Thursday, 29 March 2012

The scene behind my house



Hello all, hope your week is going well. I confess to being a bit tardy this week and not getting a lot done, it's been one of those weeks where the pain has kicked in a bit more than usual and I've not been able to get a proper crafty head on, not least because I've not been able to sit comfy for very long. 

I had a long chat to my physio this morning and she suggested a few things to try until I see her next, but I think we both know it's a bit of a lost cause and I have to accept my mobility is not going back to where it was before this latest relapse. I'm seriously considering a small mobility scooter, it would be much lighter than my wheelchair and might go in the boot of my little MX5 so I can get out and about a bit more without having to rely on others all the time, that's the main problem living in the sticks, you need a car to get anywhere.

Just the one share of a card I created a couple of weeks ago for Sir Stampalot using a new La Blanch tree stamp that came my way after an appeal for more trees when they visited CHA in January. As my mate Sally will tell you, a girl can never have too many trees, a bit like shoes really. I used Adirondack inks watermelon, peach bellini, butterscotch and meadow and archival sepia to stamp the tree and deer's which are Art Impression. The fence, wire and birdies are all hand drawn with a fine line marker.

The scene could be looking up behind our house, although when we see a Monkjack deer, it's usually a solitary one, they are such pretty but shy characters. And that means the birdies are pigeons happily perched cooing away on the wires above the paddocks, it's a sound I love to hear as I sit crafting. It doesn't take a lot to make me happy you see. Although the hills are artistic licence, it's as flat as a pancake here in the Fens.

Enjoy your day, it's looking like sunshine again today.

41 comments:

Нинель said...

Чудо! Очень красиво!!! Настоящая картина!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. This is so pretty. A lovely scene and such gorgeous delicate colours.
I am so sorry to hear you are not at your best sweetie, I know how you feel, truly I do. Please take care of yourself, and only do what feels right my friend. Thinking of you.
With love, Sandra xxx

Tags said...

This card is fab, I love the colours, they go so well with the image. Sorry to hear you're not doing well this week, I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Tags xx

Anesha said...

Great scene you created. Sorry to hear about your pain,hope that things will improve for you. Hugs Anesha

kingfrog said...

Великолепная работа, тёплый летний закат...

Kelly Lloyd said...

i think your scenes are amazing. really beautiful.
hope your pain eases soon. take care

hugs kelly

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the scene and the colours are wonderful. I do hope your health improves and you are in less pain soon.
Nikki x

aureliaeugenia said...

Beautiful scene! Best wishes!
aureliaeugenia

Heidi said...

hallo brenda, sorry to hear you have had a bad week, hope next week is better, love this scene, although we have lots of different birds tweeting and such, its the woodpecker that we have heard mostest during the day. love your hand drawing. hugs heid x

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

What a wonderful view freom your house. So beautiful. I hope you feel better soon.
greet and hugs
Marja

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning creating. Wow, the techniques used here is mind boggling. Love the two cute birdies and the stunning colours.
Hugs
Desire

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Brenda, you create the most amazing scenic cards x Sorry you are not well this week, hope the sunshine is cheering you up a bit, take care x Susanx

Марина_Кривчун said...

Очень красиво)))Такая небольшая картина)))

Lorraine said...

oh wow huni this is so beautiful i just love your scene stamped cards xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda, this is a very pretty scene, idyllic in fact and I wish it was the view from my window :) Sorry to hear you are in pain at the moment - I hope it eases of again soon. Regarding the mobility scooter, it might be a good idea. My late mother had angina and it took her a few years to persuade herself that it would be a benefit and it was ... there are a lot of braes in the village where she lived and the scooter made the climbs a dawdle for her. After she died my sister, Margaret, who has MS, inherited it and used it for a good few years. I think it did become too heavy for her to manoeuvre by herself eventually but in the meantime it gave her greater freedom and independence. Based on their experiences I'd say, go for it! Take care. Elizabeth x

Juls said...

fabulous scene!! Love the little birds on the wire!! Hugs Juls

Paula (PEP) said...

Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. Love your hand drawn details & I know what you mean about the birds - we regularly have a conference of crows in the woodland at the back & though no deer the odd sheep wanders in if the back gate is off the latch. They're very obliging if you ask them to leave though.
Take good care.
Paula (PEP)

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, this is beautiful. I love the deer. TFS.

Julie said...

