GreenishLady

Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Going to the Ball

And Amelia's heart was heavy, and she sat at home, but when she glanced outside, just as dusk was falling, into her room fluttered a tiny butterfly, shimmering and shining. "You have forgotten that tonight is the night of the Bloglandia Ball" whispered the visitor.
"No" replied Amelia. "I have not forgotten. I would not be good company this evening. I cannot go to the ball."
"Oh, but you must", said Betty the butterfly (for that was her name). "Your friends are waiting for you, and they have told the musicians not to start playing until you arrive. If you are not there, there will be no music at the Bloglandia Ball."
"But I neglected to complete my costume. I have only some scraps of paper. I cannot go to the ball."
"Ah" said Betty. "You did not notice the work my sisters were doing this evening. Your ballgown is hanging right there..." With a flit and a flutter, she moved to the back room, and there Amelia found a gown of sunshine-colour, decorated with feathers and a single perfect yellow flower. "
Slipping into the gown, Amelia found her mood lifting. When she glanced into the mirror, she was surprised to see a smile on her face, and colour in her cheeks. Opening the door to leave for the ball, she felt a puff of evening breeze lift her hair, and heard, off in the distance, the tinkling of bells calling her to come, come, dance at the ball.






Go visit the other Bloglandia ladies as they dress up, dine and dance at the ball (Click the button, and your heels together, say your magic word, and you too, shall go to the ball)



(Permission granted to use this post/picture in the Bloglandia Ball Book)

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25 Comments:

At 26/9/07 11:12 pm, Anonymous eb said...

oh Imelda - this is so lovely - I am so glad that you have joined us - now ... refreshments? - and then a dance?

such a beautiful community...

xox - eb.

 
At 26/9/07 11:26 pm, Blogger LMS(oceandreamer) said...

It is lovely and the color of the bright shining moon....she needn't have worried...it was her smiling face and mere presence that was all that was required.
Let's do a jig and spin and laugh shall we?

 
At 26/9/07 11:53 pm, Blogger Cre8Tiva said...

you look like a sunflower...beautiful scraps...glad to meet you today...save a dance for me...blessings, rebecca

 
At 26/9/07 11:58 pm, Blogger somepinkflowers said...

good for you!
just perfect!


:-)

one yellow flower
and a single red feather...
hum...
i am rather sure
that is a magic spell
of some sort...
one that enables you to see into the future.

look carefully into the moon,
remember what you see,
act accordingly...

or not.

 
At 27/9/07 12:21 am, Anonymous tinker said...

Oh, Imelda - I'm so glad you decided to come to the ball (it wouldn't be the same without you) - and that your friend Betty the butterfly helped you weave your lovely gown with sunshine and butterfly kisses - you will be the belle of the ball! Please save a dance for me...

(I hope this comment takes this time - third time's a charm!)

 
At 27/9/07 12:21 am, Blogger Lea said...

Oh I am so glad you have a wonderous butterfly and helpers to make you the most perfect gown of golden de~light!!! Come... let's Dance!!!!

 
At 27/9/07 12:50 am, Blogger Belinda Manning said...

Sure am glad that little butterfly came to get you!

 
At 27/9/07 1:53 am, Blogger Linda said...

Oh you look beautiful in yellow! I'm glad your dress got finished...it's perfect!

 
At 27/9/07 3:18 am, Blogger Sandra Evertson said...

Beautiful, yellow is the Happiest color!
Sandra Evertson

 
At 27/9/07 3:19 am, Blogger Scrappy Moments said...

What a Pretty Dress, so glad you came to the ball :)

Angie
http://scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com/

 
At 27/9/07 3:53 am, Blogger Leslie said...

And we're so glad you did come. Lovely dress. Yellow becomes you. It's the color of many chrysanthemums you know.

 
At 27/9/07 4:32 am, Blogger Amber said...

Sweet.

:)

 
At 27/9/07 4:58 am, Blogger Artist in Progress said...

You look lovely in yellow, so chic. Dance and enjoy your evening.

Carol M

 
At 27/9/07 5:11 am, Blogger Pinkie Denise said...

Love your lovely yellow gown. I so glad you heart the bell and made it
Nice to meet you Pinkie

 
At 27/9/07 2:06 pm, Blogger girl_gone_thread_wild said...

lovely dress... I bet you stole the show! Now should we nag eb to host a costume partay next? :)

 
At 27/9/07 3:32 pm, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for the dance! I had a lovely time!

 
At 27/9/07 3:36 pm, Blogger lauren said...

oooooooooooh that betty & her fellow butterflies...they do NICE work!!! :)

 
At 27/9/07 6:32 pm, Blogger AnnieElf said...

Your butterfly friends have turned you into a beautiful sunbeam. Very good friends to have.

 
At 27/9/07 6:35 pm, Blogger Cre8Tiva said...

love your blog and art...thanks for the dance...blessings, rebecca

 
At 27/9/07 9:48 pm, Blogger Julie Marie said...

The butterfly sisters made a great choice. Yellow can lift anyone's spirits!

Julie

 
At 28/9/07 12:00 am, Anonymous Loretta said...

This is so charming and whimsical. Makes me wish I'd gone to the ball! Maybe it's not too late...?

 
At 28/9/07 11:31 am, Blogger Jo said...

Guess what I just bought? Sadly it won't be here for 4 to 6 weeks, but that's Amazon for you. I'm very excited.......just shows I should pay more attention to sidebars and buttons!

 
At 28/9/07 3:31 pm, Blogger MAHIMA said...

oh my!
this is such beautiful post!!
glad to have come back online in time to catch this one!

 
At 2/10/07 6:03 pm, Blogger paris parfait said...

I am very late to the party, but what a lovely dress you've created!

 
At 2/10/07 11:25 pm, Blogger Kara said...

Oh, it's a beautiful ball gown. I missed you before because of the crowd.

 

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