I finally got to do my second Paper Whimsy forum challenge today (I've been awaiting the arrival of some girly collage sheets). Again, its a Hilda Conkling poem and the idea is to use some free images from Gale (at the Paper Whimsy forum) and then put your own interpretation on it. I used gesso and paints as well as PW images.
The poem is lovely..... I remember examining moss as a child and thinking it looked like little trees.
Today I also made my item for the new ABAA challenge....but you'll have to wait till Friday to see that. We're doing something a bit different this week.....hope that's got you wondering!!!!!
I've been busy with mum over the last few days - at the weekend she celebrated her 80th birthday and we had a party for her at our house. Here she is with some of her presents...I bought her the watch and my sister bought her an iPod!! (She's probably listening to the Ting Tings). She's wearing her 80 badge of course. Yesterday - her actual birthday - I took her to see dad at the nursing home. It was sad because we couldn't tell him it was her birthday (he wouldn't have coped with that) but mum did very well and we did our best to be cheery.
One of the best treats you can give my mum is to take her to a wool shop and last week we went to a fantastic one in Beeston, near where she lives. She bought fresh supplies and I got this gorgeous Kaffe Fassett variegated wool to knit a scarf. I love the way its changing colour as I knit. Yes, I know its spring but I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of it in the autumn! Anyway, as mum says, its not just about the wearing - its about the pleasure of knitting........