Sunday, 22 August 2010

Ennui

I have been feeling really bored and fed up over the last few days - nothing serious, you know the feeling, it seems to strike most people and the  grim weather hasn't helped. Although at the beginning of the summer I knew a holiday was unlikely and was resigned to it, I could really do with a change of scenery at the moment, but that seems unlikely. I have  friends to visit and when I feel happy to leave Mr T overnight and I can look at four different walls.  I was hoping we would both get away in September, but it is filling up with hospital appointments etc. May be in October. Anyway enough of me wallowing in self-pity, it has been a lovely day today, for a change and I have no ironing to do as I am still waiting for the washing machine to be fixed. So I thought I would make a few altered postcards to send to our friends. I have a drawer full of postcards bought from art galleries and exhibitions, some I want to keep, but some have lost their initial appeal, so I have 'up-cycled' them and they hit the post box tomorrow.
Have  great week (I am working on some more memoirs).

14 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Yeah I know that feeling - it washes over you every now and again - nothing to do but see it out sometimes. Hopefully you'll feel better tomorrow. Great postcards, what a treat to receive one of those in the mail.

ju-north said...

Think it goes with the artisic temperament! don't give up - some of the best work happens in the darkest moments!!

Eileen said...

I love the cards. I have a lot of postcards that I've gathered over the years and this is an inspiring way to give them new life.

I hope that you get the break you deserve soon,

Jee said...

Know that feeling too, Jill. Also the wouldn't it be great to get away feeling - not likely to happen either. I love the cards.

Rita said...

Great cards! You put your frustration to good use. ;)

Heloise said...

I like these cards, especially the third one down.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

These are fun Jill, hope you feel a bit brighter soon. Lesley x

Menopausal musing said...

I like the paw print on the settee...... hope things appear brighter tomorrow.....

karen said...

your cards are great. I do hope your spirits lift soon, sending good vibes from Lancashire...

Cheryl said...

oh really love these,all so different,yet so effective,hope your spirits,lift soon love cheryl xxx

Printed Material said...

Great cards, great title...ennui....ennui - what a beautiful word. I've just been saying it over and over again. A perfect word to describe how things are with you at present. Hope today is a brighter day. Lesley x

Barb Cady said...

Sorry you are feeling a little off kilter, as your blog always inspires me! Sending you lots of positive waves and hope that your spirits lift soon.

webb said...

Lovely cards you made, and you've found a reason to be happy your washing machine is broken. Sounds like you salvaged at least part of a bad day. Maybe tomorrow will feel better.

Joy said...

Wow, these cards are Pure Genius... never thought of doing such a thing. I did think that one could make their own, using sturdy card stock, cut to postcard shape. I like your theme; making the best of a situation. We all have to do that once in awhile!