|Darcy's Postcard Challenge|
is at the end of my
Rocking Friday post.
|(click the pic to join in)|
I'm writing this on Thursday night
because I'm hoping that today, Friday,
I'll be going to London
with my friend Louise
(it's her birthday so we'll eat CAKE!).
But it's snowing.
And it's settling.
And more snow is forecast overnight.
We're booked to see the new Lucian Freud
National Portrait Gallery.
Keep your fingers crossed for us.
So onto my Rocking list for this week.
It's the half term holiday!
The dark months of January and February
are such a slog to get through.
Getting up in the dark,
getting home in the dark.
But we're through the worst of it
and the evenings are starting to get lighter.
I'm looking forward to going up to London
(again) with DD Hope.
We've got gold-dust tickets to the new
David Hockney Exhibition,
I am thankful that my travelling about this
week has been safe and I've got to my
destinations without any problems.
The roads have been treacherous with
black ice and freezing conditions,
and the car park at school has
turned into an ice rink.
has finally ventured into the sitting room.
It's taken her 4 weeks
but she got very brave and
just went for it!
We also had a proper pretty girl
from her the other day.
She's since reverted to her favoured
baa-ing sheep noise,
but it was such a sweet miaow and
I'm hoping she'll do it again soon.
I've been very grateful for our
electric blanket this week!
It's very posh with different temperature
settings for each side of the bed
and timers so we can keep it on
Btw, it's washable,
how can that be right?!
Ok, that's about it for this week.
It's been a week of hunkering down,
waiting for sunnier days.
I'll post this with Virginia
when I get back from my day out.
Darcy's Postcard Challenge.
I'm late with my
|(Mona Lisa, displayed at the Louvre)|
This is my interpretation of Mona!
Believe me, she's a little minx to
get down on paper.
Would she stop smiling?
The background is Twinkling H20's
and I drew Mona onto paper,
sticking her onto the background once
painted with water soluble wax crayons.
Detective Superintendent Clarke
decided to send Lord Forsyth
a postcard of
Leonardo da Vinci's
He had reason to suspect that
Lord Forsyth was planning to
steal the famous painting
of the unnamed enigmatic lady,
which is displayed in the
Louvre Museum in Paris.
On the back is written,
Following my lengthy conversation with
'One Eye Jack' I decided to recommend
the removal from display of the 'Mona Lisa'.
You have been seen at the Louvre, making notes
nearby this wonderful painting.
I suspect you had placed her on your wishlist!
Sorry to spoil your fun.
Det Supt Clarke
All I could think of for
The background is copper acrylic paint
smeared onto the card.
I drew the face and hand holding the chocolate
on a separate piece of paper and stuck them
onto the background once painted with
water soluble wax crayons
(I love using them).
On the back is written,
Oh my dear Ken, can I call you Ken?
You really are too funny.
Do you not think that I know that One Eye Jack
cannot keep a secret? I fed him all the information
about the Mona Lisa, knowing he'd tell you.
Why was I at the Louvre?
I was admiring the great Master, Leonardo da Vinci,
and perfecting my sketching skills.
Try harder man!
Yours Lord Forsyth
PO BOX 63 BRUGES BELGIUM
Poor Det Supt Clarke.
He's been made to look a fool again.
Especially when you notice that Lord Forsyth
has carefully stuck the
warthog postage stamp right over
Det Supt Clarke's name.
I think he's making it clear how he feels
about the police officer, don't you?!
Thank you for looking,
over the next few days
I'll do my very best to visit all
the other 'Postcarders' and see how
their story lines are progressing!