Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Art or kitsch, who can tell?

Goodmorning everybody!

We are having some rainshowers but also sunshine these days. But our part of the country is still a bit blessed, cause the rainshowers aren;t too many and not too heavy, and still having bright moments with sun. Only the temperature is letting us down a bit, but it might be getting higher again in the weekend. Despite the lower temperatures it still isn't too bad, specially not in our rather sheltered garden. So still having some great moments there, was busy Monday with re-arranging a few plants, and even better news, I don;t see so namy snails at the moment LOL. Oh they are still there, but I think they paused for a few days(probably having stomach ache cause they had too much to eat LOL).
This evening our tv evening is a good one, at least two of our favourite programs are on. One is the detective "Midsummer Murders" and first we can watch "Kunst of Kitsch"(art or kitsch) . People come to a location and bring some of their "old"stuff along, which can be a painting, an old brooche, perhaps a plate, a glass or whatever they might have. Then they can show it to an antique dealer and he can tell you if it's any money worth and you get also most of the time a little explanation with it too. And boy, oh boy, some marvels come along!!! A lot of the stuff isn;t worth a dime, called mostly kitsch,  but for the tv show they pick out several interesting finds and very valuable too!
It's about the same as the program on the BBC the "Antique Roadshow".
Amazing, what really old and beautiful things people still have!

I received a little thank you comment from a visitor and I am always curious to see if they have a blog too. And this one has and a very beautiful one too. If you like poems, I advise you to hop over and take a moment to read some of them. She writes them herselve and they are really touching!
So have a break and go to http://poetryoflife-jane.blogspot.com/

Jan will go again to the agency, to explain it is almost impossible to get references from his earlier jobs, cause nobody he knew is still working there. And at the houses he worked as a flexworker, he never had the names of the people who might give a reference, also mainly because he often worked night shifts.
We'll see if they have an understanding for it, and he wants to suggest to take him in on a kind of probation, it's worth a try. If not, he'll just has to try another health care agency.
Amazing, how difficult it is to get inscribed, knowing there is a terrible shortage of health care workers.!
I can understand the agency too, they want to know whom they are dealing with, but they also have to understand that a re-integrating worker can show his CV, and when after a few years somebody wants to get back to work again, they should be glad to have someone who is experienced.
The more, while everybody has to work longer, not anymore till 65 years, but in about two or three years it will be till your 67 th!!

Time now for fun stuff, the freebies. I received again a lot beautiful stuff from Arlene. This time we offer you a quickpage and some clusters from the "Be Quiet"kit.
Download    HERE

And I have a quite fun kit for you, named "Midnight Serenade". I wanted to make something in a blue colour scheme, but not the softer blue(which can be beautiful too), but in more expressive blue, which resulted in a blue and blue-purple.  Well, hope you like the result.
Have a marvellous day, and as my friend Edna said on her blog "Giggling is good for you", well, try to have a little giggle, in yourself or with somebody!

And just the papers i n a preview, to get a better idea of it all:
Download kit     HERE

15 comments:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 4 post on May. 16, 2012. Thanks again.

Bright Eyes said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with such lovely kits... You are so inspiring! I love this new one. It is so rich and mysterious looking. Thank you so very much.

Edna B said...

Wow Kyra, another beautiful kit. I don;t know how you do it. You constantly amaze me. I understand the problems the agencies have when they hire people with no references. However, the health field is a very demanding field to work in and they should be glad to get the older skilled workers. We come with a lot of patience and understanding of the job and the people needing caring. I wish Jan lots of luck with the agency. Hope today is a much luckier day for him. You have a great day too. Hugs, Edna B.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful! Thank you.

Julie said...

It has been months since I've had time to visit any of my favorite blogs. Glad to see all is well with you. Thank you for continuing to share all your beautiful kits!

Anonymous said...

Hello and Thank you for these lovely downloads...
Linda

TheCuteTigerBaby said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful post, very good job and beautiful colour. Hugs

sherry said...

Thank you so much for sharing. The kit is lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

The QP and clusters from Arlene are gorgeous and your Midnight Serenade kit is absolutely Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your scrap work.
from Pickles

Narah said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful kit with us.

Hugs,

Narah

Lubispo said...

Thak You!!!!!!!!
Beautful Scrap!
Hugs...

NathL said...

so beautifull ! thank you :) discovered it viewing your blog theme :)
Nathalie From France

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing another beautiful kit. Appreciate it.

Robin Douglas said...

Wow what a stunning kit ty

Simone said...

Kyra This a such a GORGEOUS kit,
you are really such a sweetheart to share all these marvelous creations of yours
Wishing you & Jan Much Health and Happiness (for with this we can get it all) for the New Year and years to come
Simsage