A slightly different creative angle – planning a family dinner party to celebrate my mom’s sixtieth birthday. I had a ball with tête-à-tête daffodils, ticking table runners and Lin’s life in black and white photos. Each guest was given a mini canvas (7cm square) in advance to decorate as a gift for Lin. Mine features fragments of plates. I can’t stop myself picking up little fragments on my walks as they fascinate me – what is their history, why did they break and who handled them? They are so beautiful with a hint of their design and some day I hope to use my many pieces.

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