Friday, 4 April 2014

Back to the drawing board.

After the excitement of earlier on in the week I have been  trying to carry on with recovering and TAKING THINGS STEADY.  Because thats what everyone is telling me to do - whilst asking me to do things......

School holidays commenced so Kids Activities at the Lighthouse Museum next Thursday and the following Thursday.  This time last year we had over 80 kids at each session.  Pirates being a popular theme..








 This April/Easter we are doing Castles.  Our Lighthouse is built on top of a castle.







So all things Castles.  I have amassed a great pile of cereal boxes.  These will be piled up together with lots of bits and pieces and double sided sticky tape, and the challenge is to make a castle from all said bits and pieces. ..... 

We also have shields, tiaras, dragons, helmets, crowns, etc. to be made.  The only thing missing will be ME.  Banned by my g.p. (doctor) from hordes of snotty nosed kidsHuh.

Done all the planning, obtained the bits and pieces required, can't even tell the story at the end.  Not fair.  One real plus is we have the wonderful Adele who is to be me.  She is at University and learning how to be a teacher.  She is also one of the Lighthouse's seasonal guides and has leapt at the chance.  Hmmmmm.

Anyroads I finally got my mojo back.  After not lifting a paint brush for four weeks I was really worried I might never want to paint again but then out of nowhere I wanted to paint my granddaughter.  Now I am crap at people, prefer a four legged beastie any day, but I just wanted to okay?





The DP had caught her in this reflective mode which I loved.  So I had a go.  Its not finished by a long way.  But when shown the picture, she said, "Thats me."   I nearly wept, well I am quite fragile at the moment......

Then I did a bit more to the lurcher sitting in the middle of fallen cherry blossom (just so you know what all the pink and white bits are).


AND THEN I saw these...



Photos taken by Kenny Buchan, a local photographer, not the DP for a change.  Wow .

So back to the drawing board.  Oh, and I am raising a glass of red wine, for the recovery and taking it easy of course.....

6 comments:

Mum said...

Glad to hear that you are taking things easy.
Love from Mum
xx

Laurie M said...

oh my gosh I haven't save cereal boxes for crafts for such a long time, lol, good memories, to be in such an area with the history you have is amazing, I love to hear about the castles, its my wish to visit your country someday, its the land of my grand parents, that painting is amazing, such a beautiful expression you captured, I can't wait t see it finished, wow!

rusty duck said...

Very good - taking it easy and those paintings.
And oh those gannets... so beautiful!

♥ Tina said...

Well done on taking the doc's advice. And wow, love the painting of your granddaughter, you clever thing. One of these days we might get a chance to have that coffee together...

Take care of yourself, xx

Marjorie said...

Glad you are back at your easel. The portrait of your granddaughter is lovely. continued get well wishes.

BadPenny said...

sweet painting of your grand daughter " That's me " is so lovely.

Sorry you will miss the castle making but you are doing the right thing.

Stunning gannets.

Was talking to husband (a Scot who is not allowed to vote because he lives in England!) said if he lived in Scotland he would vote for independence and if UKIP continues to grow he would definitely vote for independence & Scotland to join Europe.