Heavens, I’m in catch-up mode again! Time flew by with ED here for a week, YD on three weeks break and needing daily visits by Siddy, which were mostly fitted in soon after the morning walk and second breakfast so that he arrived for elevenses …….. Then there was our promotion at the retirement home from half hour ambling visits where Siddy trots around smiling at everyone and I get made happy by watching eyes light up and sparks of life sparkle out of tired old eyes. We were asked to widen our brief and include helping out at the two hour crafting session every week, of course I said yes. And of course there is painting and crafting time to fit in here somewhere. So the days have simply been eaten up by the minute munching monsters.
Here’s Siddy posing with his Aunty Jo – show that boy a camera and he puts on his best sartorial pose
The lovely Alys purchased two items from my collection on Vida when it first opened. One she purchased secretly and sent straight to me, reducing me to tears of wonder, gratitude and astonishment that I had such a generous and kind friend. You may remember my disappointment when I discovered I couldn’t afford to purchase my own designs as the shipping cost was astronomical. Well, now I have a lovely tote bag and here’s me still looking somewhat stunned at the event, just arrived at YD’s in time for elevenses……..
A week or so later and the lovely Alys sent me photos of her Inky Doodle design scarf that she purchased from Vida. Photographed by her youngest son, Alys rocks the colourful fabric and is well on her way to becoming the world’s next super model. And isn’t the fabric gorgeous, I am so happy to see my doodles come to life like this. It’s simply great!
After prolonged imploring from three people I agreed to reopen my collection on Vida. My stance remains that it is a pyramid selling scheme and therefore not ethical – but it allows my work to reach a wider audience and to be taken down from the wall and worn. I am made happy when my friends and family are happy and, as I make art to spread joy, and Vida allows that process to happen we have, it seems, reached accord.
There’s a painting on the easel, this is phase 1, where do you think it might be heading?
We’ve been mostly enjoying lovely late summer weather this month, which has been much appreciated and greeted with cries of ‘Better late than never’ and ‘Great Scott, what is that bright yellow orb in the sky?’ We have taken heart, all is not lost for our Blogging Babes reunion this time next year! (That’s a teaser, more on this later)
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did!