28.9.12

purpleness, pouts and watercolours


We planted purple carrots last weekend - at the start of the holidays... and then I saw purple in lots of places... The flowers in the kitchen I had bought last week


.... and the beetroot leaves ( also newly planted)...


And in the pastels... which I hoped to get into...

I honestly thought, intended and planned to actually paint a portrait ( purple optional) for todays entry specifically for PPF... but no, instead I wanted a sleep!
We had a HUGE day out on the coast yesterday, then got  in traffic returning from the coast to the city, and then got caught in the mega huge traffic jam resulting from a car accident on the highway... which meant we didn't get home until after 8.30pm, exhausted. -->
However, today still had promise, and I had planned a nap after lunch, with ample time left to collect my thoughts, and find a suitable brush to start waving around. 
until.
  1. I discovered, my eldest, dear cherub, had NOT finished her uni application
  2. It is due today.
  3. The computer wouldn't work.
  4. Yes it's all online.
  5. and SHE was 5 mins late for work....

    6. SO. Being the good mother that I am, I sacrificed my cosy afternoons, much needed rejuvenating power nap.
    7. And instead spent 2 hours fighting with the computer.


    8. But success was had, after finishing the section she hadn't completed. ( why can't teens look properly?) I made the lodgement in time. 
    9. Well we did. My dear Husband helped. 
    Probably just as well or I may have fallen comatose over the computer, and inadvertantly changed her first preference to Bachelor of Toe Nail Trimming. Would have served her right. 
    ( I was rather tired and cranky by now - can you tell?)


    10. we Saved her  $60 in late fees. 
    11. Which, I am rather smug about. She now owes me big time.


    12. Oh. and she is grounded tomorrow.

    Someone has to pay for my lost nap.


    I then had my power nap. But it just wasn't the same. And I didn't have time to get out the oil paints either. Pout pout.
    But I did do this little watercolour....in her memory... and...


    in honour of mothers everywhere, calming purpleness, and PPF  (Paint Party Friday)

    (Love your comments!)

23 comments:

  1. lol! :-) I think its pretty normal really - but I needed a good excuse for NOT painting today likes I'd planned!

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  2. This made me laugh! Love your watercolor and your sense of humor. A major in Toenail Trimming...ha!

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  3. you are welcome & thanks! - so glad you had a laugh too!

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  4. Loving the humour, fab piece. Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. Oh my goodness! Purple carrots! Have never heard of those, but they would be fun to eat and paint!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Hi Mary! Purple carrots are a heritage, that is old, type of carrot. You can also get other colours too! (But you usually have to grow them from seed) I was surprised to see these at our local Hardware, and couldn't resist!

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  6. We need all the calming purple we can get, hmmm? Glad you found some time for your creative self in the midst of being a superwoman. I really like this piece a lot.

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    1. Hi Wednesday - thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
      Linda

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  7. :) I had a day like that with Master 9 last week...please don't tell me it does not get better!!

    I love this, and I am insanely jealous of your pastel collection. Oh my juicy goodness.

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    1. Natasha...um...how do I break this to you gently?...
      And that pic is only a part of the pastels...hehe

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  8. :) I am not a big fan of last-minute orders as well

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    1. If it had been an order I would have told her to go 'jump'! Instead she was rather too casual about it - and it's HER future all resting on one point in time!

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  9. The joys of QTAC... I sit here smugly knowing I don't have to face that until next year... it is a pain in the butt isn't it... and hope you get your nap today... week one done and only one to go... hang in there!!!!

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    1. Hi Tracey - Don't get me started on anything related to our education system! Chances of a nap are less than 50% and declining rapidly! One week - we CAN do it!!!
      Linda

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  10. The art work is lovely!!! Hope you catch up on some sleep!! Funny how family members always seem to divert the mommy's plans!! Perfect piece under the circumstances!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Hi Giggles - Thanks! And yes I slept in this morning - yay!

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  12. Sometimes creating is all that keeps us sane!!! You did a wonderful job and glad to hear you slept in today.

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  13. I must be the only person on the planet who detests the color purple. I can take it if it's natural, like the color of flowers, red/purple cabbage, eggplant, etc. But in clothing, yarn, paints, UGH. Can't stand it. (Ducking)

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  14. Well said! Both in words and images. And your good deeds led to an interesting artwork too!

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  15. The flowers look like Paterson's Curse, a weed down here !
    Have heard they sell them in markets !

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