Friday, 29 May 2015

A 'Laurel & Hardy' Day!!!!

29th May 2015

Think I mentioned we were decorating the kitchen.....

....at this point I have to say it is the first time in 40 years that RD has helped with the decorating!!!

I started painting the ceiling, don't like painting ceilings, and RD offered to take over, don't think I was working fast enough!!

Within the first 15 mins he 'slipped', landed in the sink with a clatter and nearly caused me to have a heart attack! I decided I was better off walking the dog and leaving him to it.....

......forgot the camera!

 It was windy, cloudy and trying to rain when Jack and I arrived at the beach,  there were large JCB's trundling along the beach to the 'workings' of the new pipe line and when Jack saw them he shot off,  raced up the steps from the beach, totally ignoring my calls....
.....I raced after him, stepped into a pool which was much deeper than I thought and felt the water rushing into my wellies!! Reached Jack on the prom and squelched my way home, there was a  cracked strip on both my boots!!

Arrived home to find RD still painting the ceiling commenting it was a very large area. He proceeded to move the ladder with the paint tin on top, you have guessed, the tin fell onto him and his shirt has a large paint splatter on it! I just laughed and was thankful the tin wasn't full!

Ceiling finished, my turn to paper, all went well until the last strip when I stepped down from the ladder and put my foot into the paste bucket!

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First thing this morning I made a chilli.....

.....thought the pepper shapes were lovely and put them on one side to print with...


....used the Gelli...


.....first print...


....cleaned the Gelli, then added green...


....then repeated with red acrylic....

...left is first print, right is 'ghost'...


.....printed on paper with red/yellow and some sponge blobs...


....played with Brusho, painted then sprinkled...


.....this was a print from the plastic beneath the painted paper.


I was feeling calm after my creative 30 minutes and went back downstairs to clean the kitchen!