Wednesday, 9 February 2011


I have no idea where this blog is going. I don't have a business plan of any sort. The only real 'goal' I have in terms of this blog is to be a bit less of a jack of all trades and master of none. If I could hone in on the things I do a bit better, and get even better, that would be good. But it's nice that, while I bumble along here (I love the word bumble, don't you? Say it. Bumble.) you lovely folk are bumbling along with me. Thanks for that.

I've always been a great planner. I like to make lists and tick things off. And, if I do/pack something which wasn't on the list, I'll write it on there so that I can tick it off. I doubt I'm the only one who does that. But all of my big life plans fell flat on their face when I got ill, 5 years ago. So these days, I make small plans (like deciding to learn the cello - oh yes!) and I think about the bigger plans, but I try not to hinge my happiness upon them. Only God knows that's going to happen next. Anyway...

Here's some paint I chucked at a canvas.

Here's a tip for you: if you plan on making a piece of art which involves flicking paint, be sure to cover everything (apart from the thing on which you want the paint to land, obviously). If you are foolish enough to do it on the floor in the kitchen, don't be surprised when you find paint on your table legs and cupboard doors. And, if you're flicking the paint from the actual paintbrush (by tapping the brush handle onto your finger, perhaps), be aware that that particular method flicks paint not just in the direction you're aiming the brush, but also from either side and, if you're really lucky, it'll flick paint upwards, onto your face and hair.

Not that I did any of that. I just thought you'd appreciate the tip.


  1. Ooh very artistic. And no, you're not the only one that does that with lists!

  2. Love it! And you know I love that hope canvas. And I love the word "bumble." And I love bumbling along to check your blog. And most of all, I love you Mrs Long Stockings :) xx

  3. Just keep your blog going as usual. I like to read what you did and made and the photos you take along the way :) Nice canvas.

  4. Thanks ladies. I'll continue bumbling then :)