I'm linking this post up with Lakota's Ta Da! Tuesdays as there's plenty of Ta Da! here...
In my last post I mentioned that I'd be doing something more interesting with my Tuesdays. I had three part time jobs, none of which gave me enough money to be independent, (ie move out!), I was starting to get very bored indeed, I also mentioned last time that I was falling asleep at my desk.
So I applied to be a volunteer at the National Trust. Luckily there's a NT property almost on my doorstep, which I know well...
It's the home of the 19th Century Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who was very popular with Queen Vicky and our only PM of Jewish descent.
So I arrived there today, looking very bedraggled as I'd walked in the rain, underestimated the distance and worn silly shoes. But I was made to feel very welcome and I enjoyed it immensely. I'm not sure how long I can last before I start angling for a paid job there! I only do 3 short hours then I'm out again free to spend the rest of the day doing what I want! It's lovely to spend that time gazing at lovely objects and paintings and chatting about history
I've been an ebay horror this week - I also had an ebay fail where I bought some boots which arrived lightning quick but had a broken zip. I just want the perfect pair of chestnut brown knee high boots, that fit my calves, with a small heel... is that too much to ask?!
brand new cream lace dress £8
lace, net, broiderie anglais and cotton skirt £5
I also bought this Barry M nail polish in pink silver
Did a little charity shopping this week...
The fur collar above is real fur, I'm not very keen on real fur but it was sat sadly on a dusty bottom shelf in Oxfam and I felt sorry for it (if I get really sad I'll give it away... or bury it). The tea cup was only 50p, part of the "Dainty Miss" series.
My second Ta Da is this dress which I patched up. I bought it during my trip to Walsall to visit Vix, due to the large rip in the skirt it only cost me 50p. I used an old rose print hanky to patch it up
My third Ta Da! is these two paintings I finished recently, one was a commission, the other entered specially into a local art competition. I didn't win anything, I think the judges tastes were too conservative, plus the title of my work alluded to the new hideous housing estate spoiling the view across the village.
|Commonside, acrylic on board 2012|
|Callie, acrylic on canvas 2012|
There we go, another long post - and I had more to show so I'll be back in the week with a post covering walks, ebay stuff - if it's arrived and local flowers