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FROM APRIL 2016 all items are available from our New Webshop

These pages share information about our various projects - some background stories and the people involved - as well as links to the relevant page on our ‘new’ Watermead online shop. To find projects either search by name in the above “Search” box or use the navigation bar to the right of this page, which lists all our projects. You can also read about projects via the windows below.

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Mother Teresa and Diana meet - cards and bookmarks

This was the fastest selling of Watermead’s stationery when it was first produced, seeing thousands printed and reprinted over a very short period of time.  Princess Diana had just been killed in a car accident and that same week the death of Mother Teresa had quietly followed – the painting (already begun) became Mary’s tribute to the two women.  She had painted the picture based on a photograph she had seen in the Catholic press of a meeting between the two women, adding the Princess Diana Rose from her own garden.  Watermead decided to use the painting for a series of stationery, incorporating the prayer of St Francis “Make me a channel of your peace . . .” into the presentation.

We decided to produce cards leaving the inside blank inside for a personal message and the prayer of St Francis and a quotation from St Therese of Lisieux on the adjacent page.

We also produced a bookmark with the prayer of St Francis and a quotation from St Therese of Lisieux on the reverse, and when first produced the bookmarks were very popular as framed prints, using a clear Perspex backing that allowed the prayers to still be visible.

We do still have some of the stationery available and this can be obtained through our Watermead internet shop.

Mary sent a print to Earl Spencer and received an appreciative thank you letter in return and we know that one lady customer sent framed prints to both Prince William and Prince Harry.

The People involved in the production of the stationery

Father John, Alison (design), Mary (original artist) and Andy (the printer - Norwood Press)

(Taken from the photograph used in the local paper’s publicity)