The Dictionary definition for twaddle/twaddling is:
trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
2. to talk in a trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious manner; prate.
verb (used with object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
3. to utter as twaddle.

Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

T Stands for...........

 Toddler Two Today

Well strictly speaking, the birthday was yesterday, (Monday), but I like the sound of the title, hehe.
I have just spent a wonderful few days with my daughter, her partner and their little boy, Jack, who turned two just yesterday. They arrived on Friday and go home on Thursday this week. It has been such a lovely time getting to know a sweet little boy with a gorgeous smile and beautiful manners. 

My Wee Man has found it hard at times, having another child in about his home and toys, and disrupting his routine somewhat, but I am proud to say that, overall, he has coped very well. It helped having the foresight to get different toys and books available for he and Jack to share; as they belonged to neither boy, there was no territory to fight over. 

We all celebrated Jack's birthday with a traditional family tea party of jam sandwiches, sausage rolls, mini sausages, crisps, cheeses and of course birthday cake. I'm just sorry that there wasn't enough to share with you all ;)

I am sharing these pictures along with the other ladies who join Elizabeth & Bleubeard each Tuesday over at Elizabeth's hang-out, the, Altered Book Lover.

I was ready for that cup of coffee after getting a phone call from school saying Wee Man wasn't well, for the second time in as many weeks. Hopefully the meds will take effect quickly and he'll be back to his charming self very soon. 

In the meantime, we all sang a little ditty
and the birthday boy blew out his number two candle.

Then came the wearing eating

and a cheeky nap

Isn't that just the best?! What a little rascal he is :o))

From there, he went directly to the bath, hehehe, and is currently fast asleep, as I type.

If you would like to join us for Tea on Tuesday, simply nip over to Elizabeth's blog and read all about it here.

Until next time...............
..................thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' ((hugs)) :o) x

Friday, November 21, 2014

Q & L Challenge number 23

The words from The Craft Barn this fortnight are Journey and Friendship. I can hardly believe we're almost at the end of this year long challenge; I wonder what's in store for us next ;)

For this time, I chose to use Journey and have made a one line drawing; not a thousand miles long, but then I doubt I would have had enough ink for that, (hehe) ;)

I used distress inks for the colouring and the stickers are from a chit-chat pack I have and I hand wrote the words I don't have stickers for. The quote, The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, is by Lao Tzu, who was a philosopher and poet of ancient China.

Please follow the link above if you would like to see more work related to this challenge.

And until next time..............
.........have a fabulous weekend, and thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' ((hugs)) Mo :o) x

Sunday, November 09, 2014

We will remember them

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

by Laurence Binyon

Monday, November 03, 2014

Q&L Challenge #22

The words from The Craft Barn this fortnight are Sensation and  Moon. We are to use one or both words in our work with a Quote or Lyric. I was going to use sensation until a quote in a book I'm reading at the moment popped up.
'Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon', so of course I switched tack, and this is what I came up with.

I used a gritty texture paste for the moon, painted it with a metallic grey acrylic paint, stamped some footprints on, which I outlined with paint to make them clearer, and then mixed paint for a nightsky. I dotted some twinkly stars with white Wink of Stella and wrote the quote. It is actually part of some lyrics of a song called There's a world out there by Paul Brandt - you can listen to it by clicking on the song title if you're interested. It is a lovely song.

Thank you for popping in to look and if you leave a comment I appreciate it very much. I always try to reply and apologise if it isn't always done quickly.

That's all for now, and until next time...........
...........((hugs)) :o) x

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