As nocturnal as an owl, Verity fills her garden with flowers that only bloom in the night. She wanders through the fragrances that sift into the moonlit air, stopping to listen for the other characters that only come out at this time. A constant tune can be heard from her lips as she dreams whilst awake and waits for dawn.
Verity is one of two new dolls now residing in the Studio 61 gallery in Lea, Derbyshire. I had a lovely trip out there last week - delivering her and a collection of (oldish) framed originals which are all being displayed for the next two weeks as I am guest artist. If you are in the area, it is worth a visit as it is such a lovely gallery with a wonderful coffee shop with the best coffee or chocolate cake!
I do have a few other exciting things in the pipeline that I will reveal as and when they come to fruition. One collaboration in particular I am beyond excited about but I shall reveal all as and when!! (sorry for the secrecy....)
Other excitement is that I have just had it confirmed that my part time job as 'Memories are made of this project co-ordinator' (my job working in reminiscence work with older people) which was initially only a year long post and due to finish in August - has just had funding which will enable the project to be extended for another 2 years!!! This is incredible news, for the district, for the project as a whole, for me and in particular for the wonderful people I am lucky enough to work with. It is such an exciting and much needed project - I work in care homes, day centres and community projects as well as training staff in reminiscence work and really this extra funding is validation that the project is going well and that I am where I am supposed to be.
Also........... sadness that my favourite, favourite TV series has just come to an end and I have to wait goodness knows how long for the next series. Seriously, this was one of the highlights of my week and made me cry with laughter as well as brought me to tears of sadness. Sunday evenings will not be the same!
and................. I am just loving this new album ....... seriously....buy it...... and just sink into it. Wonderful.
I do hope you have had a wonderful week and have a wonderful weekend to come!