Saturday, December 29, 2012

CREATE WITH ABANDON

Hey-ho!

Before any of you start to think that I have, indeed, lost what was left of my Mad Woman in the Attic mind,
(especially my poor Sisters over at Facebook Sisterhood of the Goat, who have had to endure my creations with little or no explanation...!) let me just say:

ALL HAIL THE DUBSTEP GOAT!

Hmm.  I suppose that didn't quite clear things up, did it?  ;)

Ok....I'll try.......

A few days ago, a REAL TOADS writing challenge, which didn't exactly interest me due to the *modern* nature of the challenge, ended up striking me in this amazing and incredible way.
I wouldn't have thought that I would take the time to produce something so brightly colored and out of my sepia vintage box let alone write about it.  I'm an antique kinda girl and worship the tattered lace 
and musty smells of The Old Ones.  And I like it that way.

But I'm on vacation so I thought I'd give it a go.
What I found was this:
Stepping out of your well worn and well loved  creative space and diving head long
 into a project you have zero understanding of will bestow upon you this amazing
 SHOCK of creativity you didn't know you had!

Really!

No right...no wrong...no worries........!

And since that initial challenge
click here to read:   ORIGINAL REAL TOADS CHALLENGE
I am SHOCKINGLY renewed!

So, with a bow to the Dubstep Goat
and eternal gratitude to REAL TOADS (really, really...I can't be thankful enough!)
I dub 2013 the year to 
CREATE WITH ABANDON!

Create something new...create something old....repurpose...wonder......try something odd....
TRUST yourself.....
revive your creative soul....
and dive headfirst into the SHOCKING and deep swirl of creative waters! 

(and then please, please share with me!)

Go forth and create!

Much love for a Happy and SHOCKING New Year!
love-
xoxoxo
~Mimi 

  













Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Dubsteppin' New Year!


Yeah, just so you know......
ever since the
REAL TOADS
DUBSTEP GOAT CHALLENGE.....
(scroll down)
I can't stop!  lol

I have never been soooo out of my creative element in my life!
And it feels GREAT!   (Thanks, Real Toads!)
:)

HAPPY CREATIVE NEW YEAR, MY FRIENDS!
xoxox
Mimi & Darla









Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dub-dub-dub-Dubstep Goat

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Brilliance!
What FUN this challenge was!
Really took me *out* of my *element* 
DUBSTEP GOAT
click here:  REAL TOADS CHALLENGE

Dubstep is a genre of electronic music originating from South London in the late nineties. Although it is rather difficult to define, it is generally characterized by a slow tempo, repetitive low-key beats, heavy emphasis on “wobble” bass lines and hard hitting drum patterns.



Twirl
Girl
Unfurl with abandon 
Like a soft pink pearl
Whirl
Broken
A token
Rolling 'crost the floor
Your pearl
No more
Rolling out the door

It's spoken
You're lore.

Twirl, girl.

~MF 2012









Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Plum Duff for EVERY Goat!


with Much Love for a Happy Christmas Day
from
The Sisterhood of the Goat!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry, Merry!


Oh, to live in a world of Christmas revels and intrigue!

 A decorated evergreen to the ceiling and beribboned trinkets hidden deep within
 the steaming plum puddings!

Wassail and merriment and mysterious paper packages and mistletoe which does not go to waste.

 And a new ermine trimmed bonnet just for show!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Indeed....


Join us if you will at Sisterhood of the Goat on Facebook!
~Where Goat Sisters Gather~

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Yule Dog

My Heart & Soul....Yellow Dog

For the record-as if I need to say this-I love goats!
Adore them....am enchanted by them....
See them as the Wild Spirit of the goat god Pan in my life-
but when it comes to True Love....you can't find anything purer than Dog Love.

Your Dog will love you forever and beyond.

Always.

Without question or hesitation.

And if we are wise, we will love them in return, the exact same way.

You won't find anything more honest and real in your lifetime.

You will never find its equal.

The Yule Log may represent Prosperity....
but the Yule Dog represents everything that is Unconditional Love.......

Dog Blessings, my friends.
xoxo
Mimi & Yellow Dog



Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fox & Baby Jesus


Hey-ho my loverlies!

Having run out of photo space and therefore banished to Photobucket, 
posting pics is a laborious process to say the least.  (Ok, let's call it tedious and time consuming...but nevertheless....)  Any-hoo,  today's blog will be brought to to by my SEA GYPSY blog.....as I am a lazy, goat loving gypsy and haven't the ambition to reproduce the whole thing.  Enjoy!  ;)
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So,  with my new found fascination for religious art, I bought a creche today!
A lovely, beautiful thing from Italy that spoke to be from a table in the thrift store.

It may not seem all that big of a deal, but if you know me you know that religious artifacts and Foxmorton
don't generally occupy the same space.  ;)
Not since the Great Trauma of '61 anyway.

