Thursday, 31 July 2008

Giggles #169 and #170 and goodbye....

You know how you get up one day and suddenly you say, "Enough is enough!"

That's how I feel about this blog!

As this is my 300th post, I have decided to finish it off with the last 2 giggles. (I know I promised you one a day for a year, but have had enough!)

I am taking a break from FY and her shenanigans. Bless you all and keep you safe in this crazy world we live in.

Giggles #169
"Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a relative."

Giggles #170

"Which do you prefer, exercising for one hour a day or being dead for 24 hours a day?"

I know a lot of you have enjoyed reading these 'giggles' as much as I have enjoyed concocting them.

Remember, 'A giggle a day keeps the doctor away.'

So, keep giggling!

Art Class

I am so excited!

I bumped into the lady who had given me 'beginner' lessons about 4 years ago, and who I had lost contact with. Her name is Pauline and she is fantastic: chirpy, enthused with energy, complimentary, encouraging and a jolly good teacher.
(What a difference to the 'weasel' whose class I attended for only 3 weeks and then ran away with my tail between my legs, believing that my stuff was shit!)
Pauline was very happy to set up a weekly art lesson in her kitchen, and yesterday was my first lesson. (There will be 2 other ladies joining me after the Summer holidays).
She is imbued with so many novel ideas, including collage, making paper, experimenting with different textures etc. How exciting!
Today we used charcoal and observed a bowl of lilies. She stressed that I concentrate on only one part of the arrangement, and not try to tackle the whole thing. She also showed me how to shade around the part I was looking at in order to make it more evident and bring it to the foreground. Of curse, a putty rubber does amazing things to charcoal too. What fun!

Now, at last, I feel I will 'grow' in my art, as a lot of my stuff is stale and monotonous and not quite 'there'.

Of course you will all see my weekly attempts at self-improvement.

But, most importantly, I will have a 2 hour 'outlet' from the 52 Nursery kids that will take over my every moment from September. So, a 'win-win' situation all round!

Giggles #168

"Inside every fat woman there's a thin woman waiting to get out, so shut her up with another packet of biscuits!"

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

just plain fun to read

I found this on a random site I was reading this morning and as we were invited to copy it and use it ourselves, I did. I have just finished reading two great books. 'Sotah' by Naomi Ragan ( intense and compelling), and 'Tell it to the Skies' by Erica James (lighter, but equally compelling).
Feel free to indulge yourself in copying this too, and most importantly, have fun reading a book, it takes your mind off all your problems!

Giggles #167

One Word Spark

I found a new site a few weeks ago and have been writing on it.
One word appears and you click the 'go' button and then you have 60 seconds to write whatever comes into your head, don't think, just write.
From today I will also post them here, and try to match them with a piece of art (as I like to do).
Anyone like to join in? Debs? Fern? Teri? Marianne? Human Being? Suki? Lolo? Lynn?

Today's word: Spark

one spark

is all it took

and now my grandbaby

is growing inside you.


Cats, cats, cats

An attempt at drawing some cats-
a tribute to all the cat owners and lovers out there
and for Sjimmie, the cutest little kitten of all time.
Happy Animal Wednesday everybody.
(ps. we're all much better and Steve's doing fine, thanks again for all your caring!)