Friday, 2 April 2010

Spring Projects

Thank you for all of your well wishes for my Nan. My Nan was discharged from hospital last Friday and seems to be doing very well at home now.

I returned from Wales to find a thank you present from Lisa Atchison of a Touch of Glass Designs. If you are not familiar with Lisa's work, please pay her a visit. Lisa has this magical ability to fashion leaves into the glass or to create a moonlit tree scape into her beads. Lisa's work is really enchanting.

I also found my copy of Susan Sanford's new book waiting for me when I returned. I love Susan's work and am looking forward to sitting down and reading through this book properly. You can preview Dreaming Alice by Susan Sanford by clicking HERE.

I didn't manage to create anything at all in March but have had a lot of fun making Easter cards and baskets, sleepy bunny's etc with my little girl. I have a lot of plans and projects planned for April and look forward to sharing a lot of new creations with you.

I have written an article for Elizabeth M Rimmer, a poet who kindly asked me to be a guest blogger for her Luchair project. You should be ale to read the article in the next few days. Elizabeth is a published poet who is deeply concerned about environmental issues. I feel honoured to have been invited to be part of this project which has a wealth of guests lined up including wildlife photographers and poet Juliet Wilson (Crafty Green Poet). Juliet is a published poet who was published in an anthology of poetry which included poetry from Carol Anne Duffy, the first female poet laureate. You can visit the Luchair website by clicking on the Luchair button on my sidebar or by visiting the Luchair Blog.

I will also be hosting the May edition of 'Festival of The Trees' which will be published on May the 1st. The May theme will be May Day. The Festival of the Trees is a nature blog which has a wealth of contributions from scientists but welcomes submissions from artists, poets, creative writers, jewelry makers textile and fibre artists. If you have anything tree themed i would be interested in receiving your contributions on or before 27th April 2010. Any questions please do not hesitate to drop me an email or leave a comment.

I would also like to thank Juliet of Crafty Green Poet and Fairwillow of Serendipity for my blog awards. Please accept my apologies on having had time to pass them on yet.

For those of you looking for fun Easter projects, Fairwillow has written a wonderful Blown Ostara Egg tutorial.

I look forward to visiting you all again over the next few days.


Tammie said...

Welcome back Jasmine. I am glad your Nan is well and home again.
You had some many lovelies waiting for your return, so fun! As for the festival of the trees, I will see if I can dream something up. Also congratulations on your article. I look forward to reading it. xo

ArtSparker said...

The glass piece is lovely, thank you for the shoutout. I will have to think about the tree theme.

Fiona said...

Glad to see you are back safely. Look forward to reading your article. xx

Jo said...

Welcome back, Jasmine. So pleased your Nan is feeling much better as I kept wondering how things were and missed you too.
Thank you for the awesome links.
Hugs xx

BluMoon said...

Hi Jasmin glad to hear your nan is better, I will send you something for the Festival of Trees, I did submit a piece as you suggested before but I think either the email never got there or I was too late!

Caio Fernandes said...

am happy everything is fine .
lovely post .
good to have you back Jasmine !!

Suzi Smith said...

Yes welcome back! Lisa's beads are amazing- i just went to see. Good on you for hosting the Tree festival, i always enjoy it but havn't managed to get a post done in time for the last couple... its on my list this month for definite, lol!

lynne h said...

welcome back, jasmine... you are busy. : ) xo

lynne h said...

welcome back, jasmine... you are busy. : )


joanne May said...

Hi Jasmine,
Lovely post and it is so good to see you back. I am pleased to hear all is well with your nan!:)
I love the glass item and book. What beautiful items to receive on your return home...
The festival of trees sounds magical and congrats on the article. It will be great to read it!;)
Happy Holidays!

Manon Doyle said...

Welcome back Jasmine! So happy everything is fine!!
Happy Easter!!

Jules said...

Welcome back Jasmine!
I'm really pleased to hear that your Nan is doing so well. It's lovely to have you back, you have been missed! I will look forward to reading your article for Luchair, and I will try to think of something tree related. Hope you and your family have a very happy Easter holiday! Julesx

Assayya said...

welcome back,jasmine.
what a lovely post.
the bead is awsome and i will visit the links this weekend:))

Martine said...

So happy you're back and your Nan is doing well.
Like to read your article.
Have a happy holiday.

Titus said...

Hi Jasmine, and nice to see you again! What a lot of beautiful projects - I'm looking forward to all this.

Momo Luna said...

Good to read your Nan is feeling better and welcome back Jasmine. You're busy. Thank you for all those links, i'll check them out. I love the glasspiece. And the photograph with two statues (elves?) is awesome.
Happy Easter for you and your family.

Sweet greetz, Monica

Jasmine said...

Tammie - Thank you, I missed visiting you :)

Susan - Lisa's work is wonderful isn't it! I'm sure your tree piece will be wonderful :)

Fiona - Thank you :)

Jo - We are really pleased she is out of hospital. It is her birthday tomorrow :)

Hi BluMoon - I love your story jewelry, they will make a great submission xJ

Caio - Its good to be back :)

Hi Suzi - Your last submission to the festival was wonderful. I look forwarsd to seeing what May Day inspires for you xJ

Lynne - Thank you. How is your Shrine Tree? xJ

Hello Jo - How are you? My daughter loves her picture xJ

Thank you Manon - Happy Easter xJ

Thank You Jules :)) IHave a wonderful week end too xJ

Jasmine said...

Assayya - Thank you :) Have a wonderful Easter ank holiday. I will be over to visit you soon xJ

Thank you Martine. Looks like you have been on lots of adventures :)

Titus - Thank you Jo. Hope you have a lovely Easter with your children xJ

Monica - Good to see you. The Statue is in my favourite park. It is a secret walled garden on the edge of Marble Hill Park, opposite Eel Pie Island on the Thames. There is a lilly pond surrounded with preraphaelite nymph statues, so beautiful. I pulled this photo out as i really want to make a felt painting of it sometime.

Eel Pie Island is one of my favourite places too. Full of musical history and art studios xJ

Needle Woven Studio said...

Lovely Spring news, Jasmine - so glad to hear that your Nan is doing so well!

aleph said...

I´m glad to hear your Nan is better, and to read so many new projects and activities in your hands and mind! An energizer post! I would like to know what kind of submissions does the "Festival of the trees" accept, as I think I have something that has to do with it. Kisses and Hugs!

parisa mahmoudi said...

I wish you big success in all your projects dear Jasmine!

yvette said...


lettuce said...

that bead (?) is just exquisite!

congrats on your article, I'll look forward to reading it

Sandra said...

I'm so glad to hear that your gran is doing well.