05 June 2008

Whimsical mermaid stones.

I recently discovered the whimsical art of McCabe of Dancing Mermaid and after viewing her Etsy shop, I knew I had to have some of her lovely painted stones. I needed herb markers for my garden so I asked if she would paint some for me. I received them today, and they are so lovely! They are perfectly charming, colorful, and unique!






She even included a lovely scented votive candle and 3 extra inspirational stones. The words could not have been more perfect...




I'm not sure where I'm going to put them yet...any ideas? Perhaps lay them in a bed of sand in a glass bowl? Or add them to another flowerpot in my garden?

To me, they are little treasures. Others have supported me as an artist, and I know that this quote is true...

“Throughout the world sounds one long cry from the heart of the artist:
Give me the chance to do my very best.”
~ Babette’s Feast

8 comments:

robyn a. jones said...

i love those! i made an herb garden in some terracotta pots the other day . i painted each pot with chalk board paint and then wrote on each pot. on the back is the herb, on the front is grow, damn't, grow. they are growing! i guess i should have written grow darn it grow!!

Sharon said...

looks like something you made!!! they are perfect for you!

kristian & katy said...

beautiful!!! i love those.
and i love your garden. i want one :)

mccabe said...

your garden is so beautiful-
i know the stones will be happy there with you.
:)

thank you for this lovely post christine!

love,
mccabe x

jenni said...

Those cheerful stones are so "you"! And I do love that quote - I'm watching Babette's Feast tonight....

Lauren said...

i looooove them! and as others mentioned, they are definitely 'you' to a T! can't wait to see what you do with the extras :)

Mandy said...

those are so cute! they make me want to have a garden too...unfortunately i don't have a yard. :(

Farrah Sinkey said...

Stine! You like "Babette's Feast" too?! I'm so excited. I love that line at the end (that you quoted). I remember the first time I saw the movie (one of the first I ever got from Netflix) I heard it and immediately grabbed for my journal to jot it down. So good.

FS