A Unique Primitive Art with a whisper to the past~

These truly ARE the voices in my head.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Magic of Circles

The day is damp at the cottage 
and there is a chill in the air.
Outside the rain has stopped for now
and it is slowly warming up...
allowing the thin layer of ice 
to melt away.

Inside, it is dark.
A light or two
and a couple candles
make a warm glow.

As I sip my tea, 
my memories float about.
Days like this, 
spent with both parents
are treasures now.

I would make us tea.
A spoon of sugar for my Mom,
a dash of cream for my Father.
I would have both
and he would chide me...
"That is the Welsh in you"
I smile now,
as my last name 
is Walsh.
My husband, 
a proud Irish Man
with the last name

the circles
that come round
in life.

I am 
enjoying clay works
more and more.
I worked in clay
quite a bit growing up.
Minature mice were
a favorite subject.
I have one piece that I saved...
I wonder if the others 
are still treasured
 among friends and family.

My wee friend 
Pip Squeak
is also 
a circle 
come round.
A blend of then and now
and I am ecstatic
for adding textiles
to my now.

I have always loved cloth.
Colors, pattern, 
and textures call
my heart.
The world of Dollmaking 
opened my eyes
and I know I am exactly
 where I belong.

Both of my pieces 
the memories
of past works
connect to the present
technical abilities,
 that I am still 
learning and exploring.

Life certainly circles
wonderful ways.
It is when you sit back
and really see
what has come around,
you realize
that magic
has happened.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Glorious Spring

Yesterday was a beautiful, blue sky day.
We rode North with the car windows open.
Spring can take it's time to appear here. 
The mountains still have snow.
Time spent with family
and checking out the changes 
of my beloved sleepy little village
were in order.

Today is quiet...
the smell of fresh ground coffee
fills the tiny little cottage.
Gray clouds, 
giving way to a blue sky.
It is colder than yesterday, 
but no less beautiful.

The mornings are filled 
with birdsong once again, 
as the Hedgerow starts budding
and nests will be built.

A couple of friends and I
are welcoming our first
April day.

 Perhaps a nap for some will be in order, 
For me, 
it is time to clear the work area
of threads and fabric snippets...
It is time to
break out a fresh block of clay.
For all the beauty 
that Spring brings,
there is much to be done
beyond the usual Spring endeavors.

Halloween friends 
and a new 
studio area is in the works!

My two wee friends
are available
The Starling Hedge Witch
is at
EHAG Emporium.
She is a more petite sculpt,
but full of simple details
stitching full of love.

My wee mousy 
still wants to nap
away a lazy afternoon.
She can be had 
Early Work Mercantile.
There are links to each 
on the side bar.