Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Knobs and Screws

I know I'm not the world's best at doing DIY jobs around the house, but I think I'm better than some! I bought some lovely knobs for my wardrobe doors, which came with screws. Five screwed in well, one did not. Eventually the screw sheared off inside the door. I managed to remove it and the knob. Now I have to find the receipt and take it back... five miles' away! So I shall march up to the information desk and demand a knob with a decent screw!

As for Art class... the example here is a still life painted last night... not really as the tutor wanted it; he wanted lots of bright colour background and bigger and looser with no detail. Sorry mate, but I prefer my own style. Yes, I think I'm developing a style. All the other classmates thought my work really good, so I came away with a smile on my face for a change. However, I don't think I shall be Teacher's Pet.

Also some sad news... a phone message asking me to ring a distant cousin. Oh, oh... whenever that happens I know someone in the family has died. Yes, I was right. My cousin of 62 years died recently... quite quickly... cancer. That's all I know for the moment. Life is too f***ing short!

5 comments:

Hogday said...

Another lovely painting JennyB.

And "Anette", stunning photographs. You have a great eye. I would have left this on your blog as a commnet but it wouldn't let me.

Puddock said...

This is so bizarre Jenny. I had exactly the same thing this week too. I half decorated a room months ago and at the weekend suddenly picked up the paintbrush to finish it. The final touch was to put on four cupboard handles. Very proud of myself - drilled the holes, fitted the handles. All was going swimmingly until I got to the very last one. It wouldn't screw in no matter how hard I pushed. I decided that the handle must be defective and went back to get another one. Bugger me if the same thing didn't happen again. Now I am stumped and rather irritated! Mind you, I did use the old screw so that might have had something to do with it! I'll try with another one tomorrow.

Another nice painting - you are really getting good at this!

Nicola said...

Hi, I wish I could suggest something useful re the DIY, instructables.com might have something useful ? Great painting, I love the vivid colour contrasts, especially black and red !

Nicola

Puddock said...

Update on the screw situation...tried a different screw this morning and it worked! Hope you have as much luck Jenny.

JennyB said...

I had luck with a different screw too! It just goes to show that not all screws are the same!