Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your BlOG

My blog is SilverSpring Acres Labors of Love. 
I live in Missouri in the United States about 50 miles west of St. Louis. My home is on a 3 acre lot where I grow my flowers, vegetables and herbs and create my art. 
I have always been a creative person from early childhood . If I am not creating something I am not complete and will become a very irritable and unhappy person. 
I also love fiber arts and am a compulsive crocheter :) I love to dye yarn also. 

Currently I'm creating these adorable KITTY PODS for the fur babies in my life and for those who have felt a need to purchase one for their babies. 

 My art is often inspired by my garden and flowers....

I also love to do faces and things slightly on the whimsical side

I also love to make soaps, salves ,lotions, tinctures and teas using the herbs out of my garden .

So as you can see I bounce all over the place with my creative endeavors. 
Thanks for checking out my blog!
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  1. Hi Carol-good to see you at the party-enjoy the event-it is always fun for me-Kathy

  2. Thanks Kathy!!! Looking forward to lots of cool blogs to discover.

  3. Hi Carol. Love the paintings. On behalf of Vicki thanks for joining 'Grow Your Blog'.

  4. lovely to have a peak into the things you love to do
    the things you breathe life into
    we have a lot in common ;-)
    your kitties look so happy!

  5. There is always a lot going on in your creative life! Have fun, hugs, Valerie

  6. Beautiful artwork. I bounce around between different things too! Kindred spirits! Visiting from GYB

  7. Good Evening Carol! The coneflowers!!! Those kitty pods are awesome!

  8. Now I know what those pods are for. For some reason, I missed that they were kitty pods.

    Question: where do you buy your lye now that the meth cookers have caused local stores to take it off their shelves?

    I was going to make soap last weekend, but when I went to buy lye at the grocery store, then the hardware store, people at the hardware store looked me over like I was some kind of freak. Didn't even know that meth was made using lye until someone told me. I lead a VERY sheltered life, it seems.

    Glad to see you made it to the party.

  9. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  10. Hi Carol, wow you really are a talented person.. Glad to know of you and your lovely blog through this GYB party.. Your paintings are amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog. Following you now.. Have fun partying:)

  11. I know what you mean about not feeling complete if you're not creating. I have to do at least a little something every day or I'm not fit to live with. Thank you for having us over for a visit.

  12. Hello Carol! Thanks for the visit and comment on my blog. I'm so glad you stopped by so I could return the visit. I'll be following to see more of your lovely artwork.

  13. Those kitty pods are tres adorbs!
    Popped by from GYB.