followers

23 March 2020

Two Fairy Mice



New Release time of  4 stunning new images at
 All Dressed Up  
and they are just so lovely. I have chosen to display
Image may contain: drawing
Two Fairy Mice
one of four gorgeous new releases by our lovely artist Wendy Burns.
Love to see you join in our challenges as well at
All Dressed Up
[A reminder you must use an All Dressed Up image to 
be eligible for the winning draw...]
Thought I would pass this on from a blogging DT friend...
I have been feeling very caged in with isolation and social distancing, and my partner gave me a bear teaching:

When a bear goes into hibernation, they do it for the health of their community and themselves. In the winter, food is scarce, hibernating allows other animals to have access to the limited resources. It slows the spread of disease and viruses among other animals during a season when immune systems are lowered, and energy is limited.

It is also a time of conserving health for the bear, a time for reflection... it is a time that allows you to renew, to undergo change, to honour your place in life and food cycles.
It is not a time for anxiety or fear. When it is time for hibernation, a bear can finally relax. All of the stress of finding food, territory, and a mate disappears. The bear believes that they have done enough and trust in themselves. They know this process is necessary and they will come out the other side renewed.
Be the bear. Stay home. Rest. Know you are doing this for something much bigger than yourself.

31 comments:

Glennis F said...

Great sentiment Annie, we are at home being bears too!

Mia said...

What a gorgeous card, Annie! Great inspiration, my friend.
Please stay safe, stay at home until all this bad situation pass. We are lucky that we love crafting. There is always a creation to do. Hugs, sweetie.

Fikreta said...

It's adorable card.

meg said...

Beautiful card Annie the bright colours in the background cheered me up

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Annie, these mice are adorable, perfectly matched with the toadstools. Love them :)

Lisa Lynn said...

Beautiful card Annie with those wonderful mushrooms. Great reminder about the hibernation....now you as a nurse come explain that to all of our psych patients who are upset that their appointments have been cancelled and they don't think that a "televisit" or phone check in is enough.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card Annie. Thanks for the bear advice. Have a good week, stay safe. Hugs, Valerie

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is gorgeous Annie, I love the bright colours and sweet mice, beautifully designed.
What a marvellous analogy, to give us,I had never thought about it that way, so thank you Annie for sharing that piece of wisdom. Keep safe and hugs to Monty, Kate x x

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving that bear parable Annie - thank you for sharing!
Your card is so sweet - love those wee fairy mice and how you have coloured them up, and added some flowers ;)
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

loz said...

Gorgeous card Annie.. Very Beary Hugs...Loz

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are cute and very beautiful Annie
Gr Karin

Je@net said...

Beautiful card, Annie.
And beary hugs!

Enny said...

What a lovely card, those mice are so sweet ! And a wonderful explanation about the bears... yes, we are also "hibernating", staying inside to stay healthy ! All the best ! Enny

Chris said...

Good advice Annie! We need to calm down and think carefully about what we're doing and where we're going, be considerate of other people's and our own safety. Those of us that have our own lovely homes and access to the necessities of life are lucky, many people don't have that luxury.
Love your bright and beautiful card, those little mice are so sweet.
xx

Carol L said...

What a sweet card with those precious mice and I love the diagonal striped design. Good advice about bears - we are hibernating here too!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Annie, such a cute image and lovely bright and cheerful papers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeously cute card and image,great colouring,love the toadstools and multi coloured B,paper.Great advice too-we have all been advised to social distance and stay in -the macdonalds announce they are closing and now there is a massive queue outside for that"last burger"-really!!!
Carol x

Kuni said...

A fabulous card.
Hugs
Kuni

Margreet said...

What a great and fun image. Gorgeous coloring and fab card!
xxx Margreet

Mac Mable said...

Adorable and super cute card with a beautiful image x.
I loved the Bear Teaching at the end of the post and I could so relate to it. Thanks for sharing Annie x.

Gerrina said...

These nices look like they belong in this setting! And looks like they aren't finished talking in a long while... I love the bold colours you used! Hugs, Gerrina

Bunny said...

I love the story about the bear. We definitely need to be the bear!

Cute card. Love the mushrooms and the paper. [Bunny]

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! At the beginning I was all a twitter over the cuteness of this image and I'm ready to head over to All Dressed Up because I absolutely LOVE your card and it's all your fault I'm such a fan..., but then at the end I was very moved and feeling a little emotional. Yes, be a bear. Rich and I are being bears. Thank you, Annie.

Monica C. said...

Oh my goodness, those two mice are so sweet! I love the bright colors on the card too!
Hugs Monica

Chrissy said...

Beautiful little mice Annie dancing on their toadstools so cute and coloured beautifully..and I just loved the story of the Bear, that is so true and beautiful..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Conniecrafter said...

the fairy mice are way too cute and I love the mushroom house too! So neat you added more mushrooms in the corner and like your added flowers to it!
That is a neat way to think about all this like the bear, it sure would be nice to know how long it is to last too!

*Vicki* said...

Your little mice are just as sweet as can be my friend!! I love your wonderful colorful bright and happy design! Wonderful story about the bears! HUGS

Lisa Andersson said...

Such sweet mice and adorable card, Annie! Love the bear story and it's a good advice, thanks for sharing. I'm still working but don't know for how long....
Hugs, Lisa

Ina G said...

Your image here is divine aNNIe. Love the bright colours you chose. Super sentiment. Thanks for sharing the bear teaching.

Gina said...

Love the bright red colour of the mushrooms ! Sweet with the little mice ! Beautiful and true stroy about the bear ! Be safe and stay in good health ! GinaX