PHWOAR!! Wot a scorcher!!
OOOO I could do with a day by the seaside beside the sea, altho it's just not the same as when I were knee high to a bucket n spade
We didn't really do holidays, just day trips to seaside. My bezzie would bomb round the day before and stay the night so we could fully hype ourselves up for it! Next morning the folks would snatch us both out of bed and sling us in the back of the motor....all this generally happened at 4 in the morning as me Dad liked to get a head start on the traffic...so it wasn't so much a day trip more a kidnapping really...ah many a bleary eyed happy memory watching the sun rise over Littlehampton!
Unfortunately Dad suffered from a form of narcolepsy...he could fall asleep mid way through eating, standing up, pretty much anywhere anytime really...so couple that with the crack of sparrows start and the fact he'd have been up all night before charting every conceivable B-road between us and the South coast, it made for an interesting journey.
So as well as the metric ton of boiled sweets, egg sandwiches and gallon of orange squash Mum had knocked up, (which me and bez had usually shovelled down just outside of Guildford, approx 9 miles from home) we also had to take a jar of smelling salts, a wet flannel and a pin...when we saw the tell tale drifting into the oncoming traffic signs, mum whipped out the salts and me n my bezzie slapped him with wet flannels and poked him with pins til we were back on vaguely the right side of the road....ah many happy memory of narrowly avoiding head on collision...it's no real wonder I'm like I am! :0)
So anyway...pictures n stuff!
Remember this I did for them
And then they did this for me
Then we got chatting and they sent me this
Well look what I gone n dun to it! x;0)
It's all getting a bit Alfred Hitchcock
Yes, if in doubt cover it with budgies! I have to say that despite the nerves about having the responsibility of someone else creation to play with, I had a blast doing this and there's even talk of another in the pipeline, providing the chaps survived Glastonbury!
The budgies are painted in acrylics and then festooned with a garland of hand stitched flowers in various silks and cottons; tiddly stitches and then big demented ones also chucked on some glass beads, sequin flowers and glittery paint!
It measures an impressive 50cm x 50cm; features hand cut stencils, acrylic and spray paint, hand embroidery and budgies and all this could be yours just drop the boys a line here:
firstname.lastname@example.org for details
I am also relieved to report the chaps aren't suing me for knackering their picture...phew!....and it can be viewed in all it's glory at a rather swanky London restaurant no less: metroclapham
Also excited to report that my canvas from Mclevey has arrived!
I can't express how much I love Adam's work and I'm thrilled to the gills to own a piece of my very own!
If your not aware of Adam's work I urge you to check it out forthwith as it's really rather magnificent
Just look at the packaging he sent it in!
Now last but not least I really have been a very naughty girl/old bag and I do hope all the lovely people I'm about to mention will forgive my frankly tardy behaviour in not thanking them sooner for taking the time to contact me and include some of my work in their treasuries, so to:FridaWer
A GREAT BIG (if a bit late!) MIMI LOVE THANK YOU!!
Coming up in next month's (yes, I know I'm sorry but it's Summer and there's a whole world of chilled pudding's and ice creams to get through before the crumble season kicks off!) a spanking new Flock of Cockney Sparrows and this wee girly...
...waiting patiently for the embroidery to begin!
Now did someone say egg sandwiches....oooo niffy...pass the smelling salts!
Ta ta for now folks and thanks for droppin' by!