05 February 2007

Random acts of typing

It's Monday again and frankly this morning's walk to and from nursery lacked a little something. Maybe it was because no alleged killers ran past us covered in blood, perhaps it was the lack of sex toys lying about in the street or maybe it was just because the sky promised snow but gave out nothing. This, ladies and gent, is just not on. I want our walks to be, well I was going to say stimulating, because otherwise I'll have nothing else to tell you.

In the interest of bank accounts, and spousal nerves I'll give you a quick public announcement. If you are in any way tempted by art supplies DO NOT read Victoria Finlay's Colour. She dots her book with mentions of Winsor and Newton who I googled. Don't do that either. You may find yourself drooling over one of these .

The fairies have exchanged the children back again. The FB is back to his normal adorable self. He probably asked "why" just one too many times.

9 comments:

Molly said...

Have already given in to temptation. Your warnings came too late! In addition to being a writing wannabe, I'm alo an artist wannabe. You too?

velcro said...

most definately Molly, and I love oil paints which makes art shops such incredibly tempting places.

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, you remind me that among the many many things I'm going to do when I retire, I'm going to learn to paint. I wonder how long I can reckon on living? It's going to have to be at least 30 years past retirement. Hmm. I'm sure there are lots of 90-year-old hobby painters. Well, I won't be able to see to thread a needle by then, anyway, so I'll have to have given up the quilting that I haven't started yet, but if I paint really big...

angelfeet said...

It's very naughty of you to put that link in to Art Discount. That's hours I'm going to lose in internetland drooling over papers, pens, paints and brushes. I always find stationery shops difficult to resist too - how many pens do I really need?

Glad your walk was uneventful, if a little dull.

angelfeet said...

I've just looked at the price of that oil chest!!!!!

aunty evil said...

yawwwn, I was hoping for something exciting from you. :)

But seriously, when my stick figures start looking like stick figures,then I'll start drawing.

velcro said...

I know Angelfeet. I looked at the price and thought ach it's only 250 then realised that there was an additional 2 in there.

velcro said...

Sorry Aunty. I'll try to do better in future...

Mrs Thistletwat said...

I'd love one of those chests, even if only to inspire some hitherto undiscovered creative streak, but the chances are it would sit at the back of a cupboard with a thick layer of dust on top.