Huzzah! It’s Monday, that’s a new Diva Challenge. Unfortunately, my morning starts several hours before it does in Saskathingy, which is where she lives, so I wait with bated breath for the sun to come up over the Rockies or whatever minor outcrops they have over there on the other side of the pond. I mean, why can’t they all be on Greenwich Meantime like we are in the civilised world?
Anyway, on it goes and I like it – water is the theme and I can think of all sorts of possibilities already. AND, no-one else has posted one yet so I could even be the first to post. Oh wow, does life get any better? You can see me heading for a fall already, can’t you?
I’m thinking waterfalls, pastel blue and pale aqua, with graceful swirls and droplets. Out comes a tile, Promarkers at the ready and a background goes on all in a rush. Want to tangle, want to tangle, come on! Paper wet so to fill in the seconds before I can draw on it, I open Facebook. Now why did I do that? An hour later I have played a game, looked at various people’s status, commented on mad people pouring buckets of ice water over themselves,(Ice water goes with dinner, not over the head. Note to self, “Don’t try this at home!”) looked at some amazing posts on a couple of groups I’ve joined and… Need I go on?
Still, the paper is now dry enough to draw on and I’ve decided on my patterns – Frickle for watery wave shapes, Sooflower for the bubbles and a grid I’ve seen somewhere but can’t find a name for to sort of indicate fishing nets or something. And off we go. Works reasonably well – this is me we’re talking about so reasonably well is fine – and I sit back to have a look. OK, needs some defining colour and the net bit looks rather empty. I’ll draw a weed in the bottom corner.
Look again and, how did THAT happen? It’s all dark and a bit moody. Where’s the light and airy waterfall? I’ve got a full on storm at sea. Dammit. And the weed looks more like a lurking lobster. And when I scan it I can see all the imperfections in the colouring. And then, and then… Someone else has already posted so I’m not even first.
I hate Mondays.