Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 100: So Bring Your Good Times And Your Laughter Too

The bad news is we are already one hundred days into the year. Slippery time and its evil machinations! For me though, this is the celebration of the hundredth blog on Fur Earwig here. Did I ever explain the slightly odd, some would say, name? What used to happen was that at the beginning of each year I would come up with a project for the year and I would start a new blog. So there was 2010 where I wrote a top ten list everyday (Addict, List Addict, a work still very much in progress). And then in 2011 I started a secret squirrel blog with it's own email address in order to execute twenty-five guerilla art projects over the year. So far I have one project in a box, almost ready to be put out onto the street covertly at sometime, but this too is a work in progress. 2012 I decided to knit the one hundred and twelve patterns from a 'knitting calender' I had been given and tie each project into one of the one hundred and twelve techniques for becoming enlightened in the philosopher/guru Osho's Book of Secrets (as you do: blank page, clean slate, open book). A work in progress. Can you see a pattern? In the meantime, I was incrementally walking from Land's End to John O'Groats in the UK and chronicling that journey, when it was happening, over at LeJog: Bifurcating Britain, Land's End to John O'Groats on foot with a Beaver. Incidentally that journey is a work in progress. [To my mother: I know what you are going to say. All I can say in my defence is it is better to start something than to start nothing. Isn't it? Finishing is over-rated.]

List_Addict               Irene

So I finally decided that I need one blog where I blogged for eternity, and just changed what I did as I needed to (that is, when each uncompleted project came to its annual end). I wanted a name that meant 'forever'. I looked at Toujours, Siempre, Navsegda, Am Byth, Mai Mai and finally at Für Ewig. (French, Spanish, Russian, Welsh, Vietnamese, German). Then I just bastardised the last because I thought it sounded funny. And a hundred days later, here I am. Still. And while it is a blog in progress, the progress is one day at a time and every day is done so far, so I think it is going okay. What do you think? Mind you. I thought I would pop a photo up everyday, Bang, bang, bang, done. And then I would put some progress into those other in-progress', but it turns out it takes up a fair bit of time to do make such a magnificent blog. There is deciding what to wear, dressing, accessorising (sometimes), shoe selection, photos, dressing Irene, more photos, editing, writing, linking up, commenting and looking at link-up participants, relentless and obsessive stats-watching, and, of course, shopping and op-shopping in the first instance. But all in all, I am loving it. And on this mammoth celebratory occassion, I just want to say thanks to you all for reading and commenting and coming back, for photographing and advising, for going shopping with me and putting up with me. You know who you are—Thank You. Xxx


The Outfit
Jumper: Op-shopped (absolutely a favourite, silver painted? over black wool, love it!)
Skirt: Op-shopped
Necklace: CCJJSS
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens


Photographer de Jour: B——


Who wore it better?

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3 comments:

  1. All I can say is WOW! (VWOW)
    Stunningly brilliant.

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  2. You are woman and I hear you roar. That's all I have to say about that outfit : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  3. Congratulations on 100 blogposts! Can't tell you how much I have enjoyed everyone.

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