In the time between now and the finishing of The Lost Words I have been, odd times, here and there, gilding stones and placing them into the landscape. Sometimes by the sea, sometimes in streams, one in a castle. Here and there. No rhyme, nor reason for this.
In the gilding of these I am left with litter, a fragile thing, a tissue of gold leaf and paper. Some I have sent to people. They look quite lovely in a frame. These ones below I intend to use to try and boost the campaign to purchase a copy of The lost Words for every Scottish school.
If you want to be sent one then leave a comment below, and go to Jane’s Crowd Funder and donate £32.
£32 will buy 4 copies, for 4 schools. You can give more if you wish. Only the first 14 will get one, unless I gild some more, so count the comments above. I don’t sell the stones, for I do not own the stones.
Small and fragile leaves of gold, with spirals pattern enclosed. Some are creased from being wrapped around stones. I think their imperfections make them more beautiful.
Each one is different, and I am afraid I can only send out at random, otherwise chaos will ensue.
Each comment needs to be actioned by me, and I will try to keep on top of this.
Some, like the one above, below, were larger stones, so have 2 sheets.
I love the quiet peace of mind that comes from drawing these, carrying the stones, placing in a landscape.
I love knowing that other people sometimes find and keep them, sometimes just photograph and leave, sometimes move them.
I love that in Llanbedyr there is one still hidden in the bowl of a tree by a river. It’s been there for months now, watching the seasons change.
I love that there are some on the hill above where I live, hidden, that I can use them as markers for walking. And I know that some will be found and taken, and others won’t.
I love that some people get in touch to say they have found one, but others, finding, might never know where or why it was there.
The one below was left at Whitesands Beach today, at high tide. The sea smooth pebble came from Druidsden Beach.
If you would like one of the small and fragile things, then leave your comment and make your donation, and I will email you for your address.
Please share. Thank you.