For today’s prompt of “Copper Bottom,” I ended up with a copper bowl with some freshly whipped cream. Many of you who read my posts know that I’m a huge fan of whipped cream and will often have it by itself as a
As a woman growing into adulthood in the ’70’s, the fact that I wasn’t eager to rush into marriage, had vast doubts that I wanted children, and had no interest in yardwork and housekeeping, meant that if I wanted to do things with friends and family, I was doing things I had little interest in doing. I think I would have had far less soul searching if I’d had the internet then. I could have found my ‘like-minded friends’ and known I wasn’t alone in the way I felt. I have to wonder how my life might have changed had that happened. I hope you did get your whipped cream dessert!
Copper Bottom – Kind of. I was trying to do something with this painting and then I got interrupted. When I came back, I’d forgotten what I was trying to do, lol. Anyway – the shadow is kind of coppery so I’m going for the day’s prompt. Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Hot Press Qor Watercolor on Hahnemühle Britannia Hot Press
Our prompt today of “Study In Scarlet,” could be anything red, but evokes the title of the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I loved Sherlock Holmes stories as a kid and read every one! So, I ended up with a
I loved the Conan Doyle stories as a teen and like you, I wanted to be as smart and observant as Holmes when I grew up. I applied myself to studying all the things I thought would be useful, as well as learning as much as I could about the world he lived in. I haven’t yet become a detective, consulting or otherwise, but I have amassed a lot of trivia and knowledge of Victorian London. I’m also a critical thinker when I watch my favorite shows on television (Elementary is one) and try to figure out the solution to the plot before the show’s characters do. It’s a life lived inside my head, a constant quest to shelve new knowledge in the library in my mind. I doubt I will ever fill it. I don’t think I will ever stop looking and learning. Everything is interesting and useful somehow. Perhaps someday I will write an adventure/mystery novel set in a fictional Victorian-esque setting. Or I may not. I will certainly have fun finding out how that particular mystery ends. 😉
What a beautiful approach to life! 😃💕I adore it! And I think that you should definitely consider penning that mystery novel. I think we would all love to read it! But, love most that you’re like me… just finding the next mystery and enjoying the journey as it comes!
Whenever I think of Sherlock Holmes I think of Basil Rathbone. Did you know he was actually quite a swordsman – the best in Hollywood at that time but his roles always meant he lost in the movies. I love your looking glass. Turns out you do polished wood as fantastically as you do glass and metal!
I was much more of a Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden lover than Sherlock. I still read mystery series. My current favorites are Inspector Gamache books by Louise Penny. I did buy a deerstalker hat when I was in London. I wish I still had it. It was pretty cool. I have a magnifying glass with a metal handle in the shape of a frog. All the tools I need to solve mysteries, and no dead bodies to speak of. Remember Cabots Cove, Maine? Living anywhere near there meant you were quite likely to be murdered or be the suspect in a murder.
Hehe! I loved the Hardy Boys! 😃💕I think you would look stunning in a deerstalker… a shame you don’t still have it! And Oh yes, I know of Cabot Cove… hehe… I wrote about it here – https://doodlewash.com/world-television-day/
As a girl, I wanted to be Nancy Drew! Her life was way more interesting than mine. Later, I became a fun of Raymond Chandler. Having grown up in L.A., I can say with authority that no one evokes the mood of So Cal as well as him.
I’ve not got passed 24 yet, Charlie, so I know I haven’t reached the grown-up stage yet, and neither do I still know what to do if I ever get there! Hehehe!
I love Eurovision. I never can call the winner, but always live in hope (or at least dream) that the UK does well. We haven’t won since 1997 so it’s more a pipe dream nowadays. Norway and Australia were my stand out favourites this year. One of my all time favourites is Amina who sang for France in 1991… She didn’t win either but came very close. I have a problem hearing some lyrics, so the language doesn’t particularly matter to me, I just know what I like. Maybe I should channel my Inner Sherlock and try to spot the clues. The Eurovision is a completely different event to how it was back in 1991, and although I haven’t missed a year since 1980 I couldn’t tell you when or how it changed. That’s another mystery for my Inner Sherlock to investigate, I suppose! 😁🔎🔦
That’s so interesting, Tom! hehe… I was wondering when Eurovision changed to what it is today. It seems so different than the early artists they show, but not sure how it got there. It’s indeed a mystery! I’m totally new to it, of course, as Philippe introduced me, so I’ve only watched it the last few years. But it’s still so much fun! 😃💕
Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕Glad you enjoyed my magnifying glass! Yeah, when I say mystery I mean the “cozy” variety… hehe… nothing grisly, but just the fun puzzle-solving of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Jessica Fletcher! hehe… I can’t figure out the logistics of the more series ones to save my life. That said, the ultimate puzzle-maker is Agatha Christie… even without something grisly, she still confounds me a bit with her carefully crafted stories. 😉
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