On the night when the full moon was supposed to be
invoking the ancestors (this is astrologically),
I found myself drawing all my grandmother’s thimbles
going back four generations.
My mother gifted them to me,
so though she doesn’t have her own,
she too is represented on those pages.
To Whom will I gift them?
They are so beautiful.
Clockwise: My grandma, Lyle Genevieve Smith Swartout (Mimi),
Great-Grandmother Smith, Great-Grandmother Hoyt,
Great-Grandmother Swartout, and Great-Great-Grandmother Smith-Sheridan.
The ink is one color (other than the writing at the end in Robert Oster Grey Seas),
and that is the surprising Birmingham Slag Grey, quickly becoming an everyday favorite.
All those other colors came out of that one ink!
“Memory is more indelible than ink.”
Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
“I think not….”
Me… why I journal!
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