Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Painting the world pink

Hello Peeps. That's a bit more of the pink paint used up, and I still have some left. Getting a bit short of ideas now. I have had these sticks in my garden for a long time, well over a year in fact. Guess where they came from? The churchyard when they trimmed the lime trees. You can see the post about it here. I thought it about time I gave them a new lease of life and make an artwork out of them. I had three fancy blocks with holes in, just the job, stack them and drop the sticks in. Looks pretty good, I think. 

There you are. You might remember I did something similar with a dead bush I dug up. The twigs were painted different colours and put into a plant pot. The post is here.

Dinner tonight was a super salad, nowt left, all scoffed. Cold pasta twists, mushrooms, cucumber, tomato, chopped spinach, boiled eggs, grated cheese, and mayo. £6 in a restaurant. Cafe de Tightwad Towers, really cheap.

I went to Arty Club this morning, I wasn't going to go because I didn't fancy doing water colour painting. I rang my friend to say I wasn't going, but she talked me into it, saying I could do my own thing. I sploshed some paint about and made a bit of a mess. The ladies are all very nice, but I am a bit of a rebel, I am also not very good at painting.

Thank you for your miles updates, I'm dead impressed with your enthusiasm. Long may it continue, I am willing you on to keep going and cross that finishing line at the end of the year. Do whatever miles you can, it isn't a race, everyone has different levels of fitness. Do whatever suits you best.

Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

12 comments:

  1. Love your pink canes Ilona they look really striking with your pots.

    Re your last post regarding house contents insurance I have only been burgled once but was so glad to have the insurance people sort out the new back door and locks I needed and with the insurance money I got for a few things that were stolen I could replace them easily also being very elderly it gives me piece of mind. I do not have the expense of a car so it's not so bad. Good subject to discuss and reading the comments made interesting reading. Hazel c uk

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  2. I love those twigs painted pink!!! Just think, if that old Tracy Emin had done this it would be in some ghastly gallery with a hefty price tag on it! But this is a special Ilona piece of installation art, and I just love it! My husband painted the canes for the tomatoes/sweet peas bright blue to match our pots a few years ago and they look great.
    Margaret P

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  3. Love the pink twigs, it would make a nice bottle tree for the spring.

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  4. Wow!! I love those painted twigs. I have done the same. I painted them white and wrapped fairy lights around them. They look nice in winter when everything gets dark. Love love love your pink display.

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  5. Loved the pink twigs!
    The plate looked very appealing too!

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  6. love your painted sculpture...(sticks in block...)

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  7. It all looks wonderful against the yellow.

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  8. I have a blue cabin a blue bird table and a blue bird house I can feel more blue approaching as we have lots of twigs and tree parts to makeover. What a fab idea to paint them can't wait to get started. Just went back to look at your multi coloured ones too, you are full of brilliantly creative ideas I just love it.

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  9. Another good job, your meals always look scrummy.
    Would love to see a full tour of your garden x

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    1. It's not that interesting, bushes, lawns that are looking weedy, ha ha. I'll post some pictures of the flowers, when they come into bloom.

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  10. Love the colour artwork looks really pretty

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  11. Lovin the pink. It would certainly cheer up my morning if I had that to look out on

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