I am betting some of you thought on seeing the title that maybe I had gone green
but no I am in fact talking about my solar Queen Elizabeth ...
she has a little solar panel in her handbag and that makes her wave
I kid you not
it is magnificent
it sits on the window sill in the kitchen nook
waving regally to me all day
I wish they also made a solar Elvis and he had a knee that waved
how great would that look the Queen and the King hanging out and waving at me
seriously the greatest window sill decorations ever right...
Now before any of you worried that I have made her look a tad dodgy
and that the hand looks suspiciously like a clown hand
I would like to draw your attention to the real thing
on comparing the two, you will note I have been quite kind
the real thing gives her slightly alarming oompha loompah skin
and the dress a weird salmon colour which is quite unflattering
not to mention that her hair is downright scary
my father-in-law swears she is actually a waving Margaret Thatcher
which led to heated debate over the Christmas table
because of course the Queen had to preside over our Christmas dinner
it is quite the event after all
and if you have the chance to have the Queen along then you should take it
but all those faults and controversies are forgotten
the minute she waves me through my day
Her Solar Majesty isn't the only thing working for me at the moment though
I am also loving the 10 day challenge being run over on Facebook
which is great fun and getting me back into the swing of doing a little something every day
except for today when I have done two somethings
because I thought if I just put up Queeny here
that they might think it was a touch random
which is no problem on the blog as you are all so accepting of my randomness
but some of these folks don't know me
so I am submitting a painting of this amazing Darjeeling tea tin
not quite as awesome as a solar Queen, but I am still loving it
I have been drinking Darjeeling tea like crazy at the moment
and is fueling the painting challenge perfectly so it it appropriate to submit it
though mine is a boring box and I am wishing like mad I had this container
but I do feel that my Republic of Tea collection
has reached that slightly embarrassing, taking over the shelf stage
so might just add this to my wish list instead
So here are my paintings from the first four days of the challenge
plus a bonus waving solar Queen thrown in for measure... xx
and my last few posts links are here...
Lobster Tales ...
P.S I wanted to quickly mention Featuring magazine to you all
it is a great mag for Mixed Media artists and it is starting a subscription service with the next issue... head on over to some of these links if you are interested in checking it out...
you can buy issue 3 here
or read what people have to say about it...