Here is my desk
I have started on Christmas ideas
for cards and I'm reading a book
(well trying anyway)
on colours with paint.
I'm toying with the idea of Egbert
with a Christmas pud
and if I get some time I'll paint some cards
and send them.
I noticed something on my desk today and
it made me laugh.
My friend sent me a calendar from England
and I noticed the November page
was a couple skating in the snow.
Somehow it looks a little odd next to my window.
It's hot and we haven't had any rain to speak of
for ages. The fountain is empty, so is my water tank
and the grass is all but dead. Then there's
a picture of these two all dressed up in their winter
I was a silly moo today,
yeah I know, what's new,
but today my silliness was fortuitous.
You see, I forgot my reading glasses
when I went to my painting class
this morning. I had my distance glasses
but they are so distant that anything
within a few feet is a blur.
Luckily I can plop my distance glasses up on my head
and see something really close with just my eyes
but only for a short time.
I use my reading glasses for anything
that is a few feet or closer.
This can be quite a pain when you need
to move in and out as I have to keep swapping eyes.
I did try the hanging them on a cord around the neck trick
but I almost strangled myself too many times
and even the optometrist said don't bother
trying to use the graduated glasses
(she knows me well).
Sorry, I digress,
I had to finish my Lorikeet painting today
and it was sweeping colour glaze.
It seems I'm better at this when I can't see a thing
than when I can see.
I remembered to take photos this time,
they are on my phone so apologies
for the bad shots.
The glaze is still wet and there is a lot of shine
in the photo but the colours
are bright and wonderful in real life.
I've already started on my next one
There's only one lorikeet in this one
but you can see that can't you ;)
That's my desk for this week,
when I get the painting home
I might do a post with photos
of all the stages
if anyone is interested.
No why don't you hop on over to
and see all the other desks
around the world
this hot and dry