Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
It was cold and rather grey here today, although the sun did try to look out
for a few minutes here and there, and we have stormy and wet weather on its way. Oh well, we have to take the weather as it comes, and I know
a lot of places are having to battle with much worse conditions.
For Art Journal Journey, Birds, beasts and humans I have a painting to share. It started life as a bright background, which got more or less obliterated by ginger and lemon tea - tasted good, but evidently not good for paper and paints. It had lots of purple splodges on it, and suddenly they morphed into yellow-spotted purple white-foot Squirmies. They look rather scary, but are actually quite harmless. The have one eye at the front and one at the back - perhaps the origin of the saying 'Having eyes at the back of your head'? Their purple skin is rather rough and scrubby looking, as they like to bathe in lemon and ginger tea, which is not good for the skin at all. Juveniles have orange coloured scales, and adults neon yellow ones. When two meet and mate, they fuse into one being with 2 heads, which makes sure that the wife can always keep an eye on her husband. Their hair is short and bristly, interspersed with soft white curls. As they are very nervous and afraid of others, they always chant 'Muttermuttermutter' when they are walking along in order to scare off unfriendly beings. They are always accompanied by the long-legged purple picker birds, who mostly travel on their heads and act as look-outs. The Squirmies have large, white button-like knobs along their front sides, but experts have not yet been able to work out what function they have. They also have white feet so that they can find each other easily in the dark. They are very shy, and rarely seen these days. If you should happen to spot them please contact the organisation for investigating yellow-spotted purple white-foot Squirmies, who will surely be most delighted to hear from you.
I managed to take a few photos of the heron and gulls today, after that it was so wet I had to pack the camera away.
Today nobody was working on the roof of the old house, which was well covered with plastic sheets to keep it dry. But I did get a picture of the old beams, which really look decayed and wormy
Have a great day you all, enjoy the weekend,
and thanks a lot for coming by!