Monday, February 3, 2014

You See Your Gypsy

When I was in school, there was a fun game going around where classmates  were given a character based on their personality and appearance.  My best friend, at the time, was voted as a belly dancer, and looking back I can see why -- she was such a pretty girl.  Another friend of mine was voted as an athlete, and yet another was thought to resemble a musician.  Can you guess what I was voted as?

A Gypsy
Maybe because I
had long curly
hair and a free spirit.
To this day, I think
I still have the heart of
a Gypsy,
and I still love the
song Gypsy sung by
Stevie Nicks.

To the Gypsy
that remains......


Susie said...

Well girl, you would be a pretty gypsy. It is amazing how some of the class predictions were so far off base at times, for our class. I met a man I went to school with,in the bank....I teasingly said ,"I knew you would succeed and become rich." He told a friend that he was so down and out at that time, and was at the bank to borrow money. But by hearing me say that,he was sure he could get it together. And he did. Strange huh? Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Sheri, and truly you have the giving and loving heart of a beautiful gypsy. Love your images!

Thank you for stopping by and your always kind comments. You are such a dear.
Have a great week.
Hugs and Blessings

Purple Flowers said...

Dear Sheri: This is another layer of getting to know you.It's interesting to know how people view you, whether in the past or current.I like the images - very pretty. Have a great day; we are getting a snow storm - it's beautiful to watch the flakes come down. So poetic.

Miky said...

Beautiful images of Gypsy dear friend ;)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh my word! I love this post.. Such beautiful gypsy's !
I especially loved the video.. I adore Stevie Nicks, Love Fleetwood Mac..

My son took me to see Lindsey Buckingham at a Theatre in Los Angeles last summer.. A solo concert, it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts and dreams.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

p.s. Thank you so much Sheri for the visit and most kind words.
So happy you enjoyed

oldthings said...

Hello Sheri ,I wish to be well you and family .I missed so many posts of you .. Lovely images and thank you that you share your memories !
Have a nice week !

Joyce Olson said...

You are an angel, a friend, an artist, an inspiration and I know a beautiful gypsy. Your photos, your writing, your heart tell me this.
I love this post-
Have a beautiful week-

Mary Smither said...

They look like they have fun!
I hope they're as sweet as YOU!

Barbara Lilian said...

Love your pics of the pretty gypsy girls. I always feel happy when I've read your post. If you had been a gypsy I feel you would have been loved by everyone.
Enjoy your week.

Sola Scriptura said...

It sounds like a fun game. I wonder what character I would have been voted as...

Tulla and Catie said...

Hi Sheri,
thank you for your comment on my blog that the translation button is not working. I didn't notice it before! Unfortunately, I do not find the mistake, but I am working on it :).
Funny that you have been voted as a gypsy! I like gypsies and in my childhood I often disguised as a one :).

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I have a thing for all things gypsy. The lifestyle has always fascinated me. I used to read books about them all the time. Love it! xo Diana

Patricia said...

Gypsy style - what a great prediction to have, Sheri. Very pretty pictures and I know you would be a very sweet and cute gypsy with lovely colours and jewels! xx

Alina said...

Oh Sheri, I needed this on such a Winter's dreary day! I am too a gypsy at heart. Always was, always will be. Hugs and more hugs to you my kindred spirit!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sherri, A beautiful gypsy indeed!! And the Stevie Nicks song has always been a favorite of mine too! There is something soooo intriguing about a gypsy~~~~Blessings~~~Roxie


A gypsy is a wonderful thing to be. How delightful to have been chosen that by your friends.

Heather Lindstrom said...

What a lovely little escape into an alter ego Sheri.
Gypsy??? Surprising and sounds like so much fun to be a gypsy! Fun post my friend.

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥what a lovely post! Thanks for this, my friend!

Antee Gurung said...

the Gypsian culture is definitely the most fascinating one!!! i just loved reading ur article dear

btw do check out my new post
stay in touch

Barbara said...

I can imagine you as a gypsy girl, vibrant, colorful and with a beautiful spirit! Don't loose your Gypsy inside. Wonderful images and I love the song.


syros2js said...

I really enjoyed this post!!!
Lots of hugs my sweet... gypsy!!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And my best friend is a gypsy at heart, and what a you dear one. GREAT PAINTINGS!!!!!! Happy hugs to you, Anita

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Sheri. Gypsies intrigued me. They have such vibrant personalty and interesting fashion sense. I love their bling-blings and make ups.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comment. I'm so happy to learn that there are a lot of Filipinos doing their best in different parts of the world.
Wishing you a good week my friend.


