Oh I approve so much... I made the video as soon as she landed (and oh my that was the wildest day ever, my shack which has withstood 70 years of winds blew down in a 100km gale the day she arrived, so she came in with a real storm!)... after I was looking through the deck and found so many delights, and I worked out that the crochet doily was connected to how she sits and sews or passes her time and oh the concept of that woven web... you are a poet... I connected with that when I saw the very first mention of Sarah!
I am sooooo looking forward to The Blue House Gabi!!
I came to NZ from the UK 11 years ago... gotta say I am homesick... and Sarah sitting and sewing in the 'Longing' card remind me of my situation... and I also think of The lady of Shallot... both Waterhouse's painting and Tennyson's words:
But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror's magic sights,
For often thro' the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights
And music, came from Camelot:
Or when the moon was overhead
Came two young lovers lately wed;
'I am half sick of shadows,' said
The Lady of Shalott.
Oh how I love the romance and poetry in your work... it is not easy to put yourself out there and I feel honoured that you have shared this journey with us!
Gosh I had forgotten that verse of The Lady of Shallot. It is perfect. When I made the 'contemplation' card which I also chose for the title card my immediate thought for a title was 'Feeling Ophelia', which became 'Contemplating immortality'- eventually deciding 'contemplation' made it more neutral.
I moved to NSW in 2007 from the West Country. Going back at Christmas for the first time. Funny, I was born in Aus and never felt truely English. It took moving to Aus to prove how English I really am. There you go Winterchild, Liminality. Not homesick, I adore it here, but the seasons stuff me over again and again.
How dreadful and dramatic that your shack blew down! If you fancy a trip across the ditch, it is as ever warm and sunny and we have space.☺
Take care Winterchild.xx