Thursday, March 08, 2007

Poisson à l'Envers

It's amazing what you can do with a boy, a canvas, acrylic paints and a nutty granny real artist. My youngest is rightly proud of his artwork.

We were creating in the garden this evening; a herb plot. I need to plant my seeds too, plus the red onions, tomatoes and Garriguette strawberry plants. Oh, and the parsnip seeds my mother gave me. My youngest was raking the soil, digging holes for the herb plants and filling them in with terreau, just so he could claim the pleasure of then watering them.

My daffodils are out, the tulips are shooting up fast and it's been raining. Perfect conditions for chucking it all in the earth before March 15. Apparently if you have not done your major gardening and planting by then, you may as well give up; it's too late, and it all turns into a pumpkin.

So saith the oracle down the road, anyway, and she got it from a pro so who am I to argue? Guess what I'm doing this weekend!


  1. That's a lovely painting! I still have a painting done on canvas by my youngest daughter when she was...4. It looks as good as anything Jackson Pollock has turned out :-)

  2. Isn't it lovely? The photo doesn't do the colours justice; they are much more vibrant in reality.

    That's the trouble with some modern art; it looks like kiddie art, and one tends to think one's child paints better...

  3. Here's a modern painter who thinks that POISSON A L'ENVERS is a masterpiece! Could it be that i am partie prise? Who,


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