Gorgeous as always B! Wishing you a pain free day! Hugs,Julie x

Sally H said...

It is a beautiful tree, Brenda, and another addition to your tiny collection! Reminds me of the view from the cottage we stayed in last year in Suffolk. Hope you have less pain soon. Those colours look fabulous - great combination. Who cares about shoes? tree stamps and Adirondack inks - we can never have too many!

May said...

Sorry to hear Brenda you are having a time of pain at present!! A scooter may help a little with your independence it is always difficult to rely on others,I hope this painful episode passes soon.
Your card is wonderful!! Love it, Hugs May x x x

Michelle J M said...

Hope your pain eases soon Brenda. What a peaceful scene, the deer are lovely and the birds so cute! Michelle x

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda, thinking of you while you're having such a tough time. It's not easy accepting our limitations at times and pain can pull us down.You've produced a beautiful card yet again.Stunning scenery.You are one talented lady.Big hugs.Debbie x

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Brenda just live these scenes you create

Anne

Gerrina said...

Sorry to hear that the pain is gone up and maby to stay this way... Hope you can find your way with it somehow. The card is beautifull. And your writing took me back to some fine memories...Thak you for those! Greetz, Gerrina

Linda said...

What a lovely scene. Love the delicate colouring, so atmospheric.

Jackie said...

Another of your wonderful scenes Brenda, I love that magnificent tree :o)
Jackie xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

So sorry to hear your in pain,I think a scooter would be a good idea. My son's girlfriends Mum has MS, I spoke to her on the phone the other day. She falls allot so tries to do little in the day when her family is at work. She gets bored as you would, I suggested crafting but her grip is so bad she can not even write properly. She is a lovely brave lady with such a sense of humour I wish I had more answers.
At least you have your crafting Brenda and you are so talented as your very beautiful and wonderfully crafted card conveys.
Thinking of you and hope things improve.
ps did you no Julia aka the glitter chick had a baby girl?.
janex

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful card Brenda. I have a scooter but unable to use it because I physically can't adjust the handlebars so its collecting dust.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda Im so sorry to hear that youve not got back your mobility from your last relaspe Im sure the mobility scooter will give you a lot more freedom out and about, I know my daughter uses a wheelchair when shes out but she does need someone to push it for her.
A stunning card though, I love that scene wished I could see deer from my window we can hear the pheasant calling though, hes a noisy creature. hugs Shirleyxxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a stunning card, a true work of art. I'm sure a scooter would be great for you, I used one when I broke my hip and found it really useful. xx

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Oh my word,this card is fantastic!! So sorry you are not doing well, I have metal rods in my spine that go from my neck to my tail bone and bottom ones are broken, pain is a part my life, my crafting has been a blessing for me. Wishing you good days!!
Cindylu

Teresa said...

Hi Brenda, I am so sorry to hear that your mobility isn't so good...I do hope things improve for you, I really do - I bet your crafting really helps - another stunning card again - beautiful work and I love those two little birds on the wire - Hugs, Teresa xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love the scenes you create and this one looks so peaceful. I've been really fed up with my broadband connection but fingers crossed it's ok again after a while on the helpline.

BTW thanks for the email. I'm glad of the info!

Take care,

Kat xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning Brenda, I love the scene that you have created and the colours of the sky are really beautiful, absolutely love the tree stamp as well, just so gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Lady Zelah said...

Such a shame about the mobility problems - I suffer myself and know how it can affect you. Love the card - the "balance" is just right. I so like the birds on the wire, it looks so effective - I know Barbara Gray showed us how to do it a few months back, but I still cannot get it right !!

Lady Zelah said...

What a lovely card - the layout is so well balanced without being "organised" (if you know what I mean). I know that Barbara Gray showed us how to do the birds on the wire a few months back, but I still cannot get them to look right !!
Hope you feel better soon

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Beautiful scene Jules, love the birds on the wire especially, the details rock!

Louise said...

Beautiful card Brenda and such pretty soft colours,hope you are feeling a little better soon
Hugs louise xx

Lady Zelah said...

ooops, sorry for the duplication - thought the first one hadn't been saved !! doh

Merry said...

Fantastic scene....I was wondering how you masked that tree so well to get the lines in. :-) Neat hand drawing. I hope with the weather improving it may help with some of your pain. Thanks so much for all your lovely comments over my way. :-)

 
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