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Compliment, Knitting and Frida

It’s National Compliment Day and this delightful one made my day, a quotation from Maurice Sendak, author of the wonderful children’s book, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.

On #NationalComplimentDay, an all-time anecdote from a 1986 interview with NPR’s Terry Gross

The following is, I hope, a piece of knitting that will appeal to the cat lovers out there. I wish I had made it!

Sorry, don’t know the designer

Another piece of loveliness that came my way today, another piece I wish I had the skill to make!

Frida – Made by Tara Williamson

 
 

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Angels, Sketch and Pasta

I made my last two angels for this season today before clearing up the dining room for dining in over Christmas. It has delighted me to get my creative mojo back. I’m loving the seaglass head on the second angel. .

More sorting this afternoon and I came across a sketch of my Dad’s.

Lovely Mozzarella Pasta for tonight’s supper using red lentil penne, so pretty.

 

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Humour, Goodness and Glass

I hope this amuses you as it did me. Medieval stonemasons clearly had a great sense of humour.

Stone mason work at the Abbey of Sainte Foy, Conques, France c 1050

Be the goodness…..

One of our nephews is a glass artist. We saw some of his remarkable work on one of our visits to Jerome, Arizona.

Mark’s Blue Lady

 
 

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Perspective, Happiness and Swimming

This came my way today just after friends had been commiserating with each other that it has been hard not to have seen our Grandchildren for so long. We agreed to focus on the future rather than on what we have all missed over the last two years. Thanks to the original poster.

The angels I made for a friend using her bits of jewellery are in their new home bringing happiness to L and to me.

 

I love this little film of some local swimmers. I hope you do too. To see it, click on the red link.

Swimming

 

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Glass Work

I’ve spent all day making three glass angels and here they are.

 

Purple, White and An Angel

The Hebe in our Suffragette garden is in flower and the lovely white cyclamen that are planted underneath are also looking lovely.

I have completed one of the three angels for L using her own bits of jewellery. I’m really pleased with this one – I like the way the colours go together.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2021 in art, garden, glass, nature, Photography, Postaday2021

 

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Angels and A Poem

I sold three of my angels even before the exhibition opened so I have spent today making some more.  I lost my mojo over the various lockdowns but now I have it back!

Making the angels today put me in mind of a Billy Collins poem, “Questions About Angels,” which I thought might be fun for today.

Questions About Angels

Of all the questions you might want to ask
about angels, the only one you ever hear
is how many can dance on the head of a pin.
No curiosity about how they pass the eternal time
besides circling the Throne chanting in Latin
or delivering a crust of bread to a hermit on earth
or guiding a boy and girl across a rickety wooden bridge.
Do they fly through God’s body and come out singing?
Do they swing like children from the hinges
of the spirit world saying their names backwards and forwards?
Do they sit alone in little gardens changing colors?
What about their sleeping habits, the fabric of their robes,
their diet of unfiltered divine light?
What goes on inside their luminous heads? Is there a wall
these tall presences can look over and see hell?
If an angel fell off a cloud, would he leave a hole
in a river and would the hole float along endlessly
filled with the silent letters of every angelic word?
If an angel delivered the mail, would he arrive
in a blinding rush of wings or would he just assume
the appearance of the regular mailman and
whistle up the driveway reading the postcards?
No, the medieval theologians control the court.
The only question you ever hear is about
the little dance floor on the head of a pin
where halos are meant to converge and drift invisibly.
It is designed to make us think in millions,
billions, to make us run out of numbers and collapse
into infinity, but perhaps the answer is simply one:
one female angel dancing alone in her stocking feet,
a small jazz combo working in the background.
She sways like a branch in the wind, her beautiful
eyes closed, and the tall thin bassist leans over
to glance at his watch because she has been dancing
forever, and now it is very late, even for musicians.
 

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COP26, Exhibition and Cloud

You will all be aware that the COP26 meeting is happening in the UK, in Glasgow. Yesterday our choir sang, Voice for Change, music written by our choir leader, Claire Ingleheart and words by Jaime Lock, for a series of protest songs, Songs of Rebellion,  a few years ago. It’s a fabulous piece and we recorded it last night for you. Do listen to the words. The line, “We can’t tell our children that we have not tried” gets me every time.

The gallery, Fannie and Fox, where I used to sell my glass closed over the pandemic but we are having a pop-up exhibition this week at The Fish Factory in Penryn. We set up my corner this afternoon ready for the opening night tomorrow.

Goldenboots Glass display

Driving home afterwards there was a very interesting cloud that I managed to capture.

Cloud over Penryn

 

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Wind, Rain and Rainbow Glass

A couple of videos today of our wild weather –  the big fir tree where many birds hang out and next door’s Camellia and Tree Fern being buffeted about. The wind has been about 30mph all day with gusts in the 50s. We’re expecting much the same tomorrow.

 

My Rainbow glass looks very pretty with the mini tree lights behind it.

I bought our Daffodils eight days ago and they are still giving us joy.

 

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Wise Words, Wall Hangings and A Glass Panel

More wise words….

The wall hangings I made for two of the LiveWires have been delivered and well received. Here they are, the first for LiveWire no 4 because she loves her garden and all living things and the second for LiveWire no 3 to recall her wonderful trip to Japan. For some inexplicable reason, I didn’t take a photo of the lined and top-stitched finished article of the  one for No 4. I shall have to get one sent to me. If you zoom in you’ll see the thousands of stitches that I have been sewing, with great delight, off and on since last March!

For LiveWire No2, I made a glass panel of a Cornish engine house.

 

 

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