Category Archives: creativity

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Silent Sunday

dawn light

Field Art

maize stubble

I set out across the field thinking that a field after maize is a bleak sight, devoid of creative opportunities. …

….and then I started noticing details in the hedgerow

pussy willow

Pussy willow, so magical in the sunshine. This photo was taken with my phone, isn’t it remarkable how technology has moved on in such a short time.

Looking up against the sky, lifted my spirits

pussy willow against a blue sky

My mind translated this picture into stitch: running stitch, fly stitch, couching and French Knots.

With stitching in mind the patterns of trees against the sky and the maize stubble became more intriguingwinter sky

mark making

the mark-making danced in front of me turning into pattern and linerandom

This mix of random shapes, which hold a sort of rhythm is what I am aiming for in my pieces of textile art – I haven’t quite got there yet but now I’m inspired by these images to have another go.maize stubble abstracted

Joining in with is great theme: https://thesandychronicles.blog/2020/03/06/friendly-friday-challenge-art-unexpected/

I’m sure you too have found inspiration in unexpected places……

Trouble with WordPress

I have had difficulty commenting and ‘liking’ posts on other Blogs for a while and now my own site is causing me difficulties.

I think you might be seeing a mass of adverts sprinkled in amongst the text and the comments. I am so sorry if this is the case. Could you let me know if this is happening.

My site is free and I have never felt the need to change it, but I think WordPress might be making things difficult so that I will be forced to pay for a site.

Anyone else having similar issues?

 

Update: I have noticed that recently there has been NO Spam in my Comments, whereas before there was always quite a lot that WordPress had captured for me to check and delete. That might be why they had to make changes and get everyone to Log In afresh – which makes sense. A courtesy email to explain that would have been good.

 

Rain

Fires in Australia

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I would not normally post about things like this but these are extraordinary times.

It seems the government in Australia are largely responsible for the inability of the fire services to contain the bush fires that are causing so much devstation, because they have radically cut their funding. When Governments do not step up, we have to.

It is hard to know what we can do from this distance, but money can provide all sorts of resources that the Fire Fighters need. One messaged that they need more face masks to protect them from the fumes and volunteer Fire Fighters are having to pay for the petrol that goes into their fire trucks.

There are a few places to donate. The Red Cross being one. However I am sceptical of large organisations. I have been following Celeste Barber for a couple of years now and as far as you can trust anyone you only ‘met’ online, I trust her. This is where I have donated and I share this just in case you wanted to do something to help but didn’t know how to.

Celeste Barber on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/2477326602586291/

Willing it to rain in Australia, wishing everyone involved safe.

 

Happy

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It is my birthday today, and look what a lovely card my daughter and her children made for me. Particularly love the portrait by Little Miss M (7).

 

Amber Skies by Aaran Daniel

Do you remember last year when my nephew and his friends were on the Mongo Rally and wrote a song for me?

Well Aaran who put it all together has a new song just out: Amber Skies

 

I think it is beautiful.

And if you want to see and hear the song written for me – I’m known as Dondi by my nieces and nephews – here it is again – earworm alert!