Monday, April 14, 2014

What I do when I'm having a Blue Day . . .

I'm having a bit of a blue day today.

Not too surprising all things considered. Last week was filled with this, that and the next thing and I was anticipating the Wellington Garden Center Auction, which was held this past Saturday. My friend Nicole and I spent a couple of hours previewing everything on Friday, I had time for a quick nap before I drove the bus that afternoon and we were all at the auction by 8:30 Saturday morning.

And oh my, was it cold!  And snowing. And crowded. But, more about that another time. . .

I didn't get home until 5 on Saturday and once I started poking through everything I had gotten (I may have come home with a bit more than I had intended. . . ) I just felt so sad . . . I had brought home bits and pieces of someone else's dream. A dream that had died . . .

And so, when I got up this morning and looked around at a house that needed digging out once again, ( A never ending task . . .) I was feeling quite blue.

I spent a little time wallowing in it, and then, since I'm a grownup (most of the time), filled the sink with hot, soapy water and set the first load of dirty dishes to soak.

I didn't stop there though. I think the best cure for the blues is to first do something that needs to be done, and then something that wants to be done.

For me, today, that was to make something pretty. Something that only I can make.

I started with a photo I took last year that I love, added some textures and a little French script, played with the dodge and burn tools and finished up with a quote that really speaks to me these days . .

Here's the original picture:

and here's what I did with it:

I'm going to print it and hang it on my bulletin board right above my computer screen. Because sometimes it's nice to have more that just an image on a screen.

What do you do when you're feeling blue???


Nancy-Mom said...

Nicely done Rosa, you do lots of beautiful stuff me thinks! !! About feeling blue?, I can thankfully say it doesn't happen to often. I am not too fond of snow so that's one thing that can make me blue for sure. I think you have a bit of that stuff still, right ? It will go away and summer will come:-) We're heading out to your province later this week, to see our kids there. Hope there won't be any white stuff then :-)

rosa veldkamp said...

Thanks Aunty Nancy! :D
And yes, there is still a little snow and tomorrow's forecast is for a little more but . . . right now it is 14C and the plants in the greenhouse are blooming their hearts out, so, a chilly day or two doesn't really matter. ;D

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