Thank you dear friends and followers for your visits, for your love and prayers for both myself and Freddie. I really appreciate you taking the time to call in, view my artwork and leave such wonderful comments. Sending you all love, hugs and blessings,
Thank you dearest Patti. This award originated in Germany and means Beloved Blog. A wonderful word! I too have so many beloved blogs that I love and follow but time catches up with me and I cannot name them all. So I accept this award with thanks and grace but I think now I must say.. This is now an award free blog.! Thank you all.xx
Flickr......Click the rose in the box.
My 100 Themes
The Digital Whispers Challenge
This is me!
I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I have two wonderful children and their better halves! Two grandchildren, ditto, and two beautiful great grandchildren.
I am very disabled and spend most of my time in a wheelchair in front of this computer. I'd fade away without it. It's my contact with my friends and the great world wide web!
I am surrounded with most of my family who are very supportive, caring and loving. I am indeed blessed.
Jinksy makes a lovely picture every week and writes a beautiful poem to go with. This weeks poem and picture are Shadowy leaves. Well I can't write poetry, I'm not even going to try but I love to play with pictures. Her shadowy leaves reminded me of fish so here's a collage I made just for fun. It's called....
First of all I have news of Freddie. You know he's been in hospital again since Friday, well last night he had two toes amputated. They took him down at 8.30pm. and he was back on the ward at 11.15pm.
I spoke to the Sister at 3am. and he was awake and had eaten something. Waiting all day he must have been hungry.
I was so surprised when he rang me himself at 7am. this morning. He's in a room by himself, he sounded cheerful but sore. SIL John is taking me up to see him tonight. Thank the Lord that's over, now we pray for a speedy recovery.
Now for the piccies..... My son came over yesterday and we had a meal with Sally and John and he took photos of the new puppies, now 14 weeks old. The only time you can get a decent photo is when they are asleep as they race around like little whirlwinds. On your lap as quick as a blink and trying to remove either my earrings or necklace. They are so beautiful but a handful until they are fully trained.
Talk about a Dog's Life!
Now here's Mr. Jake.
He owns my son Stanley and Jenny his wife.
As you can see he can wrap them around his little paws!
The other day on her blog Cindy was prettying things up and she talked about an old key. I told her I had a brass key that my Granddad made. It is the key to the house where I was born, now long gone.
He probably made it when he and my Nannie first moved into that little house, many years before.
I also had a brass money box he had made out of a WW1 Shell casing, made to hold half crowns, in the days long before decimal. I have used it to hold 50p pieces and now it holds two pound coins. You can't get to your money in a hurry. There is quite a knack to getting the coins out with a knife. I can remember him showing me this as a child....... These are special to me.
I shall show you some pics, there is also a brass tray I fell in love with 30 years ago in an Antiqu shop. It's probably foreign and more than 100 years old. There's also a small icon with a tiny brass plate on the front showing the Virgin Mary. There's quite a story to this as you can see on the picture.
Do you have some tiny treasures that hold special memories for you?
I came across this picture. It is from the cover of a book of
Grimm's Fairy Tales, illustrated by
To me this is the very epitome of fairy, magical pictures.
I wish I could draw and paint like this.. She illustrated another Fairytale book but the picture I found was too small to reproduce. This book was published in the 50's. I've tried to find out a bit more about her. She is/was English and that's about all I know. I do know a very few copies of her books are being sold on ebay and in some collector book shops at very expensive prices!
I find it sad that such a beautiful illustrator as Doreen is not remembered more.
If anyone has any more info, I'd be very glad to hear it.
Showing you a couple of my latest collages. I do like to experiment a bit and try something new.
The top picture is in my favourite vintage colours and style. Come fly with me, let yourself float and fly away. Couldn't you shut your eyes and dream of this......?
Suzy is a photo I found and played with again with filters and layers. I quite liked the finished result.
I have posted early for the SPA Challenge this week. The theme is Oriental.
I love Oriental figurines. I have a large collection of Buddhas and I nearly used one of those. Instead I chose this found image of a Japanese Geisha. She has such a beautiful expression. The background is my own, made from my first fractal. I thought it too looked kind of Oriental. The symbols are for Reiki, which to me mean Healing, Peace and Love. Thank you for looking and I wish you all a beautiful Sunday.xx