Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Present . . .

Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support.  It means a huge amount.  My Gran is still clutching onto the last worn out silk threads of her life. 
My wonderful friend B over at Sweetlimes and I are into our second year of monthly swaps.  Above my little swap to her and below the wonderful Babushka and inspirational card that she sent to me for March.  I think I'm right in saying that Babushka is Russian for Grandmother. Strange how our swap this month seems to be so poignant...  We have a special bond with our Grand-parents that is totally different than the one we have with our Parents.  Good Parents like Good Grand-Parents and Good Friends are a gift. . .

I'm sharing this with everyone at Sunday Sketches... "A little fun and nonsense are like little rays of sunshine when the world seems to be a sad place to be sometimes..."  xx

25 comments:

laurie said...

I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers, beautiful swaps.

Tammie Lee said...

sending light to your family and Gran.

such a sweet sharing you have with your friend, an artful treasure.

DoodleDesign said...

Your post reminds me of my wonderful late grandma. well, life moves on. I love these artworks, btw.

Simona Cordara said...

I know how you feel. I still miss my Granny.

Jenny Blair said...

Such timely and beautiful swap gifts..bittersweet how life can be sometimes. HUGE hugs to you and your dear Gran. x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Lots of thoughts and cyber hugs speeding your way from here and love the look of the work for the swap... I am sure your work is treasured by her...xx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Divine and lovely creations ~ love them all ~ sending you and your Grand lots of hugs ~~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Christine said...

Hope it's ok that I pinned your beautiful art and quote to Pinterest! And what a wonderful swap you have going on!

Thoughts are with your grandmother.

Heather said...

such a sweet art piece - thinking you my friend and your family!
love,
heather

Crystal said...

Love your drawing and the poem that goes with it. Praying for your Gran and family. :-)

Paula said...

Over from Sunday Sketches. I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I keep you and yours in my thoughts. Love this art swap idea.

Victoria said...

So beautiful! HUgs to you..and thinking of you and your Gran..hugs! your art is always so beautiful..and i love the other art-swaps you shared..enjoy your new treasures!
Victoria

WrightStuff said...

I'm sorry to read the news about your Grandmother. It sounds like you have many happy memories to treasure.

These are beautiful pieces of art - and as you say, rather poingnant too.

Sophia said...

I'm just loving your past and present art, Catharine. Oh so sweet and gentle. Touching.

And sorry to hear of your gran. Lifting you up from here as much as possible. Hugs

kat said...

Hello Catherine, there is indeed hope and light in your art. I love your poupée russe, I love these dolls. Grans are so special, she'll always be strong in your heart, hugs to you!

apinkdreamer said...

oh! your art is amazing!!! nice to meet you!!!

apinkdreamer said...

i have just liked your page on face book!!!

Sabina said...

These are both wonderful. I love the message in the card you created and way the wording looks, too. I also love your friend's babushka card. Adorable!

And I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother's health. I remember going through that with my grandmother and no matter what age someone else it's still hard.

Φανή Παπ., Ζωγράφος said...

I' m glad to find you! Good artwork! kisses.

Joni Nickrent said...

Awesome! Love your work. Sending good thoughts prayers!

Lenora said...

'the worn silk threads of her life' is a heart felt image, it sounds like she has been a great blessing and a great love. Hugs to her, hugs to you. I love the red pig tails on your girlie.

Gallery Juana said...

Catherine, I just lost my Mom and I was lucky to be there with her, so I know what you must be going through with seeing your grandmother slip away. Hugs to you and your family.

What fun swaps!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Catherine!!!! love all of your swaps.....will be thinking about you and your family....and sending prayers.....

Sandra van Doorn said...

lovely art; it’s nice to chanel sad energy into something so beautiful...

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