A little while back I took part in Lawendula's Paper Swap and my partner was Deb of Drydart. I recieved these great papers back from her and have already put some of them into use! Thanks Deb! I espcially like the colours of the papers shown in the bottom right hand cornder of the top photo and when you see where get my inspiration from you can see why I like them!
You know it's a great day when you find not one but two nests! This close up shot really inspires me, birds are of course master layerists, weavers and recyclers!
The same nest from the close up, below is exactly how I found it- face down on the grass and just waiting for me! I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the clump on the grass and thinking I was being wishful I went and checked it out just incase it was actually a nest. I moved it onto some near by leaves to get the other photo of it. Had it been there I might not have spotted it!
Some more inspiring nature gifts that I spotted on my walk...
Last but not least...I went back for the nest that I found with Thrush eggs in it about 9 weeks ago.You may remember that I had disturbed the nest not realising that it wasn't vacant and then I spent the rest of the day half excited at my find and half scared that I had done something terrible! Good news though! That nest was blessed and when I went back there were no cold eggs still inside. Wheeew!
Yesterday I 'stole' time to do some more on my Labyrinth book for the Pulp Redux Collaboration , I carved another lino print and did some more on one of the pages. I'm working with such talented ladies and I've had the odd 'what was I thinking? 'moment and little self doubt parties when I suddenly think that I'm not really up for this after all...but they're in passing and usually as a result of my being frustrated over something else! I'm not about to give up on this don't you worry! It's the best collab ever and there's no way I'm missing out!