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Song Lyric for the Day : Old Friends

“…Old friends
Old friends
Sat on their park bench
Like bookends
A newspaper blown through the grass
Falls on the round toes
On the high shoes
Of the old friends

Old friends
Winter companions
The old men
Lost in their overcoats
Waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city
Sifting through trees
Settle like dust
On the shoulders
Of the old friends

Can you imagine us
Years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange
To be seventy

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fear

Time it was,
And what a time it was
It was . . .
A time of innocence
A time of confidences

Long ago . . . it must be . . .
I have a photograph
Preserve your memories
They’re all that’s left you…”

— Old Friends/Bookends – Simon and Garfunkel

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Rainy Day Craftin’

Rainy Day Craftin’

It’s been a cold, miserable, wet day today.  The sky is grey and they clouds are dark and thunderous (or they look “thundery” anyway!).  I’ve been listening to Paul Simon (on the stereo…he’s not here with me…that would be weird although also very AWESOME!) and doing some crafty bits and pieces.  Made a couple of cards but then gave up because I just wasn’t feelin’ it today…(I fear I may never make a good card again!…my mojo is well and truly kaput at the moment)…

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After that I attempted a few smaller items – hair clips and collaged brooches and pendants.  I have horrible luck with dimensional gloss mediums.  They always bubble for me, no matter how hard I try to keep it smooth and bubble free.  I don’t shake the bottle, always squeeze out any air bubbles first etc but still…  If anyone has any foolproof methods for bubble-free application, let me know and I will be truly grateful!  I know I probably shouldn’t be doing it in this weather either – wet and slightly humid probably isn’t best.  But I am impatient and wanting to get things finished… Don’t look too closely at the hair clips – they are bubble central.  I even added a few little diamantes to the top to distract the eye…(sorry photos are a bit blurry too…)…

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The following pieces aren’t finished yet and still need their coating of gloss but I’m going to leave them for today and probably seal them with individual layers applied by brush to avoid any bubbles…I like the bracelet with it’s blue-winged birdies and the “blessed” ring…I should also point out that the “faith” and “hope” pieces are teeny – about the size of my thumb print…awfully fiddly to do but for some reason I like working on really tiny things!

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Now I should clear away my things and start thinking about what to do for dinner.  Work tomorrow – hopefully the weather will be nicer so I can walk during my lunch break and not have to drive home in pouring rain and treacherous conditions (I’ve just bought a new car so I’m driving extra tentatively at the moment anyway!).

Happy Sunday to you all.  Hope the week is kind to you 🙂