The moon was setting as we drew the curtains this morning and the sky was coloured by the dawn.Last night the full moon was at the back of the house where the sun rises. This morning, at the front, with dawn colours right across the sky.
We often watch the pair of Jackdaws outside in the tree. Jackdaws form strong pair bonds with their mates and are renowned for their devotion towards their partner.
My last Angel for Ukraine made this year has sold and will go in the post early next week. I’ve raised £280 and thank all those who have bought angels
One of my dear singing friends who lives in a nearby village has sent me this beautiful, detailed and delightful topper from her postbox. What a lot of work goes into these pieces of art that are there for everyone passing by to enjoy. .
We drove past a lovely Christmas train topper, like a gingerbread construction, in Truro yesterday but the photo is a bit blurry as we were moving.
We’ve had a really good laugh at Roots today, titivating the beetroot prints done last week.What an array of delightful ideas for making the prints more festive! Thanks to N for the photos of the cards. Click on any photo for an enlarged view..
Enjoying our work and lots of our cards
Barbara’s Christmas pudding topper of holly
While we were being creative in the warmth of the poly tunnel, the lovely Mr S and others were busy outside, preparing a new plot and digging out some steps.
One of our jobs at Community Roots today was starting to make Christmas cards by printing using beetroot. These ‘designs’ will be enhanced by one of our younger volunteers who did art at A level. Here is one of the initial prints. Next week, I’ll show you a finished card.
I sold two more angels today (two at choir yesterday too) one, I discovered, with a shell of Paua which is regarded as something special in New Zealand and I discovered the following by googling –
“It is believed that all varieties of abalone (including paua) strengthen the body as well as the heart. If a person wears jewelry made from paua shells, it is said that he can express his feelings to others articulately. They are believed to bring sensitivity, harmony, and connectivity in relationships. As this shell is found in a number of colours, it represents the beauty of life, which is ‘change’ that we experience every day.
It is a common Maori practice to gift paua shells to one another. According to them, this shell brings good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer.”
With a piece of Paua shell
With Cornish seaglass
Volunteers always leave with some of the day’s harvest. This is one of the carrots we chose because it made me smile.
I’ve worked on my Angels for Ukraine again today and experimented with sea glass for the heads of the smaller ones. I like the way they are not round like the glass beads I usually use. I think they show character!
The tall drawers that I keep all my materials in are very lovely, highly lacquered and painted with lilies.
We’ve taken down our Christmas tree today and packed everything away for another year. This fragile little owl bauble was my Mum’s and is now very carefully wrapped in tissue and boxed.
When LiveWire No 3 was here before Christmas with her family, she went shopping with her Mum in the lovely little independent shops that we have in Redruth. T chose these earrings for my birthday and I love them. Thank you so much, T..
A friend of many years, and a colleague for many of those, enclosed the following pieces with her Christmas card in the hope that they would be useful for my glass work. They certainly will. I can see the long ones and the sparkly ones enhancing angels already. I shall unpack my workroom again in the next week or so. I’m thinking I shall have to experiment with making owls. There are some perfect beads here for eyes…….
A Ming smile plate with pieces of jewellery. Thank you very much J.
LiveWire No 3, our Granddaughter of 10 years old who was with us recently, took lots of photos at the Heligan Night Garden and has sent them to me. If you live locally, do try to get there! Thank you, T, these are a beautiful reminder of our lovely evening all together.