Stacks and stones…

Photo shoot: Been taking stacks of photos today of work, I’m  still getting the hang of this camera, of course, it would help if I could find the instruction book… *blush* but hey ho, it will turn up someday!
Here’s some of my better efforts…
 
crocheted ponytail holdercrocheted ponytail holder

mini blank cards set of mini cards No2

Birthday boy: We had a nice get-together yesterday for Dave’s 52nd.  He must have had a good day, because he asked this morning if he could have his birthday all over again! =D

Unbirthday presents:  I was lucky… I got two Unbirthday presents yesterday… a box chocs and a book of Helen Dunmore’s short stories. Am going to savour both of them. Dunmore’s writing wakens my senses. I heard a piece of hers on Radio 4 just recently while driving and her words made me smile and gasp. Have you read any of her work, I wonder?


Wrapped stones:
A long time ago… (sounds like I’m telling a story doesn’t it? hehe!) I wrapped some large and small pebbles in dyed and painted, thin muslin strips.  I weaved in some words from different texts,  old books. And then I put them in the garden, where nature added her two penn’orth with rain, sun and wind.

I brought them in last year and when they had dried out, I arranged them on top of some drawers in the lounge. They look rather unusual, like something that you might find in a museum. I’ve been taking some photos of them, some in sepia and some colour. The paper that the words are printed on is decaying, so I thought I’d record as much as I could. There are also two little paper ‘shells’ that I made and added text too and they go well with the wrapped stones, I think. I’ll post more photos in the future, but here’s a taster…

 wrapped stones -to make... wrapped stones -that same cloud...

It makes me want to do more of them… it is a long term project, they were in the garden for a couple of years!

Thank you for reading, bye for now!

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3 thoughts on “Stacks and stones…

  1. This is a bit spooky. Not only do we share a love of rusty things but Helen Dunmore as well. I have “Love of Fat Men” and absolutely love it. Have you read it? I read it over and over again. They are short stories and yet they seem to meld into one. I love her writing style. Must see if I can get more of her books and re read Love of Fat Men.

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  2. Oh gosh Uta… this gets even stranger, the book Dave bought me from Oxfam was….”Love of Fat Men”!!!!!!!!!!

    How wonderful that you love her too! She’s such a ‘physical’ writer, reading her makes me feel more alive =D

    Lovely to hear from you dearest Uta xxx

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  3. I know exactly what you mean about feeling more alive and more in tune with yourself somehow.
    Glad you are back, I’ve missed you.

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