Watermelon*

Yet another rainy day in Sydney. Will it ever stop? Nope. Not for another two months apparently. I know we need the rain, but come on! It’s Summer!

The fiance was on call this weekend so he spent all day Saturday and most of Sunday on the phone in the office (aka the living room). I moped around the house hoping that his phone would stop ringing so we could actually do something, but alas the calls kept coming. We had planned on finishing painting the kitchen, a job I started months ago, but I couldn’t muster the motivation. Instead, I decided to do something creative.

The framing shop called on Saturday to let me know that the Boston print was ready, so I popped over to the mall to pick it up. I also visited the arts and craft store to pick up a canvas, some brushes, and a set of acrylics in primary colours (cost: $31). We can’t afford proper artwork and the kitchen needed a bit of colour, so I created my own!

Watermelons

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. I must admit though, I didn’t come up with the design myself. I copied a painting that has been in my inspiration folder for a while. I should post that image here for comparison, but it makes my crappy copy look, well…like a crappy copy.

Now the white and brown kitchen has an injection of some much needed colour. It’s pretty big (28″ x 28″) and will look nice on the big blank wall above the table.

*Not only is watermelon a tasty colourful fruit, it is also the name of a book by one of my favourite authors, Marian Keyes. She’s a funny Irish author who creates brilliant characters. Her books are not what you’d call serious literature, but they make for very entertaining and heartwarming reading. Do yourself a favour and pick up one her books for the next time you’re home sick in bed. A good book beats watching Judge Judy reruns any day of the week.

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