Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

This delightful little bowl was left for my mother, one can only assume by the Easter Bunny... via the Pottery Place :)

Most of the pieces I paint are pre-made bisque that I get there off the shelves, but I made this one myself. It started life as a lump of clay and under my expert touch (cough) it became the beauty you see before you. I might have to make more. A flower garden of poppies :)

I love how this one turned out, although it took FOREVER to carve all the white.

They look well together, do they not?

Urgh! This basket of Easter chocolate should NOT be sitting so close to me!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gail's Plate

As I suspected, Gail has posted much better photos of our plate here:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Service Please

At long last, I finally sent Gail's plate, so I can now post photos for your viewing pleasure ;) This was my first attempt at etching.
In other news, I attended two funerals this week for ladies I knew from church. The first was for my Mum's dear friend Rachel, who lived a few doors down from us. She was 92 and had bladder cancer and was very ready to rejoin her husband beyond the veil. She was a cheerful, generous woman with a smile for everyone and she will be missed. The second funeral was for Carol, a woman who was very kind to me when I was an obstreperous teenager. She always made me feel loved and special at a time when I was probably least lovable. She also had cancer and was at peace with her imminent departure. She and her husband Harry were college sweethearts, married for 59 years. At the funeral all their sons and grandsons, big strapping lads, got up to sing 'their song', a Kiss to Build a Dream On. Very sweet... and sad to see Harry sitting by the casket listening to the song they fell in love to and danced to all those years. Carol was a doer, always busy, very unlike myself. It is impossible not to evaluate one's own life in the face of such examples. If I live 40 more years I'd like to think I will have acquired some of the kindness and generosity of these women. They were both such sterling examples of serving selflessly. I need to do more.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sir Ovis Aires

Woo hoo! I sold 2 books today :) :) :) :) :) And with my new found wealth I could have fed the hungry or clothed the naked... but instead I purchased this: I've been drooling over it for months. It's from one of my favorite Etsy shops, I love her stuff. I think it's hilarious and if I ever remarry, be forewarned. I'm going to register for an entire set of Star Wars plates from her as my wedding china.