December 30, 2009
The horse got away!
We had such a lovely pre-Christmas lunch with friends who own horses for joy, I just sent this postcard in the mail today.
Thanking them not only for a delicious lunch, great hospitality, but also a donation from their horse’s mane and tail. Back home this hair was laundered with great care, and it looked so lovely and pure white – in fact, good enough to feature on my postcard to them.
Quite a stroke of luck it was – watching the horse being brushed for a ride, when thoughts stirred within me …. of creating an art-quilt which incorporates horses hair. I say had to blurt out – may I have that? I did get a few quizzical looks.
This postcard was the ideal way to trial my idea – and I must say, the result is very pleasing. It was a great way too, to express our thanks to our delightful hosts. They are one of a kind too.
December 15, 2009
Hey, its time for fun!
My dear ♥ “man of the house” ♥ had been suggesting for a long time, something that I only recently believed would be feasible.
Jenn - paint dancing!
Great floor covering!
Moving my studio from the smallest to the largest room in the house! This time around (from his suggesting) in my mind it all seemed to make sense, i.e. to relocate everything in the lounge, dining, and guest rooms would be OK – but would you know it…… it was better than that! It is FANTASTIC having space for my creative spirit! More than that…..all the other rooms work much much better now and more harmoniously within the new arrangement.
Here you will see my long-time friend Jenn during her visit here yesterday Monday 14.12.09, having a P & P day. Paints, paper, and of course the associated big mess – just look what wonderful images were created.
Jenn is a whiz with new techniques – we shared so much …. the new books we both received as “early Xmas presents”, and then poured out all the ideas that would transfer onto paper. We were thrilled with our productions – Jenn taught me a new technique using credit cards! Now that’s a mystery, isnt it? Want to know more?