'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

This is what we're doing on Saturday - they were SO much fun to make and I love the way the little flaps open out for messages or photos.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

I'm sure he looked tattier when he was feeding young, but he's a real mess at the moment, with only two or three tail feathers and what appears to be a VERY painful leg! I noticed today that he slips in the wet and he's really struggling to stay on this branch - really sad.
Today's the 13 March and sadly, I think we've lost our little friend. It's over 3 weeks since I've seen him, now and the last time I saw him, his claw was withered. He hadn't been using his 'bad leg' for a couple of weeks, but was as feisty as ever, so I didn't suspect anything. The last time I saw him, he was at my feet, eating sultanas and fighting off anything that came within a foot or so. Unfortunately, we had a couple of nights of bad frost and I can only guess at what happened to him. I really miss him.

Just got to play with my new stamps for the first time - they came back double the size they're supposed to be, but some of them are really gorgeous that way, despite my misgivings. This is just one of them - boring, but I enjoyed the way the different backgrounds made each card look different. The third card background is interesting - I made it years ago but I really like it. It was elastic bands around a brayer, which resulted in a really soft, veneer-like effect. Must try that again...... we forget, don't we?

I was really (pleasantly) surprised this morning to find a gorgeous - stunning - little work of art in my mail - and here it is. I've photographed the detail so you can see it because it really is exquisite and so delicate. Love the idea and adore the card! Thanks, Suse.