Spring is late this year… but I started to decorate my balcony with furniture I bought two weeks ago (remember my last blogpost in which I told you I was going to visit thrift stores with my parents? I found what I was looking for! I bought a small closet and small side-tables to put plants on.)
And you may even remember that I talked about ‘The Ice Saints’ (in this blogpost.) Well, I talked to my green-fingered neighbor and he said that I don’t have to wait until that date to buy plants. Because we live in an apartment (2nd floor,) a little frost at night will not effect the plants that are on a higher balcony, he said. He didn’t have to say it twice: I got on my bike and went to the garden-center to buy me some plants.
… Now you expect a photo of the balcony, don’t you? You will have to wait a little longer ’cause there’s one thing I want to do before I will call the balcony ‘ready for Summer’, and that ‘one thing’ is on my desk today!
WOYWW #414 (Click on the link to find out about ‘What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday’ and the list of ‘deskers’ on Julia’s blog.)
Yes, I am being creative with thread (and a crochet hook.) I am crocheting a colored ‘granny square’ to put in the boring lawn chair that’s on the balcony, to give it a ‘Bohemian’ touch. The last time I can remember crocheting was when I made a brown-orange curtain for my teenage room window (yes, I’m a child of the ’60!) However, the technique came back to me pretty quick and I enjoy working on this granny square in the evenings. I will put photos of my balcony on my blog once the granny square is finished, so you can see it all in it’s full glory then.
Here’s the patches I crocheted so far.
I went back to “The Pennywafelhuis” (open atelier in my apartment building, see last blogpost) to photograph what was on the easel two weeks ago. The painting is a bit chaotic but I think I kinda like it anyway.
Next is an ATC that I created for a swap a couple of weeks ago (which remind me: I should start creating ATCs for the WOYWW-anniversary!)
And here’s an oldie in my “Zeeuwse Ziel” art journal… I always forget to put the date on my pages but I think I painted this in February. It’s me in the eighties, reading on a Sunday afternoon. I used a photo as a reference.
The quote is in German and says: “Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.”
That’s all for today lovelies, thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy life and be creative whenever you can.