Thursday, 4 August 2011

Distance Lends Enchantment

My techo/mentor has often expressed the opinion that putting a photograph of myself on my blog profile would attract more visits to the site.
I on the other hand, am of the opinion that the few visitors i have on a regular basis, would depart at a gallop, if i did anything so unwise.

Having mentioned (once or twice) before that I loathe being photographed, i have found one or two old pictures of myself which are not quite so 'Dracula's mother' as more recent ones, so accordingly, having SCANNED it in I am going to attempt to post one such here: As you can see, I failed to put it where I intended, but at least it appeared.

This was a 'posed' Mum (standing) Dad complete with noxious pipe (seated) and self sitting in accustomed place on the floor beside Dad.

Taken in about 1982 they were re-decorating - hence picture on floor behind my father - and John decided he wanted a picture of the three of us.  It looks very artificial to me, but everyone else liked it, so there that's what I looked like then.

When I have the courage and can find someone with an equal amount of courage to take an up-to-date one I will add it to the profile.

If anyone wonders why such trivia is occupying a post it is simply that inspiration is at an all-time low, and my sitting-room is being painted, and it's raining hard so I can't/won't go out, and I am trying to  avoid doing the ironing and I have nothing better to do.

At least my sitting room is beginning to look really good, can't wait for it to be finished.

The next task will be to wean myself - kicking and screaming - from most of the accumulated junk (five decanters among other things) of half a life-time, in order to better enjoy the fruits of my painter's labours.

Minimalist I will never be, but some of it must go!


  1. That, as I said is how I looked then. Beware future photos.

  2. Thanks for the photos. Your readers love to get little glimpses of you, and it is great to see your techniques improving. Happy painting.

  3. Margaret and Freda.
    Thanks for the comments.
    Couldn't write the post I wanted to, was unable to access the document I have in a file, appears not to be compatible with this system(More likely to be me) Will try harder!
    My dark heather coloured walls are now a pale delicate lilac. Thank heaven for good painters.

  4. I await the up-to-date one. I shall now put one up of myself on my blog.

  5. TS You are braver than I. You may have a very long wait!