{ a petite bow }

Much have happened since my last post and collection - family, work, and life in general, have gone onto another stage for me. My dear pling customers, fans, friends and supporters, thank you for all your lovely emails and notes during this time! You remind me about this little haven that I've created and help keep my humble dream alive! Pacing myself around this new routine, pling is back after the mad rush during the Xmas season. And I thank all of you for being so kind and patient with me and pling.

Now, onto my 1st post for this wonderful new year, and by sharing this inspiration during my one of my travels...

I was inspired by this sculpture which I saw at Musée d'Orsay in Paris - 'La Petite Danseuse' by Edgar Degas. Intrigued by the satin hair ribbons and real gauze skirts, this bronze dancer was a fine example of Impressionist art - powerful in emotions, and hyper-real with its real gauze tutu, pointe shoes and satin pink ribbons. Looking at the pictures I took of this beautiful piece of art, I recalled how tempted I was to add something to this pretty figure - a similarly petite bow necklace with an ethereal glitter from a single Swarovski crystal.

On hindsight, I created these to conjure that lovely memory, and to accompany your simpler days.

January 05, 2011 by tracy @ pling

{ blue }

Hope everyone have had a wondrous Christmas, fun-filled New Year and a beautiful start to 2010! A big shout-out to you lovelies out there that I have new Facebook fan page and apologies for asking all of you who were in my FB group previously to rejoin this fan page. I'll be uploading to the fan page now since I could also hold exclusive promotions, previews, giveaways and contests there! So, join me! Looking forward to seeing all of you there.

Onward to the post...

Many were feeling blue now that the long holidays have officially ended on Monday, which inspired these creations and this post. I'm sure that blue is not always associated with gloominess and dismay, and not all the time. Before we sink into such dismal sentiments for this particular hue, I would like to invite all of you to think of skies so blue that you just admire how sublime this color is. Think of the myriad of blues in the sea as it changes in depth and mineral deposits. Think of how these two (the sky and the sea) combine to form a picturesque vista that is so healing to the mind, body and soul. Think of the mysterious blue of the night that hints of the great unknown. Think of comfortable blue jeans so soft that you can't feel anymore snug. Think of blue...positively and fondly.

I love these blues...and I hope you do too! Wishing you all a refreshed start and another blessed year ahead.

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.

 

January 07, 2010 by tracy @ pling