Collage: These are a Few of My Favourite Things

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“When the dog bites,

When the bee stings,

When I’m feeling sad,

I simply remember my favourite things and then I don’t feel so bad.”

As sung by Julie Andrews in ‘Sound of Music’

I made this collage about some of my favourite things about my home:

The strips of toilet paper wrapper – my house is light and bright, full of colour and texture,

The red tea bag wrappers – the pleasure of drinking good quality green tea. I’ve run out. I need to get some more.

The art work made by my nieces – their greeting cards give me a lot of pleasure. Gemma wrote 61 all over the turtle’s shell to mark my 61st birthday.

The pieces of knitting – knitting is calming. Balls of yarn settle on various surfaces in the living area. Most days I am extracting yarn from Katie’s mouth. Katie loves anything soft and chewy. She prefers my yarn to her yarn which lives in her own special yarn bag.

The keys – keys to my heart, keys to happiness, the keys I can never find when I need them.

The beads – the joy of my own creations which adorn my home.

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Katie who just wants to have fun.

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Arlo, The Magnificent, who doesn’t have much time for Katie.

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Belle, The Huntress, who is sitting on the kitchen bench which is forbidden. That reflective collar isn’t there for decoration. Belle is Katie’s favourite playmate.

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4 Responses

  1. Aw, I love the photos of the furry friends. Now you’ve caused me to ponder my favorite things…

    • Thanks Lori. I hope pondering your favourite things will be a time for joyful reflections.

  2. I love your collage Margaret, and it’s a great form of expression. Lovely to meet Arlo the Magnificent, and Belle also – who has benches in common with Pixel 🙂
    Greetings again to Katie 🙂

    • Thank you, Enivea. I appreciate the way collage lends itself to expressing feelings and ideas in a way which is different to drawing.
      I hope I will be able to read an update on the fortunes of your animal companions ( How are Fred, Frank, Pixel and Merriwether?) in the near future.

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