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Kintsugi, Potting On and A Posy

Some years ago I learned of the Japanese art of kintsugi, the ancient art of mending broken pottery with gold, thus making the mended piece even more precious that it was when whole. Last year I broke a very precious green glass pot inherited from my Granny. It smells still of her powder as it contained powder and a puff which, as a little girl, I found quite fascinating. I was heartbroken and then found a kintsugi kit online! I mended the powder puff glass and an old serving dish that was broken some years ago. Today, needing a pot to plant up the rest of the Sweet Peas, we decided to mend an old terracotta pot inherited from my Mum which she had mended once but which had come apart at one of the joins. So, kintsugi into action again!

Lots of little plants arrived earlier than expected and needed to be potted up so I spent a happy couple of hours doing just that in 9cm pots donated by our lovely neighbour, looking forward to a summer of beauty.  These will all going into pots on the steps.

I picked a beautiful little posy this evening.

 
 

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Today’s Walk, Donations and Growing Lambs

It was lovely that on our walk, while keeping two metres apart, everyone smiled, said hello and wished each other to stay safe. Here is a view from TheGreat Flat Lode looking out over St Euny Church  and over to the sea on the North Coast of our beloved Cornwall.

Last week, St Petroc’s, the local charity for the homeless, put out a call on Radio Cornwall, for towels and soaps. We put together a couple of bags but could find no way to get them to Truro. Today a young woman who works with the charity came by and picked things up. Being homeless in today’s circumstances must be just about impossible but St Petroc’s are doing a wonderful job.
A donation came my way today too, of some very lovely pieces of glass. These belonged to our Dear Neighbour Bill Mitchell and S has just given them to me and I thank them both. I think these pieces will make a beautiful Tree of Life.

The lambs in the back field are growing. We love watching them bounce about and here share a joyful few moments with you.

 

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Repair, Mixture and A Field

I have repaired the little fish for our friends. I’ve decided to copy the pattern as it is a simple and pretty design. Watch this space!

I’ve made another batch of the Swap Shop biscuits partly so that I could photograph the process for my Recipe page (I’ll put it up soon) and partly to have it in the freezer ready for emergencies!  Here are the fruits ready to be mixed in.

Ginger, cranberries, smashed up dried bananas, raisins and slivered almonds

There are lots of fields in Cornwall full of Narcissi. This field is no longer picked for the market but the flowers keep on blooming.

 

 

New Glass, Woodland and A Vegan Supper

Just in case we have to self-isolate at some stage, I have today stocked up on some beautiful glass so that I can spend my days playing and creating. Added to my golds and yellows, greens and blues, and the remaining Victorian pieces,  there is scope for all sorts of creativity!

We passed by a little woodland on our way to buy glass and were able to stop to photograph the Narcissi and the Celandines.

Supper tonight was a delicious vegan meal – Spinach, Coconut, Tomato and Brown Rice – the recipe for which was in last Sunday’s Observer. Here is Nigel Slater’s recipe if you would like to try it too.The coconutty sauce was scrumptious as was the rice flavoured with cardomon, clove and peppercorns.

 

 

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Sheet, Angel and Trees and Extra Photos

More sorting and time to let a little cot sheet go. It was used for all four of ours starting in 1973!

Back to St Day Old (roofless!) Church this evening for more amazing lasers and light show and a set from The Ingleheart Singers which was enormous fun and very well received by the audience.

I’ve now made eight small trees for next weekend and one Tree of Life which I love so much, I may not sell it!

Tree of Life

A lovely photographer friend has just sent me her photos from tonight. Now you can see how wonderful the light display has been over the three evenings.

Photo credits to Mandy Rolleston with thanks.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2020 in glass, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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The Gallery, Snowdrops and A Light Show

I’ve had my day in the gallery, Fannie and Fox, today. In between customers, I managed to foil up some new pieces, two small trees and a Tree of Life. All ready to solder…….

There is a wonderful large piece in the gallery, Snowdrops, by Amanda Richardson.  I love it and its frame.

Tonight we went to see the light show in St Day, the DiaspAURA show. The light projections on the old church were beautiful but impossible to capture with my camera. Here are three small light boxes from inside the roofless Church.

 

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Trees, A Little Book and Daffodils

I have now finished making six stained glass trees and have found a way to display them – on a tree! There are two conifers, a tree with an owl, a tree with pink blossom, an Oak tree and lastly, a Silver Birch made from Victorian etched glass.

We are still sorting (does it ever end?) and I came across a story book that I had saved, written by a Year 7 pupil of mine after we had been reading ‘The Indian in the Cupboard’ by Lynne Reid Banks. Paul’s story is delightful and I am happy to say that I have followed his very interesting career.

All over the town now, one can suddenly come across glorious golden Daffodils.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2020 in glass, nature, Photography, Postaday2020

 

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