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30 September 2015

The road less travelled

The poem for this week's altered playing card in my
Waddington Weekly
series, is by Robert Frost.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

23 September 2015


My Waddington Weekly project ensures that I do at least one creative thing a week.

This week's poem is by John Keats.

Hedge crickets sing; and now with treble soft

The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;

And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

I added three silver glitter gems & an image from The Graphics Fairy.

16 September 2015

'Tis better to have loved and lost

A much loved poem by Alfred Tennyson is my choice for this week's

Waddington Weekly

altered playing card.

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

15 September 2015

As one door opens, another one closes ...

This is an update post about this month's
Brave Girls Club Soul School course,
entitled BeYOUtiful.

I have finished my Soul Journal & Truth Cards,
both for the last time in this current format.

Soul Journal
Truth Cards
I used a couple of flower images from The Graphics Fairy,
 together with Ranger's Stickles (Gold) & Distress Stickles (Broken China)

A little sparkle
As I have mentioned before, the Brave Girls Club
& it's monthly Soul School
have been incorporated into the Brave Girl University (BGU),
which launched this month. Click the link above for details.

12 September 2015


The Brave Girls Club has been relaunched this month as Brave Girl University,
which essentially means that the original club has grown to include 80 or more talented teachers,
including Dina Wakley, a few of the Art to the 5th girls,
such as Lorraine Bell, Sandi Keene & Rae Missigman.

My Brave Box arrived yesterday & I have decided that it will be my last.
Most of the elements that I use, I print out myself,
so it seems rather expensive to continue to pay for the embroidered patch,
pin badges & cards.

Last month I visited a local print firm who can laser print the pages I need from the class PDFs,
on good quality paper for a fraction of the cost.

I need to overcome the feeling that I will be somehow missing out by not receiving the box
& instead concentrate on the meaning of the coursework.

So for the last time, here is this month's embroidered patch.

The Affirmation Card on a hand painted easel.

With a copy placed in my pocket book.

This month's badges added to my magnetic display, now full.

Next week, I will work through the journal prompts & finish my Soul Journal.

The format has changed this month.

I used to enjoy taking each of the seven lessons slowly,
listening to Melody talk through each one separately
& then concentrating on making the Truth Cards,
which in turn became a daily focus for the remainder of the month.

Next month I will have to see what Melody provides in the online course
to see how I take this forward.
Meanwhile, I now have access to a wide & varied range of courses by others to enjoy. 

Follow the link here to find out more.

For now, I leave you with a photograph of a framed image made last month.

Artwork by Melody Ross

09 September 2015

Beauty like the setting sun

Wednesday means Waddington Weekly,
so here is the next altered playing card in this series, inspired by poetry.

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;

And I was filled with such delight

Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;

And beauty came like the setting sun:

To the words from this poem by Siegfried Sassoon, I added a piece of sheet music vellum.

02 September 2015

Turn back the Clock

Waddington Weekly

This week I have chosen a few lines from a poem by Duncan Forbes.

Unspill the milk, decry the tears

Turn back the clock, relive the years

Unite fulfilment with desire

Undo the done, gainsay the said

Card 35 of 52

The fob watch image is from The Graphics Fairy,
covered with a clear dome sticker by Papermania.

I added a piece of handmade washi-style tape
created from my Collins' Commercial Reckoner.