Yes I know....its a mistake to blog while under the very slight influence of two glasses of Banrock but hey..its about time.
(UPDATE: now, this morning, the wine has worn off I feel a little ashamed of shamelessly inviting sympathy..but thank you all for your lovely ego massaging comments! I know some of the other people who are going to be exhibiting at the fair and I love their work and would be delighted to be a part of it.)
The truth is..I am a reject.
I flippantly mentioned in my last post that I had the possibility of three Christmas markets..and then I decided against one of them because it was outside.
Well I heard from one of them...........................
Or should I say 'not selected'? That sounds a little better.
I really need to grow up but I am dreadfully hurt by this.
I know. Rejection is all part and parcel of being an 'Artist'..but perhaps I'm not?
Perhaps I'm the embroidery equivalent of the crochet poodle toilet roll cover maker?
(I DO apologise if you are the crochet poodle toilet roll cover maker..I'm told they are ironic now and therefore 'cool')
However, I'm feeling very positive about my latest efforts. I photographed them on my homemade tree because I am applying for yet anotherGet out the tissues....
rejection craft event.
(We'll ignore the eleventy bazillion anonymouses which really boost the comment count. I always delete them)
On Sunday we sat about wondering where we should go for a walk, and whether we should go for a walk..it was soooooo dull outside. Eventually we bestirred ourselves..I'll admit it was nearly three thirty and the clocks had gone back so not long till dark.....and set off in the car to the end of the walk we normally do, a teeny hamlet called White Coppice, (If anyone saw the childrens' tv series a few years ago called 'Sloggers' about a cricket team, it was filmed there) and walked the bit we are always too tired to do when we get to White Coppice on foot.
The colours of the leaves are spectacular this year. When I took this, I was thinking of Emma's 'Splash of Colour' theme over on Siverpebble...a lovely blog with beautiful silver jewellery. Pop over and say hello.
I wish I could have focussed the berries but it was going dark. I photographed this tiny frond with the fantastic forest colours across the water. Just look at the spores on the back of the leaves. They were about pinhead size.
We stood there for quite a while taking in the misty evening and the distant noises of a family with children throwing stones into the water on the other side.