First of all Happy Mothering Sunday to all Mothers. I know this is celebrated on a different day in England, but I am sure all mothers everywhere deserve to be praised and valued for what they do. And a special greeting to all mothers who are alone today, who have lost their children through illness, accidents, wars, or whatever, and to those who have just been forgotten by their families, as I know how this hurts.
It's a sunny and very warm day here, a few days ago we were shivering with icy temperatures and today it's summer. I'm sitting on my balcony, typing, drinking my coffee, and listening to the Church bells ring. A jay and a magpie are trying to get the last remnants of bird food out of my winter feeder - one sits here, pecking frantically, while the other is on a branch, hopping anxiously from one leg to the other and hoping that the other will leave something over....
Today is Sketch Sunday over on Blue Chair Diary.
I have 3 pictures to show. One is a card I made for my Mum back in 1951 - the date is on the back - when I was 4 years old:
The second picture is one also made many years ago, at school, when I was in the fourth year at grammar school. It is a simple pencil drawing of a still life.
And the last one is a sketch I made 2 years back while in Noordwijk in Holland. I bought myself a drawing pad and a black felt tip pen and sketched the view while sitting in the dunes looking down at the beach early one morning.
And now to *Less is More*. The challenge this week is white on white. Sigh! White cards do look elegant, but they are not really my thing. Anyway, I have tried, and made 2 cards, both with an embossed dotty background, white ribbon and some dimensional elements in the form of a rose and butterflies. I did add some embellies - two pearls on one, and some tiny beads on the other; I hope I will be forgiven for these excesses!
Okay, that was it for today. Thanks for looking, take care of yourself and have a great day!