Saturday, 14 November 2009

but hello, it's Saturday!

My routine usually precludes a blog post over the weekend. My weekend resoultion is to stay away from the computer, which consumes more of my time than I care to admit, and therefore dedicate more of myself to my lovelies. This wholesome and unselfish dedication to my family goes totally un-noticed by them - we are, whatever I tell you, a perfectly normal disfunctional family. But, whaddya know, Mr and Mrs Dunnit are both wide awake at a non-saturday hour. Mr Dunnit knows that if I work out that he's lying in bed awake, I might engage in a conversation - and you all know that conversations that take place in bed are usually about the cost of something, the trouble with the child(ren) or, horror, something involving our feelings.
So he got up and went to work early.
And here I am. There's a large deadline looming and I need to do some tweaking of cards and ideas, so I'm going to settle in and get on.
I've been flicking through a handful of cards I've made for the Card Marathon - I usually discard and add a couple. This has hit the 'no' pile and you can probably see why at a glance. I've added a sort of mouth/smile to this fella with a thin black nib, but is he possibly the most depressed snowman you've ever seen? How can I use that on a card that's meant to offer greetings, which are surely, meant always to be cheerful? So he's a gonner. I wonder how many more will strike me as spectacularly inappropriate. What amazes me is that even though I drew the enigmatic smile on at the time of making the card, I didn't see quite how depressed he is, poor love. Tell me you agree, just so I know that the emotional chat I missed out on this morning isn't manifesting itself in rubber stamp critique! Have lovely weekend.

13 comments:

Lyn said...

Awwww, thanks Jules. Now Iam relieved to know that my dysfunctional family is "normal"!

Poor snowman. How about diecutting, peel-offing, stamping, or whatever, snowflakes all over the card and use it for those "Bah Humbugs" we know? Depressed or not, he'll be in good company then, after all, it does say "best wishes" and not "happy" or "merry Christmas"!

Carmen said...

He does look a bit like "I'm smiling, look, I'm smiling, I'm not sad... Waaaaaaaah" :D He is just adorable though - I love Lyns idea of giving him to the Humbug in your life.

Your tale about Hubby did make me laugh, had visions of him streaking down the stairs and out the door half dressed as you are running towards him for a chat! :D :D

Wipso said...

He just looks a bit like a snowman on a sunny day :-) A x

Chrissie said...

I must admit Julia...he doesn't look happy, sort of a 'look what they've done to me AGAIN' expression really.
I actually find it quite endearing, and I'm sure if you try very hard you'll think of someone that it would suit to a T!

Ann said...

A very sorrowful snowman indeed and not the Happy Chappy we expect on a Christmas Card. Do you, like me, always forget to send someone a card at Christmas? How about using him for an 'I forgot to send you a Christmas card' card?
Just an idea!
(A whole new money-making idea for a printing company - just remember I thought of it first!)

Anonymous said...

I think he looks supprised not sad, but love him and am sure the marathon runners will like him too. If her remains as a Baa humbug card I can think of someone to send him to!!!
Lady N

redsmudge said...

Maybe he is wondering where his carrot nose went to?? just a thought, otherwise he is a cutey!!! I like Ann's 'Sorry I forgot..' idea, though! Hope you have a great weekend!

LadyBug said...

I thought he looked a little sad. Maybe it's because he's melting??? still he's very cute and I rather like the card :)

Angie said...

I think Paige has it right ....he's melting .... thats why he has that sad look ....or is it the mouth you drew that has upset him???? xx

Me........... said...

aww very cute card, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog - i appreciate it. hope you're having a good weekend, vicki xx

Anne said...

He does look a bit depressed actually!

Your blog is looking v.pretty, by the way.

Jay said...

I think it's the distance between his eyes and eyebrows that makes his expression a little odd, so nothing to do with the mouth you gave him - in my opinion!
Visions here of Mr Dunnit running down the stairs in his undies, I'm still laughing.

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