This pic is the gerbera bought for me on Mothers day this year. It has siamese twin flowers, double head and stem, you can see where it is joined. I don't know how unusual this is! Still playing with paint!
A mini book with stamped acetate cover, which holds pictures of the dog we had when living in Singapore in the early 1960's. His name was Dicker, which is German for "fatty", and he was quite rotund! He was a typical Singapore mongrel, tan and white coloured with a curly tail. We took him over with the army quarter. I have only shown a selection of the pages, all designed along the same lines.
March week 3 challenge on UKS, had to use 3 embellies of some sort, title stretch across the page, pp or photo cut into a circle and spring or Easter colours. These white ducks have lived on the canal near us for a few years now, but we have never seen any ducklings!
March week 2 challenge on UKS, using the theme of friendship! For the metal elements I used washers and embossed them with gold, then threaded ribbons held with staples. LO based on a sketch from Mojoholders.
Page 70 - Balance, first thought was scales which led me to take a pic of the weights from Mum's old balance type scales, goodness knows why I keep them, just like them! And they bring back memories of Mum teaching me to cook! Afraid I used the same title arrangement as on a previous lo too! Does everything in this life have a balance, eg, black and white, good and evil etc! Balance is important in life, that is why I have reflexology and have had accupuncture in the past, to keep my body balanced.
Page 69 - Comfort, first thought, comforting people, then comfort in life, such as chairs etc. Things we can gain comfort from, cuddling bears etc! And of course, comfort food! We all like our home comforts! Pic is me and dgs2 who is looking very worriedly at his dad while I try to comfort him!
Page 68 - Patience, first thing I thought of was the card game, then the modern equivalent, playing cards on the computer, hence the photo! Memories of Dad playing patience in the evenings and my Grandma teaching me many different variations of patience. Then to the virtue, and the poem Mum used to quote to us as children! Am I a patient person...............
Page 67 - today's word is sweet, immediately think of sweets and chocolate, what does that say about me? But people can be sweet, especially young children, and actions can also be sweet! This tin of sweets if from Christmas, and it is still three quarters full!
Page 66 - Soft, we all like soft, my favourite, soft freshly laundered white towels! But I took this pic of a soft toy dog we bought Mum after Dad died, she'd always wanted a dog but Dad didn't really like them. So here was her dog, but no hassle! He now has a home on my bed! Soft can apply to people as well as things too!
Page 65 - explore, hmmm, myself or the world? I have explored some of the world, being lucky enough to live abroad on several occassions but there are still places I would love to go! Myself, that takes some thinking about! Can also explore relationships, food and so many other things!
Page 64 - today's prompt immediately brought back memories of Sunday mornings as a child watching my Dad polish his army medals and brass buttons ready for parade. I can still smell the Brasso and silver polish now! I still have all these medals but they are sorely in need of a polish to restore their shine!
Page 63 - I do live one day at a time since having cancer changed my life, I so appreciate things now and make the most of it all! Each day is really precious and I try to make it memorable even with just small things.
Page 62 - Mothers Day, and I was lucky enough to see 3 out of my 4 children today.Though they are all grown and left home I still worry about them, but they know I am here if they need me!