Monday, January 16, 2012

"IL MAGO".......THE WIZARD......THE MAGICIAN a truly beautiful word:


This is the top of  a box purchased on a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.... I made  this trip many...many...years ago and it was truly one that was unforgettable.

It was a magical destination full of many secrets and stories.

Each time I gaze at this beautiful art I am reminded of the magic that enfolds each day of our

These wizards engaging in their spiritual battle of life.....realize full well 
I want to make each day of my life a magical one.......




  1. I have heard, St. Petersbourgh is supposed to be one of the mose beautiful places (magical) on earth.
    How lucky that you got to got there. I worked for a Judge once and he went to Russia, brought me back a little box with art on it very much like those art pieces in this post. Pretty intricate.
    On this very cold day...I'll try and find something magical.

  2. It's magnificent. What colors!

  3. I adore magic. I am magical sometime and somedays are magical.

  4. Wow- Is THAT beautiful! I sooo believe in living magically~ every day of life- xo Diana

  5. That box really does look magical as well as beautiful. Diane

  6. I can see why you were attracted to this image Jo...beautiful! Wishing you a magical week..
    Jeanne xx

  7. That's exquisite. You can almost fall into the scene and smell the magic.

  8. this is gorgeous Jo...
    hope you have a magical week :D
    BEAR HUGS ~victoria~

  9. I think that is a great way to live your life Jo! Magic is so enticing!

    Beautiful box that is owned by such a beautiful person!

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  11. Oh Jo, what a gorgeous image so full of brilliant colors and you are so right...magic is a beautiful thing and occurring within and around each of us every day of our lives. Hugs, sweet lady.

  12. Hi Jo!..Yay! I can comment today..(i have been having trouble commenting here)..and now i am happy! I came by to see this gorgeous post the other day..I Loved it..yes i agree with all of the above..and love that word too all it's forms! What a gorgeous treasure...truly stunning..I have always wanted to go to Russia and i will one day..I think I lived there in a past life! your trip sounds amazing and magical! I hope you ahve mnay wonderful memories! Thanks for always sharing your beautiful soul!

  13. We all need a little magic in our lives from time to time. That is a gorgeous piece of work.


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