So it is that most glorious Sunday
beloved by parents all over the fair state of Queensland
the last Sunday of the Summer break....
tomorrow all the poor little sods
head back off to school
no more cartoon channel blaring at all hours
no more standing and gazing into the fridge
no more shrieking that if they don't get off the lounge
you are going to staple gun them to it....
in my defence was only used after a particularly trying stint of MTV
and I am quite proud that this year
I actually never hid the remote in the freezer
it turns out
is a very effective strategy for parenting both teenagers
and annoying sport watching husbands
of course if they are quick learners
and as such
the freezer proves ineffective
try the vegetable crisper in the fridge
cause we all know they never crack that sucker...
So by this time next week I will again be whining
about the nightmare that is
alarms going at ridiculous hours
school lunch boxes
pick up zones and
the fact that fathers have no clue how to work a drop off zone...
the insanity of school timetabling
juggling extra curriculas
the ridiculous idea that almost 16 year old girls
are in fact human beings....
but for this one glorious day none of it matters
I happily hummed to myself as I moved the summer uniforms into the laundry
checked that school bag hadn't magically been
swallowed whole by the broom closet
over the last two
and at times
nightmarish two months....
So I happily jumped in the car and headed
off to buy school lunch supplies
reassured that I wasn't evil for celebrating this day
by all the other smiling parents
and glum and down at mouth suckers...
the nightmare of the parking lot couldn't even touch my joy
and barely able to contain my glee any longer
I sang all the way home
at the top of my lungs
and gloriously off key
after which I
happily made my way to my studio to draw up my idea
The challenge colour is this amazing orange
and so lends itself perfectly to a mixed media painting
my coffee mug, penguin classics and an orange teapot
Now because I was happy and relaxed
the drawing came together with lightning speed
almost like it knows that I will soon
again find myself in possession of time and
will be able to play in peace....
So I am linking this puppy up to Sunday Sketches
and looking forward to a glorious Monday where
thanks to the wonder of time zones
I will get to spend gloriously uninterrupted time
checking out what drawings people have done...
|The snart culprit himself|
PS It would appear from your comments from
that Snart is the preferred terminology...
got me thinking that perhaps fluffy is an Australian ism....
In our house the question was asked as to
who let fluffy off his chain?
Curious as to what other terms people have...
not the most ladylike topic
but my brain kind of works that way sometimes...