Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Invitation

Ah Bliss! I spent the afternoon in my studio for the first time in what seemed like ages and came up with this collage. I'd been inspired to create a picture with butterflies landing on me for a while after reading this (love that blog!) however it turned into a sort of garden party picture but that's fine with me!. It's now in the shop. The title of this picture is also the title of this inspirational book by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. 'The Inviatation' begins with a poem...
'It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive..'
I think I'm going to read that book again now.


  1. shelby! i looooooove this!
    it is beautiful!
    could i pleeeeeeease meet you
    at THIS table w/butterflies & all
    for a slice of yummy cake?!!!
    just today, i was talking
    with our sons about seeing
    a local butterfly exhibit...
    where they HAVE landed on me..
    such a take my breath away moment!
    i love your blog too!
    sweet wings swooshing your way
    with great joy in you & your heART.xox

  2. Hi, dropping by for the first time and you hooked me with OMD's Invitation words. I adore her work and that particular book has always been dear to me. LOVE LOVE LOVE the butterfly tea party. your work is really sweet and I really like your style. Will be dropping in again.

    Feel free to pop by my blog sometime :) - mixed media art and whatnot over there as well.

  3. Shelby,
    This is beautiful! I would love to sit at this whimsical table for a piece of cake!!!...I just adore the butterflies, too! Great piece!