Sunday, 15 July 2012

Explanation of my Blog name

Hello there everyone, thought I would give you a quick explanation of my blog title. My name as you all know is Melva. The name my parents gave me why I do not know. Whilst being brought up in England it was quite a novelty. People would say that's an unusual name, where did your parents get that from. All I knew was that my mum had a pen friend in America with the same name. On moving to Spain I found quite quickly that it is quite normal. Hence every time I am asked my name here it is greeted with uncontrolled laughter. Much to my concern I had to try and find out why. A trip to the local supermarket was all that was needed. All will be revealed below.
Well here is a self portrait. It's hardly smoked salmon. Check the price I come very cheap. All I can say is the local village name around here is Caravaca which roughly translated is Cow face so perhaps mines not so bad after all ??????

I have been really lazy of late due to work and it being so hot plus I haven't really had the urge but I will show a journal page that have played with.

This believe it or not is a picture of my husband New Years Eve in his lucky bag contents minus flower behind his ear. I then worked up the photo in photo shop. I have added cut outs from magazines then coloured them with oil pastels. The background gesso and watercolour paints. Not a very good picture I am afraid. Will have to try harder.


  1. Melva, what to say about such spirited story? I think you can think of something funny like my cousin. His last name is Portuguese and it translates to chick. So everything he had to say his full name in front of other kids, he would say : John Doe the son of the chicken. ;-)

  2. Hi Melva,

    I have a new email address as mo other was hacked. ! Can you let me have yours please. I can't remember it. doh. ! hope you are all well. is it still hot ????