The color or colour for this week’s #colour_collective was nougat and I thought of the candy…and birds.
I needed to take a creative break from work and rediscovered floorcloths. I started making them about 20 years ago and love them. They are fairly easy to do and surprisingly versatile. I get a roll of 12 or 14 oz primed cotton canvas and cut out pieces, usually for table runners, pet bowl mats or door/kitchen sink/shoe mats.
I paint with acrylic, often using characters from my stories. Then a coat or two of varnish and outline with a sharpie and another coat of varnish. Here’s one for my cats’ bowls:
And my front door WELCOME mat:
I put some plastic, grippy carpet stuff under the mats so they stay in place and feel a little cushy under your feet. AND…you clean them with your favorite spray cleaner. Easy. Once I finish the elephants and the cats in the second picture, I’ll do a #giveaway on Twitter to celebrate :))
Everyone in the town of Ursington was excited, because it was Friday. On Friday, Percy Peacock, the town poet, conducted a poetry reading in town hall.
Miss Partridge arrived early and sat in the front row.
Our beloved blue angel of Ursington has been stolen, and her display area at the town train station vandalized. Miss Partridge and Mr. Crow, detectives for the birds report they have examined feathers found at the crime scene and identified three possible suspects. More to be revealed as the investigation continues.