Chatty loves paper! Tissue paper, wrapping paper, newspaper, scrapbook paper, origami paper- you name it – Chatty loves it. So much, in fact, that she took to making paper herself!
These dried petals from Chatty’s last roses of the season (and The Wiz’s Valentine’s Day present), and the fresh thyme from the store that Chatty has been drying may not be much to look at right now:
But, with luck, they will be incorporated into a new batch of paper and end up as satisfactory as the last batch of paper Chatty made:
Chatty loves origami, just like Tink does, so Chatty made a hat:
Little Miss Cleo
Wants to know:
Does anyone agree that
Seashells make a dashing hat?
Spurred on by this success, Chatty went on to make a boat:
One might think
Seashells would sink
But look at these –
They float with ease!
Chatty has a couple of unusual offerings for “ceramic”…unusual because Chatty’s mother POSED for both of these ceramic figures way back when, for her friend who designed the molds. These were the first firings from the first molds – a gift to my mother from the artist. They both sat around in cupboards for years, because Chatty’s mother was just SURE she would find a use for them one day, but it never happened. Later, they moved every time Chatty did, but just ended up in a new cupboard.
Then, last spring, Chatty finally took a course in flower arranging, and here is the result:
The neckline of her gown was changed (to the best of Chatty’s knowledge, her mother never wore a gown with a plunging neckline!), but the hair is exactly as Chatty’s mother wore it in a picture Chatty still has:
Even the flower in the back of her hair is accurate
And she has Chatty’s mother’s green eyes…
This next one was a “novelty” vase that was considered very daring back when it was molded (we’re talking the 1940’s here, folks!)
Chatty’s mom didn’t even OWN a two-piece bathing suit, so the artist had to buy one…
Pretty racy, huh?
Well, that’s all for this week’s words! Anyone who wants to play along next Tuesday can go here for instructions.