My desk is quite boring lately
just the same old fishy painting
and still not much to show.
This week in class I started to refine my painting
and my poor teacher must be pulling her hair out with me.
I'm getting so frustrated with myself
because I want to finish each piece off
and that's not how it's done.
My mind is sort of willing but my hands say no.
Hence, I didn't get much done today.
I'm a little dib, little dab kind of person and I'm
trying to learn to be a bold, put it on there kind of person.
So far, not so good but I'm determined to keep trying.
My teacher got me to put those really bold white strokes
on the tails and I have to tell you, I was having heart
palpitations and my hand kept saying no,
but looking at the photo now they actually look okay.
I still have a long way to go, just hope
the old ticker can hold out!!
Last week, just when everything was going crazy
(isn't that always the way), our automatic pool cleaner
decided to give up the ghost.
After a lot of very strong words, I gave in and went
to the pool shop.
Our pool cleaners never last long and I was shown
toy robotic cleaner.
Now I'm a sucker for anything cute and different,
so $1100 later we have a new pet,
Trevor the Turtle cleaner.
How gorgeous is this little fellow. He swims and turns
and scrubs his way around the pool and in three hours,
the pool is sparkling. Not only that but he is very entertaining.
You can't see it in these pictures but he has a fan where his bottom would be and if he gets too much air in him he farts and swims down!!!
Sorry, but who doesn't laugh at a good fart.
Okay, I'll lift the tone of the post now.
I received a beautiful gift from Margaret
of Glitter n Glue.
It's a Christmas cracker and so intricate.
The card is beautiful and Margaret sent it to me
in a container that is just perfect.
I will keep the cracker in this and bring it out every Christmas.
Thanks so much Margaret, I will treasure it.
Well, I've waffled on again, sorry Julia.
Now you've seen mine, why not hop
on over to Julia's Stamping Ground
and see what's on desks from around the world,
this glorious springtime wednesday.