Monday, 30 April 2012

Monday, 30th April 2012 - Breakfast Prep

A sunny day took me into the garden. I have at long last got the yellowing sweetpeas into the ground so they can reach out their roots.

Tescos delivered cornflakes for May Day breakfast.

They were delivered safely to the working mens club in readiness for tomorrow.

Breakfast Prep
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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sunday. 29th April 2012 - No One Home

What a hectic day.

Three rooms to do and it was raining. Good thing I had my helper.

We went to Tesco to get some vital provisions.

We were promised tea at The Tower House. We had to wait.

No One Home
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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Saturday, 28th April 2012 - Add Toast and Butter

I was filling butter dishes for breakfast.

They were very orderly.

Add Toast and Butter
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Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday 27th April 2012 - Four Treasures

I read an article in an art magazine about Chinese painting.

It reminded me of the course I went on with Harriet.

So I dug out my Sumi painting things.

Four Treasures I

Four Treasures II
Ink and Stone
Marigold Paper

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Thursday, 26th April 2012 - Which Pub for Morris?

We went into Cranbrook to book lunch for the Morris Men on MayDay.

First it was going to be in The White Horse

Then The George seemed a much better option.

Which Pub for Morris
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Wednesday, 25th April 2012 - Peat Free

Sarah and I are back at our art class. It reminded us of the first day back at school. We get 10 out of 10 for effort.

On my home I needed to get some compost.

I asked if the bags could be put in the car for me.

Was not quite expecting this!!!

Peat Free
Acrylic Paper

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tuesday, 24th April 2012 - Girls at Lunch

I left guests sitting at the breakfast table as I had babysitting to do. Don't worry Tim was there to see to their every need.

After Hetty and I had had a lovely time causing chaos at home we left it all behind to meet a rather lovely looking Harriet for lunch. Shame it rained on your curls.

Girls at Lunch
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Monday, 23 April 2012

Monday, 23rd April 2012 - Little Hearts

It has been raining all day today.

Last year Harriet and Brett got married. It was 26oC with the odd hail storm.

Happy First Anniversary Mr and Mrs Evans

Little Hearts
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sunday, 22nd April 2012 - Too Early for Wine

After a busy day working we called in to see Mike and Pippa.

Pippa with a towel on her head made us tea at The Tower House in Tenterden.

Too Early for Wine
Derwent Aquatone Sticks
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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Saturday, 21st April 2012 - New Model Needed

Tim harvested our first two vegetables of the year.  I think we are in for a bumper crop.

I ate one.

Started to paint the other then Tim ate it. I had to use a bit of imagination. I will have to wait for another one to get a true likeness.

New Model Needed
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Friday, 20 April 2012

Friday, 20th April 2012 - Feeding the Ducks

After feeding the guests.

I spent an afternoon with Harriet and Hetty playing games that were great fun.

I have been saving bread to take to feed the birds by the river

Feeding the Ducks

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thursday, 19th April 2012 - A Seal at The Holt

My engineers were back today.

I have a new fluff filter and front bearings on the tumble dryer.

Along with a pump and a door seal for the washing machine.

Just the dishwasher to go.

A Seal at The Holt
Black Quink Ink

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 - Foraged from Tesco

I asked all my friends who I know have bountiful crops of rhubarb for their excess.

I was let down by them all.

Foraged from Tesco
Caran D'Ache Watercolour Pencils

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tuesday, 17th April 2012 - Attic Clearance

The afternoon was spent clearing mum and dad's attic.

Out of all the many boxes Tim liked an old computer tape reel.

Attic Clearance
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Monday, 16 April 2012

Monday, 16th April 2012 - 41 x 72

The sun and planting seeds made for a very jolly day.

It resulted in a mighty large quivery pear.

41 x 72
Acrylic and charcoal
Vegetable Paper

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Sunday, 15th April 2012 - Dr Oz recommends Eight to Ten-a-Day

I have not done much of note today. Tim suggested a blank page. I was rather tempted.

Then inspiration struck.

I read an article today that suggests for our good health we should be eating not the Government recommendation of 5 fruit and vegetables a day but 8 to 10.

You can guess what they are if you like!?! There are eight.

