so if you’ve read my last couple of blog posts, you might think all i do is lie around being presented with gifts. probably while being fed grapes while being fanned with a palm leaf, but this is not true!
when i am not drawing and painting, i am usually sanding and painting. or, constructing and painting. come to think of it, pretty much everything i do involves some kind of painting or another.
though my favourite kind is watercolour painting.
but last week my medium of choice was B&Q own-brand timbercare.
because our fence fell over in some bad weather a while ago (ok, over a year ago) and had been propped up with some random bits of wood ever since. we eventually got round to replacing it with some new posts and panels earlier this year.
well, a mere 54763245876 coats later, and the new fence has come up a treat, i think!
please to admire it’s shiny new coat(s) of delightful forest green. i thank you.
with that finished, this week i have mostly been favouring wickes water-based primer and undercoat in brilliant white.
i know, i know, the fun just never stops, right?!
but, we finally, fiiiinally managed to finish construction of the cupboard from hell. this under stair cupboardular area has been a mathematical nightmare from start to finish and probably deserves a blog entry all of it’s own, i’m just not sure i can be arsed to write a blog entry all about a cupboard.
i am such a massive DIY nerd though, i may just have to write an entire blog entry all about the cupboard.
anyway, 3 coats of undercoat, half a tube of gripfill, the ubiquitous patching, filling and sanding completed, and it is about ready for the final couple of layers of topcoat!
i am so excited to get this finished so that i never have to deal with it again! and i am on the home stretch! whoo!
please excuse me for a sec while i highfive myself.
so anyway then i was thinking, you know what i really feel like making? another batch of my zombie rocks. because it will be nice, enjoyable - therapeutic even - to make a bunch of those.
do something a little bit different for a change, i thought!
only, i forgot…
the boxes need painting before i can start working on the rocks.
which of course…
hey. i think i might have just realised i don’t even like painting.
i wasn’t expecting any deliveries this morning, so imagine my
fear concern bewilderment trepidation surprise and delight when the postman knocked the door to hand me this box.
boxes always make me feel a little bit uneasy, ever since watching the movie “seven”.
i look at them and of course the voice inside my head wails: “what’s in the box, what’s in the bo-o-ox?”
anyhoo, i took a deep breath and sliced the box open with a knife. (i kept the knife handy, just in case.)
well! i was just THRILLED to discover there was no severed head inside the box, but this little lady instead!
and she was just dying to get out and make herself at home.
which she did. plonking herself on the corner of my desk to survey her new surroundings with her one good eye.
then she spied byron, and it was undead zombie love at first singular-eyed sight!
for who could possibly resist that lanky-legged stripey handsome devil?
and she now sits right along side him, pride of place above my desk, where i can gaze upon their wonderful prettyness and perfection all day :)
(and also keep an eye on them, make sure they aren’t running around the house armed with butcher knives, chucky-style.)
(i think maybe i watch too many films.)
..THANK YOU wonderful oddsox lady for my most super duper birthday present of festering zombie awesomeness!
you rox <3
so, spring was nice, for those couple of days the other week! no really, i thoroughly enjoyed it.
for a brief window of time, i was able to enjoy the plum blossom in the evening sunlight
and marvel at the ridiculously gorgeous cherry blossom
appreciate the white of the plum blossom against the blue of a virtually cloudless sky
and the delicate prettyfulness of new blossoms blossoming in the warm weather
…thank goodness i took a few pictures to remember it by!
farewell spring, you were lovely while you lasted.
up next: second winter!
now please excuse me while i go dig my gloves and scarf and thermal socks back out of storage.