On a grey day there is time to do a quick catch up of the latest makings from the craft room – I just thought you might have missed the playing about with inks and stamps and doodles ……… I do hope I’m not being presumptuous, but you know it’s all been about Kakapo’s and free books in recent weeks……. I haven’t been at all idle. In between the doing up of the conservatory to make me a forest like feel in the middle of the city and much yarn work, there are at least 60 – yes SIXTY – new hand made greeting cards packed away. Christmas is all but taken care of 😀
First up is a pile of new inkies, neatly packed up into assorted colour packs of six cards, no envelopes. There’s about 40 of these, ready for anything that comes my way – this is a small selection of colours. For some reason I did not photograph any of the mauve, yellow or green combos of colours …….. but you get the idea and, anyway, you’ve seen these before
When I got tired of those I went on to playing with Distress Inks and die-cut silhouettes, also all neatly and individually packed up, complete with envelopes – this is a small selection
Then I discovered some old serviettes that required something doing with, so they got made into cards too – complete with their own hand made envelopes because the finished size of the cards was inconsiderate of mass produced envelopes
and my personal favourite
Next, I went here. Here is playing with pens and pencils and inks and stamps and doodles and seeing what comes out in the end – again a very small selectionAnd just in case you missed him here is Siddy in his new bandanna, looking rather coy ….
Finally, I’ve been watching Jacinda via YouTube make her way through the UN and American talk shows. It’s so nice to feel proud of the person who represents our little country. I don’t believe I’ve ever felt that before from preceding Prime Ministers – not even the two women who previously held the position. Her maiden address to the UN ended with this:
“Perhaps then it is time to step back from the chaos and ask what we want. It is in that space that we’ll find simplicity. The simplicity of peace, of prosperity, of fairness. If I could distil it down into one concept that we are pursuing in New Zealand it is simple and it is this. Kindness. In the face of isolationism, protectionism, racism – the simple concept of looking outwardly and beyond ourselves, of kindness and collectivism, might just be as good a starting point as any. So let’s start here with the institutions that have served us well in times of need, and will do so again……….. “
Pretty cool intro to the world huh!
Thanks for coming by today, I’m so happy that you did!