Rolling back the hours, and the years, I went to my little memories box, to see what I could find. I am not a big keeper of things from the past, I don’t have loads of photos all over the house, or boxes of stuff from previous lives. But I do have a little box I made many years ago, in which I store a few precious photos and lovely things.
I found this Serenity Prayer which I stamped on Clayboard many moons ago.
The background was created with alcohol inks and a gold Krylon pen. It’s an old technique called polished stone, where you mix the gold leaf pen with the alcohol ink and blending solution, and it shatters and spreads, just like polished stone.
I remember many years ago, doing a stamp show in the States in Pennsauken, New Jersey. I met a little Jewish woman called Suze Weinberg, and she was demonstrating this fabulous technique. I even bought her book, so that I could master it properly. And this plaque was the result.
Maybe I should do a step by step blog on the Polished Stone technique, so that those of you who haven’t seen it can have a go. It’s very easy, and very lovely.
And the Serenity Prayer? I try to live by it.
Sometimes things happen which I’m not happy about, but mostly they are beyond my control.
I guess the prayer just reminds me that if I can’t change it, then I’d best accept it.
And if I can change it, then I’d better figure out how and get on with it!