fragile, delicate, fit for a princess

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Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart: William Wordsworth

 My paper journey swept me off my feet today, literally…………  shoes, delicate, fragile, made of paper.  My first attempt, these are just first prototypes and excited about making more…………….  as I make them I sit patiently, cutting and crimping, folding and shaping, watching my vision become reality.  Its amazing, from a flat piece of white photocopy paper, some love and vision, and hey presto a fairy tale shoe fit for a princess.

abundant growth

this is the time of year when we rest, store all our energy for the abundant growth that’s around the corner. Its a really good feeling to know in a few short weeks, mother nature will awaken, seeds will stir deep, deep down in the earth, and soon they will start their annual journey. abundant-growth-smallI so look forward to seeing the vibrant green shoots, little miracles that pop their heads up through the soil and be guided by the sun and the moon……… I see this as a metaphor for our lives, the cycle of death and rebirth, as we slow down for the dark evenings and winter slumber, we have time to look over the past year, see what serves us and what we need to release, need to let go of.  We can then replenish our reserves in readiness for the increasing energy that we need to get us though the growing season, the spring and summer  and watch as our abundance grows ……. and so it goes on, how magical.  

With this in mind thought I would try a small, simple paper cut, its around 23cms sq in all.  white cartridge paper on a red ground.