I bought a book called Springsigns when I was a teacher. I think I still have it — I don’t think it was discarded in the recent purge of books. One year I used it to make a bulletin board outside my classroom. I hated bulletin boards, but I liked that one.
Therefore I use the word Springsigns when I see signs of spring, even though I’m always chastised by my software that it is misspelled.
Here are some recent Springsigns from my yard.
Soon there will be daffodils
Dark purple crocus in the front yard
Close-up of a Lenten Rose
light purple crocus in the front yard
A snowdrop blossom
Snowdrops in the back yard
Yellow crocus in the front yard
Many years ago I was friends with an art student. He’s an artist now. He and I shared a love of the Chronicles of Narnia so he painted a scene from Prince Caspian for me. I believe this is supposed to be part of the courtyard at Cair Paravel.
I am too lazy to find my copy of Prince Caspian to find the passage where this is described, but let’s just assume my memory is correct.
I tried to translate the runes, but either my translator is wrong or Jeremy tossed in some non-standard runes.
I’ve written about Mod Podge before, but only about my Mom’s use of it. I also made things out of ModPodge. I think my mom must have been losing her keys a lot so I made her a very large keychain using a block of wood, magazine clippings, and Mod Podge.
Front with Mom, a flower and a bird
Back, including thumb print and signature
Side, birds and flowers
Other side, Keys!
End, cut out of a key