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‘Pearls for the Girls’
A special publication with my friend Melanie Chadwick, of a coffee table book of Bible-based thoughts and observations about all sorts of topics; mostly random everyday situations and common feelings that we hope you can relate to. We like to ask questions that will make you think, pause for a thought and consider.
This is a book of everyday wisdom for women of all ages and we hope that through sharing our stories and artwork we are able to inspire and encourage you in your life.
Melanie is a full-time freelance illustrator, designer, and self-confessed sketch-a-holic. She loves exploring and drawing and spending time outside in nature and by the sea. She graduated with a degree in Fine Art over 15 years ago and has worked on a variety of creative projects and commissions with clients based in the UK, USA, and further afield.
Her illustration work has been published on greeting cards, calendars, gift wrap as well as in recipe books and magazines. She lives on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall with her husband Tony, who leads a small Christian fellowship, and enjoys running art workshops and sketch walks around the area.
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In the current age we live in, more than ever before we need to feel secure. With instability all around us, psychologists tell us that as humans we all need safety, security and significance.
Whose fault was it? Was it China’s fault? Was if the fault of someone working in a laboratory somewhere? Was it the government’s fault? Covid swept through the world and we might feel we need to know who is to blame and therefore who needs to take responsibility for it. That’s human nature.
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, it’s true that the pace of life has changed for us all. As we emerge into some semblance of the new normal, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate the pace of life we want to live by as we move forward.
In the winter evenings, I enjoy doing a jigsaw. I started a beautiful thousand piece Christmas one, and had good intentions to complete it, but here I am again, getting ready to dismantle what I have done, and box it up, and take it to a charity shop! Starting was the easy part – the challenge was finishing it. I quit. It was too difficult, and I got bored!
Have you ever lost anything? Your all important mobile phone? What about those vital car keys? A letter or document? Lost your passport? What about your purse or wallet? An important invitation to a special event?
Most people need them. To have them you have to be one. Each friend is different. The degrees of friendship can differ in closeness, varying from life-long loyal best friends, almost from birth, through to acquaintances; and in general, friends are good for us, as long as we choose the right ones.
It’s because we can’t see what is around us, and we can’t see what is ahead. There’s an element of uncertainty and the unknown, and it can make us feel afraid. Maybe there’s something about this Covid-19 pandemic that’s brought some darkness into this season of our lives.
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