Friday, 24 April 2009

Inspired by a floor

As I was waiting for an interview regarding my business start up grant, when I happened to notice the floor! It was carved granite, I think, with a pattern that immediately made me think of seaweed - Ping - idea for a new picture. So as soon as I got home I scribbled(literally, as my drawing is pretty poor!) a sketch for a picture. Now I just need a bit of time to put soap to wool!
I also received a wonderful bag of wool from , 46 different colour samples of C1 wool. I just want to dive in. There is a lime green which is a perfect alien colour too!
And finally spring is here - the garden is full of birds, especially fieldfares and redwings, the resident huge hare, who is already eyeing up my crocuses, and the bulbs are just peeking through the lawn(well moss actually!) There is still sneaky frosts at night but time to get the BBQ out me thinks!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

The Jesus book, little boys and scissors

Both the children went to church yesterday for an Easter service, which prompted Elli into scouring her book shelves, then eventually shouting - "Mum, where's my Jesus book?!" (aka the Bible!!)
Then last night my dear boy decided teddy needed a hair cut.
Obviously spurred on by his hairdressing success with ted, he then 'attacked'(the only word I can find) his own hair, using my sharpest , pointiest craft scissors.
So off to the hair dresser this evening for some first aid. We just managed to avoid a head shave but his military style buzz cut looks quite good!!