Several weeks ago Hub and I decided it was time to put something decorative on the walls. When 15 was younger we were never able to hang any art or photographs, she would have had them off the walls. I still have to keep my photograph albums hidden as she is completely addicted to looking at photographs, unfortunately this also involves smooshing, ripping and wrinkling and refusing to return them. Now she has some that she keeps in a box and can look at whenever she pleases and the rest are safely ensconced in a cupboard.
The recent urge to decorate the living room has come spurred me to try out a photo frame again, previous ones had a short life. I went through my catalogue and found at least one if each of us, altered any colour shots to black and white, although most of them already were monochrome, and sent them to be printed. They have sat in their envelope from the printers for several weeks. Time to get on with it.
I’ve set Hub the task of picking up a picture hook while he does the groceries this morning. On a side note, how fortunate am I not to have to do the shopping? Answer, very! I hate shopping. If all I can come up with are picture hooks and felafels it is just as well it is done by someone else.
While he is out I have made the final picture choices and added them to the matte with Cavallini washi, not that it can be seen from the front but I know it will be safe on the photos. The only sticking point is the hanging contraption. I’m not convinced it is as safe as it could be. I can see it joining us when we go to lunch with Hub’s parents, his dad will know how to sort it. Yes, I am in my 40s, that means I know when to admit I could do with some help. If granddad helps it will stay put until eternity rolls!
While I fiddled with this snap to blur out Hub’s face, he’s a shy soul and doesn’t want to appear online, I was more tickled than I ought to admit that the program I used made his head vanish. Dear world, say hi to my headless husband.
If you ever wanted to share photos online and preserve the identity of some of this captured, the very talented and generous Cathy Zielske has some wonderful privacy labels free to download. Scroll to the end of that blogpost for the download link. I haven’t made use of them for this because I am using my phone not my laptop for this post but they look fantastic and you don’t have to have a headless family!
Happy Saturday, and happy St. David’s Day.
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