Good morning you all! Hope you are all fit and ready to start your day.
Over at *Simon Says Stamp and Show* this week the motto is *old wives’ tales*, trying to explain some of the sayings we so often use without really thinking about them. My title today is not one of the ones I chose to make a tag of, might be difficult to put into a (polite) picture. But yesterday evening I got a taste of the truth behind it. I have to take 2 tablets every evening – no problem. Yesterday I had them on the table next to my laptop. As usual I was busy multi-tasking; reading blogs, watching TV, putting the finishing touches to a mini book, and taking my tablets. I had a small handful of half-pearls on the table, with which I was adorning some pages. Can you guess what happened? I picked up the pearls (small, peach coloured and very pretty), and swallowed them down with a glass of water. I realised what I had done almost at the same moment, because I saw that the tablets were still on the table. I wasn’t quite sure what to do, so I decided to ring my friend B, as she is a doc. Now there’s another saying that laughter is the best medicine, and if that is true, then I got a wonderful dose of it. She thought it was very funny. After a moment, I did, too, and she does not think that there is any danger of permanent damage from swallowing half a dozen pearls. They should leave of their own accord sooner or later. As I said at the beginning, sh*t happens. And sometimes it’s studded with jewels….
But back to the SSSS Challenge. I have made 3 tags, showing three different quotes: *don’t put all your eggs in one basket*, *time and tide wait for no man* and *A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush*.
And I finished the mini book I started earlier in the week. It is about 3”x2”, as I made it with the off cuts of another book. The covers have been embossed and distressed with worn lipstick, the pages have been cut from torchon water colour paper, distressed with ancient linen and worn lipstick, and then stamped. I used water colours to paint the stamped images, and some floral rub ons to enhance the pages. I am still trying to get the look of old illustrations. Then I added a bit of lace, some pearls (!!!) and some stickles for the finishing touches.
Now I am off to do some painting, and then I will clean -it must be done!- my arty kitchen.
Thanks for looking, have a great day and take care!