I'm very happy to be on the PaperArtsy blog tonight with the theme of Shades of White, using lovely Darcy's beautiful feather and leaf from the Eclectica range of stamps by PaperArtsy. I was so pleased with how these turned out because it was such a joy to stamp with fabric medium and their Fresco paints onto fabric as it opened up a whole range of possibilities for future presents, and for adapting the colourschemes for people's home decor. It gave me a much needed creative boost to make other things, especially at this time of year when we need to be thinking of present ideas. I showed them to my dear friend, Mum's original carer, and she was so enthusiastic about them, it really lifted my spirits and made me want to do more. I do hope you will leave me some comments on here, or over at PaperArtsy. Thank you so much.
Some more personal things I wouldn't want to say on the PaperArtsy blog. Once again I want to apologize for being so neglectful of not just my own blog, but commenting on everyone's blogs and being out there in the world in general. I don't feel I deserve to have anyone commenting on my post. I have been finding life quite challenging again and although I probably have more time even with my commitments to Mum than people with full time jobs and big families I find it difficult sometimes to be part of the creative community when worries get on top of me. Although Colin is still feeling well in himself with the treatment, the implications of his diagnosis continue to hit me afresh. I have found it much harder being forty miles from Mum since I have felt that I am not leaving someone big and strong behind each time I leave home as I always did before. But I must try harder to get myself into a frame of mind where I do more crafting as I know it would be therapeutic for me, and I know I would find everyone very supportive and fun.