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~ the CROW Costume Contest... . .

with an October window to install...

in between the fall Tarts...

i chose a few crows to line up in the window
for a bit of drama...
painted on my favorite crepe paper for the backdrop...
Well... .

of course, it started out
 quite innocently with a rather 'plain' crow...
and just thinking that they needed a little something
so the first one got a simple fabric twist adornment
and then the black & white papers
and the scissors
and the little pins
starting finding their way to the design table...

they had such a natural stance,
such grace,
such presence... .
( and such wisdom, that of course,
they would never tell.... )
~ with all of them
just milling about
in their little outfits...
i just had to give them numbers
for a bit of a costume parade of sorts
... and the costume contest was born.
~ so... .   .
 here now
are the entries for the
" C R O W
C O S T U M E   C O N T E S T "
(( you can vote for your favorite candidate here at my

'tu-tus & layers'....

'the elegant twist'

'curly paper wings'

'cupcake hat'

'ribbon tie'

 # 6
'paper rose'

'golden nest'

and....  #8
'polka-dot bonnet'

~so into the box they went,
off to hop into the window....

into the spot lites...
and hanging on the chandelier~*

i think they're glad they put up with all the fuss.... ~*
~ happy
h a l l o w e e n  *

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~ f l o w e r s & their   l e a f y companions.... . .  . ?

~ * they are everywhere. ( good thing ~ * ) How can we  L I V E  without them ~ ? ! ! ...or more importantly :
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~ to fantasize about in my doodlings... .  .
~* what f l o r a l s do you l i v e with.. ?

~ ~ * flowers from heaven... . . *

flowers... raining down from the sky ~*
from the ether~*
.....purely delightful ~*

this time i put in a ' fresh ' floral installation  as backdrop for the new merchandise ~ ~ *
i started out with  just a few sprigs of fresh ranunculus blooms & some flowering greens gently hung by ribbons and colored string with a backdrop of just cut blossoming branches  suspended horizontally behind ~ * ~ * such a nice, new energy of the fresh florals to be in the mix and part of the props this time.
.... it's like having a friend there creating the Vision with me ~*

~ well....... all that's needed now is  a simple yet elegant Gardener's frock to step in this scene ~

~ *

~ there you go. what else do you need. done.  enjoy..... ~ *

~ jasmine tarts......

~ the sweet, intoxicating scent of Jasmine flowers* ... .  one of the first blooms of the spring !
i love this Jasmine and just want to roll in it and eat it and.... . Become it ~* !
i end up making anything i can think of out of it ~! first, of course... . is a Tart ~ * you know, i've come to love my limitations, as they keep things and decisions so comfortingly simple.
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then i noticed another first bloom... . my striped rose ~* . ... so that had to get tucked in for a bit of taste and color. the sweet pear sliced very thin to show off the beautiful seeds & core hiding inside. ~ sprinkle, sprinkle, sprinkle ..... .   . and there you go, a true Feast for the eyes, palate & soul ~ *
~ be sure to make some Jasmine sugar to use for everything ... .
. ......... and bake ~ * ~ so sweeeeet !