Broken Things

I must apologize for my lack of blogging and tweeting – I am feeling a little broken. Looking for a poignant representation of my current visual impairment I stumbled across Anne ten Donkelaar. She creates the most exquisite reconstructed broken butterflies. They are so minutely detailed and delicate, each one a little gem. Anne is super talented and has loads of pretty things on her website, including gorgeous paper floral dioramas, the detailing of which are truly breathtaking, devine embroidered cushions and beaded insect necklaces.

Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly
Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly
Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly

Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly
Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly
Anne Ten Donkelaar' Broken Butterfly

Wow, two weeks have past since my first surgery and although my world is mostly a blur I am so, so happy. Last Monday I became an Aunt. My little sister gave birth to the cutest little twins, Annabelle and Dominic.
I havent actually met them yet as they are still too tiny to come home, but each day they get a little stronger and healthier and soon we will be able to cuddle them and show them off. I cannot wait!

In the interim I am muddling my way through a very blurry world. My Lasik surgery recovery has been a lot slower than anticipated and I am probably going to have to have the procedure again. So at the moment my world is very blurry, up close and far away.

Not being able to see properly has been a huge test of my patience. The new year started with lots of exciting prospects and with the eminent arrival of my new niece and nephew I felt a real excitement and energy to get stuck into work and general creativity. Instead all my plans have had to be paused as I simply cannot see properly. Anyhow, I have managed to make my daily few minutes of laptop reading time bearable by setting the resolution so high that any normal vision person could probably read whats on the screen from across the room (large print style).

Again, apologies for not posting more regularly. With a spot of luck things should return to full steam within the next two weeks.

Anne Ten Donkelaar Flower constructions
Anne Ten Donkelaar Flower constructions
Anne Ten Donkelaar Flower constructions

All photos from Anne ten Donkelaar’s website.

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