So, this weekend I am determined to finish that cocktail painting... There's probably only an hour or so left to do - It's frustrating not to have finished already!
We've been busy decorating the bathroom and it's taking up lots of our time... Particularly keeping the rest of the house clean while it's all going on... I actually found rubble in the butter the other day - Yes, I did say rubble... IN THE BUTTER!!!
Right now we don't even have a bathroom at all - not even the luxury of a floor!! We DO however have a loo, but no flush... This means every visit involves carrying a bucket full of water up the stairs and balancing precariously across the joists, trying not to fall through the kitchen ceiling! I have horrifying images of suddenly finding self sitting on loo, trousers around my ankles, surrounded by rubble... IN THE KITCHEN!!! This would be particularly embarrassing should we happen to have guests over at the time! Hmm... probably best to ban any visitors for now!
It's all very bloody undignified to say the least!
Meanwhile we are going through mountains of baby-wipes and having to go elsewhere for showers when we can... And let me tell you, trying to wash my hair over the kitchen sink without getting it (and my head) sucked down the plug-hole is not easy since my hair is about three feet long!
Hopefully we will have the new floor fitted at the end of this week and fingers crossed I will be reclining in to a luxurious bubble bath at some point over the weekend - I can not wait!! I would never have handled being born in Victorian times, that's for sure!
Anyway - at times like this it's nice to 'let go' and paint something much less pedantic than the norm - like my Seagulls, which I painted for the Naked Challenge last week...
8" x 8" Oil on Gesso Panel
...And I really enjoyed painting it too! I based it on some sketches from few years back.
Anyway, once the bathroom is finished, I'll post some photo's.
Meanwhile, I promise I'll try not to kill myself while using the bathroom! Wish me luck!
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