Inspiration : Terra Studios

I grew up admiring the small Bluebird of Happiness glass figurine that sat on my grandmother's kitchen windowsill. The studio that makes them is situated on the side of a hill of the Ozarks about 40 miles south of my home.

Recently, I visited for the first time and experienced all the weird and wonderful that Terra Studios could offer a one year old and his mom. I say weird because it's basically what one would expect from hippies who decided to become hillbillies 40 something years ago.  All manner of gnomes and over fairytale creatures tucked in the midst of sculptures and fountains and flowers. It was obviously a bit tattered around the edges. 40 years of anything will do that. 

My short visit reminded me that things (art, relationships, experiences, life) do not have to be perfect to be delightful. 

A bluebird for my own kitchen window.  

A bluebird for my own kitchen window.  

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"Delight in the little things." 

"Delight in the little things." 

Kid loves him some water. Thankfully this didn't involve him splashing in the toilet so it was fun for everyone.  

Kid loves him some water. Thankfully this didn't involve him splashing in the toilet so it was fun for everyone.  

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Why yes I will be referring to this image for #100aysofprettyplants.

Why yes I will be referring to this image for #100aysofprettyplants.

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Gorgeous stained glass. In the bathroom of all places. 

Gorgeous stained glass. In the bathroom of all places. 

Because life is not complete without a goat sculpture. Also- this reminded me of my favorite childhood fairytale "Three Billygoats Gruff". 

Because life is not complete without a goat sculpture. Also- this reminded me of my favorite childhood fairytale "Three Billygoats Gruff". 

A mosaic selfie.  

A mosaic selfie.  

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