vrijdag 28 augustus 2015

Messages of an angel...............

Vanmiddag had ik een uitnodiging voor een verjaardagsborrel van een leuke, lieve, mooie meid maar ik kon niet gaan omdat ik moest huilen.
Ik zat in de tuin en schreef in mijn dagboek: "ik moet de leegte die hij achterlaat vullen met schoonheid". Toen keek ik op, naar die strakblauwe hemel en zag hem....... en ik wist dat hij altijd bij me is 

en toen bleef ik naar die blauwe hemel kijken en hoe de wolken veranderen en ik kon me niet meer bewegen............
en toen ging hij op weg naar zijn eigen feestje................. en altijd is hij het die mij met schoonheid vult.
The sky was lovely blue this afternoon and as i sat in my garden i was watching the clouds that brought me images and messages of David..........

maandag 10 augustus 2015

Glastonbury...Goddess Conference......

Sweet six year old Freya made this drawing to welcome me to Glastonbury.........
those lovely priestesses make it happen........every year!
walking up hill. Dear Helen, you saved my life that evening with your warm, woollen vest. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'll send you an ecoprinted shawl to say thanks.................
Beautiful Marion Brigantia..........priestessing for you and for me.
workshop with Luna Silver.......in the tipi.....
where the atmosphere was intimate and i could always see the blue sky of Avalon.....

Thank you so much Luiza for all you gave..............
I had to go all the way to Somerset to meet Dutch drummers Isabella Verbruggen en Loes. We'll meet again ladies, as soon as i finish : when the drummers were women.

Then on the eve of full blue moon we walked into the sacred landscape of Glastonbury Avalon to the sacred hill of the Chalice and as priestesses of Brighde we welcomed all who wanted to honour the Moon Goddess before walking on to our Lammas Fire Ceremony site at Avaloka. There we lit the Lammas Bonfire and energised our crystals in the light of Her Fire with songs and music.

Now Blogger thinks it enough so i'll continue tomorrow...........

zondag 9 augustus 2015

Home again

Mijn zomervakantie ging dit keer van Bourgondie naar Somerset en weer terug. Heel langzaam begin ik weer te landen in het normale leven en laat een paar foto's zien.
Summerholiday from Burgundy to Somerset and back home, fireworks for le quatorze juillet and the house with the blue shutters....

The most fantastic brocante find ever.............a huge,  old handmade lace
and ofcourse there was stitching......if the cat let me............

Now blogger doesnt let me go to Somerset........that will be for tomorrow!

dinsdag 30 juni 2015

Working on a hot day......

Ja het was heet vandaag maar deze rol had ik enkele dagen geleden al gebundeld. Well, i already bundled this a few days ago ..........

Dit is het begin van een nieuw book.
the beginning of a new book
Dat was dus een warm en gemakkelijk dagje, genieten in de schaduw.
so i could sit and relax in the shade...........

zaterdag 13 juni 2015

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

John O'Donohue

The Gathering, Diana Sudyka

donderdag 11 juni 2015

Summer at last.........

and this one was looking for some shadow
she found it on top of my work
so there was no stitching..........i had to watch the flowers.

dinsdag 9 juni 2015

a home for my bees.................

So happy i could spend an afternoon with my dear friend Elma in her wonderful, magical garden. She knows how i feel about bees and made a home for them. I love her design.

She also made some hoodies for insects to live in and told me:

Gevuld met hooi of stro is het een prima schuilplek voor lieveheersbeestjes, gaasvliegen en oorwormen.
Zij eten bladluizen en zorgen voor een biologische bladluizenbestrijding.

ok, i try and translate. Filled with hay its a fine hiding place for ladybugs, lacewings and earwigs.
They eat aphids and provide biological control of aphids. I hope they do  but till then there a joy for my eyes....and you know what? She called the color...Martine blue.
We spend the afternoon eco printing wich was a delight in her garden because..... i know a little about eco printing but Elma knows everything about plants, because she's a biology  teacher.
She sells lots of different plants: Dyeplants, witches plants and whatsoever you can dream of. 
Wooden knots and lots of other interesting things. I tell this all because i'm so enthousiastic about the beauties she makes in her lovely garden. 
Go and see for yourself..................