Promises, promises…..

Well, I did say I would return this week [or was it last week? I have no idea.] Life is complex at the minute, but I would like to re-engage with my blog friends. I will ease myself back gently.

Firstly, I took this pic last week whilst walking Sidney…yes, I do call him Sidney now… and I thought of Mr Devine and his epic coastal travels, which I have always envied – all those cormorants and groynes and lashings of ocean – it is just not fair, BUT, I do have a lot of this sort of thing going on….

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Morning walkies…

Secondly, I have been faffing around with collage and calligraphy. I have so many scraps, including scraps of stories…. so I thought I’d make some jolly storyboards to send to people. You might recognise the tiny text, it is from an old blog post that had nothing to do with being down in a quarry.

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Toodlepippinggrippingstuff,

Sxx

42 thoughts on “Promises, promises…..

  1. batarde

    Nice collagraphy, and it’s always gratifying to see a good manicule in this typographically impoverished day and age. Sterling work, and an effective antidote to the complexity, I hope. Regards to Sidney.

    B

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Indeed it is, Mr Batarde – it may not look as pretty as the gilding, but it is more satisfying, and I get to use up all my waste materials… so a lot cheaper than gilding too.
      Sidney says hello.
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Hello, Mr Lax!! Would two be enough for a box (I have to take into consideration how slow I am)? It looks more appealing in real life ๐Ÿ˜!
      Sadly, Sidney is not allowed off the leash…. the excitement would have him racing around hither and tither – he has made a lot of friends though and has his sights set on an Airdale Terrier.
      Sx

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  2. dinahmow

    Scarlet! You *did* come back.And you’ve given me a proper nudge.The Man looks at the ever-biggering pile of stuff on the table and wonders when I’ll do something…
    Sidney has good taste.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Dinah, I am sort of back…. semi back ๐Ÿ˜Š. Yes…. the collaging is a simple and effective clearance technique!
      Sx

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  3. Ponita

    That’s a lovely collage! And excellent use of those scraps lying about. I too blogged, for the first time in months. Mine is not as creative as yours, though. Sidney’s got an eye for a tall gal, has he?!

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Hello, Ponita, and thank you! I am going to pop over and visit soon to meet your gorgeous cat properly!
      I thinking Sid is punching above his weight with the Airdale! You should see the way she looks at him…. straight down her nose…. it is comical, but he is besotted with her. Young love, eh?!
      Sx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Thank you, Lulu!
      Though I’m having a tis with uploading photographs at the minute …. I don’t know, I go away for five minutes and I forget how to do everything.
      The story collage is great fun…. really makes me snigger ๐Ÿ˜!
      Sx

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  4. lisleman

    Nice seeing a post on this wonderful blog.
    Toodlepippinggrippingstuff – I’ll try an interpretation – Goodbye, I’m off doing riveting stuff worthy of playing hooky.
    (In the city of St. John’s, the act of truancy is known amongst youths as pipping off)
    Also, (this was fun – thanks) the urban dictionary had this definition of pipping – While eating a smoothie in a car: spitting the pips out the window while moving, sometimes at passers by.
    Don’t swallow your pips, I guess.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Hello, Bill!! I have never looked up ‘toodlepip’ this seems remiss of me… l will pop off and do it. We used to have the pips at school…. but this was a reference to the sound made to signal the end of each lesson. And Gladys Knight had some pips too…. between us we could write a pipping thesis!
      Sx

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      1. lisleman

        pipping thesis – good idea
        Wikipedia has pip and pips covered very well. There was the Battle of the Pips in WW2. 518 shells were fired from US battleships. The radar blips/pips turned out not to be enemy ships. Possibly flocks of birds.

  5. Jon

    That house in the picture – I do hope it’s haunted. It looks like a long shot from a 70s Hammer film about ghosts… Jx

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Hello, Jon! I love that house…. it’s an old school house… I’ve unintentionally made it look scary…. If I turn in the other direction I could take a picture of my own house, which is genuinely scary looking!
      Sx

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  6. 63mago

    I am ready to be helpful with easing your back gently, promised !

    Is this the house on the hill where it happened, I mean it is the old Motel, right ? Are Percy, Tom & Mary somehow involved ? It’s a Schnitzeljagd

    No pips from me, pip-pip tgif and whatever abbreviations may be adequate. I’ll enjoy a glass of cold white Italian wine now – and thank you for posting : It is really a pleasure to learn that you did not abandon this blog, despite all things going on – thank you for this !

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Thank you for the warm welcome, Mr Mags!! It’s a lovely house, I will take a pic of it when the sun is out – if Sid lets me. I wonder what Percy, Tom and Mary will get up to next?????
      Sx

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  7. IDV

    Hooray! You made it back!
    Your gated field-scary house-dramatic sky photo is wonderful. And you’ll be pleased to hear that you beat me to it – I’ve been meaning to take some photos of the fields up the road for a week now, but just haven’t got around to it. And they’re not very interesting as there are no looming houses nearby, and I missed the dramatic storm yesterday because I was at blasted work.

    P. S. The pointing finger in “Story Seventeen” is very Pythonesque ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      I am back, I think, Mr Devine! AND, I will try to remember to get my camera out more often – I miss so much… a butterfly landed on me yesterday, which would have made a good pic.
      Story Seventeen may turn out to be even more mystifying than Mogwash….
      Sx

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  8. Mitzi

    It’s good to have you semi back.

    2oz of sherbert pips for me please, oh go on then, make it a quarter of the yellow, pink and white ones.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Yes, Savvy, all the other social outlets are getting rather tedious, what with adverts and feeds no longer being in chronological order – not enough personal control on the big sites any more. Blogging might have a revival ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sx

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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Ha Ha! Thank you, Savvy!! It’s a little known page! Yes, I do love blogging when I am here…. feels like calm waters…. a port in a storm of social media!
        And…. you are still on my mailing list [as in stamps and envelopes]!
        Sx

    1. Scarlet Post author

      Thank you, Monsieur Pain! I’m having fun with the collage thing… it seems to cover all of my passions – silly fiction writing AND calligraphy.
      Thank you also for giving me the opportunity for a gratuitous link to the humble page where I try to flog stuff, albeit in a half-hearted take it or leave it sort of way……
      MY PAGE WHERE I TRY TO FLOG STUFF
      Some people say that I should take this selling malarkey more seriously, they might have a point.
      Sx

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  9. nick

    Ah, laundry folding techniques and wind-blown sheets – never mind Brexit, those are the really tricky issues we need to get to grips with. But Percy, Tom and a rather masculine-looking Mary don’t look as though they have much to do with such domestic quandaries. About to go pheasant-shooting, perhaps?

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  10. Scarlet Post author

    Hello, Nick!! So sorry for the late reply, but I guess it’s slightly better than no reply at all…. Pheasant shooting????!!!! Goodness me!!! Don’t let all that rugged tweed and stubble fool you!!
    Sx
    P.S Mary was very confused by your comment…. and a little hurt.

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  11. 63mago

    โ€œStagramโ€ sounds a bit like the pre-WWI name of a Habsburgian province city somewhere in the East.

    The more thrilled I am since I discovered that in Stagram wordywonk exists, the official dependance of MsScarlet herself, a sparkling & colourful court of culture, amenity and taste in those vast digital badlands we unsuspiciously call โ€œthe webโ€.

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