Dr Oz Recommends Eight to Ten-a-Day
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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Saturday, 14th April 2012 - Office on the Sofa

The phone rang at 1am. No idea who it was but following that sleep was difficult to find.

Tim resorted to working on the sofa.

Being revived by a morning cup of tea.

Office on the Sofa
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Friday, 13th April 2012 - Too much Whirlpool

Yesterday an engineer came to mend the washing machine.

Today it was leaving puddles.

Too much Whirlpool
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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Thursday, 12th April 2012 - Teasing

I am enjoying having more time to paint now our house guests have gone.

I was inspired by the sun, rain, hail, lightening and sun we had today. I got totally sidetracked and did something completely unintended. Maybe tomorrow if you are lucky.

The rhododendron is showing buds of what will be magnificent flowers, tempting us with what is to come.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wednesday, 11th April 2012 - Just Tea

What a manic one today.

After breakfast I had to clean rooms!!! My cleaner was unable to come.

Tim and I met Dick, Barb, Harriet and jolly little Hetty in Abode for a cream tea. No one wanted a cream tea so we just had tea.

Just Tea
Caran D'Ache Pencils
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tuesday, 10th April 2012 - Bacchus and Flint Dry

And today the sun decided to shine!!!

Dick and Barb have arrived from Cansas.

We took them out to see the local sights and introduced them to Chapel Down wine.

Bacchus and and Flint Dry
Pen and Ink
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Monday, 9 April 2012

Monday, 9th April 2012 - Cheese

Tim, I, Mike, Pippa, Sarah, Nigel, Tony and Wendy went for a very very long walk in the wind and wet today.

We managed to stagger to The Woodcock for refreshment and then onto The Bull for a couple more before coming back for soup, bread, cheese and crumble with a little bit of beer and wine.

My legs are aching already.

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Sunday, 8 April 2012

Sunday, 8th April 2012 - The Toughest would Cry

It is my birthday today.

It has been going on all weekend and will be extended to include tomorrow.

I got some charming presents. Thank you so much for all the 'splendid' gifts.

Tim gave me some paper made from various plant parts.

Some was made from onion. There is only one thing a girl can do with a piece of onion paper.

Paint a massive onion!!!

The Toughest would Cry
Onion Paper
Winsor & Newton Peat Brown Ink and Watercolour

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Saturday, 7th April 2012 - Moving the Earth

We had a very busy happy day today.

Rare Breeds Centre with The Evans - no, no picture of that.

Dinner with the family at Elizabeth's and Keith's - no didn't draw that either.

A shop to Tesco - been there done that.

So what did I have left. Tim moving the compost at Mum and Dad's house.

This is a very tired hand that drew this picture

Moving the Earth

Friday, 6 April 2012

Friday, 6th April 2012 - O'Keeffe-ish

Yet another painting to keep Sarah happy!!!

This is a plant in the garden. If you can guess what it is I will be mightily impressed.

Painted in sort of the style of Georgia O'Keeffe and then slipped into something else.

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Thursday, 5th April 2012 - Not Another Leg?

It was a chilly day to walk to the village and get the bacon and sausages.

Mrs Ward was complaining (in a jolly manner) about the number of people wanting legs of lamb for Easter.

Not Another Leg
Acrylic painted with cardboard
Acrylic Paper

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Wednesday, 4th April - First Cuckoo of Spring

The sun has shone even though the air was mighty chilly.

I found some of my favourite flowers growing in a ditch beside the road.

First Cuckoo of Spring
Watercolour and Pencil
Snowdon Paper

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012 - Twenty Seven

Hetty and I spent a splendid day in Canterbury celebrating Harriet's birthday.

We walked along the river in the sunshine and had a rest on an unusual bench...

...and there is snow is Scotland!

These pastels are rather fluorescent like the clothes in Next

Twenty Seven
Caran D'Ache Neocolor II Wax Pastels
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Monday, 2 April 2012

Monday, 2nd April 2012 - Sweet Violet

Our garden is full of violets. They last a very short time so need catching quick.

Sweet Violet
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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday, 1st April 2012 - Waiting for an Empty Dishwasher

Tom has gone home - again - today.

We are back to just the two of us - and a sprinkling of guests.

I seemed to have produced a lot of washing-up today.

Waiting for an Empty Dishwasher.
Quink Ink with bamboo pen and brush
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