My husband told me that he had some great news today while we were having dinner in one restaurant. I was eager to find out what he meant by it and he proudly showed me a newspaper article. It turned out that Klepetan finally returned to Malena and that means that Croatia can finally breathe freely. You see, Klepetan and Malena are a couple. Not just any couple. A bird couple. More precisely, they are storks. They have been together for 15 years and I reads somewhere that together they managed to raise 54 chicks. Impressive, isn't it? But that's not all.
Malena can't fly, so as you can imagine every year she awaits her lover eagerly. Every year he flies back to South Africa with all the other storks. Every year, he comes back to her. During his absence, she is taken care of by kind people. This year Klepetan was late. Really late. Everyone thought he was killed...but I was sure he will come back. Finally he returned to Malena and kicked out an impostor stork that moved in with Malena in their nest. So, happy end for everyone...except for the imposing stork that got kicked out, but well a bird has to defend his sweetheart right?
Bad news. My hand is still sore. Good news. I learned how to do embroidery with my left hand today. I attempted it today and actually it was easier than I thought. Now, all I have to learn is how to draw with my left hand. Fingers crossed. Fingers of my left hand naturally. The right hand is good for nothing at this point. I can't even hold a glass of water in it. So, I became left handed today. Not that I mind terribly. Life is full of surprises and frankly I wouldn't have it any other way. :)
Anyway, until I learn to draw with my left hand, I will have to blog about other things unrelated to my art. Since I'm also sick at the moment that means going through my archives and what you know I have tons of outfits that I haven't shared because I was concentrating on other things. Actually, I've been a bit sick for a while, so you will forgive me if I occasionally don't make much sense. Since the Spring started, I've been going through various minor and unimportant but annoying health problems. First it was stomach flu, now it is throat infection and fever. Where was I? Yes, outfit posts. I'm going to stick with outfit posts for a while. You decide whether that is bad news, good news or great news.:)
Spring in Mostar city has been rather gorgeous. If you plan to visit Mostar, I would recommend visiting in this season. Everything is green....and Neretva river looks magnificent framed by all that greenery. Trust me, this river is worth the hype....and that is why I like to go for a stroll near it. In between viruses, colds and fevers that come with the territory, this is where I go for a walk. I will never get tired of this place, just like I will never get tired of the basics. Yes, basics. They may be different for everyone because everyone's taste is different.
For me, a turtleneck is a basic item. I wear them in all seasons except Summer...and sometimes even during Summer. It is not a modesty thing, I'm not trying to cover up anything, I just like them. I'm trying to remember when I started to like them so much, but perhaps I was always a fan of turtlenecks and polo necks. I do remember wearing them way back, but then nineties were a way back weren't they? And now they're trendy again. Somehow that almost makes me feel like I travelled back to my teenage years. Sometimes I dress like it too. Jeans, boots and turtlenecks. The only thing I don't remember wearing back when was a faux leather jacket. I'm not sure why....perhaps they weren't as available as they are today?
Remember those boots I mentioned not so long ago (here)? Well, I repainted them again. This is what they look like now. Or do they? I just remember that I repainted them again, but I can't remember what colour I used. This version of them seemed pretty nice, I don't know why I repainted it for. Well, maybe I'm just a restless soul. The jeans also have a DIY touch to them. I painted them myself. If you want to know more about painting on clothes, you can visit my old posts here, here and here. That's all for today. What follows is a few more photos and that's a wrap.
faux leather jacket: old
boots: old+ diy