Teresa said...

You know me and you must imagine how gipsies delight and also frighten me... to be that free... to be that magical. It's way too much for me.
I love their traditions. I love the way they treat people they like.
****I know two gipsy women- widowed and covered in black from head to toe - that sell clothing by the market I visit every week I abosultely love. They really put blessings on me... and when I'm not in the mood for conversation - yes, I know it's weird to believe I have those ahahahah - they look at, through, me as if saying it's ok, they know and won't impose. So I never feel guilty or ashamed.***
And I love their babies. Gipsy babies are too cute to count. Did I ever told you once I was pulling and pulling a piece of clothing being sold in the same market and it wouldn't budge? Do you know why? They had a baby lying in top of it. I thought I would die when I realised it ahahaha now I laugh but I positively died a bit on that day...I still don't laugh as much as the mother of the baby who laughed at my dismay.
When my son was born a gipsy baby was born in the same day and sharing the same room her mother argued we - non gipsy - tend to make our babies look sad with all those pastels colors we dress them in, all this while holding a screaming baby attired with a engine red babygrow ahahahahah.
7 years after I had a girl and I kept remembering this conversation... and it was funny to see that when my daughter started chosing her own clothing she had either a gipsy soul or was color blind ahahah. (it's the gipsy and I'm happy)
Glad to know that you felt comfortable with that tagging. It speaks volumes of your generous and blessed heart. And your magical soul.
Sorry, talkative day today...

Palomasea said...

Yes, beautiful Gypsy, indeed!!
Oh, thank you so much, dearest Sheri, for letting me know of this marvelous post! Makes my heart sing... :)
Give me Stevie any day! ;) And those portraits are so gorgeous...mesmerizing....
May your Gypsy heart keep singing with joy, my friend...
(If you have never tried belly dancing, I highly recommend it!)
Was that photo taken at a Ren Fest?
Wishing you a blissful day!
Love and hugs,
- Irina

miss b said...

You have chosen some great images (and music) to accompany your post. One of the reasons I enjoy Red Rose Alley is that the posts are always varied and I don't know what to expect. Lovely post! Enjoy the rest of your week. said...

Hello dear Gypsy girl friend.
With your love for red roses and beautiful things. I think maybe indeed you have some of the Gypsy in you.!
I have always loved the gypsies. Many people are frightened by them.
They have a fascination about them.
How wonderful to be able to run off with a Gypsy caravan.!!!!
lovely post Sheri.
Great paintings.. did you paint them!
love and hugs val xxxx

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh no, Val, I didn't paint these. They were painted by some very talented artists, don't you think?

Nely said...

Woow,great post!!
I like gypsies,their happines and freedom the way..I love gypsy music and style of dressing!

Have a nice day dear friend,

Kristie Franklin said...


I love your post! I was also a bit of a gypsy and the song Gypsy by Stevie Nicks was a favorite song of mine. Being a bit bohemian makes for a creative, "fly by your pants" free spirit and interesting kind of person! Great post!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

There must be a little bit of gypsy in all of us that create using our hearts. When I was growing up they were called beatnicks then hippies, the free spirits of the world that saw things differently than anyone else in society. It's so wonderful to have that vision. Growing up in Northern Ohio there were a lot of gypsies in the area, even a gypsy queen that was entombed in one of the cemeteries. I would visit her tomb every time we took flowers to my grandparents graves. I wondered what a free spirited life she lived with many pictures in my head of what it may have been. I was just a little girl. Even then my mind was wanting to break free!

What a great thing to be labeled "gypsy"!!

Happy Valentines Day!

Blessings, Edie Marie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I think this would make me feel special and unique! I love the beautiful Gypsies in art. And thanks for adding me to your lovely blogs my friend! Sweet hugs!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dear friend,

Thank you so much for just coming by to visit me at my blog. It is lovely to see a friend! I hope all is well? We are still in a deep freeze over here, but when spring break comes soon (in March), I will be so happy! It certainly will not feel like spring, but it will be an entire week off, and we will be that much closer to real spring and the end of the school year!

Sending you love, Anita

Deborah said...

So beautiful!
Freedom in spirit...that's the heart of a gypsy...and you are a beautiful gypsy!
Love the free-flowing skirt in your images here!
Love & hugs to you!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo