“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


A new beginning. Welcome.

A new beginning.

All over again.

What to begin with for this new beginning?
Back to the painting that started it all,
back to that hand catching magic.
I'm not yet done here, but I'm done enough to open it up.
It feels calmer here, something I've been needing.
As much as I loved Emma Tree's 1st incarnation,
it was feeling too loud, too brash,
and as much as I tried, I couldn't shush it.
Those images may show back up,
will probably show back up here & there.
I know someone in particular who wanted them to stay.

But for now, this is home.
and thank you once again


  1. I understand just how you feel.

  2. Valaine - The universe is just smiling. I could not find you when adding my links - I had to re-enter them all. I tried googling you, I tried everything, but couldn't find you. And here you are - truly the first person to see the new blog. (I checked my sitemeter. LOL!) And yes, I think you do know.

    :) Debi

  3. I am tickled pink that I have this image gracing the walls in my home to remind me of you and of what this image means!
    Yay for you! Yay for me!

  4. Love your new look!! New beginnings!!! Aaaah...

  5. can you see me ? standing ovation...bravo...i am so happy to see this space here, may it be all you want and more!

  6. 'A new beginning,'
    with stars.

  7. lovely, neat & clean. i was so hoping the grey & aqua would stay, yay for them :)

  8. awww great.. you let me back in.. lol,, looks great, but then agin, you are a magician.

  9. Yes...a beautiful new beginning. Love this!

  10. I LOVE this painting. I can't describe all the emotions it evokes when I look at it!!!

  11. every now and then a girl just HAS to re-nest. even if the nest is digital. looking good around here. . .

  12. I love this new incarnation. It is as beautiful as you are. Somehow full of your sweet essence.

  13. It's amazing how much has happened since I stopped by, and I don't think I was even gone that long... Good grief, that's what a mini-vacation will do to you!

    I want to let you know that I like the new look of your blog, and that I am happy to find you still here, moving forward, growing, creating beauty for yourself--and for all of us along with you.
    Be blessed today,

  14. such a great housewarming party you have been having! i'm sorry to be late... when the blog scrolled open and i saw your closed eyes and bangs i was smiling at how open you are becoming... unraveling indeed! i love conservative/independent/almost libertarian near red headed radical girls/artist/writers in cowboy boots/flip flops who live in Tyler Texas. doesn't everyone??
    it looks amazing around here!!!!

  15. so beautiful, so very beautiful :-) love your new space and thank you for including a piece of me, xoxoxox


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