Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Nothing is safe!

The Dawn Patroller has a new toy.

An incinerator.  Well, you cant put twiggy things on the compost.  This way you still get the good stuff to put on the garden.  As you can see there is a clear space around this smoking thing so he spent the rest of the afternoon scrutinising every bush and tree to see if it had bits that needed to be burnt.

I banned him from snooping round the inside of the Summer Hoose.

Art class in the morning where I continued my attempt at reflections.  The yellow/creamy  bits are masking fluid.  You slosh it on where you either want it to stay white, or you can do a colour wash all over except for the bits you have masked.  It peels off, which is one of those silly things I find pleasing.

The afternoon I had a go with acrylics as opposed to water colour.

Neither finished, so neither is safe and may yet go to feed the new toy.


Lynn said...

Peeling off masking fluid is loverly isn't it?!! Nice paintings. DP reminds me of Greg when we moved here with an open fire - he was fire mad!!

Anonymous said...

Wishing him lots of fun with his new toy. Can you smoke fish by sitting it on top of the funnel?? Like your new painting by the way, xx

Mum said...

It's a bit near the wooden fence, isn't it?
We wait with baited breath for the finished picture. You said it was in acrylics, not charcoal!!
Love from Mum

Jill Chandler said...

Mum! I never thought of that the DP could make charcoal, wow!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

He also has a good source of wood ash, should you ever wish to eco dye fibre with plant dyes ;D

Jill Chandler said...

Tina, I bet you could. Cottage industries here we come, charcoal and smoked fish yummee.

Jill Chandler said...

Goodness Annie, should we have bought ten of the damn things.

Lynn said...

The ash is great around hostas - slugs hate it.

BadPenny said...

I'd forgotten about masking fluid ! Used to love using it. I want one of those bins... tried to have a bonfire with dried up twigs from nearly dead Rosemary bush in an old tin bath on Sunday !

Jill Chandler said...

I will post a pic of my hostas and goodness me yet another reason for this incinerator!