Breast cancer awareness and beautiful memories spent with those that have now left us are the themes of this week’s challenge. Laura wrote of spending special times with her grandmother Ardath, who shared with her the joys of using watercolour crayons to create enchanting images. You can see her beautiful tiles here…
Creativity is such a powerful gift to share. I too have spent and continue to be fortunate enough to spend many hours of my most favourite times sharing art with my grand daughters. And like Laura’s grandmother – I also share my ‘special’ and expensive art supplies with my girls who treasure being able to explore and play with beautiful materials. I can think of no worthier recipients than these precious fresh curious minds. Creating art and memories together – heavenly!
I learnt many creative skills from my grandmother too – sewing, cooking and other crafts. This tradition of passing on our skills is such a valuable time honoured practice and I love the threads that link us in time – particularly between women – very powerful.
In honour of Ardath, I too used watercolour crayons (one of my favourite materials) and a gold gel pen to create my tile. A garden of gold roses over a pink ribbon that is held in place by a woven Auraknot. A celebration of love, hope and courage.
And a tribute to all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer… blessings to you!