8 am has come and gone, and I have immediately put the entries through randompicker to tell you the result. The Being Green shrine goes to…
Congrats to Dotti – I think I still have your address, Dotti (that’s if it hasn’t changed since 2014 when you sent me the e-mail with your address…) . And many thanks for your comments to all other participants. The draw protocol can be found HERE.
And now, to make it worth while, I’ll ramble on a little bit. The following post was actually scheduled for Monday morning, titled “Fashion Victim”. But I scrapped it when I realised that RA himself had posted his own fashion show overnight. As a Guy Girl I am more than happy that RA has held on to those essential pieces of costume from one of his most impactful chaRActers… And I love that he is making silly selfie faces now. The most attractive pose is humour. Sexy!!! Look who’s back in Nottingham:
Anyway, I had planned this post as a “blast from the past” where I was going to look at a fashionable item of leg wear for the benefit of those fans who may not have been with us back in 2016… With RA posting his own “fashion backward”, my little fun post became obsolete. But for the record: I started thinking about 2016 because we were talking about that in-te-res-ting leather shirt in the comments, and also about that crazy-ugly shiny track suit that poor Harry had to wear in VoD. Turns out the leather shirt has been around since 2016! (Thanks to Rachel for that revelation!!!) Which in turn led me to other recent instances of… erm… let’s call it “in-te-res-ting” again… choice of garments… While we have never seen the famous ‘orange jeans’ in action, Richard actually treated us to some maroon goodness instead:
*coughs*, interesting, right?
Hey, I am not criticising. I am not even making fun of him. I am the first one to put up her hand when it comes to owning up to a bad fashion sense… I totally am not in the know. Which is why I used to wear black only for many years.
Sound familiar? *smirks* But yeah, what’s your take on that look? Like it or leave it?
Hooray, today is the first of spring. I think I am finally waking up from hibernation. In the last few days I have experienced this irrepressible urge to be creative. I did not only make the annual Paddy’s Day shrine, but while I was at it also made a long over-due shrine for one of my longtime supporters. (The shrine is ready and done but will only be revealed once my mystery supporter has received the shrine, sorry.) Anyway, making shrines always means that I have to dig through my materials – and invariably I come across bits and pieces that I have forgotten but that are delightful and therefore really inspire me to do some more creative work. As happened this time. An amazing vintage tin crossed my path, and I didn’t rest until the idea had been executed. And while I was at it, I also made another. And another. And another. And another. And another. And the next day I continued and made another, another, another and another. Six shrines in one day – ten shrines in total over the weekend. On Monday evening I called an “art evening” and the hubster, the daughter and I brought our art materials down to our big kitchen table and spent a really enjoyable evening creating art together. Daughter and husband are the *real* artists in the family. Not only can they draw and paint, but they also have original ideas. I, OTOH, am just an impostor. But I still enjoy being creative, and so I experimented with watercolours again.
Anyway, those shrines are all done and photographed, and some of them will be sent away as presents, and some will be raffled, so watch this space… And now go forth and enjoy the spring. Or autumn, if you are in the Southern hemisphere.