Unfortunately, this Easter the flu struck me like a coiled Viper (as my son would say)and left me plenty of time to think and contemplate while I sit it out. I have to say and admit that I must be one of the very few that has only now discovered the reason behind Easter eggs :/ They are as I have read a symbol of the empty tomb of Jesus Christ and the Easter bunny which is also now associated with Easter has been fully adopted since the 19th century as a symbol of Life as rabbits give birth to huge litters of kittens (baby bunnies) in the Springtime.
For me though, it is all about the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and how it was told throughout the bible that the day would come when Jesus Christ would be led to the Cross, would die and then rise again on the third day having taken the sins of man with Him through death on that Cross.
Having done that God promised that all sinners ( that is every human being) who believes in Jesus Christ would be forgiven and so freed from the penalty of sin. This is The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I’ve not been a Christian all my life and I certainly didn’t have Christian thoughts or actions but a number of years ago now I came to a place in my life where when I thought about God or Jesus on the Cross I absolutely fell apart inside and it totally transformed my life.
However, eggs still play a part at Easter in my household as my sons love chocolate and although grown up now still like to receive an egg or two
Did you know Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It is exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday and usually falls in the second half of March or early April. But, this year it is quite early and falls on the 6th of March.
It has been such a joy receiving orders for Mother’s Day cards and Pictures and it got me thinking of where it all originated from but I have to say when I looked into it I felt quite confused with the story…here it is…in simple terms – For centuries it was custom for people to return home to their ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday (the middle of Lent). Those who did so were said to have gone ‘a-mothering’.
The day often turned into a family reunion and a chance for children working away from home, who were often domestic servants, to spend time with their mothers. It wasn’t an official day until American social activist Anna Jarvis (1864-1948)campaigned for it to be so. However, in the meantime, A vicar’s daughter from Britain called Constance Smith was inspired by Anna Jarvis’ campaign and began to push for the day to be officially marked in England.
Being a mother of three young men it does make the day very special when I’m taken out and smothered with flowers…its also a pretty good reminder for them how hard mums work also…don’t you think?
I would just like to say to all the Mothers out there – Have a lovely Mothering Sunday! x
Ever since I started my butterfly art I have had this picture in my mind and I have finally created it. It is simply called the Gospel and expresses how I see what Jesus did for us all.
This stunning picture really does change with the light as shadows are cast by the 3D hand painted gold butterflies on the gold background.There is one accent bronze butterfly. This ia a limited edition available from from September 1st until Christmas and by special order only. We need two weeks notice for this one please
Amazing news – we will be in the biq marquee with our pictures and cards for the whole of this amazing festival. Come and say Hi.
Another international location for a picture – I wonder what the next country will be?
You can now buy our greeting cards from us online in packs of 5 or at the following places:
- Trebah Garden – Pictures and cards
- Drift 27 Market Jew Street Penzance – Cards
- Trevaskis Farm Connor Downs – Cards
- Cards For all Occassions 30 Trelowarren Street – Cards
- Leedstown Post Office – Cards
- Rame Cross Post Office – Cards
We will be adding to our range next week – keep an eye on the website for Union and World of Butterflies
Where next? We have pictures in Belgium, Italy and now, Life (red) has just gone to Manley, Sydney Australia!
Flyaway Heart is always interpreted in so many different ways – from joy to a broken heart – maybe depending on people’s life experiences ………. so we’ve renamed it ‘Life’!
We had a great weekend at Truro and thanks to all of you that bought pictures. Just a reminder that we can personalise large or small hearts with the names of newborns, the parents and date of birth. The picture then becomes so special and can end up being a family heirloom