Invitation to Vein, a new Drawing Challenge

February 16, 2015

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Hi everybody,

I’m having the roof replaced and I need a distraction.
Mainly because there are bits of roof flying all over my show garden instead of on the tarps where they’re supposed to land.

I spoke to R this morning and told him that I might just have a heart attack watching the pieces of roof land on the snowdrops and the roses in the front.

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A great big coronary, or as it’s known round here: a Sean Connery!

So I’m proposing Vein, a new drawing challenge!

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And I’m about to go hide myself in my studio…where I just discovered that the ventilation fan has gone leaving an open hole to the sky!…and I’ll muck about with some paint.

When I think of vein and art together, I inevitably think of Frida Kahlo. Every time. What wonderful art she produced. So I’ll try to ignore the great big hole where the fan used to be, and get some paints out, and plug into the vein of gold that is my sketchbook and the Frida Kahlo inspiration page.


Brrr, it’s cold up here!

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Won’t you join me?

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  • Reply Rosemarie February 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

    I can relate to what you are going thru with the roof. We had ours done 2 years ago in the summer and had to escape on the 3rd day.

    My roofers were excellent in ensuring that my ferns etc were not damaged. Some people might say they’re only ferns they’ll grow back but the roofers knew how I felt about my plants so were careful and did a fab job of cleaning up after themselves each day.

    Maybe you’ll want to have that hole turned into a sky light.

    I love Frida – visited her home/museum in Mexico City and saw a fantastic one woman show in Vancouver at the Cultch year’s ago re her.

    • Reply Veronica February 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Rosemarie, These guys are doing fine after a little talk and a quick call to the company. I think for the most part the plants will be ok, but I’ve been dreading this day. Knew it would be a problem to remove the roof and not damage anything. 🙁

  • Reply Carole February 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Sadly I’ll have to miss this dc. See you there in a couple of weeks though. xo

    • Reply Veronica February 16, 2015 at 5:05 pm

      Aw, will miss you. Hugs 🙂

  • Reply Tammie February 16, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    my roof needs help too. I am trying to decide what to do. But it is small and should be done in 4-5 days….. I would love to join in for Vein. Thanks for the invite and for hosting!

    • Reply Veronica February 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      That’s so great Tammie. I love your artwork and always look forward to seeing it. 😀

  • Reply lissa February 17, 2015 at 6:41 am

    vein is a very good theme, sadly, I won’t be able to join in this week but thanks for the invite.

    hope you have a lovely day.

  • Reply cecilia February 17, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I HATE it when workers get in my garden, Once a painter was working on the outside (I was out) and got out his tools and PRUNED all the plants to the house to the GROUND. The bushes and I are still recovering. There was nothing I could say.. it was done. Hope you weather is nice, or that hole in the roof might be a problem! love c

  • Reply tinyWOOLF February 17, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    no sean connery for you though, please! the frustration must be painful, turn your head away!
    vein and frida, i understand the correlation. vein is an interesting theme. i have no idea, but i’d love to. n?

  • Reply renilde February 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    thanks for inviting me Veronica, i”m in , x

  • Reply Katrin February 18, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I have no idea, but count me in please!

  • Reply eric February 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for the invitation. I have no idea yet and running out of time but …”never say never”:). So count me in, (it’s a bit maybe).- eric

  • Reply daryledelstein February 19, 2015 at 10:18 am

    well its too cold here to go where its not warm .. sorry

  • Reply Kim Henkel February 19, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Hello Veronica…. wasn’t sure if I could make it, as a very busy week…. but I have completed a small project and will have it up by Saturday morn. Glad to hear the roof is fixed and that plants, cats and you all survived!

  • Reply roberto February 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Oh. sorry, I was very distracted this week. May I join your DC, yet?

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