Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Feeding Time

Marionette Box by Ostrich Girl

There is a story about a wise woman who once told her daughter, “Two wolves live inside me. One is full of self loathing, regrets, worry, apathy and denial of pleasure. The other is full of the joy of life, and compassion for others and self, and a great love for the world. All the time, these wolves are fighting inside me.” “But,” asked the daughter “Which wolf will win?” The mother answered, “The one I feed.” adapted from a Navajo folktale


Slumbering Love Shadow Lamp by Creative Pal

The Courtyard Original Painting by My Good Babushka

Two Faced Tree Man Pot by Just Puff

Two Victorian Ladies Have Tea by Matou en Peluche


What’s the Time Mr Wolf Original Watercolour and Gouache Painting by Caitlin Shearer of Pepperminte

Marie Antoinette Dangerous Liasons Choker by Boudoir Queen

Desert Fox Marionette by BisMar


The Animator from alvarous on Vimeo.

25 comments:

Sam said...

Thank you so much Chrisy for featuring my "Two Victorian Ladies"! I love, love, love that sleep lamp by the way - it's divine!

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

Oh my gosh - I love that lamp!!!

Emjie said...

The marionettes are 'super cute' (oh dear! embracing my inner cheerleader) and the slumbering lovers would make an amazing addition to any home.

Veronica Darling... said...

I love shadowboxes, or shadow lampshades, they're amazing!

ostrich girl said...

So cool to see all this fun collection of goodies you love together!!! Thankyou for let me in on it! xoxo Sheri DeBow

Ange said...

ooh love the choker!!! thank you for putting up my slideshow Chrisy!
Ange xo

jeannette stgermain said...

How true (about which wolf we feed)!

June said...

Wow a blog that is totally magical. I love this place and your work is beautiful and clever and gorgeous. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my own blog i really appreciate it especially as it brought me here :)
I have added myself to follow your magic
Hugs June xxx

Terri Kahrs said...

Hi, Chrisy! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog and your lovely comments. Am so happy to have found your blog - lots of yummy eye candy to enjoy. Will definitely be back again to visit! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Hey Harriet said...

Yay you're back! I missed your posts. Hope you had a fun time away. I really like the Matou en Peluche print!!!

The Stapelia Company said...

Such lovely pieces and such a neat idea; that we all fight our inner demons and some make art to express this struggle. I love that lamp... so sweet. It reminds me of Peter Pan.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Great folktale...so true. Love that lamp!!

Sam said...

Hi again Chrisy, I've given your fab blog an award!

ArtSparker said...

The Animator video is apparentlyby Melbourne resident Nick Hilligoss (posted on vimeo by a fan I assume)

http://www.picturetrail.com/hilligossnic

What a remarkable piece of work. It doesn't apear to be on the above site, but one of the commenters on vimeo noted he was the original...animator. Very inspiring.

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

Chrisy...wow your blog is amazing!!! i have alot to learn! fantastic!
sue pelletier

Bec said...

That is the very best quote!!! And so many beautiful other-worldly things - you always discover the best stuff, and then weave it all together so seamlessly.
Thank-you :)

Jetta's Nest said...

Something for me to think about again! You've got such a great knack for picking quotes and writing pieces that make me (and lots of other people too) stop and think. I love it. It really makes you stop and think about which 'wolf' you've been feeding.

Snowbrush said...

Chrisy, I really enjoyed the animator. Of the art, I most liked "The Courtyard."

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Very wise words and another great collection of images!

REread said...

how bizzare ... I just did a post about wolfs and foxes ... then came here and read your post! Must be the day for growling wolfy types??

REread said...

oops 'wolves' not 'wolfs' ...

Sandrine said...

Hi Chrisy,
Merci pour ton commentaire en Francais sur mon blog !!! ;)
S x

Mimi said...

Wise words have never been more spoken!

The marionette dolls are darling

xo

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Chrissy!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and post a comment. Your blog has so many interesting things to look at!! I especially like the Navaho proverb about the wolves. I think all of us can relate to that one to one degree or another!!

xxxKaren

Renee said...

I love the story because it is so true.

The dolls made by Ostrich Girl are wonderful and the artist Sheri is a brilliant person. She is totally full of fun.

Love Renee xoxo