I've never been a tidy painter, but felt like freshening things up before he gets back for his first break. Not that he's likely to notice...
Just 11 days to go now - and I'm starting to let myself think about it.
I'm painting my son's room. Blue, so not very original. Then I found The Gallery and saw that colour was the theme this week.....and there I was, surrounded by tins of paint.
But I wasn't thinking about the new colour, I was thinking about the old one.
The colour of every army quarter I've ever lived in.
Safe and inoffensive.
We were allowed to change it, as long as we painted it back...to magnolia.
So it doesn't inspire me or fill me with joy at all, which is why I'm going blue.
And yet there are few things I love more at this time of year than seeing a magnolia tree bursting into bloom. There is nothing dull or 'run of the mill' about that. How could you not be inspired by something so beautiful?
Such a worn out paint colour,
which is a shame
because you see
it is a 'drop
dead gorgeous' tree.
There are loads of fantastic photos celebrating colour at The Gallery - definitely worth a look!