OOO's a pretty boy then?!

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 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 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's no real wonder I'm like I am! :0)

So 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:  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:
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!


ArtPropelled said…
Aah Mimi, you've put me in such a good mood . With out a doubt Pretty Boy festooned with budgies takes the prize..... and now all I can think of is egg sandwiches while watching the soccer finals.
Lyn said…
Enjoy the summer.
Carol Q said…
LOL - fab post as usual. love what you've done with your budgies. sounds like an interesting childhood you had(!) enjoy your egg sandwiches and summer!
Wicky Woo said…
There are no words for how much I love the budgies.
Anonymous said…
have a wonderful summer - oh those memories of summer days out en famille - no narcolepsy in our family but mucho narkiness ;) - all jolly good fun!

Miz.November said…
What colorful story-telling talents you have. Almost as colorful as your art.

I'll be right over for an egg sandwich! ;)
kat said…
I loved reading your story about going to the beach! smelling salts and pins!!
Joanie Hoffman said…
Hello Karen! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love coming to visit your blog & when I win the Lotto I'll arrange for us to visit each other in person, if you want of course. But don't pack just yet...You did wonderful things to Pretty Boy. Off to check out Mclevey.
Joanie & friends
Anonymous said…
Well, your dad must have made life very vigilant,

but I do love the doggy portrait.

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