Words: Up Along

March 20, 2012 | Words

This little saying comes from a book I used to adore as a kid.. I knew it so well, in fact, I could read it upside down, back-to-front, and with my eyes shut. It was one of those books. 

I nearly abandoned this design after I over-worked it into a big mess.. but somehow managed to save it, sort of. I find myself not really using watercolour as watercolour, and more as just paint. Oh well, if nothing else it looks great from a distance :)

Words: Durch die Blume

March 13, 2012 | Words

A few months ago, as a birthday present, I received some more of these beautiful mugs from a dear German friend of mine. One of them was stamped with the phrase ‘durch die Blume’ which literally translates to ‘through the flowers’ but actually means something more like ‘to beat around the bush’ or to say something in a roundabout way so as to not offend.

German people out there – please correct me if I’m wrong!

Anyway, it was a new saying to me, and I liked it so though it would be perfect for today’s words exercise :) What do you think?