Friday, 5 March 2010

No art, just reflections and some trivia

Artistic inspiration has deserted me just now and I have no artwork to show.  I have, however, been thinking long and hard about where I want to go with my art, why I'm doing it and trying to get some sort of planning for the future in place.  Until now I've just been 'going with the flow', so to speak, but I think it's time to get myself organised, establish some goals, like.... to sell my art or not to sell?  If so, sell what, how, where?  If not to sell, then I could continue drawing for pleasure only.  I think I've reached a crossroads now and I need to make some concrete decisions and then move on down my chosen path.  I suspect this angst is why the drawing is not happening for me at the moment.  I'll work it out.

On a lighter note, dare I say it....could it be that weather-wise we have turned a corner and Spring is on its way?  Or are these a mirage!




Crocuses are erupting in my garden!  Now I could say that we have purposefully decided to allow our garden to return to a natural 'meadow-like' state but that would be such a bare-faced lie!  The truth is we are too darned lazy to get out there and look after it properly....you know, with carefully planned planting, weeding and the like.  I have to admit that although I do appreciate gorgeous flowers and plants and love to draw them, I really cannot muster up an ounce of enthusiasm for gardening.  My most hated BBC radio programme is "Gardener's Question Time" - I find it crushingly boring!  Hence the wilderness that you see here - pretty though, isn't it?

Now here's something closer to my heart! 


This is Bobby, brother to Keith and brother (once removed) to Barley whom you may remember from previous posts on this blog.  Do not be fooled by that nonchalant look, Bobby is King Pin, the Top Cat of this family.  He positions himself in front of my computer screen at key times during the day, if that is where I am, of course, and does not budge.  Who needs language when you can communicate your needs as effectively as this!   This posturing translates as "it's time you quit staring at that thing and started preparing a meal for myself, my brothers and other feline relatives!" 

And finally, there's this......

   

I am one of a dwindling number of people who actually still like my tea brewed properly in a teapot - remember those?  I spotted this tea cosy in town recently and had to buy it.   Need I say more?!     

9 comments:

Dors said...

Oh wow don't those Crocuses Looks just wonderful. A good sign of spring. Hope you don't get too much more snow.

Oh a demanding fur baby. well I guess someone has to be boss. LOL He is looking after his family.

Oh I love the Tea cosy. Brings back memories. I always think tea tastes much better brewed in a pot. and of course has to be a china mug.. I am lazy these days and use tea bags. because my husband only drinks green tea. I mostly have coffee. but still love my tea..

Felicity said...

Oh, I relate to a lot of what you say here! I've given up thinking about selling for the time being and it was a huge weight off my shoulders.

Hubby does the gardening and I quite like weeding but now we have a garden that needs very little doing, it's brilliant! It's basically a patio with beds around - I can't abide the noise of the neighbours lawn mowers and it's always on the loveliest days when you've just grabbed a chair to enjoy the peace and sunshine! Grr!

I love the tea cosy! I just bought a gorgeous knitting pattern for one yesterday! It definitely tastes better in a pot, no doubt about it! Oh, and I can never see too many photos of cats! :)

Carolina said...

Hi Janet!
I've enjoyed your post, honest remarks :) and beautiful photos a lot! I hope you find your purpose in art (but I think you'll end up painting for pleasure, wanna bet? even when you start selling). Please give your cat a huge pet-hug, from me. He looks so huggable! I love the expression on his face :)
About tea, well, I like it iced, but it does no good to my stomack, bfff. A pleasure I have to omit in my life :(
Well, looking forward to see what you decide. Take care :)
Carolina

Janet Pantry said...

Thanks, you lovely people! Just off to enjoy another cup of Assam, aaaah!

jyothisethu said...

janet,
the pictures are beautiful...
i went down into your entire blog...
the pictures you have posted earlier are fantastic...
congratulations...

Leslie Hawes said...

Oh, I'd just tell everyone that I slaved away planting all those crocuses last fall...who's to know any different? :)
And then I'd have some tea!

(first I'd feed the cats, or there would be no peace)

Janet Pantry said...

Thank you iyothisethu! Leslie - Cheers! Lol.

Anonymous said...

Mum, barley is not bobby's brother once removed they are from the same litter I have told you this before!!!! nincompoop. btw mum your blog is really funny you should put it all in a book.
'The musings of Janet Pantry'

Lauren xxx

Janet Pantry said...

Oh Lauren, you're right, of course they are from the same litter! I got confused because they've lived in different families...until now that is. So you think I could publish my musings eh? Hmm, 'Memoirs of a Nicompoop'...has a certain ring about it!

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