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Invitation to Vein, a new Drawing Challenge

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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.

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Brrr, it’s cold up here!

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Won’t you join me?

Comments: 15

  • Rosemarie

    February 16, 2015
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    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.

  • February 16, 2015
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    Sadly I’ll have to miss this dc. See you there in a couple of weeks though. xo

  • February 16, 2015
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    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!

  • February 17, 2015
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    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.

  • February 17, 2015
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    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

  • February 17, 2015
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    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?

  • February 17, 2015
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    thanks for inviting me Veronica, i”m in , x

  • February 18, 2015
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    I have no idea, but count me in please!

  • February 18, 2015
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    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

  • February 19, 2015
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    well its too cold here to go where its not warm .. sorry

  • February 19, 2015
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    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!

  • February 20, 2015
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    Oh. sorry, I was very distracted this week. May I join your DC, yet?

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