Wednesday, 3 February 2010

My Valentine

After spending so much free time working on my new home, I decided I really needed to see something of my new town. So I went shopping, which was a good idea, because it reminded me of why I wanted to live here in the first place. And that is good to realize since I'm getting a little tired of all the hard work in the house. But Delft is such a cute town. I wish I could send it Valentine's card, I'm totally falling in love with it. I found many nice shops. In one of them, I started chatting with the owner and it turned out we live in the same street.
Anyway, I also found some nice thrift shops and there I thrifted this small glass and the little game.

The glass would look nice in our bedroom I think, because the wallpaper also has orange in it.

The game I might cut up for collages. When I opended the box, I did not only found the game inside, but also a poem. As it turned out, this game once was a Sinterklaas gift to someone. (Sinterklaas is a Dutch tradition in which we give each other gifts accompanied by a poem).

By the way, I've tried to edit the pictures in the online version of Photoshop. It was my first attempt to edit pictures, but I was not happy with all the results. I feel I really have to learn this, to show the colours and brightness of the items photographed, especially when the light is poor on grey days like these. What do you think, how does it look? They are all edited, beside the last one Any tips? Which program do you use?

Monday, 1 February 2010

colourful hypes

Before I entered the blogging world, I didn’t know even colour can be subject of hypes. But now I think there is a little hype going on about turquoise. After I saw it on many blogs about a year ago, often in combination with red, I felt in love with this colour. I bought some artworks in which this colour combination is very prominent and I planned to sheer up our black and white kitchen with this colour. And now The Bright Side Project is giving away a turquoise cooking pot. I would love to win one, because it would look great in our kitchen!