Sunny, happy, happy, sunny, those two things are one and the same for me. I don't know how to begin untangling them.
So! Have you ever heard of the Tea Towel dance? No?! Actually, I hadn't either, until Evangeline came into my life.
Evangeline is meant to be doing the ironing, but, well............... you know what it's like, one minute you're ironing the tea towels, the next ................ well, for Evangeline it means next she's doing something much more fun. She's doing her special Tea Towel Dance.
I thought I'd run something past you. I've been getting some e-mails asking me to sell cards of my sculptures and paintings, in my etsy shop, what do you think? Don't feel obliged to answer this, I thought I'd just put some tentative feelers out there. For instance, the photo above of Evangeline, it would make a great postcard, or card, don't you think? I've looked into doing this through 'Moo cards', and I could offer five greetings cards for £10, plus post and packing. The thing about Moo Cards is that they can do small print runs, which makes it more expensive, but if I am doing this as a trial, I thought it would be better this way. Just thought I'd put some feelers out.
Anyway, lets move on, because I have a second Evangeline to show you!
I would personally like to point out to Evangeline that she is in the middle of frying an egg, and instead of wiggling her little hips, she should get back to the business of her egg.
But there's no telling Evangeline, she is prone to drifting off into her own little world.
Sweet Evangeline! Evangeline with her frying pan, doing the Cha Cha has been sold, and will soon be on an adventure all the way to France, in her own private box, very roomy it is too. The other Evangeline I showed you, Evangeline doing the Tea Towel Dance, has gone into my etsy shop, you can visit it here if you fancy.
Oooh I meant to tell you! I saw a wonderful thing earlier. I was standing at the kitchen sink, and out of the window of the living room I could see something which I thought was rain. Then it stopped for a moment, (and anyway, the water was at a strange angle, so it couldn't have been rain), it looked more like water coming out of a hose pipe. The flow of water started again, and I thought, how interesting, does our neighbour think the garden needs watering from over the wall? So I approached the window to investigate something I thought was quite amusing, the idea of the neighbour standing the other side of the wall with a hose pipe, watering our garden. But then I saw it. I saw a Blackbird in all his glory, splashing about in the bird bath. He was splashing like he really, really, really needed a bath badly. There was lots of wiggling and shaking of his body and tail feathers. He was doing a great job of watering the garden. (Because we do need the garden watered as it hasn't rained for at least .......... twenty-four hours).
I love to watch the Sparrows having their communal baths, communal but with lots of polite exchanges going on, like "oh no, you go first, please. Me first? Oh that's very kind of you, thank you. Oh! How funny, we've both jumped in at the same time, ha-ha, how embarrassing. Well never mind, needs must, please, go ahead, there's room for both of us".
I love to have the birds in the garden. We feed them, and it feels like a real honour when they come to eat the seeds and fat balls we put out.
I'd better get on, I've been chatting for far too long. Before I go, I'd like to say another thank you, for the comments you left on my last post. I hope I don't sound too cheesy when I say that I'm very happy to be in this blogging world, where you find the most wonderful, kind and generous spirited people, I hope I haven't embarrassed you by saying this, but it's very true, and I've probably been a little understated in my thanks and praise. Thank you.
Well, cheerio then, I'm off back to work! Love Vanessa xxx