Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Day 9 and dog snot




5.30 am is like torture... I am soooo counting down the days until school is out for the summer break and I can sleep in... worse thing is that most mornings I am now in the habit of getting up before that... no I haven't taken drugs.... and despite a nagging concern that it may be a sign of ageing I am still not feeling like eating dinner at 4pm so I am figuring it is just the end of the school year madness that has taken hold. 

On the plus side I got this painted in before drop off for school... Phantom is feeling quite a bit better and Mushu and I waved her off with a song in my heart at the thought of a day to myself at home... turns out the mood was slightly ruined by Mushu crying for the first few minutes drive because Phantom had left him, followed by him tap dancing on the seat sensor making the alarm go off like crazy, followed by the air con making him sneeze about twenty times, so I arrived home slightly deaf in one ear and with a touch too much dog snot on one arm, but still managing to hold the good mood...just...


Walked through the house to the studio and was greeted by lovely slanting light across my table and the whole work space looking quite inviting and I made sure I stopped for a moment to look at my pretty space... deep sigh and all the snot was forgotten and I was just sitting down when...


the phone rang...
tele - freakin - marketer...
the washing machine finished its load...
hang out washing...
I remembered I needed to bake for Phantom's lunchbox tomorrow
because it turns out that being home with a stomach bug does not stop you from eating a scary amount of slice...
dropped bag of frozen berries on the white mat...
put white mat in washing machine...
put slice in oven...



answered phone again... 
wrong number this time...
rewash mat because berries are just that hard to get out of a white mat...
trip over dog because the oven alarm is telling me the slice is done...
trip over dog on way out of kitchen kicking toe on coffee table...
 hop around like a lunatic swearing like a sailor...
notice indoor plants looking a bit sad in the heat...
water plants...
 hang out white mat with a slight pink pattern now part of its charm...
 bring in clothes from line and fold...
make cup of tea...
fall asleep on lounge with Mushu...
 wake up after dog sneezes ... 
in my face...
and realise most of the day is gone and it is now time to get this posted before getting things together for school pick up...
Lucky I got in and painted early... 
many more days like this and I will need to get up at 4am like Phantom does!!!
I am sharing this post with AEDM and WOYWW
hope you have had a more productive and coordinated day than I have xx




59 comments:

Cathryn Backer said...

Oh dear....my sympathies xo

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Simply elegant and yes, I'm referring to the painting, not you cursing like a sailor ;).
Stay inspired!

jude said...

Great post!Love your bright clean tidy craftroom.Have fun filled week
hugs judex5

Sam said...

Oh my! You are not having the best morning but love the light coming in on your workdesk. It is still pitch dark here!
Sam 25

ScrappnBee said...

a day in the life I guess! LOL! Love the slanty light picture, and am super jealous that you are able to keep your space so clean. *sigh* Someday! LOL! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW and good luck with sleeping in and summer break! -Amanda

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have such a great sense of humor. I had no idea (from IA) that you were so fun and funny. LOVE, LOVE your studio. If I had all that light and organization, I would never leave, either. I thought I would stop by for a short visit before I went to bed. Happy WOYWW from #4.

Annie said...

Number 51 here :-) I’m doing a quick dash round as many as I can this week to see what you’ve all been up to. So much fab creativity going on everywhere I go. It’s really brilliant. Keep doing what you do best and have a great week
Hugs,
Annie x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

yes, you do have a very pretty space.. and you got quite a lot of things done!

sandra de said...

Oh what a day. I love your painting/s and your studio is heavenly with the light shining through.

RosA said...

Love your super tidy, neat, clean studio space. And the art on the walls must be fabulous inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

BetteK said...

Your craftroom is just wonderful and I love the light streaming through your window ... looks very inviting indeed. Debbie #62

Paula said...

Wow, what a crazy day! I love your studio! Just gorgeous and so organised. I love your painting too. So crisp!

rajns (carolyn) said...

