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A Fanciful Twist
Blog: www.aFancifulTwist.com
Interests: i love: treasure seeking, everything art - discussion of, creation of, acquisition of - art, playing the piano, watching unusual interesting movies, day-dreaming, reading a fantastic novel/reading about the lives of artists and historical figures, being swept off my feet by creative people, strange and unusual objects and times, stories and people...attics intrigue me...
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Hello hello! I was on my way to tell you a short tale about the curious nature of well, nature... When somehow, an adventure of weather in a bizarre high desert emerged from my thoughts (and my camera). A story... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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February is such a wintery month... Beautiful diffused grey light makes me feel like I'm having déjà vu. Then I remember, it's the February light. The month when it almost always snows. And yet, residents of the land of sun... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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Hi there!!! Guess what, I'm throwing you a party today! The message is self love. The vibe is all things sweet. The feeling is, be good to yourself. I loooove Valentine's day. I adore it, it knocks my socks off.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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Hello there! I'm here to share oodles of my free printable Valentine's with you. Over the years I have drawn so many to share with you. They make me so happy! So why not share them all here, in one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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Hi there!!!! I thought I would pop in with some petals to cheer your day. There is this hazy cool winter light coming in the window that I love. Although, my fingertips are more than chilly typing this. I know... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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Miss Deezie, the magic is there just waiting for you my friend <3 For all of us! You know - your comment made me think of how, I used to live under extreme societal pressure as a kid, mean girls, bullies, trying to be proper, what will people think of you - people telling me to my face how inadequate they thought I was. I crumbled - it killed me. I loved my friends and they were just out to kick me any chance they got. As I got older I realized, I don't have to let in anyone who kills my vibe - in this case magic :-) And also, do I really care what so and so think about me? The fact is, people don't care enough about us - they just spew their negativity and then they go on living their own life. They don't truly care about us - so why do we spend so much time caring about people who don't care about us? Because people who really cared would not hurt us. And those who judge all mean and rude - well I feel sorry for them, because where must they be in their lives? Not a place I want to be. So I decided early on, A) I am no longer doing anything I do not want to do & B) I am not letting anyone into my realm who I do not want in, period. That is the only power I have, the only power I have is how I am going to live and how I am going to feel. So, if I don't think you are nice, buh bye ;-) I mean, when you really get to thinking about it ------ I ask myself, do you care and give so much power to (invent a name, let's call her Salami) - So I ask myself.. Do you really care so much about what Salami thinks that you will alter your life to suit how she thinks you should live? If today was your last day on earth, would you choose Salami to determine your joy and how you will live out your last day? NOOOO, I tell myself no, no way Jose! And so, let's call judgmental people Salami from now on - does salty Salami have power over you? Because she certainly has no power over me :-) hahahahaha! And those are the types of things I talk to myself about when I'm feeling those feelings. All human and natural -but if we handle it with a sense of humor and practicality it really makes sense right? Magic abounds, I just need a tiny slice - let's all take a slice shall we? Looove, V <3 <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2019 on Unlock the Magic... at A Fanciful Twist
Oh thank you for reading for so long here Melissa! I am also so glad for social media in these days where blogs are hard to make time for. Keeps us all connected somehow ;-) <3 <3
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Oh Kim, thank you, I am so glad I can impart even a little tinge of some kind of hope or joy. Be open to the possibilities always is what I say to myself ;-) xoxo <3 <3
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Never grow up, how sad would that be?! ;-) You are free and magic loving, love that about you!!! <3 <3 <3
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I LOVE Anne, she was a HUGE part of my childhood, insert big heart! <3 I am not around many like minded people either in the physical, but the internet friends are that much more special to me. And I love tapping into my creativity alone a lot, so I've learned to love my happy alone time. It's hard to find just the kind of friend we dream of because we are all so darn hard to get along with as humans, hahahaha! <3 <3
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Oh I love that, Thumbelina style. I know growing up and life experiences try to seal away that little bit of imagination and magic we are given as children, but it is always there. We just have to find our own road map to ourselves, and always be open to the possibilities ;-) <3 <3
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The inner critic is rotten, but we have to remember that thoughts are not reality. They are just thoughts, and it's okay to have them and they can show up whenever they want, but we can just shrug them off and say, I know you, you are free to be here but you are just thoughts not reality. That's what I do at least, I make friends with the things that make me feel bad. I hope you feel better, I know, sometimes when health stuff or life stress strikes we retreat and cocoon and that is okay too. I feel like, sometimes when I am not creating I am actually being the most creative because I'm refueling my soul and thoughts and ideas are sprouting and brewing, even if ever so slowly. xoxo! <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2019 on Unlock the Magic... at A Fanciful Twist
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Oh Laura, I know what you mean. Even if we give up on the magic, somehow, somewhere, it does not give up on us. Just be open and willing, even when you feel rotten (that's what I try to do)… I am open for whenever it wants to strike me like lightning - surge of magic pleasssse! ;-) <3 <3
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Oh my friend, sometimes life has a way of pulling us away from it all, but I feel like it reawakens the depth of feeling we become so numb to, don't you think? How could we have such good without such bad - it makes the gratitude all the better xoxox <3 <3
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Laurie, you are the sweetest love! You are quite magical and so creative! <3 <3
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Hi Miss Shell, I so agree, just being open to the magic is really the key, being open and seeing the signs right? <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2019 on Unlock the Magic... at A Fanciful Twist
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Hi hi hi! Hope you all are doing lovely. How about some pops of color for your winter daze? So you see... I was supposed to be organizing last week - When I popped onto Craigslist for a quick browse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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Thank you Dear Sandra, I really appreciate you too <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2019 on And then it was January.... at A Fanciful Twist
I really loved my white tree. I have dark floors and ceiling so I didn't want a dark tree too, and the white was just what I needed to offset the richer tones. I got a white tree that was also flocked with white, I really enjoyed it <3 <3
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I love our blogs but it seems we've all lost the time for it somehow. It will take some perseverance and dedication to bring it back I think. I guess it will begin by each one of us doing our little part? It is a job but I found myself more grounded and enjoying my life more when I was blogging a few times a week. It pushed me to be more creative and take time to enjoy my days xoxo <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2019 on And then it was January.... at A Fanciful Twist
I planted privet topiaries out side my front door and standard forest Christmas tree evergreens for inside, which I will plant outside soon. I'll be so sad to not see them in the house, but they are growing so much in the pots <3 <3
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2019 on And then it was January.... at A Fanciful Twist
I had no idea she was on Dancing with the Stars, how neat is that?!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2019 on And then it was January.... at A Fanciful Twist
The H atter has been harping on me about making a book for years, what an undertaking but how fun would that be? I should do it truly!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2019 on And then it was January.... at A Fanciful Twist
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But what does that mean? And where does one find the magic to unlock? The other day we were over on Instagram chatting and I decided on a whim that my phrase for 2019 would be, Unlock the Magic. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at A Fanciful Twist
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