Thanks for all the comments about my broken heart on my last post. Luckily my own heart has never been broken, maybe bruised a time or two, but when you stay with the same man for 30+ years, chances of a broken heart are slim, mostly.
Thanks EB for the suggestion of mending with gold. My pal Laura has been suggesting I use the technique of Kintsugi for my broken barns for years, but they never seemed broken in a way that this would enhance anything. this heart was broken that way, so I used it as a test tile to see how it would look. I didn't use the resin and gold powder that traditional kintsugi calls for, but I did use a good glue and liquid gold from the craft store. I sort of like the way this looks, maybe I'll break a few more things and add some gold to the cracks.....
I met my friend and good customer Maureen for coffee yesterday and she brought me a flower that she made. I love this sweet little flower. It might be the answer to my raku flower vases not holding water. I could sell these paper flowers with them instead.
Bottle from my good friend Meredith. Where would we be without our friends!
Pretty isn't it?
Also mended yesterday was my grandmother's swing thanks to sculptor and metal artist John Amero. Thanks John, my swing is now back where it belongs! My grandmother held me in this swing when I was a baby. I have no idea how old it is, but it is older than me, I do know that. This is my treasure and I will be very sad when it finally is worn beyond using. The broken parts are now safely welded back together and this is where I will be most summer evenings.