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. 
  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!)


  1. i get days like that, too :).. melinda alpha#35

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

  7. 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.

  8. :) 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.

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

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

    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!

  10. 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!!!!

    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!!!

  11. 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

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

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

  14. 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)

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

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


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