Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Stripe Day

The strikes continue, so I had a day off today, and got lots of work done at home. I am grateful for a day off if nothing else-and hope it will be worth it in the end. I got going with this term's reports, did three loads of washing, jet washed the car, and cleared up. Part of my clearing up was to deal with a growing problem on top of the kitchen cupboards. Gourds. And a small pumpkin. They have been up there since the Autumn, and have been gradually getting more and more mouldy. But as they are up there I kept forgetting about them. When I took them down, I was very impressed with the colours and shapes produced by the decay. I have now put them in a tin in the back room to finish drying off as they are nearly there and are quite lovely I think.
This is a lucky Ebay find-under its slightly grubby clothes, this baby is metal mechanics. Quite frightening really. It has a great movement. I will do a little film to show you at some point!
('Stripe day' is what Ruksana referred to today as-'Linda says we can't change our books tomorrow because it's stripe day'!

7 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Oh the gourds are wonderfully frightening things! And the creepy crawling baby! Wonderful as well1 I hope it lurches and makes mechanical noise.

Rattling On said...

No-one was on strike round us, how odd! Love the slightly macabre baby! I had to get rid of my pumpkin on the front step as it had collapsed and turned to mush.

Tracy said...

LOVE how you're making the most of the time, Sarah... the gourds are artworks in and of themselves... beautiful shapes! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Relyn said...

The only toy my Dad has left from his childhood is a doll like that. Only it's black. Creepy and cute at the same time, yes?

Sarah said...

Yes!

Helen McCookerybook said...

The fur Hulk (well, plush!) has arrived safely and is guarding the chest of drawers. He's beautiful Sarah! Thank you! xxx

frayedattheedge said...

I still have two tiny pumpkins in a bowl of pot pourri on the kitchen table, but one of them is starting to look a but mouldy!
That baby is scary!!