A tiny insignificant little star, but such a welcome sight.
Flowering throughout the winter on green stems, this plant reminds me of my childhood home. When other branches are bare, when snow is on the ground, when the rain falls and skies are dark – there, steadfastly holding on is the yellow promise that spring WILL come very soon.
Just Snaps had a post about coffee earlier this week, but today I want to focus on tea! Above are used teabags. The drinking of tea is over – the ritual of afternoon tea no longer possible. These are dried and not yet emptied but waiting with purpose.
Tea contains tannin which is a great aid in natural dyeing. The picture above shows some suitably coloured naturally dyed fabric (dyed with leaves, not tea leaves, aided by tannin). It is for a small project which will hopefully be finished by Christmas. You can see just a part below.
Scene through the window at lunchtime on a foggy day the Millenium Bridge is almost invisible against the backdrop of the buildings on the north bank of the River Thames. Had the weather been better most of the view would have been blocked by convergence of enthusiastic patrons of the Founders’ Arms.
Some of you have seen this photo before, and a very few of you have seen the items in ‘real’ life!
For a number of years I have allowed myself the luxury of 15 minutes creative time each day. The creativity can take any form, but I make sure that I do something every day. 15 minutes isn’t long – but as I’m not trying to accomplish my life’s work within this time I can do just whatever I want. I count the days off – first as weeks, and then as two-weeks, or fortnights, culminating in 100 days – and then I start again. This picture represents the 100 that ended on 6th November. For the first time I bound all my efforts into little handmade books – also completed with the 15 minute chunks.
I’ve already started on my next venture, why not join me? Full details of the challenge can be found here, and I often document my creative antics in my diary, also showing just a glimpse here.