Thursday, 14 February 2008
Monday, 11 February 2008
To all my newfound friends
60b460 is now extinct
No more countdowns
Nothing more to achieve before 60
I have had an absolute ball these past 8 months
Thanks for sharing this roller coaster ride with me
Ciao, God bless and watch this space for my new blog
Lots more to come
(I did this painting 5 years ago using acrylics, nice hey?)
I thought of 'Annie get your gun'............this looks nothing like her at all.
I thought of Senita out there in the desert with Annie................this looks nothing like Senita at all.
In fact Annie looks all out of proportion.
In fact it's altogether a weird drawing.
Anyway folks, Happy Cactus Monday.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
Then I read what it said about the rat.
One day I found some old black and white negatives in a box, which I hadn't realised were there. I had them printed and there were some amazing photos. This is one of them - my dad with my brother and I (about 1952)
#Sixteen: Remember the silver lining
I sometimes get this overwhelming thought that there is a silver lining.Sometimes I forget where it is.
I have made a few of these this year and they were all great fun. This is the first one I did.
We went to see a modern version of 'Carmen Jones' while Ian was here on holiday last Summer. It was vibrant, colourful and thoroughly enjoyable.
#Eighteen: Go to the opera
#Twenty: Ode to Moo's bed
Saturday, 9 February 2008
Friday, 8 February 2008
I have visited a cemetery twice with Steve and enjoyed it. It's one of his favourite places, but I didn't think I'd like to be there as much as I did. One can either have a philosophical discussion or merely just take in the ambience.This one, although just off a very busy road in London, was peaceful, quiet, wild flowers all abuzz with bees, rustling of leaves, and the many gravestones, although old and almost unreadable, felt comforting. (I drew this last Summer while I was there). Will go again soon.
#Seven: Relish my 'joie de vivre'
#Eight: Brag more about my granddog
#Nine: Go dancing
We had a few dances at Mark and Carla's boat party but I was so ill I couldn't enjoy it much. Maybe we will try an afternoon 'tea dance' as they have in London for the oap's (old age pensioners). I should fit in well there as I am one of them now!
#Ten: Fight the bulge
#Eleven: Do more drawing/painting
#Twelve: Fall in love again
We have become so bogged down in our daily lives that we hardly even notice each other anymore. I realised this had happened a lot to us recently. We were in a rut and knew it. I began to get that familiar old feeling of being 'closed in'. But, somehow the magic of that day on the beach watching our son getting married seemed to make us both realise how much we had drifted apart, and now we are definitely back on track, 'seeing' each other again. Hope it lasts.(Of course, 2 hours on a nudist beach helped a lot too!)