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Welcome to my newest blog. What is a kimberline you ask? Well where I live in Portland, Dorset, it is a nickname given to newcomers to the Island. Yes Portland is an Island seperated from Weymouth by a causeway. Its part of the Jurassic coast and I love living here. I will be posting lots of different things I hope you enjoy visiting here. Hugs Sara

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

You Probably Think!!!

That I havent done any art for what seems like months.  Well 4 months to be exact but I have been doing something.  Something that has been very challenging for me.  A big big mixed media mermaid that is going to hang proudly on our living room wall.  It has taken me so long because I wanted to make it as perfect as I think I could have and I have never attempted something so big before.  I took all the teachings from Suzi Blu and this is what I came up with.  There are a few pictures.  Oh and the materials that I used are

Lots of mica clear and amber mica.  The colours are amazing just right for a mermaids tale
Distress paint
silver stars
acrylic paints, lots of it
mod podge
Angelinas fibers
shells, and flowers

I wish you could truly see the colour that the mica reflects, all the little rainbows are beautiful when the light catches them. 

The funnest thring.  When I had finished this painting that night, we had a thunderstorm and it was a big one.  The inspiration of this painting was a mermaid bringing down the boat in a storm.  Now it isnt very often that we get thunder and lightening storms where we are.  I thought it fitting that we should have one the night I finally finished the painting

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Mum is home

Yay, I am so relieved.  Mum is home and completely back to normal.  Just so glad that is over and now I now what to expect for if it ever happens again.  I know I can deal with it and I know that mum can deal with it.  We are made of strong stuff our family.  I am so thankful, its wonderful to have such caring friends and family close by.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Thursday Drama with my mum


What a scary couple of days I have just had.  Just over a year ago my mum had a Stroke.  She is almost fully recovered but was recently diagnosed as having Epilepsy as a result of the stroke.  Up til now she has just had very small twitching which was under control by tablets.  Well Thursday that all changed.  She came round to me for a coffee, she only lives two doors away.  I had called her round because I had a migraine and was feeling quite down.  My mother in law comes round at the same time to pay a vist like she does often but as we all get on it was really nice.  Mum said her left foot felt funny and then she couldnt feel it and it started shaking.  Not hanging about I called the ambulance.

They were there in five minutes and by then mum was so panicky and scared I was just trying to keep her calm.  She came round from that a little and they managed to bend her stiff leg to get her in a wheel chair to take her to the amulance.  She had another very small one on the way to the ambulance and then one in the ambulance as I was waiting outside where she bit her lip.  In the ambulance on the way to DOrchester A&E she had a major fit.  I thought we were going to loose her right there and then. She went unconsious though her eyes were open and she never came round.  When we got there she had another one in the A&E.   5 fits in the space of two hours.  She was also sick when they did a CT scan that turned out completely normal.  We left her in the hospital ward around tea time and of course I was exhausted and in bits, we didnt know anything much at this point. Having never seen an Epilitic fit before I was terrified.

 Well we went to see her yesterday afternoon and there she was sat up talking away almost back to her old self.  Apart from a shocking head and a really sore body.  We are hopefull that she can come home today.  I am so thankful in a way that the doctors have said it was Epilepsy and not another stroke.  At least I know how to deal with it now and that they can treat it quickly. 

I will let you all know when she is home.  I will feel much better then and so will mum. 

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Rufus Castle

Hi all

Well my first long walk of the new year was to a gorgeous spot on our island that has just become on of my favourite walks.  My husband and I both need to loose a bit of weight from christmas and new year excess.  I think I ate more over the new year than christmas.  Getting rid of all the left over nibbles I suppose was partly too blame and my lack of ability to say no to food, oh well.  Anyway the walk. It was a lovely day though muddy from all the previous rain. Here are a few photos to show you where we went.

The picture of the bridge is called wispering bridge.  Legend has it that you have to stay silent whilst walking under it.  I am not sure why.

on the way back home we passed the corner house, a local pub.  I needed to use the bathroom so we decide to have a quick drink, well it was Sunday afternoon.  Then after that I kinda rolled home!