Monday, July 8, 2013

Just Too Damn Cheerful!

I’ve been sitting at my computer trying to think of a way to start this bit of writing. It’s not that I don’t know what I want to say  - it’s just that I’m not sure how to say it without sounding – I don’t know – just too damn cheerful!
But  - that’s how I’m feeling. I feel happy and hopeful and most of all, grateful.
After almost seven weeks on crutches, following my hip replacement, I am now walking , NOT limping and not in pain. I got the go ahead so really the fourth of July was my independence day! How fitting. I feel better than I have in years. It feels like a miracle. Really  - it IS a miracle that things like this can be fixed at all, let alone, so fantastically! So  - I’m very, very grateful indeed.

But  - that’s not the only thing that is making me happy. Toby just launched (as I’m sure many of you already know) the kickstarter for the short film he is making and it’s doing amazingly well already. It’s so exciting to see him making a “Froudian” film and it is also SO exciting to see how many people are enthusiastic about helping, contributing and encouraging this project. Brian and I are very proud of him and also again, very grateful that something like this will have a chance to be out in the world. If any of you don’t know about the film or the kickstarter, have a look at this link. If you like “Froudian” things (and if you read this blog you probably do!) then have a look and support it if you can.

AND another reason I’m happy. Toby, Sarah and Sebastian are coming for a visit soon. We can’t wait! And (I’ll whisper this so the universe doesn’t hear me) it looks like we may even have summer weather for a while! Hard to believe but it just might happen.

As well as all of this happiness, Brian and I are continuing to work like mad on our new book. The faeries seem to be pleased by it so far. Brian’s paintings are just wonderful and the stories that I’ve been inspired to write seem to truly want to be told. Who knew? I guess the faeries did.

I’ve also been sculpting and fabricating again and really enjoying that too. Here’s a faery girl I just finished. I asked her how she would like to be dressed and she said that she wanted to wear gloves  - and so she is. Her clothing is made from a pair of white kid gloves  - wonderful stitching and shaping to use. I loved piecing this together and I think she’s enjoying wearing it.


All in all there’s a lot to be happy about and grateful for  - and I am.  Happy summer to you all!


  1. Great to hear that you're walking unaided again, must feel like such a treat!
    Very much looking forward to seeing what the two of you are cooking up with the new book.

  2. So happy for you re: hip replacement recovery and impending family visit.

    Am fascinated by the faeriegirl photo. It reminds me of what my friend Stevie the Dirtfaerie (who you may have seen at Faerieworlds) wore for last summer's Sherwood Fantasy Faire outside Portland, OR:

  3. To You Wendy (& Brian)~ a small note, should you find the time to read ~ a humble conveyance I can only hope might lend to further your well being and magnify your Spirit & Happiness in some small way.
    Whole heartedly,(which is no small narrative after 2 successful heart surgeries), and most Sincerely ~
    "Thank You"
    Every day I Thank the Heavens that You, Brian & Toby have shared & continue to share your Vision and Talents making the world a Happier place. You are - Inspiration.

    Stay Healthy & Happy,
    James Weatherhill

  4. She is beautiful, and wears her gloves wonderfully. We are blessed to have all things "Froudian" to enjoy, and look forward to the coming projects. I am very glad also that your healing has gone so well. Pain is no fun, especially with a baby to enjoy. :)