Yet again we're up against the clock ....
we spent the day at Pilgrims Hospice eBay office today as we can't be there tomorrow. Got home this evening and I decided to spend some time in the garden tackling weeds and clearing up generally. We have a new garden refuse wheelie bin and I've now filled it completely. Up till now, David refused to buy one from the council as they cost over £40 each (such a cheapskate at times) ... most garden refuse goes on our compost mountain at the back of the garden, but the woody/twiggy/brambly bits need to go to the waste depot and despite our best intentions, we don't make those trips often enough so we do put off pruning and trimming longer than we should. I just persuaded David that the expensive council bin will pay for itself in the end as the council will empty it for us each fortnight, saving a trip in the car to the council depot!
So I'm now covered in scratches and cuts after battling the brambles, but even an hour's work has made a visible difference.
We're off tomorrow to Nottingham (Patchings Art Gallery) to deliver the 3 pictures I've had juried into the UKCPS Annual Int'l Exhibition which opens at the weekend. We're driving on to Derbyshire to meet friends we haven't seen for 4 years. In fact 4 years ago was the first time I met Joanne (Simpson-Connor) and Roy 'in the flesh'. We'd been e-friends for years after meeting on a Pet Portrait Artists forum and just hit it off. When Jo finally made an honest man of long-term partner, Roy, we were invited to the wedding and they (and their friends) made us feel so welcome.
Looking forward to seeing them again tomorrow and catching up on all the news.
But ... my pictures still aren't packed up. Although we're delivering them to the gallery ourselves, they have to have appropriate packaging so they can be returned to me at the end of the exhibition if they don't sell. Blame the Packing Department (David) ... I've been nagging him for weeks and he's beginning to panic now LOL. We have carboard and bubble wrap everywhere in the lounge it seems ... I'm just chilling out with a large glass of red wine letting hubby get on with it (so cruel)
I've been asking David to sort out the packaging for at least 2 weeks .... and now adrenaline (and panic) is starting to kick in ... so he's just emailed me the following article in an attempt to justify being late for everything ...
poor excuse for being late .... Daily Mail
afraid I'm not sympathetic ... I think its just poor planning and procrastination!!!