Sunday, 3 February 2013

Day or Night? I think I will be ill for both

It appears I have good timing when it comes to being unwell. The six nations has started and I have a legitimate reason to set up camp on the sofa with a blanket, hot drink, ten jumpers, and legs that won't move.  Unfortunately, during the week, I had an idea for a painting that I decided I could try at the weekend. Do I now sit, enjoy the rugby and then watch countless episodes of the Big Bang Theory or do I try and persuade myself to roll off the sofa and get my paints out?

Paints it is, but rugby first, I can get some priorities right at least. I have been freezing all day but as soon as I try to paint I am on fire. This is such a bad idea especially as I am trying to achieve something specific. But here is the result:

Day or night, 2-in-1 canvas, 180 degree canvas, laura hol art
Day or Night? Day first, night second (as it should be) 

A 2-in-1 painting. The idea being, dependant on your mood, you can have mountains in the night or mountains in the day at a mere 180 degree turn of the canvas. I thought I had failed yesterday as I much preferred the day view, but today, I much prefer the night - just as well I can have both, so maybe it is a success after all?

I would like to try something a bit more complicated next time but I just watched quite an inspiring Richard Attenborough documentary about the Sahara. I wonder whether my next painting will be a sandstorm? Right now, my first port of call is to crawl back to the sofa before I wake up in three hours time with my keyboard plastered to my face and a crick in my neck.

My bed is closer than the sofa though....but there is chocolate by the sofa...maybe the keyboard won't be that uncomfortable after-all.....................zzzzzzzzz!


  1. Hope you get better soon Laura, chocolate is always the greatest healer.. Love the new artwork, a very clever concept, 2 for the price of one, you buy one you get one free.. can't be bad :)

    1. Thank you! I am glad you like the idea, I think I might try a couple more of them at some point. I feel a little better today, or at least slightly less like I am swallowing razor blades! Thank you for the well wishes. I needed to hire you to be my assistant and my nurse :-D

    2. Yes you should, you have the talent & the vision.. I'm ready for my nursing duties.. do I need references? :D

  2. Probably but on this occasion I think flattery will get you everywhere so no you don't need references! :-D