Feliz miercoles! (means: happy Wednesday!)
I’m happy because I get to peep at the desks of all my friends in blogland. If you have no idea what I am talking about, visit Julie at her blog. She is desk hopper supreme at http://www.stamping-ground.blogspot.com.es/
I'm a bit late today as this morning I had to go to the hospital for a mammogram, ultrasound and various Xrays. I had cancer a few years ago and this is part of my regular check up. I pray that all is well.
Here is my desk.
I have made an effort to write words in the picture. I have PSE (Adobi Photoshoop Elements, an older version) and I never use it because it is quite a learning curve. I am determined to learn how to use it. I have promised myself that if I do, I will allow myself to buy the latest version.
So on my desk is a scrapbook page in the making. I’m doing CSI challenge 160 (http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/) and the colour palette is perfect for those photos I have of our trip to Valencia in December. There is the washi tape I bought at Lidls not long ago, and a strip of chevrons that I made from a die and used as a template, which I used with acrylic paste to give the page some texture. The doodle is an attempt to draw an owl (not very successfully...)
I have a confession to make: I love doing jigsaw puzzles! Yes, I know, very sad indeed. But I have always liked doing them and in my working life there was never time. I was looking forward to retirement because I would have time to do puzzles. I have quite a collection and I have got them out of the cupboard and doing them again. This one (from the Buried Blueprints collection) I finished this week and alas: there are three pieces missing! How frustrating!
I have gotten in the habit of showing a postcard. Last week I didn’t and I have got asked where the postcard was, so OK, today there is a postcard. I thought I’d show you one of the cards I send rather than one I received. This is a gypsy girl dancing flamenco. I love black and white photos and this girl is so expressive in her pose. Flamenco is the dance typical of this region. Whenever there is a celebration, local ladies will dress up in those typical flamenco dresses and dance impromptu.
To finish this page I am showing you a photo of my mum when she was young. (she is now in her nineties and living independently) Here she is on the left in 1939 on one of those famous Dutch ‘sit-up-and-beg’ bikes. Isn’t that a brilliant photo! I love it!
That’s it for this week. Thanks everybody for your kind comments last week. I will try and visit as many of you as I can in the course of the week.
God bless all of you,