This weeks prompt from Emily Falconbridges 52 week challenge was to create a piece using a symbol you love.
I chose to doodle this symbol which was given to me by my friend Columbias mother. I was privelledged to meet with her during my last trip to the Kerkennah Islands. Our meeting was such a magical experience.
The family live in very hunble surroundings and cope on a daily basis without any of the modern convieniences we take for granted. Hubs and I were invited to join them for supper one evening. Columbia's father, Aban, is a fisherman, therefore the supper consisted of his catch of the day. We sat crossed leg on the floor of their courtyard eating the most amazing meal which his mother, Kamilah, had cooked over an open fire.
I'll admit that for a few moments I did feel uncomfortable when she started to stroke my hair and clothing but Columbia expalined that his mother had never met with a European woman before and was amazed by the colour of my blonde hair and blue eyes....
As our evening drew to a close, Kamilah gave me the most adorable silver pendant which was engraved in so much detail.
Columbia explained that the pendant would offer protection from all things evil and was often used by the local fishermen whilst out at sea. I have the pendant hanging in my kitchen and often take it down just to look at it. I remember with great fondness the evening we shared together.....despite the language barrier Kamilah and I have become and will remain great friends.
Have you seen the revamped Speshals blog?
WOWZERS! Its fab. Their are loads of new Speshal girlies on the team including my fellow UKS team mate Debbie...I just adore Debs work....she is way talented and such an inspiration to many....me included.
This weeks dare was to take something from the kitchen and scrap or alter it! I have a collection of assorted glass jars which have been stored on a shelf in my kitchen...all patiently waiting to be gotten at! I spent ages yesterday painting, sticking, cutting and I even got hubs to drill the glass jar for me! It was almost finished when guess what I did......I bloomin well dropped it! ARGHHHHHHH!
Oh well.....Ive got plenty more to attack!
Whilst rooting through the kitchen cupboards I found this Werthers tin!
Its perfect for storing my buttons in....so I have quicky altered it this morning whilst waiting for Parcel Force to turn up with a delivery!
The delivery has now arrived so Im off to brave the cold and take the pouches for a stroll on the beach!
Have fun and be happy.