Saturday, September 8, 2012


It is a miserable day here in New England and at this moment, we are under a tornado's very strange outside and the sun just made an appearance....and the wind is picking up....hoping it just passes us.  So...while that is going on, I created another two pages in my altered book, Sunflower Houses.  The graphics are, again, from Sandy Gordon of Artful Tea Life.  I added some paint, stamping and even a lush piece of silky trim to the right-hand page.  I saved some of the original text on the pages.  Down the left page, it says "Gentle Lessons Are Waiting To Be Taught"....seems apropos...and there is a poem by Nancy Bird Turner on the right page called "Home".  And it seems to be the type of poem the young woman on the page might have written:
I want to have a little house
with sunlight on the floor.
a chimney with a rosy hearth
lilacs by the door;
with windows looking East and West 
And a crooked apple tree.
And room beside the garden fence
for hollyhocks to be!

The pages....
The beautiful stone "summer cottage" is on the property where the Norman Rockwell Museum is in Stockbridge, MA....where I visited earlier this week.  It seemed right for these pages....
 p.s. I know....without couldn't see these pages....

1 comment:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Yes, The world truly is a different place.
It would have been hard to imagine it.... and such a mystery that is yet to come.
It is always good to stop and ponder this. xo