Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bitter and Sweet

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

We spent all day yesterday doing yard work on my parents' half acre overlooking Cowichan Bay in preparation for selling it. A few years ago, my Dad had their huge (and rotting inside) maple tree cut down and hauled away. Years before, my Mom had placed a wooden birdhouse high on its trunk, out of reach of naughty kitties. We uncovered that birdhouse yesterday. It is still there, at the base of the stump, now a home to ivy....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

While cleaning out my parent's place yesterday, I found this very old card I made for my Mom - a bittersweet find. The attribute seems to be a contraction of a quote by Elizabeth Stone (found with a cursory search). The image was printed on the card and the lettering was almost certainly done with a Mitchell Roundhand nib and Higgin's Eternal Ink!

Saturday, May 1, 2010