YES ! That's right ! Today I am trapped and am only able to write this using Paul's iPad ! Why ? Because number two daughter Lindsey she with the degree in Art wanted to paint a portrait in oil!
Paul immediately said he needed to go cut down some roses! The traitor! Mind you I have managed to leave him sitting as her model when she wanted to do some drawings, so I suppose it's only fair that it's my turn!
I was hoping that she'd paint me without a few of the pounds that have decided over the year to sit on my face and also about thirty years younger ! But NO she wants me NOW ! Crinkles wrinkles saggy chops and all! Did I raise this ungrateful child? She takes after her dad! Well really she takes after me ! I as her mother claim all talent and skills and any bad bits belong to her father.
So I am-trapped here while she paints me, I had the clever idea of looking down, so that I could read or use this iPad while she works or I would have started moaning and complaining after the first ten minutes!
I have been unable to return the call from the national portrait galley in London! Plus her Majesty been contantly ringing with advice!! Where would I find an ermine cloak this late in the day!!
So despite my need to do a blog,tidy up and various other things I am being a good mother and sitting here, I am also not allowed to talk to her ! She's concentrating! So not even any conversation!! I wonder if she can paint me with a phone to my ear??
This iPad weights a tun when you have to hold it with one hand while typing!!
Paul's also vanished into the deepest part of the garden to clear some space in the raised border for his grasses! So no chance of a chat there! Just me ,the radio and a daughter that keeps sighing! I do understand it must be very hard to capture the beauty of such a face on canvas but hey! Someone's got to try!!
Have just read this to Paul who popped back and was given the LOOK by the artist.and after I had earlier Been discussing space for her ,with Paul , to have a studio area in the gazebo when we have filled it in!
Well it,s only about Four weeks until the Chat n Snap! Where has the time gone! Are we ready with the display. Of course............not! That will all start becoming a mad rush over the next few weeks it appears that we like to have a close deadline in this family!!
I had considered trying to re root Ashlyn while sitting here but the would involve to much movement so that's having to wait another day.
At least there is a nice breeze coming through the French doors to the kitchen where we are working!
I get to have a break in about another hour! Before sitting again this afternoon!
So let's talk Sasha! After all this is a Sasha blog! What's going on? Why are all these lovely Sasha's appearing for sale? So tempting! It can be hard to resist ! But you just have to! I see some of the late seventies dolls appearing but despite the cheap prices I do not buy as it's not a bargain if you did not need it or it's not in the group you are collecting! Thank goodness I have moved on from buying because it was such a cheap for sasha price.
Unfortunately I cannot say the same for props! But hey I have to have some vice! Plans are coming along for reroofing the workshop but first we need to get the CnS out the way , then one nice dry weekend and we will remove the old roof completely and replace it wood boards and felt.
Then we will be able to clear out my side and I can start moving some of the bigger items down there ready for next year when it starts to warm up and I can set up the different areas to use for my posts.
Then I will be able to get out all the items I have gathered over the past few years for this purpose.
Well I think I'll finish here my hands starting to ache from holding this iPad and no doubt you are all thinking don't she go on!!
Will put a photo on later to make up for it, that's if I managed to escape......