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i have this thing with …peeling posters & surfaces

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faded peeling posters

i really definitely do. can’t help but be drawn to them on so many levels. peeling posters, painted surfaces flaking away, fading signs? tick, tick, tick. i find it hard to put it into words the way i feel about these things and how i’m so inexplicably drawn.

over many years of humanity, people often muse how things faded and old are no longer beautiful, but i disagree with this. fading, ageing, getting marks and scars and lines are signs of character. of life lived. sometimes the peeling and fading of paint and posters can actually be what makes them beautiful.
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snapshots of my week – 11th june

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single cloud in blue sky

white silhouette sticker on blue and orange wall

shall i be predictable and say how rubbish and stressful this week was? oh, how redundant. this year has been a real test of my patience, sanity ..just ..everything. it’s important to me, now more than ever to focus on the small things. though overall things have been rubbish – in a couple of cases, awful – this week, good things have happened. for example, FINALLY getting a job interview! i thought it would never happen again. i can’t make any guarantees i’ll get the job, but for someone to finally give me an interview has given me back a smidgen of hope.
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i have this thing with …shadows

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colourful jellybeans on pink background

shadows of clematis

in the blogging world, shadows seem to be a thing to avoid. god forbid you have shadows in your flat lays or anything like that. i will admit i avoid anything too shadowy on my Instagram, on my blog and in real life i relish them and seek them out. it fills my brain with a sense of satisfaction and happiness i can’t really put into words.
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