The Diva's challenge to us this week was Remembrance. My tangle is for my grandfather, who was born in 1905, he was a true gentleman, and a marvellous wordsmith. He wrote the most amazing poems and stories, which I am lucky enough to have been given after his passing away. Everyone knows the rhyme to remember the days of the months...30 days hath October... well, Gramps wrote his own nonsense rhyme, which goes as follows:
30 days has Octember
April, June and No-wonder.
All the rest have strawberry jam
except for grandfather, who rides a bicycle!
|My Grandparents on their wedding day from my heritage album (the pencil writing is still due to be inked in, when I have all the right info!)|
|My Grandfathers family...he's the little baby on the far right! (The postcard is a copy of the original postcard sent by my grandfather's brother while he was in the service!)|
|Challenge #47: Remembrance (Tangles used: fescu, pepper, cadent, mist)|
Still on Poppies (well sort of anyway...), I did my first watercolour on Thursday! I found a stunning book in the library for painting with mixed media, and copied the task in the book. This one is watercolour, masking fluid and ink pen. Fun, fun,fun!
"The season" is almost upon us, and I don't know about any of you, but I'm way behind on my christmas shopping! I have, however, got my Christmas decorations on the go...every year I make decorations to send with my Christmas cards...card for the family and decoration for the tree! My latest edition is this Christmas Twirly, which I'm packaging as a bookmark.
|Christmas Twirly with bell or charm|
|The angels, tree and Father Christmas|