Sunday, October 08, 2006
My kitchen is somewhere under the wood and paint. And piles of craft stuff. I know where the sink is because I have to wash the paint brushes. And the kettle is there. But the rest???? I need a workshop. That is quite clear. I have to shift boards about with drying paint, and trays of bits waiting to be sanded. Then there is the saw. It in no way resembles kitchen equipment. And it cannot liquidise or mix. On the other hand, maybe I should have sliced the butternut for the soup on it. Or bread. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder.....
Everything is either coated with sawdust or paint splatter. And I am getting to the stage where I want the "bits" to finish things off. I have NO idea where they are. Somewhere in the bowels of my sewing room cupboard, but I need a rope round the waist before I venture in there, so I can be pulled out when I get stuck among the mountains of vital necessities. Vital essentials for me, that is. Others may think I have lost it. Ok, I admit I love being creative. I love making things. I scrapbook, sew, make quilts, and make wooden things. I love trying new creative projects. I like learning how to do new things. I would love to paint, and will try one day even though I really do not think my talents lie in that direction. But in the meantime, my kitchen is lost. I used to have a magnet on my fridge saying " A tidy house is the sign of a misspent life". I think I need to find it. At least no-one would think this a boring place to be.
About the painting. I thought I would save time by painting everything that needs to be the same colour, and then moving onto the next colour etc etc. I have discovered that this might be good in theory, but it pre-supposes you have just 3 things to paint. Not a couple of hundred. I would need a church hall to lay everything out in the proper order. But hopefully some will be finished soon. After the painting comes the sanding again, and then the spraying. Then the glueing of bits on to the finished creations. Sigh. I could be here forever.