The Brambles is the online home to M.C. and M.G., the creative forces behind several online art venues. (Check links page for more info.) Here you will find a blend of online content and information about the happenings in the world of the Belles.
The Brambles exists in a wild and untamed place. Overgrown with Pines, Oak and Sweet Gum, it is at it's core untamed and is unchanging in it's changing. Thick and unruly sentries of Wax Myrtle and Palmetto spring miraculously of out nucks and cranies. Lacework mantles of Cherokee Roses, Wild Grape, Honeysuckle and Poison Ivy hang in cascades from every high spot. At times the air is filled with the heady scent of Swamp Bay and Yellow Jessamine. Herbs with romantic names such as Possom Haw, Toadflax and Milkwort burst forth from the patchwork carpet of wild lawn.
This wild world out here is spinning and alive with the sounds of Spring Peepers, Swallow Tailed Kites, and Great Blue Skimmers, as the ground shimmers with Anoles, Cowkillers, and Daring Jumping Spiders.
We hope that this glimpse into the world of The Brambles, (and The Spellling Bee and The Well Writ Witch) will inspire you to take in a new view of your own "neck of the woods."
The Belles of The Brambles.
Spring is on it's way! We can't wait to see Earth burst into bloom. Hope this finds everyone doing well, during these last days of cold winter.
The belles of The Brambles have been busy as bees ; ) since their unwanted seven month hiatus. (computer died.)
We have a couple of new pages (listed below), and are whistling while we work to refill The Well Writ Witch with new and updated designs.
The Well Writ Witch our Zazzle shop:
Check out The Spellling Bee as we both have added new pieces over there as well.
The Spellling Bee our ETSY shop:
Fantasy Home Accents by Artists:
Eclectica Fantastica Home Décor
Vegetarian Home Cooking:
The Joyfull Cupboard
The Belles of The Brambles.
Also known as The ladies of The Well Writ Witch
Below is an excerpt from a newsletter from a very wonderful Wildlife Santuary that has been hit with great adversity. In the spring of 2011 tornadoes struck the Sanctuary, causing great damage. After the DNR assessment and timetable of eight months to get the repairs done, the Sanctuary is strapped for it's regular expenses. This means the things we use everyday, foods, electricity, etc., as well as the conrinuing repairs on the Sanctuary.
Please forward this to a friend, to many friends, Tweet, FB, Skype, Stumble, whatever you do. If awareness is brought up then perhaps many people doing some will be enough to keep this going. thanks,
~M. and Gabrielle,
From the Animal Tracks Newsletter Oct. 2011
The Wildlife Sanctuary 435 Cougar Lane, Ellijay, Ga. 30540
When this damage was originally assessed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia DNR, they gave us 8 months (until December) to complete all the repairs. Although we have secured and repaired cages and roads, the sanctuary is out of funds. We cannot pay our daily bills or continue with the restoration of the sanctuary without your immediate help. Here is what you can do:
1) This sanctuary has survived day-to-day based on your generosity. We would like to repair our facilities and grow our mission. Your donations allow us to do that. Donate Button on their Homepage: http://thewildlifesanctuary.com/
2) Forward to a Friend - We currently have about 1200 people on our e-mail list. If we reach 7,500 we can operate the sanctuary just on regular donations. Please help us grow our subscriber list by asking your friends to join.
3) Fundraiser - Tell us if you know of any of the following: a) nice indoor venue where we can hold a fundraiser such as a HOA clubhouse, large restaurant or room at a hotel that will comp the space; b) singers, musicians or other entertainers who would perform for one evening as their donation for our guests during a fundraiser; c) newspapers or radio stations that would do PSA's or event listings so we can inform the public about the event; d) Any big name artist, sports star, or actor that would appear (gratis) at a fundraiser to lend their support to our cause.
4) Volunteers - People who are willing to join an event team to help arrange this. If you have ever sent in a volunteer email to us, please send it again. We lost our database of prospective volunteers in a hard drive crash and we are starting the database all over again - this time on the cloud. Your help is vital to our success.
Bright Blessings to all,