Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Flowers

This weekend it was warm and gorgeous in Houston. A gentle breeze and the soft glowing sun made it perfect weather for a picnic with friends - so that's what we did.

While spring flowers aren't quite ready to be in bloom yet, the weather had me excited about trips to flower farms and patio eating - all the outdoor fun that I love about Spring.

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For those of you who've read this blog for a while, you'll know that I like to wear flowers in my hair. Especially in Spring, of course. And I have a feeling that this lovely store - Heartfelt by Aviva, will be a Spring favorite.

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Heartfelt by Aviva is a garden of hair adornments of all shapes and sizes. Aviva carefully tends to her gorgeous garden, and is inspired by the simple things in life- whether it be looking through her grandma's closet or hearing a random song on the radio - she always tries to keep an open mind and a free spirit.

Aviva loves creating. When she isn't crafting a beautiful piece, she is observing and admiring other crafters, or taking trips to the art gallery. Aviva likes to surround herself with art and the creativity of others. Even her day job encourages creativity - she is the Marketing Director at Dreaming Tree Films, whose mission is to empower youth through film-making (isn't that cool?!).

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Aviva's favorite colors change with the seasons. Over summer, she was obsessed with corals and oranges, and right now she is more drawn to emerald green (she says it could be because it's nearly St. Patrick's Day, or it could be because she like Angeline Jolie's dress at the Golden globes, haha).

Aviva is generously giving away one of her pieces to one of you guys. To enter, please leave a comment here letting me know you like to explore art and creativity. Please also let me know which of the last three pieces pictured that you'd like if you won. I will announce the winner next week.

(PS. The winner of the This Year's Girl Giveaway is Sam. Yay!)

94 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the taupe sequin one! And I love exploring art and creativity- I live off of creating, choreographing, and turning movement into something bigger than it originally was.

Nuha said...

how cute! I really like the taupe and silver one :)

The Smith Family said...

I love the small fall flower headband in the pretty pinks. :) I love exploring art and creativity...I'm currently making rosette brooches and some childrens headbands too.

Lorie

jessica said...

wow so pretty Dionne!today i talk about flower in my post but this are so elegant!
and your paint..faboulous

Helen said...

Sooo pretty! I love the small flower headband! Adorable, really! I think creativity can be a daily exploration. Love art as well!

laura said...

i love the silver and taupe headband! i just got my hair did and have been looking for something to accessorize with : )

Mekkan said...

This post makes me long for spring! So does your drawing. I think I love the small flowers headband for my daughter. Have a nice beginning of the week.

Amanda said...

love the silver sequins one! I guess the thing I like doing is working with my hands and exploring everything that I am capable of doing. It's about finding what I love and evolving that.

Christina- floresdelsol said...

i love the taupe and silver one.

i love exploring art and creativity through blogs like yours with the lovely flowery graphics!!!

Colleen Elizabeth said...

My professor would like to say art is not about beauty...but I rather disagree, I think beauty is often the force that inspires us to create and to make art.

oh and I love the small fall flower headband.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i'm so happy i won :)

yet another great giveaway this week, dionne! i love cute hair accessories - especially in the spring.

Nicole Egerer said...

Such cute headhands! My favorite pick is the fall flowers in pink.

I wish some of that sunshine would come over to Seattle. It is snowing as I write :) I will be dreaming of spring until then!

Kind Regards,
Nicole

Almalu's Place said...

I adore the taupe and silver sequin beaded elastic headband!my blog is one of the main vehicle for my creativity, togetehr with my job in the event planning!that I LOVE!

Sey said...

I love flowers too :) I love collecting stationery with flower designs.

Elizabeth Maxson said...

What a pretty blog! My first visit, and what a surprise to find a give-away! Any of them is a treat...so pretty! Thank you for sharing and I can't wait to visit more of your blog.

Take care
Elizabeth :-)

Jess said...

Oh yay! How fun! Thanks for sharing :)

the southern hostess said...