A crazy busy day - but the flower is stunning. We're getting into winter here so your flower is welcome eye candy.

sarahp said...

hahahaha so funny to read but I guess a frustrating day for you. So know about counting down to the holidays but thank god for childminders that sall I can say as I have 6 children and 6 cats and work 2 jobs but still craft every day... love your craft space, justa little craft envy there. xxx (gonna post mine when I get home from job mnumber 1 so for now just sarah p )
xxxx

Nordljus said...

Sounds like you've had quite a day. But the painting is so lovely! And your studio looks so nice and inviting. Looks like a perfect place to create!

The Crafty Elf said...

So funny! And people have the nerve to ask what we do all day....I hate that! Thanks for the morning smile and my word for dog snot is snarfsickles LOL

photosglitterglue said...

Beautiful painting! It seems we may share the same life! Especially the dropping things, tripping over dogs and endless telemarketer phone calls :)

Hels Sheridan said...

ROFL... sorry, can't help but laugh, are you sure you haven't slipped into my life for a day, that is so what happens to me ... all good fun though, just think how borin life would be without a good dose of dogsnot to wake you up... in my case it is catsnot... same thing really lol Hels #57

MollyGirl said...

i could barely read past the fact that you had created that beautiful painting before school drop off! i'm not even seeing in color until at least 8:30! as always, tickled to hear about your day... xoxo

Neet said...

Oh you did make me laugh. I love your sense of humour - your day sounds .... well a bit like a normal mum type day to me. Or at least one that I remember. Thanks so very much for sharing - Hugs, Neet.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Oh dear, that sounds like a back to bed day to me, sorry but I had to laugh, I hate those sorts of days!!

Hope they all go away and leave you in peace for a few hours so you can relax!!

Have fun

Happy WOYWW Lou #44

Lunch Lady Jan said...

LOLOL - great post!! I'm afraid you've got as much chance of washing those berry stains out as I've got of being a Size 8!!! Good luck :)
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

dthaase said...

a beautiful piece of art

Lori said...

I love the photo of the light across your desk/work space - beautiful!

I do wish that I press rewind on some days too!
Hope tomorrow is better!

Electra said...

"tele-freakin-marketer---ROTFLMAO. Your studio looks wonderful!

Claudine Intner said...

Your day sounds like mine!

amanda said...

I can so relate! Except to that getting up early part.

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

You are the winner of my "Best Blog Post Title of the Day Award" (otherwise known as the BBPTOTDA), which does not yet exist but I may create just so I can legitimately say the above :)

Regina said...

Wonderful post...you made me smile, giggle and not feel so alone in this wacky world...thank you!!

I so love your paintings and your studio is amazing...you should walk past and want to sit down. It's a great spot.

Hugs,
Regi

A Splash of Ida said...

i love the floral painting!!! i like your technique as well!!

xoxo
ida

http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

Elin said...

Thank you for making me laugh! Some days are better than others! :D

Marjo said...

lol, Studio...I am so envious of your neat space. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Sarah said...

Life as normal on the funny farm as they say....when you're itching to create the world needs you and if you had a day to yourself you end up Mojoless... sounds like your humour is helping out....tomorrow is another day but 5.30 sounds horrendous! Is that because of the distance or weather/school times? Thanks for the peek into your lovely studio...Sarah at 13.

Craftgirl said...

I love your creative space.
Happy WOYWW
Carol
#119

Serena said...

What a gorgeous studio you have...I'm so jealous!

I'm up at 4AM weekdays and no later than 7AM on weekends....I'm usually up by 6AM on weekends. I've never been able to kick the early bird habit. lol

Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your day...quite comical!

I'm looking forward to the end of school year too...love the break from routine.

I also loved your art for today too!

Happy AEDM,
Serena

Chrissie said...

Your space looks fabulous and your work is simply awesome!
Thanks so much for the snoop!
Chrissie

Spyder said...

ohooo love your crafty room, thinking now I should paint my room white, (it's Cream) maybe it'll look a little tidier! Have a great week, Happy WOYWW ((Lyn))) #66

Constance Mueller Rawlins said...

