Nov 6, 2009

weekly challenge - frosty

since my bangkok trip has been (last minute) postponed yet again ... UGH!! i could craft this week. sweet catherine of coral seas jewellery came up with this week's inspiration avenue challenge theme "frosty" . the first thing that came to my mind was ... *frosty the snowman ... da da da di da di da*. then it all changed when i had a dream.

in my dreams i saw a forest, not unlike lothlorien. the trees were alive with thousands of years of memories and their leaves glowed with elven magic. as i walked deeper into the woods i felt the soft whispers of the ancient trees urging me forward. it was the whispers of an ancient power, of magic... then i saw something glittering in a distance. i walked towards the glittering object, and there it was ... hanging from a branch, a relic of mysticism, of ancient knowledge, of elven magic and of dreams...

" i am lor-Arda* ... i beckon you from the realms of spirits and dreams"

... upon the silver web of this ancient elven relic, were tiny crystals of ice glittering like the finest diamonds in the sun.

and as my hand fell upon the ice crystals, just like magic, everything around lor-Arda crystallized ...

in an instance, the power of crystallization infused my body and i felt a surge of joy and hope...

and i knew that a transformation had begun ...

dreams that seem insubstantial and intangible may someday crystallize into reality ... if one would only follow its beckoning and believe that magic does happen...

*lor-Arda - dream-Realm in elvish

happy pimping! :)


  1. OMG Luthien, that is gorgeous!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and your prayers, it means so much to me! You are right, 'only an angel can do that!'

  2. Oh Luthien that's so delightfully magical. I'm writing a story featuring Elves - you must have known!
    Love it! Love it! Love it!
    What a wonderful post - you really made me smile.

  3. How wonderful Luthien! That is so creative and pretty!!

  4. Beautiful and it does remind me of elves and fairies in which I am a HUGE fan of it and great work!

    Funky Monkey Girl,

  5. darla :)
    thank you and you are so welcome! your post really affected me quite a bit ... but thank you for sharing it with us :)

    lisa :)
    thank you very much! lol!! i made you smile even with all the grammar mistakes i made in the post ?! upon reading it again i discovered i did make loads of grammar mistakes on this one ...
    LOLz!!! i shall look out for your elves post!!

    tali :)
    thank you very much and good to hear from you again :))) know you've been busy! hope everything is smoothing out for you luv...

    jolene :)
    thank you!! woah!! another elf-friend!! do you like lord of the rings too??

  6. Oh my gosh, Luthien, that is beyond lovely! That's the prettiest dreamweb/catcher I have ever seen. :)

  7. Luthien, this is so magical! Sparkling beautifully and oh so frosty! I loved your story too!
    xo Maggie

  8. How beautiful and magical is this, Luthien! I enjoyed sooo much your post! I love Tolkien's stories so much, he was a real genius, his work is truly fantastic! And your frosty is absolutely AWESOME!:) And magic does happen!
    Lots of love, Sanda xx

  9. It is so beautiful Luthien, very magical and mystical! I just love the frosty theme. Elaine

  10. merily :)
    thank you thank you :)) awwww... that's such a sweet comment :)) i know it's not exactly how a dreamcatcher should be, but hey! i'm allowed some creativity in the elven world ;)

    maggie :)
    thank you my fren :)) it took me quite a while and several experiments on diff backgrounds and lighting to catch the sparkles on the faceted beads. cos i really wanted to get the "frost" look :)

    sanda :)
    aww... sanda! thank you very much! yes ... tolkien is a genius. the world he created is beyond what i've ever know and i have yet found another fantasy world as complex as his ... and oh man!! i do love the language he created too!

    elaine :)
    thank you very much :)i really enjoyed this week's theme too :))YAY to catherine ;) you should join us in our challenges sometime!!

  11. Sorry your trip was postponed hon, but every cloud has a silver lining - or a silver, frosty one in this case! Just look at what you made! Beautiful work hon - I love that you were inspired by your dream x

  12. Oh this is fantastic, Luthien. Your artwork just gets better and better. I look forward to your weekly submissions.

  13. This is just beautiful! And I know you said it's not quite traditional as a dreamcatcher, well, I think it's BETTER! Very magical!

  14. beautifully magical luthien...the ultimate frosty! glad you enjoyed my snowman. thanks for your encouragement!


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