Such pretty things! I love the taupe and silver headband.

shealennon said...

Okay, I wasn't going to enter because I've already won 2 giveaways, but these are so pretty I can't help it! I love the taupe and silver headband.
And I try to explore creativity through cooking and baking.
shealennon@gmail.com

Dash said...

i love the taupe and silver sequinned one! i can already picture the perfect outfit for it:)

i love art, creativity and everything in between because it makes me HAPPY.:)

Tamara Nicole said...

I love the fall small flower one, so fun!!! And ummm I am a HUGE fan of creativity . . . 2 businesses and loving every minute of being able to create:-)

Tender Branson said...

It was beautiful here too. I enjoyed spending time outside and eating strawberries. Didn't wear any flowers in my hair though.

Jess said...

You also might be interested in this giveaway.... http://ashlemieux.blogspot.com/2011/02/justlovelythings-giveaway.html

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I love the idea of celebrating spring by wearing flowers in your hair. I think I may have to try that as well! As for these headbands, they're all so beautiful but the taupe and silver sequin one is my favorite. I'm also now quite hungry for a cupcake, which is appropriate because baking is the way I like to express my creativity.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Such beautiful headbands.

Bunny B said...

Yes, I do like to explore art and creativity. It's so much fun! And I love the small fall flower headband!

Angel said...

Love it! Love Aviva! She rocks!

Go Against The Grain said...

i love being able to see art and beauty in everyday things! Love the small fall flower head band!

rebecca said...

this would dress up my short short hair like the girl in the top pic. awesome!

Kristin said...

What darling pieces! 2, 3 and especially 5 speak to me! I explore creativity through my blog. It's the best creative outlet I have!

Barbara said...

Adorable, Dionne. You make such fabulous discoveries. I can see this is going to be a favorite store for you! :)

I love the one with felt flowers...

I'm not very artistically talented, but I used to do lots of needlepoint, cross stitch and decoupage. Not so much anymore, but I really do like crafts of all kinds.

Rebecca said...

I like exploring art and creativity...through baking!
I like the taupe headband listed...gorgeous!

Meghan said...

I am obsessed with the taupe headband - so stunning!

I like to explore art and creativity through photographing my beautiful city:)

Heathery said...

I love the taupe and silver headband! I like to explore art and creativity through photography, sewing, and scrapbooking. (:

myheehaw@hotmail.com

va said...

i like the taupe and silver headband .
i like to explore through handmade objects , blogs , diys , fashion mags . , books , museums rarely , and movies and docs.

tumblemumbo at gmail.com

Libbi H. said...

I Love the taupe and silver beaded elastic eadbansL :) I like to get inspiration from boutiques and etsy.
libbilogs@gmail.com

Katarzyna said...

I love the small flower headband! I also love exploring art and creativity - I like DIY and remaking my old clothes :)

gogunia3(at)wp(dot)pl

Mary Lee said...

I love the taupe & silver one and the small fall flower ones he best, so cute!!! I love to explore & create art daily whether in sculpture or painting!

maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

Reniazen said...

Beautiful creations! I love seeing all the new recreations of vintage trends, whether it's crafting, clothing, accessories, art, decorating etc.

The last piece, the silver floral creation, is stunning! (although I do find all the photos to be quite captivating:)

ashleyrn@gmail.com

KM said...

I love all 3 but really adore the the taupe and silver one b/c it would jazz up so many of my boring outfits!
mrskmartin@gmail.com

Amber said...

I like to explore art and creativity by making ATCs and collages! If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd love the taupe and silver sequin beaded elastic headband.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

lexacd said...

I love to explore art and creativity by teaching myself how to do new things! I just taught myself to crochet and I am constantly experimenting with it!

I am having trouble deciding between the taupe and silver sequin elastic headband and the small fall flower headband! I think I would have to go with the taupe and silver sequin elastic headband though!


alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

viorela said...

i love expressing myself through art: i knit, i paint, i do paper crafts, i d├ęcorate my house and i design some of my clothing.
my favorite is taupe and silver headband.
violet.porto[at]yahoo[dot]com

Jacqueline said...

i love exploring art and creativity! it always makes my day better when its not going so well. Love the taupe headband best! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Ruri said...

