We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Friday, 10 February 2017

Love reigns in my heart ...

The second part of the Craft Barn's twelve month challenge (based on Sara Coleridge's poem The Months) uses the next couplet -

February brings the rain
Thaws the frozen ponds again

and must also include a cherub and heart somewhere.

Sticking to my personal challenge of the postcard format, I used the last piece of the painted textured paper that formed the background of January's postcard (see here). I also found a small picture of a couple of delightful cherubs, which I must have had for many years in my 'maybe collage' box of treasures!

Finally, I cut out some clouds and added some heart-shaped raindrops ...

The postcard size is certainly making me think differently, but it also feeds a bit of my abstract soul too!

Cherubs fan our foolish fires, filling hearts with mad desires.
They prick our pride and haughtiness with quick, angelic naughtiness.
John Biccard


  1. This is beautiful. I love the background and the raindrop hearts that look so dimensional. Glad to see you are doing this challenge. It just didn't feel right to me, so I'll watch your lovely entries and appreciate in that way.

  2. Love your heart rain! Thank you for joining the Craft Barn Month challenge Love your cherub rhyme too. xx

  3. Well done on fitting the cherubs into the rainy theme...not easy was it!! Elaine xx

  4. Using the hearts as rain was an inspired idea, as is sitting the cherub picture in the clouds. Another great postcard.

  5. Love the raindrop hearts, a really clever idea.

  6. Great postcard! Using the hearts as raindrops is a very good idea! xx

  7. Brilliant idea to use the hearts for raindrops. Lovely verse by John Biccard too. xx

  8. It was a tough challenge set this month and you've dealt with it perfectly. The heart raindrops is a great idea.