Thanks for popping in. Sunday. A day off before Monday…
Spent the morning with my parents. Had planned on taking Dad’s birthday present over to him. Remember the static bike he wished for? The one which was delivered during our doodle session on Wednesday? So Dave decided to read the destructions and assemble it PRIOR to taking it over to Dads. Good job he did! The part which attaches the saddle to the bike was missing! In the words of Victor Meldew, I don’t believe it !!
Let’s face it a bike with no saddle is about as useful as a car with no wheels – and a LOT less comfortable! Ah well. No big shakes. It will get resolved in time.
Dave and I have been trying to get a good walk through the woods in every day, just to clear the head. Couldn’t resist sharing this view with you from the trail…a perfect doodle…
So before we go off on our trek, which takes one to one and a half hours, depending which path we opt for, here’s a little demo from yesterday’s HOCHANDA TV shows, using our wonderful pair of Nature Dies, illustrated by our friend Mel. CLICK HERE TO FIND
Mel drew these images a while ago, and we made them into stamps, stencils, Groovi plates AND Dies. They are very lovely, and the words have always resonated with me. But never have they been more poignant, more important, than now. Right now.
I spoke to Mel for ages on the phone last night. She is well. She is actually enjoying the solitude, she and her two beautiful dogs. So I take some strength from that, and will try to turn it round when I get fearful, and be more at one with nature, as is she. I think that’s her secret…
If you want to know HOW I used the die to create a mask, then you can either go to HOCHANDA.com and watch yesterday’s 11am TV show on Catch up (13th June). Or you can scroll back to my blog on 9th June, called It’s all about the Mask. That shows you a photo step by step. Either way, all you need is a die and a pack of our Blank Mask Material. Treat yourself! It is top spec, reusable. You can cut masks for ANY of your stamps, you can cut masks from your dies. Reusable and robust.
So we shall be off to the woods now, for a silent talk to the trees, and to eavesdrop on the chattering birds. We do stop stock-still and listen very carefully. The woods are ALIVE with life.
Love and hugs