I managed to get a few bits and pieces done this weekend. Cleaned out the shed, got out the winter clothes and hung up a painting that’d been lying around on the floor since we moved in last September.
While sorting out the clothes I put aside some clothes the boys had grown out of to give away. I must admit I shed a tear or two as I packed them away. Sometimes I just want to stop time and keep them as my little boys forever. Of course, that would mean I would spend the rest of my life with a huge pile of Lego on my living room floor. Those little suckers really hurt when you step on them.
I was very glad to get that painting up. The scene is of Mannin Bay on the west coast of Ireland. I lived there in Ireland for four years and it was our favourite beach. It was painted by R’s brother, Gavin Lavelle, who is a painter and also owns an art gallery. While he doesn’t paint in this particular style anymore he does the most wonderful collages and mixed media pieces on paper and wood.
Anyway, the colours in this painting are my starting point for this room. Green, turquoise, aqua and white. So far, we’ve just got the white, but when I finally get my curtains and chairs I’ll be able to add a bit of colour to the room!