Tuesday, March 06, 2007

At last I got some painting done. I really wanted to get a lapwing painted for a fair I attended on Saturday. It was my first outside fair actually I have not really done many before, so I learnt a few things. I wanted the lapwing painted as it all happened because of the launch of a lapwing survey to find out how many are left in the south downs. The are lovely birds with wonderful colours not many real ones could be spotted on saturday. I'm going to be keeping a good look out for them.



Slowly things are taking shape in the house. Our first thing was to build shelves and K did a wonderful job on them. On Saturday night I had finished the painting, put the last screws in and then I could start to put the books on. It was so nice to get some more boxes unpacked. We have also boarded the loft, which also helped get lots of boxes out of the way. There is room for a spare bed instead of piles of boxes.



22 comments:

Heather said...

Its nice to read you again - I have my 'chicken in the kitchen' print from my kids, now framed and hanging in my bedroom - it needs a second print to go with it though!

Your house is looking lovely

Heather

julie said...

love the lapwing painting and the shelves are looking good - it must be nice to be a ble to start emptying boxes and feel like you're settling in.

Cathy said...

That's such a gorgeous picture, and the house (or the bits of it we can see!) look great!

tlc illustration said...

Unpacking feels so good - glad you are making headway!

natural attrill said...

I like your new painting, it has a different feel to the others that i have seen, I think maybe it is because it has less purple?(or blue and pink)anyway, it looks fab!
I hope you are happy in your new home.
Penny.

ellie said...

Lovely lapwing picture ! Glad the house is getting sorted out, lovely views through your windows, lots of inspiration there !

Nonnie said...

Lovely new painting. I'm really pleased to hear you're making progress on the house. The new shelves look really lovely. We're planning a major reorganisation of our place with lots more storage. Shelves like that would be great but as it's rented we will have to find something free standing. Your spare room looks very sweet with a lovely view.

weirdbunny said...

So glad to see you've been so productive, not just painting but getting your husband to put up shelves too.

One of us said...

Very nice. Mom needs some of the shelves for her books built in. I could chew on them then ~Rabbie Burns

Tracy said...

Wonderful painting - such beautiful colours.
The shelves look like a godsend!
It's amazing how much you can fit on them - every home should have one!
Your home looks lovely, glad you are happy and enjoying making it cosy x
Have a great weekend
Tracy x

Clare said...

How lovely to see it all coming together, those shelves look great! Clare x

Vintage to Victorian said...

So glad you're beginning to get straight. We're beginning to make progress here, too, at long last, but at a slower pace than you!! Love your painting. Sue x

Twinkle Pink said...

Your pictures are great, so colourful. I would love to come along to a fair and see your work in all its glory.

best wishes Ginny

PG said...

The house is looking good - it feels great to get boxes unpacked, and then there is that final day when the last bits go out and it really feels like home. :)

Ulla said...

LOVELY PAINTING, PERFECT FOR SPRING!

Peg said...

I just found your blog! Your talent is amazing! I have bookmarked it and so will visit often!

Libbys Blog said...

So glad your getting rid of empty boxes, just seems to take an age! Did the Rayburn stuff I sent help at all??

Tommy-Rocket said...

Your house is looking lovely!
Nothing more theraputic than arranging books on shelves!

Erica
xxxxx

Annabelle said...

I so need a library for all of my books. Your little spot with the chair sure looks cozy. The painting is quite beautiful too.

Luv Annabelle

Roz said...

Your house is looking lovely.
Beautiful view!
Oh how I wish I could afford a place in England as well as here in the USA. (My mum is English).
All the best to you.
Your painting is gorgeous as well!

carolyn said...

The Lapwing picture is lovely and your shelves - well what can I say, wonderful.

Q said...

Lapwing is delightful. I had never seen this bird and I am so pleased to be introduced by your beautiful painting.
Thank you,
Sherry