Your flower is beautiful. And I love your studio -- so inviting! It's amazing that people with little ones get anything done.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! your new flower painting is gorgeous!!! I love all of your studio shots too....hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

lol, I had to scroll up and check the date when you mentioned summer hols, then checked where you were in the world ;) Gorgeous flower pic, and your studio is so tidy and organised!

rmack said...

Ohhh, this made me laugh. How many days I have I spent exactly like this! However, I love seeing your studio space. Makes me want to get in there and clean mine up, but I have to create some art for AEDM!

VonnyK said...

Bad days are real bummers. Your painting is wonderful and just wish I could find something out of place on that desk!!! You must mess it up sometimes :)
Von.

Kathleen Conard said...

Please tell me your workspace is not always that neat and tidy (it is beautiful! No matter how much I try, I can't seem to keep mine in order. Love your painting - it is beautiful!

Judy Hartman said...

As we would say, it was just 'one of those days'! Tracey, your journey through your day was fun to read - don't we all have crazy things distracting us every day! Your studio is beautiful and I really love your painting!
Hope tomorrow's better!

Angie said...

Now that was a great read ... love your watercolours ...love the style.

Cindy Lane said...

**Sigh** Just another day in the life of the Artist Mum.....know it all so well, except that my school child is in the middle of the Yr 12 exams. Amp up the stress levels.....

Bubbles said...

ROFL at 'dog snot'... sorry!
Sounds like you need a few more hours in each day! Still, on the bright side, your desk really is gorgeous - you used the perfect word... "Inviting".

tracy said...

Lovely flower and huge kudos for managing ALL that dog sneezes & snot, baking, washing AND still posting. *bows*

This morning I got sneezed on by my cat who likes to sleep by my head. Thank goodness I was facing the other way. Cat rears in the face is not a pleasant thing to wake up to either.

Thanks for the smile!

MaggieC said...

You may have had a bad day, but you gave the rest of us a real giggle today. We all sympathise with your disrupted day. My experience is that I do not plan any day now, I just let it develop. Any plan is just a target for someone to mess up. Your crafting space is so bright and cheerful - a lovely place to work or just dream.

lisa said...

What a brilliant post. Just a typical day in the life of a busy Mum!!!! I know the feeling.
Your photos are loely, what gorgeous light you have. It's really cheered me on a gloomy, wet Novemeber day in Britain!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Liax #74

P.S. The paints I use are Pebeo and they do have a web site www.pebeo.com if that's any help.

Morti said...

Oh - hilarious! You have a real way with words....

Thanks for stopping by my desk and sharing your dog snot with me. I have enough of my own, ta!

Elizabeth said...

Forgive me but I chuckled all the way through this everyday story of a mother and painter - hope you've recovered by now. Your artwork is beautiful and I just love your banner. Hope you have a better week than this post promised. Elizabeth x #76

My name is Cindy said...

LOL your post made me smile, it's amazing how just a few chores (and maybe a little snooze on the sofa) can make a day full of promise disappear. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to visit me!! (and yes, the sleigh stamp is Huge!!) Cindy @ #71 WOYWW

Shoshi said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful studio, beautiful artwork, beautiful blog!!! thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I've done a bit more on my cards today. Got to keep going to finish them by Christmas! Shoshi #67

Bridget Larsen said...

hahaha I hate telemarketeers,I hang up on them. Thanks for visiting my clean desk
Bridget #28

Hazel said...

I'd love to come and craft in your room - look very inviting (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

okienurse said...

Oh my gosh sounds like you had one hell of a day! Hope the next day was better! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China Saturday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

Venessa Davies said...

I had such a good laugh reading this post!!! :D Made my day feel 100 times better! Thanks!

Bugged Designs said...

Ha ha, that made me laugh. Sounds similar to the days when I think "right today I will do...." Thanks for sharing.