I had every intention of posting last week
but those rotten gremlins had other ideas.
I had a plumber in to replace the old taps
in the upstairs bathrooms
(you can guess where this is going already can't you)
and the gremlins thought it would be funny
to make one of the taps leak.
Not just a little leak mind you but a leak of epic proportions!
When the plumber turned on the water it flowed full bore
under the vanity, down through the hole where the pipes go &
down into the floor cavity (as well as into the hallway upstairs
and yes it is carpet).
Then right out of the closest hole downstairs, which just
happens to be the chandelier in our dining room.
We had a magnificent waterfall pouring down,
straight onto my daughter's business computer!!!
You could hear her scream for miles.
We grabbed a bucket and tipped the keyboard
upside down to drain and would you believe it has
all dried out and is working perfectly
as is the light, after an electrician played with it.
So thankfully, disaster averted, apart from
the hours of mopping up.
To my desk....
I had my secretary/foot model with me today.
He has sore feet (it's a long story) so I've got him with me
to keep an eye on him as well as use his tootsies
for the painting. He's also in my bad books cos I went out
the other day and came home to a pile of black stuff
all over the carpet. Turns out he found my
thongs (flip flops to some) under the coffee table and
chewed them up!
He thinks he's a dog!
I'm painting in the little room at the moment, so that I can
have a big photo on the computer and keep it nice and clear
for painting the eye and feet.
I've started adding the eyes to my girls' portrait.
This is probably the last photo I'll post cos I don't
like putting kids onto the web, but you can get the gist of it.
However, this is definitely the one
and only portrait I'll ever do.
It's really doing my head in....the pressure to get it right
and the whinging from the peanut gallery that is
I'm nearing the end of good photos of lorikeets now,
so if anyone has some fabulous ones and they
don't mind sharing, I'd love to hear from you.
I still love doing these bright crazy birds,
just need good photos of them on Aussie native flowers
and you all know how bad my photographic skills are!
That's me for this week, it's school pickup time (oh joy),
why not go to
and see all the other desks from around the world.