Posted in Art, Nursery Decor, Ordinarylife, Paintings, Port Elizabeth

If you have nothing nice to say….

rather say nothing at all – or did you mom not teach you that????

You know there are just some people that you like right away and then there are the others…. The ones that you know, you will NEVER like. 

I encountered one on Sunday!  And she was standing in my house.  

Her boyfriend had come to help Mr OL out with some rewiring (we are having a kitchen done – yes I agree, fantastic timing being 9 months pregnant and all).  Anyway, they walk in while I am busy painting the last of my frogs – and feeling rather proud of them.  She asks if she can see what I am doing so I said by all means. She walks over, looks at them and asks if she can make a suggestion. – WTF!!! Me, in my dumbfounded state say yes. She says I should do something with the background, not just have it white.  This is the first time I have met this girl, and this is the first thing that she has to say to me… After I recovered from my shock I said, no I left it white on purpose and decide to show her the nursery so she can see the contrast.  Dumb move on my part!  She said she quite liked it, but then asked about the tree I painted and did I come up with it, and she supposes it does lift the room otherwise the brown would be rather flat.  Why the hell did she think I painted it???? 

She looked at some of my other paintings around the house, only to criticize them as well. She asked if I use oil or acrylic paint and when I said I use mostly oils, she says have I ever thought of mixing my paints with boiled linseed oil because my colours are dull.  Excuse me????  I told her I paint for fun, and no I have not thought about it and no I won’t be doing that in the future either.   I am quite proud of my paintings.  The she looks at a set of 3 that I did and asked if I was trying to copy Andy Warhol, but completed the sentence with, Oh, you probably don’t know who Andy Warhol is.  The little $##$%!@#$$!!!!!  I said, I know exactly who he is and these painting are nothing like his style, I have done a few in his style before, but I sold them, as I have done with a number of my pieces.  I was getting slightly irritated at this stage. 

She then had the nerve to comment on my garden, asked if I had thought of covering the patio and made a few other…. suggestions.  I think by this stage I was in too much shock to say anything back to her. And  if I had thought of something to say it might not have been very pleasant.  But my mom raised me better than that.  If you have nothing nice to say rather say nothing at all – her mom should have taught her that. 

The second she left I turned to Mr OL and said – “I intensely dislike that girl!”

Posted in My Art Work, Nursery Decor, Ordinarylife, Paintings, Pregnancy, Sewing

More nursery pictures.

Here are a couple more pictures from the nursery.  

It is nearly done!  The only thing left is the bedding, which I have still yet to sew.  I am not in a rush as I will be using blankets for the first little while anyway. 

Here are some pictures of the paintings I did.  I found a picture by an artist Royce McClure that he had for t-shirts (link HERE) and copied it.  I have no intention of selling these pictures, so hopefully he does not mind that I copied them.  I am really happy with the way they came out.  The first 3 pictures are the individual paintings and then the 4th picture is what they look like in the room.  I have also added a few more photos so you can get a general idea of what the room looks like.

We have left a double bed in it for now.  It might come in very useful (and we had no where else to put it).

I know the dark brown would not be to everyone’s taste but I am SO happy with the way the room has come out!  For all of Mr OL’s skepticism at the beginning about the colour and my plans he now loves it too and says he is really happy I did not go all pastels and stuff. Although if you saw the rest of our house you would know that I would not have gone pastels.

Hear no evil!
Speak No Evil!
See No Evil!
Pictures up in the room.
The opposite wall

And one final picture.  I found this doorstop and Mr Price Home.  Isn’t he so cute!!!

The cutest doorstop.