Saturday, 2 March 2013

Saturday!

My day off!!  House cleaned. Tick, washing done, tick, ironing - pardon? 

Told myself in no uncertain terms that I was NOT going to plan more Pirate Activities, or do the posters and contact the press about Kids Activities at the Lighthouse, or read the minutes and reports for the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, plenty time, meeting on Tuesday,  NOT going to sign the Wednesday Morning Art group up for the North East Open Studios, have til the end of the month,  NOT going to sort through paintings to exhibit at the Library, AND  the Loch of Strathbeg, end of week they are required, or clean the shed, sort the frames out, sort the mounts out for the next exhibition, well NOT TODAY.

So Sith

and me went down the shed.  (He isnt the best companion, as methinks he complains too much.)



Heater on, smelly candle lit, music on, clean water in jar, away we go.




Hmm, I do seem to be obsessed with Oyster Catchers at the moment.  Two on the go, one lot on a sunny, sandy beach, where I think they all look like the men of old, trousers rolled up, paddling, with a hankie tied at four corners protecting the bald spot.  

The other lot fleeing an oncoming,  or should that be incoming, storm.

But - I may just be giving up on the feathered lot and am more and more fascinated by the woolly lot in the field across the road.


As I open my curtains in the morning there is usually at least one winking at me .

And no, its Pork tonight.

8 comments:

BadPenny said...

How lovely to spend a day of doing what you like - hope you enjoyed

♥ Tina said...

Good on you! I knitted for most of the day, it was fab. :) Love your paintings, there is such a feeling of movement in the flying Oyster Catchers one. As my eyes go from one to the other, I can almost see them actually flying. Hope that makes sense! xx

rusty duck said...

Nice one!
There is something very restful about watching (and painting?) sheep.
Baaaaa....

christinelaennec said...

Those are gorgeous paintings, Jill! I adore the sheep, all its colours. I'm very glad you prioritised art today.

And thanks for the laugh when I read your post yesterday! Didn't have a chance to comment and say so.

Laura Amy said...

Such a talented lady! So glad you share these pieces with us.. though I must confess to being a teeny bit envious as a paintbrush and I are not the best of friends!

Marjorie said...

Love your blog every time. I am so homesick for oyster catchers. When I lived near salt water, they were my favourite bird.

justjill said...

Thanks Marjorie! Do you blog? The oCs are now looking for nest sites, theres a pebble puddle in Tescos car park where a pair go every year.

justjill said...

Thanks Marjorie! Do you blog? The oCs are now looking for nest sites, theres a pebble puddle in Tescos car park where a pair go every year.