Hello bloggy friends and fellow deskers,
I've been AWOL for several weeks, so I hadn't realised that our wonderful Shaz had passed away. I know she had been fighting this battle for a long time, but it was still a shock and I can't quite believe she's really gone. She was always so thoughtful and funny and such a beautiful soul, I know she'll be sorely missed by all of us. My husband doesn't really "get" the whole blogging thing, so I had to explain why I was sitting here crying for someone I've never met "IRL"- it made me really think about how our online friendships are still "real" and valuable and have an impact on our lives. My heart goes out to Shaz's hublet Doug and I'm so glad to see him posting on WOYWW.
Anyway, nothing happening on my desk today, so here's one I took a couple of weeks ago and then didn't get around to posting at the time (one way and another, Wednesdays keep going pear-shaped for at the moment).
Introducing my Adler 'Gabrielle'- older than she looks; made in West Germany in th 1950s; led a very sheltered life; hidden away for years until my husband found her in a junk shop and carried her home for me; sent off to a local typewriter wizard for a thorough clean and overhaul; given a whole new lease of life! Typewriter Man says she is perfect and pristine and he wanted to keep her, but she's mine :o)
Also, here's how that picture I had just started in my last post turned out ...
I'm finding myself doing a lot of arting in the middle of the night at the moment, when I should probably be sleeping, but I do find it very therapeutic and now I've discovered that you can get free audiobooks from the library, it's even better.
Popping over to Julia's Stamping Ground now to link up, I'll be back later to have a snout around and see what I've been missing - be there or be square!