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Summer

whitejeans

Yesterday it was very hot.  I did not need a jacket.

I went out in short sleeves.

I wore my white jeans with my tan boots, and a lacy top.

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I needed the boots as I wanted to walk.

The jeans are not heavy denim like my blue jeans.

It is too hot for trousers.

I could wear a Summer dress, but it involves work to put that look together.

So for now, I build my look around my two pairs of white jeans.

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The girl in the picture is wearing jeans from Next.

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I am addicted to..

Clipart.

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When I first began blogging, I did not know what Clipart was.

I needed Digital papers which I planned to use as a background.

So I joined Creative Market.

It was then that I was introduced to Clipart.

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What is Clipart?

Clipart is a drawing or painting.  This can be created by hand, then scanned to a computer.

It may then be enhanced in some way, and made available for sale.

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For example, this is a watercolour rendering of a sewing machine.

I prefer a  watercolour above all clipart, though I have bought a variety.

Castle

This is a pretty sketch of Prague.

I will often buy a collection, or you can buy one image at a time.

A collection can depict a miniature World.

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In the image above, there are a collection of drawings.

I purchased the file, and each image was available as a separate item.

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The language..

The language of Clipart is quite technical, and I do not always understand it.

But I do not need to understand in order to buy a pretty design.

If I want to, I can change the image in Photoshop.

Artists do not like it if we sell their work, but it can be changed for personal use.

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Would you like to create your own Clipart?

Yes, I would like to one day.

I would like to create my own drawings, and scan them into a computer.

Print

Sunday

I usually enjoy good physical health.  But this has changed as I became older.

For the past ten years I have had to deal with issues around my physical well-being.

GYPSY2

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I always approach this issue with a sense of astonishment, as it was not an issue in my youth.

I have lived with mental illness since I was a teenager.

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I have had to spend all Sunday morning dealing with a minor back injury.

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I had to minimise the pain, and try to find the correct exercise.

I want to be pain-free and mobile.

This is time-consuming, but I found that hot drinks have helped.

I rested between efforts, and I have gained back some mobility.

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