Good Friday aftern0on you all! Yes, afternoon… I’m late today.
The weather was too nice to stay inside so my beloved and I went for a walk this morning. When we returned, I searched my book case for a book title haiku and found yet another one. (You can tell these books are really old – coming from the ‘smoking-era’ – all yellow and brown from aging and nicotine… I cannot clean the spines as these are not ‘plastic-ish’* and I would damage the paper…)
*Plastic-ish is probably a non existing word, but you know what I mean, right?
Anyway, without further ado
Haiku My Heart Friday
En eentje zag ze vliegen
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
You foreign readers probably raise your eyebrows when your recognize the first book and read the strange translation… yep, the book is called ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ in English. The Dutch translation says (In de ban van de ring) “De Reisgenoten” which translates as “Travel Companions”.
For more haiku, visit Rebecca at Recuerda Mi Corazon to find the linky-list of participants on her blog.
Some words ‘taste better’ than other words.
Yes, ‘taste’… hold them on your tongue.
Press them against your palate like a toffee.
That is the way to taste words.
I love words.
Words like Westenwind (which is far nicer than the English ‘West wind’)
Kaleidoscoop (sounds the same in both languages)
Wasteland (which is an almost magical word. The dictionary says in Dutch:
‘woestenij’ but when you translate the word ‘waste’ it says ‘verkwist.’
‘Verkwist land’ comes more close to ‘wasteland.’)
You will find all those words in my post and/or art today.
Are you used to the New Year yet?
Are you getting into the daily routine again?
It took me a week to shake of the weird ‘what-day-is-it’ feeling,
but now I’m back to normal and daily routine settled in – and
as you know, my days (routine or not) all got listed in my Chronicles!
The Chronicles of last year filled up two art journals!
(I thought one journal would become much too thick,
so I bound two ‘half year’ books.)
Here’s how they look now.
I love the colours of paint and ink showing through the spine!
Some art journalers put tape on the middle of their pages before they
start to work on it – to avoid leaking. I like to leave it open, on purpose.
To me, the leaking and coloured spine when the book is full is a nice ‘extra’!!
Seeing the two journals together like this, I thought it would be nice to bind
a thick art journal for my ’2012 Chronicles’ – all 52 weeks in one book!
So I did…
The clock on my side menu is still counting down the hours, minutes,
Yes, my birthday. I told you that in my last post.
Also to something ‘big’, I told you that too, but I ain’t going to
spoil the fun now by telling you more then that.
Not yet my friends, not yet.
Let me tell you this though: the news will not only be exciting for all crafters -
it will also be interesting to photographers & haiku writers out there!
Is that a hint?
Hardly, but I won’t give you more.
Just wait and see on Sunday!
There’s no sense in breaking your head over it now any further,
so let me divert your mind of ‘the secret’ and show you what I got today.
(Remember: you can click on each image to enlarge)
Some of you did not expect this from me, but every Summer I’m under
the spell of the ‘Tour de France’.
For you who don’t know what this is: The Tour de France is a bicycle race
that is made up of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,430.5 kilometres.
For three long weeks, I spend half of the the afternoon in front of the TV.
The first days the route leads over flat terrain which isn’t very spectacular
to watch… normally.
However, this years’ tour is thrilling and spectacular right from the beginning!
The riders seem to be nervous, and there were a lot of accidents and battles
going on in the riders platoon…
[Are you getting tired of me talking about bicycles yet?
Hang in there crafters... there's something creative in this post too!
It's even a video, to make up for my 'sports-talk']
Did I long for sunny weather last week? Oh yes!
My wish was answered – but you know the saying:
“Look out what you wish for, it might come true”.
It’s tropical hot last days.
For Holland, that is… if you live in a hot area you probably laugh
at 35 Celsius / 95 Fahrenheit, but it’s a little too much for me.
The moment I thought ‘this is a bit overly’ the forcast predicts
thunderstorms, heavy showers, hail, rain and wind.
Let’s get this post in the air as soon as possible then, ’cause when
thunderstorms hit our house we will turn out all the computers.
(We always do – computers are our living and we don’t want them damaged)
In my former blogpost, I wrote that I had more things to tell ánd show you…
and today is the day. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy the ‘picture overload’.
(Note: by clicking the photo’s, the images will enlarge for a better view)