The above photo is one last little bit of loveliness I forgot to share. The pendent (a vintage shop light) above my mother's bed needed some softening. Amazing what a little organza apron can do!
I'm so happy that we could all enjoy the barn together this week! Both my mother and I thank you deeply for your generous and kind words. I was quite shy about publishing the Grandma Bunny post and was totally taken by surprise by how much it touched so many of you. I think we are all yearning for more magic, little surprises, things that make us sigh. I found that feeling last night when I watched this video by the lovely and talented Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She is a very gifted and prolific children's book author who tapped into our collective desire for extra-ordinary moments. I had heard the title of her mini documentary bouncing around the blogosphere, but hadn't checked it out until Kathreen of Whip Up mentioned it for the second time. I admire and respect anything that she promotes, so off I went. Now I'm sending you. This little You Tube video is about making spontaneous art, and strangers coming together to create the unexpected... it is about loveliness. Please view it and consider how you might make something... anything lovely this weekend.
Amy is preparing to do a full length film about all things lovely. She has put out an invitation to YOU, and January 20th is the final day for submissions. Check here and scroll about half way down for info on submitting your own lovelies. I will be sending her Grandma Bunny's tale for consideration in the Real Story category... just for fun!