Thursday, 30 November 2006

My doodle & ceiling



Been flicking through my sketchbook from the Swedish trip in Jan as I've been making Swede inspired cards for Christmas (not for me to use, I STILL haven't got mine finished, but a lot of paper everywhere, and thread, paint etc.) and realised I could be posting some of my doodles as they are kind of seasonal now.

Having drawn a Swedish style chandelier/candle thingy I can now show why it would be inpractical for me to actually make one, here is my ceiling...



I know, it looks kind of luxe and Marrakesh Wine Bar-ish in the pic, but trust me, it's not so glamourous when you live with it. One day I'll have money to put a proper ceiling back up, but right now all my pennies will be going on Christmas postage. Even if I make everything from scrap, the PO still kill you on the postage. That's the only downside of knowing people all over the world isn't it, travel and postage costs.

But back to my ceiling, definitely not exotic today as the howling gusts of wind come screeching through my roof and push down on the 200mm wool insulation that is being kept in place by these thick white curtains. I have had some very big heart palpitations today on account of it. Some of my walls are curtains too, so they are flapping about in the breeze. Luckily it's amazingly mild so I'm not freezing, unless I sit still for too long which I did earlier trying to get my email working. [apparently, on top of the ongoing problem, yesterday my host address was hijacked - how racey! but it means all the emails I sent may not have reached people]

But all this wind has put a stop to a lot of my frantic making because paper and thread keep blowing about in the bigger gusts. It's quite nice in a way, like working outside. I think I've sadi before I was a March baby so I like a strong wind as long as it's not cold. And it has got me doing some house painting, nothing major, just small jobs that have been crying out to be done for ages. If I could find my To Do list I'd get a few ticks on it today.

5 comments:

ma roulotte said...

lovely sketch!
the ceiling looks good too ;), although i’m sure it ain’t much fun when cold weather creeps in. good thing the insulation is there to keep the cold chill out!
we’ve just bought an old house and we’ll be moving at the end of january…as you may know with older houses: you never really know what you are buying until you move in…it is very exciting though (…at this stage ;)…
all the best! :)

cally said...

Oooh lucky you. I always have a secret wish to find hidden treasures, partly because as a child I used to hide treasures for people.

When I put my arm into the hole behind my wall in this house what I actually found was that instead of insulation they had stuffed it with old plastic bags and a child size wellie boot! Hope you have more interesting finds.

susan said...

ah the lists... stay warm.. i love your drawings.. show more!

Sunflower said...

I found your blog today through Ulla and loved the beauty and uniqueness of your posts!! The pictures of the snow and the white carvings are amazing!! That is what I love about blogging....
you can see and learn things that you otherwise would never ever know about! I will visit often!
Thank you for sharing so many beautiful things!!

cally said...

Thanks Susan, and Hi Sunflower!
Your comments cheer me up, sorry I'm late replying, stressful week. Will be off the blog for a bit but will return. x

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