Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Monday, 17 April 2017
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
So I haven't had the time or the inclination to pick up a paintbrush until this week. It's another bear - I know, I'm sorry but this obession has yet to run it's course! This is in watercolour, going well so far.
Currently on the needles: an oven...who knew it would need so much knitting? Slowly losing the will to live...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Friday, 31 March 2017
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Acrylics on board.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Anyway, that took place a week ago, and yesterday we had a chap come round to make good the mess caused last week. We've also had numerous visits by various plumbers trying to sort out why the cold tap in the bath was only giving out a trickle since the refurbishment. Despite me asking every time if it could possibly be the knackered feeder valve in the airing cupboard, I was ignored and each plumber had a different theory which meant they went off promising to come back and sort it and were never seen again. However, after pushing to get it fixed before one of us got third degree burns in the shower, the fifth plumber came last week, ostensibly to change the taps (which were brand new six months ago) but after I explained the situation he crashed around for a bit then came downstairs saying he'd identified the problem. Can you guess what it was? Yeah...maybe the blonde lady should have been listened to six weeks ago and saved you all a lot of time! So finally we have a safe bath, and hopefully after they come tomorrow to sort out a radiator that isn't working properly since the boiler was fixed (you really couldn't make this up) I might get my life back. I wonder just how many days I have wasted on this in total - it has been virtually impossible to get any work done when I have strange men and their tools, dust sheets, and loud drills causing a disturbance.
There has been a fair bit of knitting in the evenings though, most of which I can't show just yet. You'll have to make do with a small bowl of plums...
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
So a little watercolour I painted yesterday from a snap I took with the live cams on Explore.org. I wonder how much longer there will be anything to watch...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Saturday, 21 January 2017
Yesterday we spent most of the day re-assembling the bookcases that live at the other end of the room - they have been under severe strain over the years holding a great deal of books and were coming apart at the seams. So with that done, we are ready today to bring down everything that has been jammed into the spare room & my daughter's bedroom for the past three weeks and find a home for it all. I feel I am going to have to be quite ruthless if I want the place to remain clear of clutter - not something I am good at! Wish me luck...
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
The kitchen & bathroom are nearly done - we are in fact a day ahead of schedule thanks to the lovely tiler staying very late on Monday to finish both rooms, and the painter yesterday finding it an easy job - we look after our home, it just needed a couple of coats of paint, not much else. It's all coming together and looking very nice indeed. I cannot wait to start putting everything back and returning to normality. I think the dog must be feeling the same way - I bought a crate for her which has been wonderful, a safe haven as well as a means of keeping her contained if I need to pop out. She's only been shut in it a couple of times for no more than half an hour, but it's good to know the option is there should we need it and that everyone remains safe. Three more days...
Thursday, 12 January 2017
This is now for sale in my Etsy shop - acrylic on mountboard.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
So now we don't know where anything is other than the kettle & teabags, the rest of the house is stacked high with boxes of kitchen equipment, etc., there is a possibility that we will have no way of cooking for the next three days and the washing machine is not plumbed in. But it's all happening and should be done by next Friday - I'm looking forward to getting it all neat and tidy, which is something it hasn't been for a while!
Monday, 9 January 2017
Thursday, 5 January 2017
In the meantime, I've started another painting in the small series of square animal portraits - not sure I will have time to work on it but at least it is there as a respite from the ensuing madness should I get a minute or two.