Monday, 5 November 2012

It's Freezing!! But Not Outside!

Ah yes, that freezer issue. Well, we are now going to be on freezer number four, after an attempted repair and subsequent conversation with 'head office', the decision was made to just give us a new one. Oh for a freezer that works. Dad has given us a trusty old appliance that is nearly as old as me and might as well run on gas and valves! It still keeps going though, bless it.
So, while we await the arrival of our new monolith, I am a little behind with proceedings on the painting. Telephone negotiations do tend to rubbish up a day somewhat, and the blasted thing always has a tendency to ring just when I am at that most crucial moment with a stem edge! Ah well, it's all part of life's rich tapestry and must be overcome with grace and poise. This is a skill I am still trying to master as I have about as much grace and poise as a sack of spuds!
Speaking of grace and poise, the lilac freesia is nearly finished, (hurrah) and I am moving swiftly on to the lilies. As  I have a beautiful bunch that I am desparately trying to keep in bud for as long as possible, work must indeed be swift. So, bud first, then profile, then full bloom I think. Ivy is in abundance in the garden so that shouldn't be too difficult to get hold of. Off we go again then, on phase two.

Getting there with the lilac flowers

The leaf on the left adds to the curvy look of this one.
The buds came out well though. 


Jessica Rosemary Shepherd said...

Lovely start! So delicate...

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Thanks Jess, getting that lilac right was a nightmare.