As I embark on yet another campaign to sort through the endless boxes of “stuff” that occupy my room, I find an old picture postcard of the Shibden Valley, near Halifax. It is a view I know well, having spent my childhood in Northowram, a mile or so further up the valley side from here. Instantly, my efforts to sort things is abandoned as I take the post card and look at it, read it, scan it, mess with it, and file it away in my Universal Filing System (another box of stuff). Reading it was a challenge I soon abandoned, as my understanding of German is as limited as my attempts to declutter. However, for any German scholars out there, here is the reverse.
My attempts to mess with it started with the addition of a little colour …
… and went on to add a little atmosphere to give me an image for my daily desktop calendar.
So, what started as a single small postcard, has resulted in a whole series of additional images which can be added to my digital, rather than my physical, clutter.