But this year I have opened my eyes...and my mind......
and what lovely things I have seen.  I found that it's ok to see the art.

Have a wonderful day, everyone!
And a Blessed Yule!
xox
love, Mimi








Thursday, December 6, 2012

Festival of the Season 2012

Ta-da!
Festival of the Season was a stellar success!
The e'en went so fast it was a blur!
Our numbers were beyond excellent and I couldn't be any happier with the way it all turned out!
Here are some pics of the magical night!

The Magic of the Season

The Sugar Plum Fairy

The Spirit of Christmas & Sondra of BELLS & MOTLEY lead the Yule dance!

Dance of the Vintage Lace!

Making Music!

'Tis the Season! Sondra & John Bromka of BELLS & MOTLEY

Let the Yule Fires burn!

Making music with Fox!

Fox & Santa and Darla with what we hope is her Baby Bump!

Fox, Farmer & Darla

These are some good marshmallows!

The Magic that is Santa....



I love my magical Yule Goat.....
****
And to all, a Good Night.......


  • So the shortest day came, and the year died,
    And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
    Came people singing, dancing,
    To drive the dark away.
    They lighted candles in the winter trees;
    They hung their homes with evergreen;
    They burned beseeching fires all night long
    To keep the year alive,
    And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
    They shouted, reveling.
    Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
    Echoing behind us — Listen!!
    All the long echoes sing the same delight,
    This shortest day,
    As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
    They carol, fest, give thanks,
    And dearly love their friends,
    And hope for peace.
    And so do we, here, now,
    This year and every year.
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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Live by the Garb....Die by the Garb....

collar (front)

HUZZAH!  HURRAH!
The 2013 FESTIVAL of the SEASONS garb is complete!

Here's my best attempt at display for the moment.
I promise pics after the event.

I cannot WAIT to put this on and twirl...twirl....twirl.........

I do so love garb!
And even more so...vintage lace!

I wonder what it is in my make-up that makes me feel so much more comfortable in garb than in
any other thing I might wear..........
Something to ponder.......

But in the meantime.....ONE more day to go before Festival time!

xoxoxo
Mimi, who is a garbite!


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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dance of the Sugar Plum Goat


Well, it's finally complete!
With only a few days to go to the Festival of the Season and Tree Lighting, 
I am all twitter-pated with excitement at seeing Darla in her new dress!

Yule magic!

Now, to get to work on *my* garb!
;)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Sugar Plum Goat Can Fly.....!

For those of you keeping up on the upcoming
FESTIVAL of the SEASON
that I am coordinating 
and of course
THE SUGAR PLUM GOAT
the wings are done!
Yay!

Now, on to the dress!




Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blessings


THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS
TO MY WONDERFUL FARM FRIENDS!

xoxoxo
love,
Mimi
Yellow Dog
Darla
& the Sisterhood of the Goat

And a wee Thanksgiving Story to share from me to you!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Sugar Plum Fairy Will Be Here Soon

Darla's Sugar Plum Fairy crown


Well, it's almost that time of year!
Time for the Yule Tree Lighting!
One of my favorite events that I coordinate for work.
(Oh, who am I kidding?  They are ALL my favorite!  I LOVE event coordinating!)
;)

Seems funny that just a year ago I was scrambling to finish the
and prepare for Darla's Grand Presentation at the Yule event!

Time flies.

And I've made so many, many wonderful goatie friends then and since!

This year, the event will be called
FESTIVAL of the SEASON
and will will focus on as many seasonal celebrations as possible!

One aspect that I'm really looking forward to is the outdoor barnyard animal display.
I am setting up a barn-like tent, complete with empty manger and all our baby animals.
There,  (our version of) the story THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED will be told by
a goat herder who was allowed to experience the telling of the coming Miracle.

In addition, we will have a Pioneer Family Christmas, a Hanukkah display with stories, gelt and beeswax candles, a make and take Yule log craft for the nipperkins, Darla's Romanian Dancing Capra tradition, historical music, Christmas jazz, a wandering puppeteer storyteller and of course....Santa!

We have invited the community to set up displays of their seasonal celebrations and welcome one and all, each display joining with the next to create a unified Spirit.
It is, after all, the season of Peace on Earth...Good will toward men.

I am no more offended by the way a person celebrates this magical season than I would be over the declaration of his favorite color or choice of socks that day.
I do not believe there is only one right way.
I do not believe that silencing our good wishes to one another is a worthy thing.
I believe, with all my heart, that acceptance of one another is the key to Peace.

Oh, and the Sugar Plum Fairy?
Well, Darla will be appearing in her capra blanket for storytelling......but she DID need something NEW now, didn't she?  ;)

So, off I go to work on those wings and that sugar plum dress!

'Tis the Season!
xox
with love,
Mimi

New Baby Hunter will be appearing in THE NIGHT THE ANIMALS TALKED