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Friday, 18 July 2008

Smudgy pens, soup and a lime green fish ...

Right - I'm on my computer WAY to long. Do you know how I know this? (that's a lot of ows). I know this because I have worn the letters of a quarter of my keyboard. Yup. Today I did something dumb. It seemed sensible but it is dumb. I wrote the letters back in with permanent marker. Which it isn't. Permanent. Now it is all smudged over the place. It's worse than the picture. It's ten times worse than the picture. What was I thinking. Today I'm painting as well as catching up on line. Yup, I can multi-task with the best of them. But something smells bad in my workroom - not the soup (read on for that bit) - that was spicy sweetcorn chowder - looks like hell, tastes great). It's not my chicken paint either - see an earlier post - its a bit 'pig farmy'. I'm hoping they're spraying the fields round here and its not something rotting in here. Worring. What rotteth in my room, I wondereth.

Over to the right there is a pic of my workroom complete with soup bowl - I'm so scummy. Wait a minute! There! I've put the bowl on the floor by the door ready to go to the kitchen. Will it every get there? Pass. Right now I'm custom painting a fish. A friend of mine wanted one of my pointy fish - in lime green. This is very bold for her, I reckon, as she's a classic creamy, muted kinda girl. Lime green, blue and lilac too! Very nice. Its a slow progression as there's always something online to be doing - like, er, writing blogs. One day I'll spill water in the keyboard and that will be the end of it all! I can't afford another. I'll have to write letters to my flickr groups instead. Here's a pic of it finished. I did a quick pic so I could show you - and its not going into my shops so I haven't gone to too much effort for you (what a meanie I am). It could do with a white background but I don't have any white walls in my house. I've got loads of others though - check them out here.

I like painting these ones. Although this lime one is on its third mouth. I either get it right first time or we're in for the long haul. I also dropped my brush on it and splattered paint blobs everywhere. Cue swearing and much wiping. Eugh, this keyboard gets worse and worse. I can touch type really fast so it must be the combination and friction and heat!

Got to go ...... will be back later to finish!


  1. You crack me up! The keyboard thing is totally something I would do, so you're not alone.

  2. "What rotteth in my room, I wondereth" hahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    is the bowl in the kitchen... in the dishwasher, already?


  3. How funny! I have to say that I have never worn out a keyboard but I could see it happening as writing has moved more into the forefront of a career for me. Note to self: do not use permanent marker for the replacement keys lol. Can you put little labels over the smudged marker with letters on them?

  4. Ooh, do the worn keys have something to do with your passwords? Hack, hack, hack!!! Just kidding.... I love your fishes - they are simple beauty in perfection. They all look as though they are sharing a little joke with you.
    Hope the smudges wear off your fingers soon.
    xx Sam

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you find the rotting culprit. My nephew saved Easter eggs in his desk one year for several months - mmm.

  6. Hehe. I have one of those permanent markers in front of me right now, and I guarantee I could do the same in my keybord, if needed. Not any more...

    I knew your beautiful fish from Etsy already. I like all of them!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way. I guess you didn't scroll down to see the English text, though! Hope to have you back;)

  7. actually I think you can buy the keys separately! on ebay (hate to say this) lol and thanks for commenting on my blog =)

  8. OMG I would have thought that the marker would have worked to lol. To remove the ink take the keys off the keyboard and use finger nail polish remover. Your work space looks like mine. Never enough room :)

  9. LOL! well nothing like a good vacuum will help or dismantle the keys! To remove the marker maybe use alcohol. Next time you can use nail enamel to protect your marker lines, or use those black nail art pen to draw ur alphabets! And mind if we link exchange? Thanks!

  10. Wonderful stuff! I'll have to save up some loot, so I can purchase something.

    Peace&joy...Dale (aka The Mad Celt)
    "Musings of a Mad Celt" (http://dracocelt.blogspot.com/)

  11. Coolest blog ever seen...
    this is it...
    brillaint artwork...
    brilliant keyboard...
    my characters have started to lost but the keyboard i black and i dont think there are any white permanent markers available...
    anyways plz visit my blogs