Thursday 27 October 2022

Thursday Journal with Neet.

 This week the words are 'Where's the unsubscribe button to adulthood'. Cara has had enough of her small daughters temper tantrums and as its approaching Halloween she is determined not to do anything special in the way of treats or trips around the neighbour's trick or treating. As far as Cara is concerned, Daisy does not deserve any treats this year. Cara had told her to tidy her bedroom and if she did she could help decorate the house ready for Halloween. Instead of tidying the room Daisy had painted the walls in all the colours of Halloween and half the carpet as well. This paint episode had also splashed all over the clothes that still littered the floor and on her new duvet cover. Cara didn't know where to start to clean it up, and having given Daisy a good telling off, she just sat on the pumpkin and wondered where she could find the unsubscribe button to adulthood from. I based this story on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. There was a little girl, who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead, when she was good, she was very, very  good, but when she was bad, she was horrid. Apparently he based it on his wife !!

I am linking this to Elle theme on Art Journal Journey where the theme is fairy tales, folelore and fables- Tell me a story.  I hope this story will qualify,

Thursday 20 October 2022

Thursday Journal with Neet

 'Hey, train wreck, isn't this your station' are the words this week. I'm not sure that I know what that means exactly, so I am taking it as a bit if a mess or disaster. Diana has a friend coming round for a coffee before they go out on a Halloween night. When Alice turns up with her daughter Sophie,  Diana can't believe her eyes. She didn't want to dress up herself but was quite happy to walk around with Alice and her daughter who she was pleased to see was looking extremely ready for Halloween. On the other hand Alice looked like train wreck, her clothes were all the colours that didn't match and she even had dark glasses on. As it was night time that was a bit odd. and a witches hat would have looked more appropriate than that awful red thing she has on her head. Diana must had looked somewhat horrified and Alice asked her what was wrong. " Hey, train wreck, isn't this your station" said Diana, who had visions of people being more scared of Alice than Sophie. She just had to put a brave face on it and go out with them. She now wished she had dressed up and had a mask over her face, at least then people wouldn't recognise her.

I am linking this to Elles theme on Art Journal Journey of Fairytales, folklore and fables - tell me a story.

Thursday 13 October 2022

Thursday Journal with Neet

 Our words this week from Tim Holtz snarky sayings are 'I've got a good heart, but this mouth' Sandra and Beth have been discussing their last session of baby sitting, they both had older sisters and baby sat for them when they could. The money came in useful and they both quite enjoyed looking after their niece and nephew. Sandra's was a niece called April and Beth's a nephew called Harry. Sandra was telling Beth how she had told April the story of Cinderella and how the fairy godmother had cast a magic spell so that she could go to the ball like her elder sisters had done. She would meet a handsome prince, BUT she had to leave before midnight or her dress would turn to rags and the coach into a pumpkin pulled by mice. As you know she lost one of her slippers in her rush to leave before midnight, but eventually the prince found her again by trying to find the owner of the slipper. April was enchanted by the story and had visions of the same thing happening to her. It would be wonderful to meet a prince and live happily ever after, just like in the story. Sandra of course didn't believe in things like that and before April fell asleep she told her that things like that didn't happen in real life and she would probably never even see a prince let alone fall in love with one. At this point April burst into tears and could not be consoled. When Sandra told Beth about it Beth was a bit angry with her and told her that is was mean to tell April that. "You know me Beth,  I've a good heart, but this mouth" said Sandra.

The theme on Art Journal Journal this month, set by Elle is Fairytales, Fables, and Folklore - tell me a story.

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Tag Tuesday - Something spooky

On Tag Tuesday the theme set byMichele is Something Spooky. Here is my contribution for this week.  


Thursday 6 October 2022

Thursday Journal with Neet.

 The words this week are 'Please cancel my subscription to your issues'  Gina, lounging on the floor and taking it easy has a visitor, her friend Sophia. Not only can Gina not be bothered getting up to greet her but she takes one look at Sophia and moans under her breath. " What on earth have you got on your head she asks, and immediately wishes she hadn't as Sophia launches into her pre Halloween tale. "I bought this mask in Venice and I knew I just had to wear it for Halloween this year, isn't it wonderful, you really should dress up as well you would really enjoy it. We all get together and have a wonderful time walking around the streets and showing everyone how to dress up properly for the occasion" "You could take my black cat with you as well, at least that's authentic" replies Gina. " I think there are two rooks or crows up in that tree as well, they go with halloween don't they ?" "There's no need to be sarcastic Gina, we just like to have a good time and it's a tradition" By now Gina has heard enough and says" Please cancel my subscription to your issues" Gina had heard enough and just wanted some peace and quiet, and the cat didn't look very impressed either.

I am linking this to Art Journal Journey where Elle's theme for this month is Fairy tales, folk-lore and fables - Tell me a story. I hope the above fits the bill.


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