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Green fingered flowergirl, sticky fingered scrapper, inky fingered ?artist?, pointy fingered home edder, licky fingered baker, ...good job I've got ten of 'em....
Interests: gardening, art journalling, garden design, chicken husbandry (wifery?), walking da dog..., photography, scrapbooking, books, mixed media
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What a great blog! Love what you have to say and how you say it :) and, in answer to your question, um, yes, I worry about my creative cycle- mostly starting, it has to be said ;)
.... and I'm back, with lots to show you and plenty to say. Yay! From now on I will be blogging over at I look forward to seeing you there! Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Diving for Pearls
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Mar 15, 2010
I know, I sank without trace! I have made the difficult decision to put D for P on ice for now while I develop my new Photography business. But fear not, I have a new blog; and also a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
I have decided to suspend comments for a while until the horrible Japanese spammer takes his nasty thoughts and ill-directed technical skill elsewhere. If you need me, email me. Love you all (except the spammer...) Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
'The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. ~Henry David Thoreau' Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Love, peace, softness, light. Flurry and beguile. Rosy tinted cheeks and an inner glow. A sparkle and a shimmer and a glint. Mischief; magic; spirit and dazzle. Merriment and mirth. Cheer and delight. Brightness and brilliance. This post is dedicated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. (Marcus Aurelius). For years I have worried that I didn't have the certainty of opinion that me to say- this is how it is. I know I am right. I would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Lelaina- Hmm- that sounds intriguing! No, it wasnt me- I am far away in England. Id love to have seen it, for curiositys sake! xxx To: Subject: [Diving for Pearls] Lelainia submitted a comment to Well Hello! Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:50:46 -0800
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2010 on Well Hello! at Diving for Pearls
These cold winter evenings have been brightened with this project and the house is littered with spidery lengths of red thread that cling to any passing body. And offcuts of paper, fabric, lace and ribbon. Nothing is safe from my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Image's just a state of mind. Schooldays have turned into snow days and the landscape has shrugged off the grey and the brown and shouldered a cleansing, muffling shroud of winter white. It's beautiful! We find beauty in different things,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Hi Ettey! And thanks everyone Good to hear from you! The songs are 1234 by Feist Neapolitan Dreams by Lisa Mitchell xxx To: Subject: [Diving for Pearls] ettey submitted a comment to 2009- favourites Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:56:51 -0800
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2010 on 2009- favourites at Diving for Pearls
...of Dad being home for a few days... ..of sunshine and frost and clear skies... ...taken on our icy puddle jumping expedition... I can't stop looking at this picture. It's like being hugged myself. Just look at that sun! So... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
I wonder if there is psychological test to analyse one's interpretation of patterns in frozen puddles? Like the old inkblot tests. What would the scientists make of me? I see whole landscapes and microcosmic worlds. I see hope and destiny,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
Happy- because so many of these images make me smile. Sad- because I had to leave so many out. But you don't want to watch a 3500 picture slideshow, do you? Thought not! I can't believe how much fun and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
*The Daily Mood by Fred adjective 1. OK; perfectly all right 2.Just fine, thanks One theory of hunky-dory' s origin dates from 1876, tracing it to "Honcho-dori", a street in Yokahama, Japan, where sailors went to, well, you know, feel... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2010 at Diving for Pearls
This shoot was long overdue, and once we decided we'd stop 'waiting for the weather to improve' haha, we decided to stop wingeing and get on with it, indoors. Actually, it was OK- enough light; it just needed managing a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2009 at Diving for Pearls
I love it! And Maisey's too- both wonderful. Loving the Granny chic and the tassels! I loved making mine so much I'm going to start a second one tomorrow!
Actually, driving out for a day at the Paternal Grandparents', hoping that the Big Freeze* wouldn't cause us to be stranded away from our home, our presents and our turkey. It didn't, we are back home safely and awaiting the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at Diving for Pearls
I have joined a bunch of lovely ladies online, in making a shabby scrap journal. Led by Mary Ann Moss, whose 'free and easy and make it up as you go along, anything goes' style suits me perfectly. This has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2009 at Diving for Pearls
Bobs- thanks! Its a Lastolite Hi Lite from Warehouse Express- sent you a link by email..... It pops up easily from a 3diameter bag- but getting it back in is another story. To: Subject: [Diving for Pearls] Bobs submitted a comment to A Jolly Hockey Christmas Party... Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 06:34:34 -0800
The FlashBangPhotoBooth set up shop at Lydney Hockey Club's Christmas Bash; a mad bunch who could hardly wait for us to finish setting up before they piled in to strut their stuff- a hilarious evening for all! And so on......... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2009 at Diving for Pearls
Feeling the urge to indulge my inner earth mother and pamper the 4 teenagers that slept (apparently) on my floor last night I tried Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Roll Recipe. The outcome was slightly different to PW's; but they went down... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2009 at Diving for Pearls
Even though the children no longer want to spread glitter throughout the house with such abandon as in previous years, I feel myself drawn to the sparkly reds and greens and the snowflakes and ribbon in my craft drawers. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2009 at Diving for Pearls