Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bewitched bits of happiness

The first of September came a long way bringing a cold weather and a gray sky ready to cry his grief on my shoulder. The summer is over but I'm not nostalgic at all. The days that felt like suffocating are gone. The autumn wakes up my senses with its cold grinning. Ah, this is so refreshing!!! There are so many things I want to do, so many things I want to learn!

I stopped by today because I really need to tell you that I met two friendly B's on my journey through the virtual world.

The first B is for Brigitte, "the ultra busy puppetteer" behind Zombuki and her etsy shop that brings on stage a fresh "Haute Cute" ambiance, playing together with "puppets with a soul" this time. So artists all over the world do pay her a visit, she will greet you with an incredible sense for cuteness!
She invited me over for a friendly chat together with my animal disguise pins.

I belong to the Haute Cute shop now. Knock, knock, Brigitte are you there? I just wanted to say a BIG thank you again :)

This is for the audience to hear:

"The presumption that “cute” is something very easy to lock down bothers me. Cute doesn’t have to be something sickly saccharine, the symbol of a woman failing to come into maturity, or the hallmark of a desperate grasping to childhood, all of which are laden with stigma. Many times these products are synonymous with being “cheap,” but this too is not the case. Something cute can be dark, even monstrous, it can be fantastical, ironic, and very smart. The goal of Haute Cute is to remove some of the misconceptions about what “cute” is and can be, but more than that, it is about helping out fellow lovers of cute in the trenches of a global market that thinks we, as a demographic, are utterly lacking in discernment. Think of us as a tour guide in the Land of Cute, showing you only the best of what cute has to offer, in all of its infinite variety." - via Haute Cute

Now let the show begin!!!


The second B is for Bee, "one lady sweet as honey" that brings smiles on our faces with her enchanting illustrations.

images and design copyright Belinda Strong 2010

Do you know why I admire illustrators so much? Because instead of words they create fairy tales using images. Reinventing the world through images brings hiccups of happiness for me everytime.
She treated me with some home backed honey cookies so I coudn't resist and stopped by for a cup of words yesterday. It was so much fun! Thanks a big bunch for you attention and care my dear friend :)
Visit her magic land here.

I'm out of words for today, off to buy some new ones folks. Be safe out there.