Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Sketches . . .

This little fairy is all I have managed to produce in the last three weeks......I have spent my time cleaning and painting Mr H's house that he rents out....that took two weeks.....and this last week we took the roof off the barns of my old farm house......

 This is a typical Charentais farm house..... my house is all shut up and waiting to be renovated....

Most of the roof is rotten so I was having lots of kittens.....Mr H sent the tiles down the shut where I grabbed them and put them in the wheel barrow for a massive planter or popped them up against the wall....
No need to go to the gym....after handling about 4tons of 100 or so year old tiles I have alot more upper arm strength then I've had ever....

My planter is about 3 and half meters in diameter....85 tiles round and about 20 high.....alot of tiles...
Whilst we were doing this work...there was a mega amount of traffic with people driving past very slow to have a good look at what we were upto.......the house sits on a road that goes nowhere....the only traffic is the odd tracker once a week etc....
Am off now to take that big ugly metal door off....no rest..... Fingers crossed I will get time to come visit you all at Sophia's Sunday Sketches......

18 comments:

Heather said...

what FUN!!!! being able to have a place like this to renovate. i can't wait to see the progres....oh yay for france....
I like your little sketch fairy too - summer is a very busy time, here too! HUGS, my friend! i like your girls on the post below, too!

Denise said...

Helllo, I'm your new follower.Just wanted to say I enjoyed my stay and will come back soon.

Denise said...

Thank you Catherine!

dthaase said...

love the fairy

WrightStuff said...

How exciting... a whole new chapter waiting to be written in this new house and you hold the pen! Go write....

Missy said...

What a sweet sketch! Lovin the farm house!

laurie said...

I love your sweet little angel and my oh my what a lot of work,, you must have muscles for sure,, that planter is beautiful and so unique..Thankyou for visiting today,,

lissa said...

adorable sketch!

- T.W - said...

I think the li'l fairy will be helping you guys on your big project... ;)
The house looks awesome! *w*

craftattack said...

Love your fairy sketch, and your house looks very exciting, even if it still needs lots and lots and lots of work doing to it! Valerie

Joni Nickrent said...

Your fairy is adorable, whimsical and magical fun...I agree with T.W. maybe she can help you with your future projects...amazing place you live! POP ART MINIS

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love you fairy/angel ~ so sweet ~ She is watching over you ~ You have been a busy lady ~ namaste,

Carol (over from Sketch Sunday (Share the Creative Journey ~ (http://www.artmusedogsharethecreativejourney.com

Sophia said...

Your fairy is so cute. Sounds like you've been quite the busy lady lately. Don't forget to take some time out to relax and recoup. :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

What a cute sketch :)
I am amazed! Are you and Mr H going to redo the barn/house yourselves? The planter looks amazing!
The sheep have decided that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence and a couple brave ones are skipping and hoping through the electrical fence. So off today to buy more wire to expand their area. You know they do make amazing lawnmowers :)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

holy manual labor...You go girl!
cheers, dana

Joanne Osband said...

Yes, with work like that who needs a gym! I like the planter....great idea!

AND, of course, your sketch is charming.....nice lines!

Marian Barker said...

What a great idea for a planter......

Take care ~x~

Gallery Juana said...

you definitely don't need the gym after all of that work!
cute sketch and thanks for the visit.