A house with a walled garden, softened by hedges and a new wisteria. I live surrounded by auction finds, other treasures, stores of food, stocks of wine, too many clothes, walls of books and pictures... and rooms filled with comfort and activities. I share all this with DJ and the cat. I paint, I cook, I travel and I walk. Read more on my blog...Withinthewalledgarden.blogspot.com
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Monday, 4 March 2013
Pots of Pots and Pets and Pics
These pots were lying around on the beach at the hotel in Hammamet, waiting for the summer season to start. They will then be placed at each beach cabana as an ashtray. Smoking is still an acceptable pastime in Tunisia! and ashtrays abound. These pots are a metre high and will be filled with beach sand.
The hotel had a more environmentally friendly set up with other pots around the grounds of the resort.
And at the architectural reclamation yard at the end of the road nearby were what purported to be some very old pots.
And a very grand old door if you have a grand doorway to fit it!
As we travelled the country there were many shops selling pots of all shapes and sizes just like this. I'm not sure what they can all be used for.
We couldn't bring any home because they were a bit large. We didn't bring any of the cats either.
Pets are not treated as they are here (well! in this house anyway) and street cats lived in small tribes near food supplies.
Tinker has just celebrated her first birthday and after a bowl of chicken she inspected the wrapping of the gift the postman had just delivered.
What a difference!
A quick trip to Darlington today to check out the Crown Street Gallery in case I had a picture exhibited. I submitted four, but we were warned that there was limited space. To my delight, two had been selected.
These are two of my favourites and earliest oils. The top one is "Dave Daydreaming" and the bottom one is "Not a Cloud in the Sky".
A real artist at last!