Thursday, 21 July 2011

Shopping - Am I Weird for A Girl?

I'm taking a side ways step away from my usual pitter patter on the keyboard.  Today it's about clothes.  More so, clothes shopping.  I gifted myself a couple of hours this afternoon to go and shop for clothes.  Particularly a wedding dress but more so any kind of clothes.  I realised after stepping out of the first shop that I'm not a shopper.

I would rather be stuck in a book shop and art shop.  I'd rather shop for shoes, handbags, scarves, homewares.  Hell, I'd even go supermarket shopping before shopping for clothes.  When I think back, I have always been like this.  Shopping does not thrill me at all.  I find it wasting time.

That's weird isn't it?  For a Girlie.

So what do I do?  I do need to replenish some of my gear, and I also do need/want to find something lovely to wear at my wedding (I know I'm quite late in getting this organised, despite we're getting married in September).

I did venture into a bridal shop today and she told me the simplest most basic of dresses cost around £400 and I just thought 'uh?'  As if.

I'm a girlie who loves to surround myself with lovely things but I'm quite happy to order them online.  That online market has appealed to my lack of shopping excitement.

Still I am on a mission to find a dress to wear to wed my beau.  It may not be what we all assume wedding dresses to look like, but it will be me and hopefully it will appear to me soon.

Otherwise I will have to make it.

Happy Thursday xxx

Friday, 8 July 2011

Raspberry Harvest

We have had an abundance of raspberries - each day a new bowl full, some we freeze (that reminds me we really do need to defrost the freezer as there's not enough room), to be turned into ice cream.  

More often than not we eat them!  Like sweets : )

Dog included.  She loves raspberries - she is always by your side as they're being picked.  

There's nothing quite like a few fresh on my cereal in the morning.  I just love them and I just love this about this season.  

Monday, 4 July 2011

Dibbling and Dabbling at my Painting

When I came back from Portugal after Flora Bowley's class I started another fairly big canvas.. (here's my paintings from this workshop). I dibbled and dabbled with different styles of putting on the paint - styles that Flora really encouraged us to use, to step out of our comfort zone and "get our paint on".   It has been about 5 weeks since I returned and every day (pretty much) I dabble with this painting.  It has transformed in front of me.  What once looked like a Koala bear, sometimes a Rabbit, has now, I believe, become a silhouette of a lady.  It's not quite there yet.  But as I dabble every night at my easel, which is in my bedroom looking out onto our garden, it tempts me to paint, even for just 20 minutes, to add another layer, to see a different take on it.  

Here's the process: 

I have perhaps missed a few photos of the process but you get the gist don't you?

I'm really loving her.

Here's my latest canvas in Jules Dolly Healing Stylee.

She's called: "It's all OK".

Happy Monday
Jules xx

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