Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Black and white from my sketchbook
I have been really slack and havent posted to this blog as much as I would like, my back valley seasons one is used more at the moment. I havent had a lot of time to sketch or draw, and certainly no painting. I find that my shoulder is not terribly comfortable and painting at the moment is not a top priority. Too much to do pre Christmas, as usual and we will be on the Island before our usual time and home for Christmas so its a bit of a muddle. I sat last night with a pencil, then pen and did this little design, wall paper perhaps? Any way at least it was doing something. I have to have the shoulder replaced but I will not have it done until next April, too many workshops on that I have organised until then, I can more or less manage the pain unless I do something silly, like moving a bed and mattress, which I did but these things have to be done. I am still slowly trying to clean out cupboards etc, the farm is on the market but if and when it will sell who knows. We may be able to keep the farmhouse and a few acres (sorry, showing my age, hectares) but at the moment it is all rather in the lap of the gods. Up until yesterday we hadnt had much rain to speak of for months and going into summer everything has dried off, we did have about 12 mm over the last few days, which was great, but things are still awfully dry looking and apart from filling the rain water tanks a bit and helping the dams its too late for some pasture. Although for some reason the garden is looking better than it has for years. Perhaps because John is watering it and not me!