Little Oasis

Sometimes it is nice to just step away... find your own little haven... even if it is in your own backyard! Here is a piece of mine.

I took some time this past weekend to just enjoy the 4th of July and relax... Something I actually don't allow myself too much time to do. Don't get me wrong I still have my fun and I absolutely enjoy making my jewelry but nothing beats a day sitting outside with a good book and a piƱa colada mocktail.

In my backyard there is a gazebo which provides the perfect home for my metal glider... in other words the best reading/napping location ever! It truly transports you to feeling like your on vacation. I love hearing the birds chirp and the sounds of the neighborhood. I have always been obsessed with creating dream like locations. Hence the wispy curtains inspired by that one scene from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby where Daisy's sitting room is flooded with white curtains.

Of course I made time for a game or two of badminton and barbecue, general staples of any good 4th of July celebration as far as I'm concerned. With that sunglasses, swimsuits and music all played their part... I even got to see some fireworks and lightning bugs! It really was quite a lovely day in my own little oasis where I can feel anywhere and everywhere all at once.