Moving right along

So, where was I?…Oh, yes ahem. Moving on. This post is NOT going to be about.. ah… the thing I’m not posting about.

Right! Well, in other news. I bought a canvas yesterday and last night I set aside some time to not think about the you know what. I can’t draw to save myself, and can’t really paint either but it never hurt anyone trying and I just want to try. This is what came out of it.

I know it’s not very good, but I was ridiculously pleased with it. Don’t look too close though…it has some serious problems. It was fun to try and I was surprised to actually end up with something that does resemble something of what is in my head. I’m finding it hard to get the colours I want though. The sky is OK, but the sea should be more vibrant and less solid looking, if that makes any sense. ha ha ! You can tell I don’t know what I’m talking about! Sorry to all you artists out there.

Also, the overall thing looks a bit more child like than I imagined…..it’s the primary-ness of the colours I think.

Oh, and it’s all the wrong size. You see, although bought a stretched canvas, I actually painted it on a sheet canvas pad because I thought it’d be so bad it’d be a waste of a good canvas. Hmmm… positively exuding confidence aren’t I?

And tonight, I’m washing my hair with my new and deliciously natural Rosemary Shampoo bar! Oh, wow. Why didn’t I know about these before. I’ve tried being ‘poo free’ before using baking soda and it just didn’t last. Found that I couldn’t’ get my hair really clean because it was hard to massage through all my hair. My new shampoo bar is so lovely though! It’s a natural product made from Almond and Coconut oils and it froths really nicely without those nasty chemical frothers. (SLS?) I follow up with a vinegar rinse which I infused with rosemary from our garden. Here’s how:

VINEGAR ROSEMARY RINSE

1 litre hot water
3/4 cup vinegar
1 sprig rosemary
1 apple/chamomile tea bag for fragrance. (‘Cept I didn’t have any tea bags except Rooibos and ordinary old tea.)
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That’s it. When it cools of course. Just pour over 1/2 to 1 cup full over your hair as a rinse. I let most of it rinse out with water. Not sure if you’re meant to leave it in or rinse it out. Ha! Aren’t I the expert?! Anyway, my hair was manageable, no where near as tangly as I expected without using my usual 1/4 cup of conditioner, and doesn’t smell like vinegar at all! That’s a bonus clearly!

I’m not going to tell you where I got the Shampoo bar. Not yet anyhow. More on that another day. (Because I promised not to go on about the *whispers* you know what)

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3 thoughts on “Moving right along

  1. Id like to try painting on canvas one day

    I like your painting I like the little puffy clouds and the the surf hitting the shore

    when I was at uni I had a cool art teacher she said that there is no such thing as a bad artist
    she installed in me that its all about being creative

    well done
    be proud :)

  2. Very nice painting. If you would like to try a different style of painting, may I offer a suggestion to consider with your next effort should you want to do it “just for fun”? I’m not a painter, either, but I tried once upon a time. Take a photo of the scene… and paint the scene onto the canvas. Painting a scene conjured in our mind is loads of fun, and a nice appealing style, but it’s rather amazing the amount of detail our imagination omits from them. I was definitely surprised at the difference in my own efforts… but, alas, I chose not to become a starving artist, and decided to rely on existing skills to earn my daily bread, instead. Good luck with your efforts for Zim, dear.

    p.s. if you’re using oil paints, don’t worry about the canvas… just paint over it… it needs a base coat, anyway. dunno about other media.

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