I love the taupe and silver one!
I love exploring art and creativity through painting, drawing, jewelry making, knitting, designing and making clothes, decorating and visiting museums, studios, and antique shops! Art and creativity is my passion!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

Diana Dang said...

I explore through fashion, mixing and matching outfits! Love the silver and taupe one!

faked_Sugartone at hotmail

hihihi! said...

i love the taupe and silver one! :)
i love to DIY...make things out of recycled materials :)
sumshi.is.yummy@gmail.com

Cindy said...

Thank you for the generous giveaway. They are all beautiful but my favorite is the taupe and silver one. I explore explore art and creativity through vintage fashion and decor. I even have a vintage shop on Etsy! :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer C. said...

I love the fall flower headband! Would be perfect for my niece. I love to explore vintage art and creativity.

Digital Misfit said...

I love exploring art and creativity by surfing artist's blogs and websites, brainstorming with other artsy friends, and getting my hands dirty with paint, glue and bits of thread.
The taupe and silver elastic headpiece is my favorite of the last three.
heidig@gmail.com

gustosa giveaways said...

i love creating something for my daughter and it really feels good when my daughter loves my craft.
i love the small fall flower headband and the silver handmade sequin flower headband.

shoes uk said...

very beautiful blog! In this blog my first visit, its all post are surprise-able for me ! Any of them is a treat...so good! Thank you for sharing this. I can't wait to visit more of your blog. keep it in future

Birgit said...

I'm creative through writing - books are my world!

Love the small fall flower headband!

danaan at gmx dot at

orchid said...

Oh, how I feel guilty not to have time to stop by this lovely post. I was almost crying thinking back my late mother made me a flower headband and I still treasures that pic. Thanks♡♡♡

Busy taking care of father now.

Gintare said...

my favorite item is Small Flower Bouquet Elastic Headband

and yes i like creativity. because it makes simple things to look so unique. basically it's like colors to our grey routine and things around us

gintare[dot]amber[at]gmail[dot]com

avatarlady said...

I love to win the taupe and silver sequin... and I like to explore art and creativity. I'm fond of upcycling my cousin's extra-sized denim skirts into pillow cases and book covers.

lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I like the yellow floral bouquet elastic headband!

Creativity is my passion!

HuHaHa said...

i like explore the art and creativity by creating something useful from already used things and re make it into useful and lovely.i like small fall flower head band.
shadab_muslim at yahoo dot co dot in

danit said...

Ofcourse I love exploring art and creativity, how doesn't? I usually post my creative expeditions on my blog.
I liked Aviva's Small Fall flowers band.
Thanks

Asuntos imaxinarios said...

Oh.. I love ALL your creations, specially the little headband, it suggests joy and fun and hope... Congrats for your work!!

puffpastryshop said...

For me, art is sewing! I have a room in my house set aside for my crafts.

I love the taupe and sequin headband. It looks very glamorous.

Grace @ Front Porch Yoga said...

The small fall flower headband is lovely! I love expressing creativity in the yoga classes that I teach!

Val said...

You always have the best posts!! Happy Thursday!

Marija said...

Yes, I love photography and am just now getting into screenprinting! For me, both are very relaxing and therapeutic. As for the headbands, I just love the taupe and silver sequin beaded elastic headband!

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Max said...

I love small fall flower headband!!! It is too cute!

Kashena said...

I like the small flowers headband, and I love exploring art and creativity, especially when thinking about the 'rules' of creativity in the workplace (ie, improv rules for meetings, etc).

Robin said...

i love the taupe and silver one. I love art, but sometimes i feel i lack creativity. But with blogs like yours it just gives me more ideas.

rg86@nau.edu

Lindsey said...

Girl, do I really need to let you know I like to be creative?!

