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

Sunday, 25 January 2009

happy birthday and sharing my art ~ a give-away ..

today is my Pa's birthday... if he were still alive, he would have been 99. He was short. So am I. I use to be teased for my small stature when I was little. But now I know that this is because I am of Cornish ancestry. Pa was born in Devon but his parents were from Cornwall as were all of the ancestral family on that side. He called me Miss Robyn when I was little and that is where my blogging name comes from... He came to Australia when he was 5 and even though he was English, he never burned in this hot Australian sun... no English rose complexion for him at all, he had very olive skin. I wonder if there is Spanish blood in our family. anyway.. Happy Birthday Pa... wish you were here xo

and the latest challenge was to create some art to share...

well. I captured a faery for someone... who will it be? well I didn't really capture it.. I made it. Have been wanting to do one for ages... it was lots of fun... I learned alot.. like to be very careful when using superglue as it is not much fun when a jar is stuck to your thumb... I wonder what type of adhesive others use to create a captured faery? I also learned that when you put wings on the faery, it is difficult to get it into the jar opening... I think this may just become an addiction!! Anyhow, let me know if you would like a chance to own this garden faery of mine! Will draw a name in a few days.....


Fatma said...

I want it, I want it! I am so into fairies.

Thank you for sharing about your Dad and a happy happy birthday.

My Dad would be 73 if he would be here. I know what you mean about wanting him to be here.

Much love

peppylady said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, he looks like a mighty fine man.

If my dad was still a live he would of been 108 in March and often wonder what he would think of all this technology.

Coffee is on.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Adding my Happy birthday wishes to your Pa. I´m another Aquarius babe.

Sweet fairy, so gentle.

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday to your dear old Dad. I am sure it feels like yesterday that you were a little girl sitting on his knee.

Sure I'd like a chance at the drawing for your faerie art. It's cute!

Tori said...

That's sweet Robyn... Happy Birthday to your Dad. =)

Your 'captured' Faery is awesome! How did you make it? I'd like to give it a try.

Shirl said...

I laughed at the being short because of Cornish ancestry. My mother is Cornish and we are all short too!

In Cornish history, I do believe the Spanish Armada made a visit or two ... ;0)

amelia said...

Your Pa looks like he was a fine man!! He definitely looks too dark to be pure English but you never know..

Love the fairy!!!

Kavindra said...

Oh this is so energizing and wonderful to see how you are just taking off creating everywhere!

Put me in the drawing please! I could use some fairy magic (well, who couldn't?)


Genie Sea said...

Happy Birthday to your Pa. Now I know where you got your wisdom and bravery. :)

The fairy is super cute! Stay way from the super glue! :)


Janet said...

There is some speculation that one of my grandmothers had some Spanich blood but I have the fair English complexion....burn like crazy in the sun!

Your captured fairy is so cute! You can put my name in the hat for your drawing and come by my Jan 19th blog post and enter my OWOH giveaway.

Pam said...

Robyn I have something for you over at Textilosophy., I love the photo of your Dad. My Dad used to call me Missy when I was little - of course he doesn't any more, but I remember those days fondly...and yes count me in as a contender for the fairy jar - looks fun! Happy Australia Day dear bloggie friend!

Ali said...

Happy Birthday to your Pa, may his spirit live on forever.

I'd love to be included in your captured faery draw ~ that is something i've always wanted to have a go at making but have never got around to it...... :-)

gemma said...

Oh you are from the house of Sidhe!
:-)Of course I'd love to win your
captured faery. Also your other art on previous post is lovely as well Miss Robyn.

Bettina Groh said...

Your fairy on the left sidebar is from one of my childhood favorites... the flower fairy books. I'm sure that's where I got my love of fairies from... and I've past that onto my 6 year old granddaughter LILI (who would love to win this!)
Happy birthday to your Dad and to all our absent parents.

kim said...

That is so pretty!

Tinker said...

Your fairy is adorable, Robyn! Whoever she flies off to, will be lucky indeed~xOx

Serena said...

Who wouldn't love to win your captured fairy! Pick ME!! Pick ME!!

Belated Birthday Wishes to your Dad is Irish and, he too, never burned in the Aussie sun.....he turns a very dark brown whereas I am white as a ghost and burn terribly. I've never been able to tan. :(