I'm so in love with this photo from Shelby Robinson Photography, as soon as I saw it, it reminded me of this old Hymn as I felt the words so appropriate and true to my heart. Dress by Vendetta Couture "On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff’ring and shame; And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best For a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it someday for a crown. Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see, For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me. To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear; Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away, Where His glory forever I’ll share."
There was a time in my life (believe it or not) when I was not immersed in the magical world of fantasy or creativity. It felt like something was missing, but I couldn't understand how I could feel so close to God, yet still have a hole, a sort of void or lack of purpose. It wasn't until I was 7 months pregnant with Elora (Dimples) that I was fortunate enough to be hit with a creative whirlwind. I say it was her, sprinkling her pixie dust in the womb as I made flower crowns for her fairy garden baby shower. As I sat on the couch, belly sticking out to Timbuktu, I became engulfed with a sense of joy. How silly to have felt that way over something seemingly insignificant. Ever since that day, this creative force has never left me. Sure, seasons come and go and dry spells occur, but it is constant. I never could have imagined that I would make a living doing not just what I love, but what I ache for. When I create something, whether a crown, a photo, or a makeup look, I hope to share a glimpse of that magical world I live in. Not a day goes by where I am not surrounded by imagination. Whether it is a concept in my head, the result of the days creation, my 4 year old informing us that her dinner is really "troll brains," or "dragon eyes," or me constantly asking, "Have you seen my elf ears anywhere?!" Yes, this is a magical household. People seem to think that having children somehow makes you lose yourself or your freedom. I say I didn't find myself or my creative freedom until my fairy princess showed me the way. It is my hope that with every post or creation you see more than something "pretty." When you see my eyes - I hope you discover the soul of a dreamer, blurring lines between reality and fantasy, with a vision of hope. When you see my lips, I hope you see the passion and love I am surrounded by in my life. I don't want my existence to be a superficial fame based on likes and how well I apply my makeup...what an empty way to live. Wherever you are in life...it is always possible to find your calling, maybe when you least expect it. Wishing you wings of wonder, and pixie dust plunder, Freckles
"Stronger than steel Is the sword of the Spirit; Swifter than arrows The light of the truth is, Greater than anger Is love, and subdueth!" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In a world of darkness, armed with the Spirit, light and love, she holds fast to her honor, clinging to her strength within. Nothing will overcome her, for she is armed with the favor of the Almighty. The winds sweep in justice for the weak, and reign blessings down from above. Her purpose is as clear as the flames upon her hand, vivid and full of life. Mistress of Autumn's night, bring forth your light! ~Freckles Photo by Shelby Robinson Photography Model, MUA, Crown: Freckles Fairy Chest Dress: Vendetta Couture For more information on the photo manipulation process please visit Shelby Robinson Photography
"Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light." ~ Boris Pasternak I adore this beautiful photo from Shelby Robinson Photography, the quote and image really tie into something I've recently dealt with. I'm slowly but surely gaining back a level of being open-hearted with my audience from Freckles Fairy Chest. When I first started out, I was a very naive business girl who thought everyone was nice and my friend, lol. I found it very easy to be open with my spirituality, and in a sense, wearing my heart on my sleeve to all who crossed my path. I would often write long messages to accompany my photos, become close with people I'd meet online in order to inspire others to live their dream. Somewhere along the line I learned about the horrible intentions people have in business, I was betrayed and very hurt. I've only come across a handful of incredibly spiteful people in my lifetime, and if there is one thing I've learned its that they are poisoned with misery! Do your best not to drink the poison of revenge and bitterness..I swear it becomes a visible curse on the face of the one feeding it, I've seen this happen and it is such a sad thing. Without realizing it, I shut myself off to further inspire my audience. I couldn't inspire others or open my heart when I had things to learn: how to completely forgive and love those persecuting you, constantly, and after years. It has not been an easy road, but one thing I am learning is to open my heart again, despite the intentions of spiteful people. Otherwise, I am of no use to this world. I was given a purpose in life, I consider it a blessing to have so many people admire what I do, and I do not take that for granted. I thank God everyday for my blessings and for the gift of creativity. I always say that it is a sacred gift, it is for me 100%. So to anyone reading this who has been hurt, do not let it change you, the heart is a fragile thing but is also capable to love others enough to impact the world for the better. ;-) I thank God for His peace, and being able to sleep at night with a clear conscience, as my actions and words hopefully continue to reflect the love and peace that is in my heart. We are all one step away from the grave...I'd rather go to mine with a happy heart and be able to hear "Well done" from my God. My prayer is that you walk through today with an abundance of love in your heart, even when others do not have it. Wishing you wings of wonder, and pixie dust plunder, Freckles
Hey peeps! I'm currently finishing up my makeup tutorial video for this rainbow look and will be posting it on youtube within the next few days. Make sure you subscribe to get notified of new videos:https://www.youtube.com/user/Frecklesfairychest The miracle of the rainbow cannot be witnessed unless there is a storm. How often in our lives do we dread that storm, only to later learn that it was a vital part of our life's journey? We may not want to relive our storms, but God allows them to happen so that we can have our character fine tuned, and we can later use that story to help another person who needs hope. Hope comes when hopeless ears hear that someone has been where they are, and they've made it through, witnessing the miraculous rainbow that followed. Something beautiful awaits, whatever your storm is, know that you will come out of it stronger and have an inspiring story to share with the world. -Freckles-
Model, Crown, Mua : Freckles Fairy Chest Photography: Oak Leaf Creative "People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross