Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been described as a risk-taking lover of danger. Much like Brusnail if you ask me.
I started volunteering at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre a few weeks ago. I work on the same day as a volunteer named Ernie, a kind faced retired man in his 80’s. Last week we had a conversation about Brunel and I asked Ernie if he thought he was a Reckless Engineer like the pub opposite Temple Meads suggests?
To which he replied – “If you haven’t made mistakes, you haven’t lived.”
My friend James just sent me this cheeky chap! I guess snails are pretty cheeky, especially when they eat your plants! I heard that their favourite plant to eat is a Hosta! What do you do to protect both plants and snails in your garden? I know someone that carefully rehouses the snails by driving them some distance down the road to the local nature reserve.
On Friday I received this fabulous fellow from Jan who writes The Snail of Happiness blog.
Casting on, choosing wool, counting stitches and creating a masterpiece – Knitting is something that brings happiness to many.
This snail in particular got me thinking about the exhibit and how and why I want to display 365 snails. The answer of course is HAPPINESS. Not just my own, but hopefully the creators and viewers too.
Where do you find your happiness?
Whilst I was in Canada I did a course in ‘Creative Nature Connections‘ taught by Lisa Lipsett at Royal Roads University. The course sounded interesting but one of the main reasons I signed up was to meet people. There was only a few of us and we spent most of the day with our eyes closed and our fingers in a paint pallet.
At lunch time I got talking to Helga, I told her about my daily snaily and she told me about her heart a day! We become friends for the few months that I spent in Victoria. I got to see her showcase her hearts at a local gallery and spend time creating with her. Last week I received some snail mail from her and it came just at the right time. I’d been having a particularly tough morning and as I left the flat the post lady handed me the most wonderful package I ever did see.
The story of Sammy the Snail, a tale of a snail who overcomes sadness brought tears to my eyes and the card with the words ‘hahaha belly laugh’ collaged within a heart reminded me that the feelings of my morning were temporary.
Hello, I’m Claudia!
I have been snail paced in getting this blog underway but it’s here, and who says snail paced is a bad thing?
I have been doing snail a day on Instagram for well over a year, some days I have posted 4 snails and other days none. It’s still a process I love and one that makes me feel connected (not only by the people that have supported it but in the content the snail brings me)
I have loved creating the daily snaily and would love to share it, what better way then with a Snail Mail 365 exhibit – Send a Snail in the Mail