"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

the last of the book!

the last few pages of Daisy's altered book... then it will be on its way to Sweetpea next week sometime. onto the next page which is Mabon...

I made a little pocket from tuille and slipped in some of my sacred sage.. so that Daisy could use it at mabon to cleanse and protect her much loved Dene Cottage. On the right is a Mabon blessing.. I used some tigers eye crystal hanging from a red thread at the bottom of the page.
next we have Samhain.. or Halloween... rosemary is the herb and it is the time when the veil is thinnest... I wanted this to look dark and mysterious. I stuck black tissue all over.. then painted orange paint, here and there. Once that was dry, I painted it all over with beeswax. The photo of the fire is behind a veil of black tuille and a gazing ball I found in a garden magazine.. representing scrying.

and the last of the sabbat pages is Yule

first of all I painted a tree on the left then I used some gold paint to paint borders on both pages.. a Yule blessing which I love and some baubles and mistletoe..lots of glitter of course cause she was the glitter Queen. Poundland will miss Daisy alot !
the last page... I wanted to do something for Pixie... and I went out of my comfort zone and wrote haiku... I am not an expert on Haiku actually I know nothing much about it at all..

Under the haiku I was going to find a picture of Pixie.... but I will leave that for sweetpea to do.. and on the right some Daisy plastic paper.. a little box cut out to show the words... the end
and below is the back cover.

I found a vintage envelope and I am going to stick it on the back cover. My plan was to put little bits of interest into it as Treasures for *Daisy*... there are a few blank pages after Samhain, that I will paint pink *cause pink is sweetpeas favourite colour* and I will leave them for her to put her memories of Daisy, her mum... so there you go.. all finished. now I think I will make myself an altered book... not sure what theme..

Today I hope to do some work & creating in my soul journal/BoS... I have so many loose notes that I want to copy into and a few collage type things I want to create. So after my housekeeping is done, I will sit down and play. It is raining outside so no gardening today. I am also going to cook tonights dinner, this morning, a yummy soul nourishing beef casserole, as I am off to see Mum this afternoon and my dinner will be ready for when I come home.

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


Julie Marie said...

You write Haiku perfectly well! It is very fitting.

I am glad you are going to paint the last pages pink and let SweetPea fill in her memories of her mum.

I really enjoyed seeing all the installments of the book.

Have fun playing!


Rowan said...

I'm sure Sweet Pea will treasure this book that was originally intended for her mum. I especially like the page you did for Samhain and that you included Pixie who was so much loved by Daisy.
It's rained here too today but it's too warm for beef casseroles yet. That's one of my favourite autumn/winter dishes though.

Sweetpea said...

I loved reading this, by the end of your descriptions i had happy tears! Yes i my world you can't beat a bit of pink! Thank you so much I can't wait to see it. xxx

Sheila said...

The altered book is lovely, you did a great job. I'm sure SweetPea will treasure it, and add her own bits and pieces like you suggest as time goes by.
I hope your Mum is feeling a bit more like herself today...?

Gill said...

Sweet pea will treasure the book I am sure.

Seems to be warmimh up a little here,but still cold at night.

Take care

Garden girl said...

Robyn - I dont know anything about altered you use an old book and draw over the pages? how does it go? how about an altered book tutorial here? would be v interesting.

kim said...

Love the Haiku! I am so glad you are felling better and thank for catchingup on my blog. Glad Mum is doing well. Keep us posted! I do so worry!

The BoS is beautiful!

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Well done Robyn. Your work is gorgeous, and will be treasured by SweetPea for years I bet.
Send love and good vibes to your Mum for her speedy recovery.

A bird in the hand said...

Beautiful! You've done a great tribute to Daily, and I'm sure Sweetpea will cherish it.

kansasrose said...

This is just beautiful! Daisy would be so pleased and Sweet Pea will hold this close to her heart. You done good my friend. xxxooo

Bimbimbie said...

I've loved seeing every page you created in your BOS and that's a wonderful touch to paint some pages pink for sweetpea to pop her own memories onto Smiles *!*

Pam Aries said...

What a great book! You are SO creative! I am glad to hear all is well with your Mom! THat is excellent news!

Autumn said...

The book is lovely. you have shown a lot of talent in creating it

kerstin said...

what a beautiful book!
you put a lot of love and thought into it. It's an absolute treasure! thankyou for sharing it with us all. There's nothing quite like a handmade gift.
a magic one at that too!

Gemma said...

No Words for this...
it is so precious.

Leanne said...

that is so beautiful.

it took me a while earlier to read old posts, and follow links etc, to learn of Daisy, and her tragic death, and the effect this had on so many people. I wish I had 'met' Daisy while she lived, and this is a lovely tribute to her Robyn. it also says so much about the person you are too

Leanne x

AnnieElf said...

What a treasure you have created for Daisy's daughter. She must love following it's progress here and can't wait to hold it.

Laura Stamps said...

Absolutely beautiful and very magickal...the faeries will be so pleased when they see it!!

Much love to you, Robyn!

Tinker said...

It is all so beautiful, Robyn - and such a wonderful tribute to Daisy. I'm sure Sweetpea will treasure this memento of your friendship with her mom. So sweet that you included Pixie, and left space for Sweetpea to add her own memories, too. This would make a wonderful family heirloom.
Love and ((Hugs))