I am currently doing a massive revamp of files, clearing-out old stuff and trying to streamline things. Yes, on the computer! And in my real world.
Perhaps it has something to do with The Big Number which is about to crash down on me in a couple of days? Perhaps not. It could simply be that I’m tired of stepping (tripping!) over so much junk.
So, while I don my cute 1950s housewife uniform…
Here is what,I believe, the youngsters call eye candy…
Woah! Back up, ladies! I think there’s quite a queue! But while you wait, longingly, for the Bad Mad Man, here are some more delights from the walls chez Dinahmow.
A very talented artist in Tuscany and delightful cyber-friend, Robyn, recently sent me a beautiful water-colour as a gift. I was speechless when I opened the package. I’m not often lost for words!
Rice Paddy watercolour.
When I had it framed I also took along some other pieces which need “proper” homes.
The two prints I’d bought from Robyn last year had been in unsuitable frames (unsuitable, but protective) and the framer was offering a discount. I now have these…
A linoprint of a Kent pumpkin.
Tuscan Tower a hand-coloured print.
Remember a while back, when I posted the linoprint I won in Sherrie York’s anniversary giveaway? Well I had also won a “Door Prize” of a miniature swallowtail butterfly linoprint. And it came with a card, printed from another of Sherrie’s amazing reduction cuts.
Well, the framer matted and framed these, too!
I apologise for the poor quality of these pictures. Yes, I have the same, lame excuse…difficult to photograph in my open-plan house. But please believe me when I say they are stunning! And the colours are much brighter than in the photos. Robyn, the mat exactly matches that deep burnt-orange of the ink in the pumpkin; it’s just the light that makes the mat appear pinkish!
And thankyou, Robyn and Sherrie, for your your generous and beautiful pieces. I am a lucky girl.
And I’m about to be a rather damp girl…it’s been raining for hours and shows no sign of letting up. I have to go to Town! I’m thinking gumboots might be the go today! 😉