I am pleased to say that we are now back home and Mum is with us. Her pacemaker was eventually fitted last Wednesday and she is healing up well, just needs to get her strength back and a bit of confidence and she’ll be well away. Thank you, everyone, for all the lovely thoughts and wishes that you have left here as comments and sent to us. It has been wonderful to have such supportive friends. Bloggers are wonderful!
Needless to say there hasn’t been much happening on the creative front. I am trying to get my Journal Quilt for April finished but it is going to be a bit of a sorry effort as I am low on interest and enthusiasm at the moment. Temporary I’m sure!
So, what can I tell you? Before we went to see Mum we had an overnight in Nottingham meeting up with one of my DH’s blogging friends and the next day I took my DH back to the Rock Cemetery that I had taken Susan Lenz to. DH had a great time finding lots of inspiration for his photography and he is currently blogging about it. We explored areas of the cemetery that I hadn’t had chance to look at with Susan and I found some wonderful textures that may provide backgrounds for some future digital images.
I haven’t had time yet but I am looking forward to manipulating these images in Photoshop.
There are some beautiful sculpted headstones in the cemetery, some of which are broken like this one below.
This obelisk above has some interesting markings on it which could easily be interpreted in stitch.
Although it was a really blustery day and I had forgotten to take any masking tape with me, I did manage to make a few rubbings of the images and lettering on the headstones.
The first two are on silk and the third rubbings are on a piece of previously dyed cotton. Some of the flowers on the stones are beautifully carved and I hope to incorporate some of these rubbings into a piece of work.
I don’t think I am going to be very active in blogland for a while, especially while Mum is here but I will be looking in at everyone’s blogs. At last we are having some lovely Spring days so I hope you will all be enjoying the sunshine over the weekend. Isn’t it wonderful to see some colour at last? I can’t wait for the Magnolias to flower, they are an amazing plant. I shall have to go for a walk in my neighbourhood and photograph some as we don’t have any in our garden.