I choose to live in the NOW... not to dwell on the past if I can help it. I choose to no longer get involved in other people's arguments. I refuse to get dragged into them either. So LEAVE ME ALONE UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO BE NICE. Cos I like NICE. I like happy.
I just found out Steve is coming down to do a job in Hamilton for two days... so he and his family are going to be here for the next few days!
That is not FAVORING him, it's being a good mother/grandmother. We have an OPEN DOOR to all our kids, and those that CHOOSE to visit, keep in touch and care about us, use that door!
Just saying... in light of recent conversations.
It took me 3 hours last night to paint it.
Stew thinks it's pretty cool... so I must have done an OK job of it.
Here it is:
ABOVE: Because it was taken at night (the photo), you can't really compare the colours of the gate to the painting accurately. It is actually a pretty good match.
I like it, it makes me smile. edit: I've taken a new photo of the gate (above) in the daylight. It shows the colours better now.
Right... not sure what our plans are for the morning yet. I'm sure we will come up with something!
Thank you so much for all the lovely positive comments about my gate!
I did the gate 'free hand', I just kept looking at the painting on the wall for guidance. The fact that Stew was impressed made the effort worth it! He is fairly hard to impress!
ABOVE: a bit of the detail. Not flash! But it still looks great in my opinion.
WORTH NOTING: There is NO BLUE !!! Brylee kept saying put some blue in it... but nope. There ain't no blue in the painting... so no blue on the gate.
4.35 pm: And we went into Hamilton for lunch then did some shopping. I'm not going to say what we bought till it arrives! That will take 4 months!
Something we didn't actually NEED, but something we wanted. Will make life easier for me if nothing else.
Home now and Bex and the boys have arrived. The gate has been slammed a few times already... so I've had to yell at Archer! Little bugger.
Well... it's been a nice evening. Dinner was yum, chicken steaks and veges. I'm now watching Coronation Street so am quite happy! *smiles*