And I dig that silver sequin one.

k. davis said...

LOVE the small fall flower headband! What beautiful creations :) There is something magical about exploring art and creativity, isn't there?

Caitlin said...

I love exploring art & creativity; film, art, crafts, you name it! Would LOVE the taupe and silver headband. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
wonderstruckgirl@yahoo.com

Darcy said...

I like to explore art and creativity by upcycling thrift store finds. :)

I would love the small fall flower headband.

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

I love exploring art & creativity!! painting, crafting, cooking

i love the fall flower headband

hancoci_s at msn dot com

CathyH said...

I love the top, yellow floral one, very pretty!! As a full time musician and collage artist everyday is an exploration into being creative. I am inspired most by my gardens and antiques.
cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

Erin said...

These are beautiful! I love to explore art and creativity through literature. I'm a massive bookworm, I just love different and imaginative uses of language. It's definitely my passion.

I love the taupe and silver headband- beautiful!

Thanks for the opportunity!

guinnesspaws(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the small fall flower headband.
I explore art with the preschoolers I teach. I look for projects that help them explore their creativity and vision.
Zoe0825@verizon.net

brittanykennedy1 said...

i love the silver sequin headband!

Rachel said...

I've always loved exploring art and creativity. I can't decide between the black sequined flower and the fall flowers! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

AmbreRose said...

I explore by looking at others blogs and what they have made. So many talented people! ambrerose at(aol) dot(com)

Allison L said...

I love the taupe and sequin headband! I love seeing what other people create!

allibob1 @ gmail.com

Sherry G said...

A lot of my creativity takes place in the culinary world. I love creating new things using food=) And I really liked the taupe sequin one!

monorox said...

I <3 exploring art and creativity everyday!

monorox (at) gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

I love exploring art & creativity...I make my own jewelry :)

I love the taupe & silver one...very beautiful!

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Aik said...

I like to explore art and creativity. I love to create new things. My favourite is the taupe and silver sequin beaded elastic headband!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

asuka said...

I like the small fall flower headband. Too sweet.

Exploring art/creativity is something I enjoy doing in my 'alone time', because it helps me unwind, but also in group projects. So I end up having notebooks all jotted and sketched with things that I am most proud of, and then collective text/image works with some of the people who are closest to me. And I love it all. :)

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

xlacrimax said...

Creativity is a big part of my life, though I've never considered myself as a promising artist. i just enjoy expressing myself through art and crafts.
I really like taupe and silver sequin beaded elastic headband.
xlacrimax[at]gmail.com

Abby said...

taupe and silver please.

I love art! it is so diverse and there is so much to be learned. i wish i had the time to learn all about art! i'll start with making cards and calligraphy though

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

SweetShenanigans said...

I love the taupe and silver sequin headband.
Art is a wonderful outlet in which we can express ourselves.
girl23rocks at hotmail dot com

Anna said...

I absolutely love the fall flowers. I wear flowers in my hair all the time...especially in winter to make it feel like spring is near. I also find its a great way to express myself. I also love expressing my creativity through painting and sewing.

Anonymous said...

I love the floral one.

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I've traveled near and far in search of beauty - and never fail to find it in flowers. I've tried for years to create a kind of poor man's version of Monet's Giverney in our back yard...some years I'm more successful than others!

All of your designs are marvelous. My favorite of the three above (since I can't choose ALL of them) would be the "Small Fall Flowers Headband."

jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Gina said...

I love the taupe and silver sequin headband, its so classic looking and feminine, it would look beautiful at any occasion
Gchord88 at aol dot com

Elaine said...

I'd love the taupe and silver sequin headband!

cerena leigh said...

I am crossing my fingers double for the taupe sequin headband. its so vintage looking! I am in love!

Cerena Leigh
Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

A Wild Tonic said...

My favorite is the taupe and silver one! :)

awildtonic@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I love the felt flower headband!
I explore art by regularly going to museums and creative performances
jesage@asu.edu