Hello! It's a new week again! Don't they come round quickly? It's true isn't it? As you get older, life speeds up. I'd really like the days not to get any faster please, they go by in too much of a flash as it is.
I was watching a gardening programme on the television the other night, and it had been filmed in the summer. The longing for the return of those balmy days felt really strong. I have some Open Garden photos I haven't shown you yet, from the summer of this year, so if things get really desperate, I'll bring them out to cheer us all up. (Well, cheer me up). Actually, if you can't wait till then, and need a bit of summer right now, here are all my Open Garden blog posts.
So as usual, the weekend whizzed by. They should be called whizzends, much more descriptive.
I thought I'd start my blogging week by showing you this painting I recently finished, called "Dachshund Meets Bird". It's got some of my favourite subject matter in it. An Auricula (the last Auricula of the season from my garden), berries (I love painting berries, their colours and structures), a simple bit of greenery, and a little bird tweeting nervously to a Dachshund. This painting is all about the shapes of the things I'm painting, enjoying the forms, with the added interest of the narrative going on in the background (the dog and the bird).
The painting is framed, and I thought I'd put it in my etsy shop framed, which saves the hassle of taking it to the framer if someone wants to buy it. I must get a photo of it framed. That's another thing for the to-do list then.
And as a loose link to the mention of the dachshund in my painting, here's the splendid shadow of Ellie:
One of the many things I love about our doggies, is their shadows. On bright sunny days, when the suns rays are at a certain angle, Ellie and Douglas' shadows are just wonderful. Infact I find them funny.
But then I love their walking styles too, and it's not uncommon for me to walk behind them, admiring Ellie's jaunty little trot, and Douglas' tank like ploughing forth, and have a good giggle.
These are all photos of Ellie only, I think Douglas was on the lead for being naughty, and I didn't want the lead in the photos.
What a glorious day it was, one of those happy sunny days.
I'm going to get back to the papier mache now. Back to glueing my fingers together. Righty-ho, that's me. Cheerio! Love Vanessa xxx