Sunday, 18 August 2019

STILL COLD

second last selfie - this one is a problem, i started it last sunday when i was on duty at the makers hall and it just won't come together.  
still working on it






 this is how it is right now, i've scrubbed off a lot of paint
i'll attack it again soon,
with a bit of distance
the portrait above was started on a day with people talking in the makers hall while i worked, it definitely makes a difference, breaks my concentration

LAST WEEK i moved into the loungeroom to paint, not because the studio is cold but because i needed the fire on inside night and day to keep the house warm, so why not paint there.  it was cosy and i got a new aspect to paint a self portrait in.
The new curtain i made
is keeping the warmth in the living area perfectly
:0) 








i spent last weekend with
fire, some champers and
snacks and painting on
the go.  very nice


this is the last of the 8x8 canvases - i can't find
any more in mildura but maybe i've finished these.

bad pic of my new coffee table, just what i was looking for
- good ol' Cheap as Chips
FINALLY this week the cold snap ended and it's been sunny and mild the last few days.  my week has been a bit all over the place with the installation of a new dishwasher and hallelujah!!  a gas cooktop.   cupboards had to be emptied,  the mess at the back of cupboards and three mouse skeletons behind the old dishwasher were all pretty disgusting to deal with and i ended up with cupboard contents all over the benchtops.


goodbye crappy
old electric
cooktop









two days of the plumber in the house with wife and baby in tow was all pretty disruptive so now it's all done i'm delighted.  i'm about to paint all the cupboards a lighter colour and then probably retile the splashbacks, also lighter.  new S/S door handles and it'll be a new kitchen  😊





I'M VERY HAPPY to welcome the Mallee Ring-necked Parrot to my place, they're new arrivals, so brilliantly green in flight







PICTURES OF THE MOON & SKY this week







blossoms in the orchards on the road to mildura



    shining in through the bedroom window, early morning


very chubby little fella down on my riverbank




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