Sandie is hosting Tag Tuesday with the theme of Black & White with a tiny spot of another colour. I decided to use a long forgotten stamp for this tag and use a small amount of colour on the seaweed.
Saturday 27 August 2022
Thursday 25 August 2022
'I will try to be nice to you, but often my mouth gets in the way, these are the words this week, and as Dylusion images don't include many children images, I decided to use these stencil/masks and used them as silhouettes. Martha on the right has just spent all this weeks pocket money on a new hairstyle, and her friend Maisie who has naturally curly hair is just looking at her with astonishment. "What on earth do you think you look like Martha, your hair looks like lampshade, it's only missing the frill at the bottom" Maisie said without an ounce of kindness. "That was really cruel" said Martha, "I don't comment on your hair" "I'm sorry" said Maisie "I will try to be nice to you, but often my mouth gets in the way"
I am linking this to Chris's them of When we were young on Art Journal Journey.
When I was in Junior school my mum left me at the hairdressers and popped round to a shop. The hairdresser cut it at a very crooked angle at the back and when I found out I didn't want to go to school until it grew out. I did have to go though.
Thursday 18 August 2022
The words this week are.'I don't play hard too get, I play never going to happen' Hazel and her friend Vicki had gone out for a walk, and Vicki would insist on bringing up the subject of her brother who was in the class above them in school. He fancied Hazel and Vicki was trying to persuade her to go on a date with him. He was quite a nice lad and very clever but one thing put Hazel off. Vicki tried one more attempt, "please Hazel just give him a chance you are being really silly and playing hard to get."No" said Hazel, " he's very nice but he's a lot shorter than me and I don't play hard to get, I play never going to happen"
I am linking this to Chris's theme of When we were young on Art Journal Journey When I was in my teens my brother came home one day, (he was two years younger than me and went to a different school), with the suggestion that I should go on a date with his friend Peter who was my age. No way was I going to do that, he was as short as me ( which was in those days 5ft 1 1/2 inches tall (short) So the above story is actually based on fact.
Sunday 14 August 2022
Thursday 11 August 2022
The words this week are 'I'm sorry I upset you, I'll try not to be right next time' Sue's neighbour Pauline had come round to have what Sue thought was gong be a friendly chat. They had been neighbours and friends since Sue had moved there seven years ago. Since then Sue had had a baby and Jason was now five years old. Sue had a sinking feeling that the visit was something to do with Jason. Pauline started talking as soon as she entered the room, "I'm sorry Sue but Jason keeps kicking his football into our garden and it's knocking down all my plants. He is definitely doing it on purpose. I don't think so Sue said, he wouldn't do that, he's a very good boy. Pauline kept going on about it and Sue was getting very upset. In the end Pauline stormed out of the room saying "I'm sorry I upset you, I'll try not to be right next time"
When my brother and I were kids we had a neighbour who lived on the opposite corner to us. Our games usually entailed a ball game, it was just the size of the ball that changed. There was a a lot of space from across the road but the ball always seemed to land in our neighbours garden. They didn't have any kids and he always told dad about it and grumbled. In the end we were too scared to go and ask for it back.
I am linking this to Chris's theme on Art Journal Journey which is 'When we were young'
Thursday 4 August 2022
On Art Journal Journey this month, Chris has chosen 'When we were young' as her theme. The words to use this week for our journal page are ' So much to do, so little people to do it for me
'Malcolm and his brother Freddie have been given the task of clearing out the weeds at the bottom of the lawn and as Malcolm knows Freddie will be absolutely useless at it so it was up to him. Perhaps he could just persuade Freddie to pick them up and take them to the rubbish heap. He had also been asked very nicely by his mum to clear the floor of their bedroom as it was covered in toys, tiny bits of Lego, dirty clothes, and empty cups and plates. The boys hadn't allowed her to go in the room as they said they were doing secret things in there. In fact it was such a mess she hadn't been able to vacuum it for a few weeks, She dreaded to think what the carpet looked like underneath it all. Malcolm was beginning to feel the pressure and had decided to tackle the weeds first. As expected Freddie wasn't being any use at all. Malcolm sighed loudly and to no one in particular said " So much to do, and so little people to do it for me" I do remember weeding my dads veg plot without being asked, the only problem was that I fed the Spring onions to next doors chickens, who probably didn’t even eat onions, not even the green bit.
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