When you look at this photo of what I'm up to this morning
You would be forgiven for thinking you've turned up at the wrong Deb's blog and were visiting Paper Turtle instead. Because I'm drawing a mandala. Deb has been raving about these for a while now and I was wondering what the attraction was, so naturally had to give it a go. I see it now - it's really absorbing, and a brilliant way of clearing your mind as you concentrate on the design which just appears as you add another row to the pattern. Of course it has reinforced my belief that I am unable to draw a straight line even with a ruler but I'm convincing myself that the imperfections are what make it a unique piece of 'art'.
What a glorious weekend we had in our corner of the country. Wall to wall sun shine. Of course some of us didn't get to enjoy it as much as others as we were busy returning things to our new kitchen
I have become very choosy about what's going back and full of good intentions not to have a drawer full of
old tat useful things, keeping clutter off the work surfaces and having no out of date items in the cupboards. I can't put everything back just yet as we still have to have the water softener fitted, new flooring laid and someone has to paint the ceiling, walls, skirting boards, doors ... Can you guess who? Well, to be honest, it's been a completely shared experience, him with a paintbrush doing the fiddly bits and me with a roller filling in the blank space in between. We still haven't chosen a colour but I think we're narrowing it down to one of three.
At the moment I've got three workmen in the kitchen, one under the sink, one struggling to get a 6ft vertical radiator on the wall and one fitting recycling bins under the sink. Me and the dog are upstairs relaxing. Her asleep on the floor and me drawing a mandala. It's a close run contest as to who is the most relaxed. Oh, hang on a minute - one of us is snoring. The dog wins!
So that's me on Monday, the brainchild of Sian, pop over and give her a wave and tell her what you are doing today as well!