Friday, 31 July 2009
Long time passing.
Hmm, not much sign of the sun that shone so brightly when Davey took this picture of me and Isabella almost three years ago is there?.It has been almost two weeks since my last post. The summer holidays caught up with me despite there being no real sunshine to make summer seem present at all. Cornwall has been awash and the light quality has been dark enough to bring late autumn to mind. I have managed to pop into a few blogs and the occasional sight of blue skies and warm light has brought much envy to mind! Ah well, the holiday itself has been good so far with our lovely daughter Lauren's birthday and a meal shared with children, girlfriends and grandparents. More on the pressies next time.
A cocktail party arranged by Lauren and her friend Charlotte on Saturday was fun and brought a summery feel to a grey day. It involved much mixing by Elias of Mojitos and Pina Coladas and Dave's current favourite: Pink Pussycats..need I say more?
There have been bright flowers rescued from the worst of the rain.
As an emergency measure - and just because this is the sort of thing I like to do - I have a Holiday Jar at the ready. This is basically a rather large jar filled with folded pieces of paper containing ideas for things to do. Whenever it feels right I get one of the gang to close their eyes and pick a paper. Whatever is written on it is what we have to do..together...all of us whatever age! We haven't needed to use it more than once so far, but it contains things such as make a kite, buy some more ducks (can't wait), camp in the garden (dreading that one), make a trivet for the campfire & cook a meal on it. The list is long and varied with the first one out being to 'make jam'. They chose strawberry and wrote the strangest of labels.
Appropriately enough for this weather I have had to work on Christmas designs. One of the online places I sell through (Notonthehighstreet.com) has asked for submissions for their Christmas catalogue and this galvanised me into getting a little organised. I now have three products designed, made and photographed in a rather alternative way which may or may not hit the mark with Noths, but whatever happens there I am more than happy with the effect for my own website. It's amazing how focused this has made me feel and today I am off to see a rather large display of my work in Trebah Gardens which am most excited about.
Sorry about the picture, but I couldn't resist! Well, not much more today, just a sunshiney photo from a long while ago to brighten your day.
Have a happy Friday x