautiful truth. XO, sweet Jasmine!

Tammie Lee said...

Jasmine hello,
After reading your post and then the comments from these dear ladies I feel deeply touched by the friendships that happen through our blogs. Your post is so beautiful to look at, you are a natural artist. About that leaf, I have never seen rain drops in different colors.... so many have guessed as to why- nature's magic.
I will enjoy visiting Spirit Whispers.
Heartfelt thank you for our lovely exchange!

Melissa Ekberg Fernandes said...

Tammie has a beautiful and inspiring work .

this post is a fresg breese , Jasmine !
thank you .
Happy Mom's day !!

BluMoon said...

Jasmine, the cards are beautiful there is a place close to where we live a nature reserve that has several different kinds of wild orchid, I haven't been over there for ages. I love Tammie Lee's blog its very inspirational!
Jackie

Martine said...

Dear Jasmine, this day is almost over but i want you to know that i think of you.
Send you virtual flowers and love.
XXXm

Jules said...

How lovely Jasmine, I am off to look at both of these ladies blogs now. x

The Strawberry Mallard said...

What a joy you are to everyone! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and talent with everyone!

Suzi Smith said...

The photographs look great with everything amongst the trees & plants... very artistic!! I already love Tammie's photography & poetry too.

Your last paragraph is lovely... here's to 'connections that enrich & bless our lives'.... Thankyou x

Felted House said...

Yes I agree it has been such a joy to make connections across the miles, I never expected to form friendships with some people so far away and it's been lovely to have glimpses of other lands and cultures through their blogs. xx

Titus said...

Wow to the orchids! And here's to connections!

T said...

what a beautiful post Jasmine. you are right friendship through blogs is wonderful, its like a whole other community out there to communicate with and enjoy.

xt

yvette said...

Jasmine you are such a sweetie...so glad with what people give you and so close looking(english???)

love
yvette

Assayya said...

this is so beautiful:))

Harnett-Hargrove said...

YES, indeedy! -J

Karin Bartimole said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely friends and their creative works Jasmine. Generosity of like minded spirits are able to reach each other so fabulously now, with the modern tools we have to connect and create community. We are so fortunate!
I like how you've photographed their works out in your natural environment :)
xox K

Twiglet said...

A beautiful blog - those orchids are perfect.

Deborah said...

Lovely photos!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This was such a beautiful post! Thank you so much for sharing it. I have long admired Tammie's blog, with her breathtaking photography and soulful poetry. Theresa :)