Ahh the memories.
I used to read all the time when I was young.
It was nothing for me to read an encyclopedia just for fun.
That is probably why I know so much useless information
that works so well when my hubby tests me on the regular
general knowledge quiz in the Sunday paper.
The crazy thing is, I can't remember what I did yesterday
but I remember that some weird named sciency thing.
These days reading a book is a mere memory.
It seems that when I pick up a book there is instantly
a "mum I need this" or "mum can you play with me",
"mum I can't find this", I'm sure you know how it goes.
So the books stay on the shelves and
I dream of the day when they all leave home!!!
This is a quick painting of what I would like to be doing,
instead of cleaning the house and getting ready
for a 12 year old's birthday party this weekend.
The bookmark is made up but the dangly bits are real.
The lovely Jenn made the dangly for me and
I thought I would paint them as a bookmark end.
I don't really do it justice in this painting
but it really is beautiful.
And don't you just love this cup.
I love crazy quirky things and just had to have this cup.
It's not practical for drinking though, it dribbles down the side no matter how careful you are.
Oh, the price we pay for art.
Last year I created some bookmarks and Egbert Bookman was born.
Here are a few of the bookmarks.
As you may have guessed,
the theme for Artist's Playroom this week is
Books and Bookmarks.
You can see more wonderful art on this theme at
The Artist's Playroom, enjoy.