Monday, April 18, 2011

magical carpet


this was inspired by hearing

of a child who

dressed up as a

magic carpet for halloween.

i heard this while knitting/being/chatting

with lovely women at a retreat.

ohhhh, the magic of needles clicking

& imaginations traveling.

xox

(& congratulations to kristina/winner of greeting cards)

31 comments:

ELK said...

children are so full of magic .. it is a joy to click needles here with you ..have a most wonderful week my friend

Jennifer Richardson said...

yes....I can see it.
reminds me of these lines
from Steppenwolf's "magic carpet ride"
- "we don't know what
we can see; why don't you tell your
dreams to me."
And oh the places you'll go and see:)
I do so love the way you see!
-Jennifer

kristen said...

Your words are magical.

Cathy Bueti said...

Chills reading this!! Love! Hugs to you Rachel for always sharing such wonderful words of inspiration! xo

Kim Mailhot said...

why wait, indeed !
How sweet to retreat with women all there for the same purpose - to be in this moment, to be with each stitch.
They were lucky to have you with them, dear heart.
Happy Monday !

Yael said...

Being the carpet - and magical too - and fly and fly - oh dear, YES!!!! :-)

~Kristina said...

Love this! The lines, the stretch, the thought of helping. The creativity in the child who dressed up as one is wonderful.
And thank you for the awesome opportunity at your cards.

garden clippings said...

If we only had the full imagination of children....oh the possibilities!!!

wanda miller said...

OH YESSSSSSSSSS...your gifts your gifts...they lift they lift!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

sherilee said...

Now I have a new mantra for the day: Be the carpet!

Thank you for your colorful gifts to the world!
xoxo

LauraX said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!

S. Etole said...

what a whimsical, happy thought ...

Kolleen said...

oh i am sooo loving this!

"be the carpet baby!"

so happy you had time away to create and just be!

oxoxoxoxoxox
k

Rebecca Anthony said...

BIG SMILES!! How sweet is this(O:

Tammie said...

how wonderful
to dream up being the carpet is a lovely thing indeed, sweet art dear lady.

Megan Coyle said...

what a sweet story :)

danielle said...

And why not? Thank-you for sharing this lovely idea. Kids are the greatest teachers...
♥ xo

PS. Thank-you for your kinds words and loveliness...

Milena said...

Lovely Rachel, I keep saying this but I shall say it again because it is sooooo true- your art brightens my day and always seems to talk to me in the moment I am in. I am working on being a magic carpet :)

Suz said...

Oh, my, yes! I can see it. That is so charming, Rachel. You make me smile!
Hugs,
Suz

Eydie said...

Oh, the magical imagination of children. I also loved the clicking of your needles.
xoxo

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Thank you so much, your a Goddess of joy!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your art is wonderful!

Dyche Designs said...

Love that, oh to have the mind of a child.

christinemyoung said...

what a beautiful image ~ sounds like a lovely retreat :)

Bella Sinclair said...

You are beautiful when you are unfurled and soaring! Please, may I hitch a ride and see all that you see? You are both wondrous and wonderful, dear Rachel!

Jenny Blair said...

oh how beautiful..only the giddy innocence of children could come up with being a magical flying carpet for a costume..LOVE it! :)Love a bit of clickety clicking with soul siters too, its been a while since I spun some tales over a ball of wool :)x

Jennifer said...

Lovely! You are so inspiring to me! I feel the wind through my hair -- no snow on that carpet ride!

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

I always find magic here with you Rachel, Love this! :)

Love,
Jenny

Julia said...

Be the carpet...I love it.

You have such freedom in expressing yourself, Rachel--it's such an inspiration to me.

Here's to no more waiting, to simply being the magic.

Love to you, my friend.

anika said...

just stumbled upon your blog, and I'm loving your drawing style! so unique and full of life. love it!

Selah Gay said...

I'm so enjoying perusing your blog! Simple yet so deep! This is one of my favs! I'll be sure to find you on etsy also! Hearts to you this sunny day! <3