The day of The Great Self Portrait Exchange between printmakers dawned bright and clear… golden sun in a high, blue sky.
Quite different from the midnight deluge that had me scrabbling in the dark to clear rain pits again. Yes, I did have house lights on. And yes, I had grabbed a flashlight, but, as its **** battery died …you don’t dither with batteries in these circumstances.
Drains cleared as much as possible, windows adjusted, wet clothing and towels dumped in laundry, the bi-peds eventually got back to sleep. The cats? Well, what did they care?
So I was not at my brightest when I headed off to my meeting!
Did I mention it was the Annual General Meeting? God! I must stop going to these things. All we did was swap “hats” yesterday!
And portraits. Here’s mine, titled “Botox, anyone?”
And don’t forget, if anyone would like to attempt a self portrait lino print, go for it! Post the result and let me know when you do. There might even be a candy bar for the best effort! Me? Well, I think I’ll leave the lino well alone. At least for a while.
Something else occupied our time Chez Idle Thoughts this weekend…
Next time we see it it will look pretty. And, quite accidentally, I took a 14 seconds movie of the 25 minutes trip to the paint shop!
In a queue at a roundabout, I got the camera out of its bag without looking at it. Must have unwittingly set it and then, when traffic began moving, just aimed over the steering wheel and went “click.” Great shot of my left knee and the rear view mirror!
Well, a wrinkled old visage and a rusty old car aren’t much to tempt you so have one of these…
This is a young cuckoo. The poor “mother” bird is slightly smaller than this feathered lump! Not a very clear shot, but I was ankle-deep in muddy water and didn’t want to go closer and scare the little chap as it still can’t fly.
The (probable) surrogate parent.I didn’t see it, but could hear one nearby.
There’s a link in comments, below.
And now…I still have work to do…