Tuesday, 9 August 2011

The tale of the missing wooden table, by Agatha Misty


We're moving stuff...again...
You know that awful kind of 're-arranging things' because you need more space?
Then when it's all piled up into a teetering tower and you have created a lovely clean little area...only to look behind you at the cob-webby-dust-infested pile of junk which you now have no space for!
My daughter's bedroom is now beautifully tidy after laying new carpets and doing girly stuff...now all of the stuff she no longer wants is piled in the big inglenook (it looks like a flea market...funny how quickly they grow out of toys...)
I'm just as bad as everyone else here though...

I did used to have a table to 'work' on, in the kitchen, tucked under the window to get better light, ha, nice try there Missy!
It was all ready for me to paint the 'masterpiece', you know which one, the one that lurks in the back of your head and will never come out to play!

Now...it's piled high with boxes and clay and bits of old fluff and lace and oil paints and sculpting tools and more boxes and ribbons and plastic leaves and more fluff and an old herbal book (?) and some sketch books and some charcoal and some crayons and some hair (?) and some watercolour paints and some pencils and some bits of fluff which looks like it came from a timid dog (we don't have a dog though!) (?) and some acrylic paints which have dried up because their lids snapped off so I have to poke a knitting needle down the end to get the paint out! and some fabric and some sewing threads and some paper and some scissors and some chocolate ;o) and some tissues and some photo's and some more fluff and a small easel and the castors from my big easel which broke and some hand wipes and some paintbrushes and a jar of teeny beads and some small wooden tables and an old rusty six inch nail which I found in the fireplace and liked (?) and some rust which flaked off the big nail!...and some more fluff...you can see there's a problem here can't you?

I can't find my table anymore!!!

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted...
Back to sketching on the sofa and annoying everyone with my scratchy charcoal (ha ha ha, teach them to mess the house up!)...they should be more tidy with their stuff...like me ;o)

This one is a study for a stretching female...in case you couldn't tell ;o)





7 comments:

VelveT GlooM said...

LOL...your house sounds like ours...we all start off really neat and plan to keep it that way,but being musicians there are musical instruments, notebooks, cables, headphones, microphones, lyric sheets, drum sticks, keyboards, dog hair (and luckily we do have a dog!!), old tennis balls - dog likes to destroy them, etc., etc., I have kind of given up too!!

Oberon's Wood said...

A.j. I know all about you musicians!!!
My eldest son has taken over the front room with all of his musical must-haves, the guitars breed all over the place too don't they!? And the recording stuff and the dog hair (oh wait...no dog must be my hairy musician son) *wink*

maddyrose said...

It takes a lot of stuff to create and us artistic ones would rather be creating than cleaning up and putting away. We all need assistants to take care of that.

Jeanne said...

I think someone comes in the middle of the night and adds items of flotsam and jetsam to my work table so that come morning I can barely see the top of it. :0) You know, the same someone that pulls one sock out of the dryer so I can't make a matched pair.....

intothedawn said...

Ah, yes, I am well acquainted with this type of situation-- I call it pileage at my house! And the piles get higher & higher until I can't take it anymore and then I clean & organize & discard until my creative space is pristine and I can't find half of what I'm looking for the next time I sit down to work, because I've put it away in SUCH a LOGICAL place that I have no idea where it is now... And of *course* I SWEAR I'm going to keep my space clean from now on... and then the piles start growing again... LOL

Linda in New Mexico said...

Wow, you have now confirmed a household connundrum I have had for years......the attraction of fluff to junque er arting supplies ;0. I have moved and created a work space/studio for myself 9 times in 15 years and every single darned time...there comes a point when there is more fluff and extra junque than arting supplies. You know how smoke follows beauty??????, well I think fluffies follow arting...tee hee.
Glad you got your girls room sorted, we're still working on GK's spot. With my slow motion crew it will be Samhain before we get it done. But that might be auspicious for a new beginning for the princess of the house.
smooches and squoozes, The Olde Bagg

Seawitch Artist said...

I love the picture! Of the mountain, surely e bay can turn it into one off cash?