Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

Something to think about

I saw something the other day I haven’t been able to get out of my mind.  Driving home from watching my grandsons, I saw some commotion in the road ahead of me. There in the middle of this two lane busy road was a tiny Yorkshire Terrier running back and forth in the road!! Cringing [...]

Greenman-the man of Steele

I first heard about Type O Negative a little over five years ago when my son first introduced me to their music. He thought it was something I’d like and he was right. I loved the sound, lyrics and most of all the voice of lead singer,  Peter Steele. When listening to music there are [...]

A Gift from a Dryad

Ever have a moment of drought in your creativity? A moment when no matter what you try to create falls flat? I admit to having plenty of those moments lately, and they usually happen when I stop listening to my muse and try to force a creative idea. On a walk in the woods near [...]

Lord Byron

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have [...]

Spring Fairy Necklace

I love pastel colors and the weighty feel of certain gemstones. So, while digging around in my box of goodies pulled out these amazing adventurine nuggets that I’ve been saving for a rainy day. On a recent trip to one of my favorite findings manufacturers, Wolfe E Myrow, I also grabbed some gorgeous fire polished [...]

A Journey with Leaves

Summer is coming to an end and once more we begin to turn inward here at Elysian Field Originals with an eye to nesting for the winter.  Leaves are already beginning to fall and I’ve collected quite a few from the area here in Rhode Island, as well as  Maine. The recent hurricane, Irene, wreaked [...]

Free Easter Craft Ebooks!

It’s always fun around the holidays to do some crafting with the kids. My grandsons love glue, glitter and making an all around mess, so grab  a few of these great FREE Easter ebooks to get a jump start on your Easter fun! Must have Adobe Reader to view them. Link is HERE! Happy Crafting!! [...]

Tiffany Leaf earrings on Polymer Clay Daily

Nothing nicer on a sunny Friday morning than sipping a cup of coffee, checking emails, and finding out I am featured for Friday’s artist on Polymer Clay Daily. Many thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for the feature. She’s someone I have followed and admired for years so it was a real honor. Happy Friday all! Valerie

Practical Magic Blog Party and Giveaway!

Better late then never…always late to the party, lol, I thought I’d start off with my favorite song from the movie. I love Sheryl Crowe and Stevie Nicks… I am also doing a giveaway for a pair of earrings! Not just any earrings will do…how about some “batty” threads for your ears in celebration of [...]

~Bats in your Belfry~ Hair Fascinator

Crazy? I think not!! Like to stand out in the crowd? Yes you do!! Totally one of a kind black bead embroidered bat with Skelly face is sure to get a reaction from anyone who sees it!Hand beaded with black, iridescent, ivory, and deep purple matte seed beads on black ultra suede with purple ultra [...]

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