My desk is no fun this week.
I've left my tax until the last minute
and now all I have on my
"art" desk is paperwork.
Blah, just like the old days
when I was a boring old bookkeeper.
Such a sad sight
and to make it worse,
the number one man in my life
No, not my hubby
he's way down the list.
It's my beautiful boy, Charlie the parrot.
He started picking at his feet and it wasn't mites.
Turns out he has extremely high
cholesterol, yes you heard right,
birds get high cholesterol
and no it wasn't all my fault,
well mostly, oh alright,
it was my fault.
I have had him for 24 years and fed him on
the finest quality parrot seed and
what ever veggies we are having,
in fact all the foods we eat
(he loves a good curry)
including his penchant for
Ferrero Rocher chocolates.
But it was the seed that caused
most of the problems.
Who knew that you shouldn't feed a bird seed.
Once he's feeling better I have to put him
on a strict diet of special pellets
but he can still have the odd chocolate.
Trying to get his medication down his throat
is my biggest problem right now.
Who would have thought
this innocent looking little fellow
could be so strong and smart.
I've tried everything to get him to take his medicine.
It always ends the same,
I end up wearing the medicine.
If I put it on some food, he throws it at me.
If it gets put on some bread he throws it in his water bowl.
I tried holding him down but who knew he
could get that bottom beak around the top one
and bite a persons finger!
The vet assured me that all birds love this stuff
and it tastes like honey.
The only trouble is,
he isn't a bird, he's a flamin
smart alec human wannabe!!
Just think how hard it's going to be to get
him off of seed and onto pellets.
Amidst the chaos of this week
I did do a little bit of painting
on my boat.
I've started to add more light and shade
to the boat and
I added some oldness to the seats.
My teacher was explaining to us that there
should always be an element of death or age
|Prior to shading.|
to a painting to make it more real.
If you do a vase of flowers
there should always be a blemish or dead
leaf or petal.
So I decided to make the boat
a bit old and broken.
I'll do a bit to the hull as well
and then add some more contrast,
but it's looking good so far.
|After a layer of shading, more to come.|
Well that's me for this week,
now why don't you hop on over to
to see the other desks around the world
this workdesk wednesday.
Did you notice that apart from the tax stuff,
the room is still quite tidy!!!!
Surely that's worth a couple of brownie points??