Thanks for popping in.
It’s early here, the sun is coming up over the city,
and New York is waking up.
Last day here today. Flight back this evening at 11pm,
which puts me back in England just in time for brunch tomorrow.
I think my little Gracie Schmetterling (German for butterfly)
is getting ready to fly again; she will be okay now.
She has the week off, except for a few voice over auditions.
I know! How does that equate to having the week off ??
Like mother like daughter, eh.
But I get it. No work. No income. It has been the story of my whole adult life too. It’s called self-employment.
We stayed close to base over the weekend, lots of cat-naps, only venturing out for short walks – but it was so hot!
In the mid 90’s yesterday, and promises to be even warmer today.
It’s a muggy heat, not a New Mexico desert heat.
Thank heavens for air-con!
So we found a little park near the hotel by the East river, sat in the shade of the trees and watched the world go by.
Grace is slowly relaxing her shoulders. Poor kid.
She has been through the mill.
I found a lovely piece of Groovi parchment art which dear Emma Burns made for me a while ago, and I thought I would share it with you today.
I find it very, very calming to look at, don’t you?
She has used these two plates:
See how she has mixed perforating and embossing
to decorate the butterfly? So delicate!
See the perfect picot cutting and whitework?
This perforating was definitely done using a fine grid.
Much more delicate.
We have A4 Super-fine grids now too.
They are very expensive to make, because we get charged per drilled hole, but I think they are a worthwhile investment if you enjoy gridwork.
You do save £10 if you buy both straight and diagonal together.
Thank you Emma. xxxxx
Anyway, I really should pack my backs and get on with my day.
It has been a fraught fortnight, but with a miraculous outcome.
A little bent wing, which will mend itself in time.
But the beautiful butterfly is good to go again.
And thanks to all your wonderful positive support.
Grace has been reading all your loving messages;
she said to me yesterday,
“Do you know Mum, your Clarity friends are amazing.”
Yes, I do know.
Love & hugs,