fleeflyflown: to escape, go elsewhere and come back with something learned, to share. Not restricted simply to physical travel; also includes (but not limited to) escape into craft, music, art, design. A good book. The people you encounter everyday or once in your life. Unforgettable flavors and foods.

You’ll find inspiration, projects and anything else creative that comes from the adventures of this bird’s travels. So with that, away we go!

With any journey, you begin it with some mode of transportation. So, I’ll start with a quick Etsy roundup of things that take you away in a whimsical, Wizard of Oz sort of way. The Hot Air Balloon. Take a look at just a sample of the different items I found (and have added to my wish list) if you search under Hot Air Balloon + Handmade. Enjoy!

Found on Etsy - Hot Air BalloonsTop row, left to right: Vintage Hot Air Balloon Cards (set of 12) $16. Vinyl Wall Art $24. Brooch $20. Center row: Nimbus Dress $20. Balloon & Bird Necklace $36. Digital Collage Downloads $1.85. Bottom row: Pillow $20. Lollipops (set of 10) $14.95. Notebook $22.

Later this week – a quick and easy D.I.Y. to (slightly) lighten your load.