Should I or Shouldn’t I

Almost without warning a lovely finch zooms by…

I catch the vibrant colors as it flies from branch to branch…

Surprised to find it at the fountains edge…

Contemplating its surroundings…

And trying to decide if it should drink or not…

For sure, it has captured my delight…

I can spend the entire day admiring its every flight…

                                                                          LorB

 

 

Art of Scherenschnitte

This past week I met with my craft group for a little fun of Scherenschnitte. Scherenschnitte is the German art of paper cutting. Designs range from quite simple to very elaborate… As you can see from my design, the flower, quite simple… I tried making the heart, but failed and messed it up… Not as easy as it looks…

 

 

I realized a few days later that I use to make these paper cut outs when I was little. My cousins and I loved spending the afternoon designing our masterpieces. We use to fold the paper many times over and cut the edges and make square or round cuts and once the paper opened up, a unique lovely design appeared… No flowers or anything too elaborate, but it looked pretty nice to us…

For the group, we were asked to get an Exacto knife, embroidery scissor, and cutting board… As children, we used a dull scissor and it did the trick unless of course, the pattern is drawn on paper ahead of time and it is complex…

I had a blast with a group of funny ladies… We ate, chatted, and laughed and all while we concentrated…That’s what it’s all about, “Good times”… And in the meantime, I also practiced my photography skills… Not very good at portraits yet, but I will get there soon…