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Butterfly brain

It’s been one of those days today. Lots to do, so I kept hopping from one job to another and ended up accomplishing very little. I kept running upstairs, then forgetting what I had gone up for but spotting something else I needed to do, starting to do the second job which then involved something I needed downstairs, so I went downstairs, remembered the original job (are you still with me?) – but then I needed something from upstairs to finish it….. and so on and on. Bottom line? Neither job got finished because I then had to go and pick up number two son from the station and the rest of the day then passed in a blur of getting him ready to go back to uni tomorrow.

That really is the end of the summer I guess. I am hoping to extend it a bit longer by heading off to Los Angeles for a holiday next week, to visit my old friend, Claire and her new husband (who I haven’t met yet). They have been married for a year and are blissfully happy. I intend to take my laptop (which I can’t bear to be parted from) so hopefully I can keep in touch. There won’t be any new books for 10 days or so while I am away so I had better stockpile a few before I go!

10 responses to “Butterfly brain

  1. KiwiPulse September 21, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Nice Brick Testament! Viva Las Vegas, your so lucky. Have a nice holiday! :D

  2. robert mileham September 22, 2007 at 9:08 am

    I like the books, I make my own catalogue books but they are not quite as interesting looking as yours!

  3. laketrees September 22, 2007 at 9:29 am

    wow!!!! great lollipop colours…….Diane
    my daughter Charlotte says this one has HER name on it :D
    I don’t envy you your English winters….it was 21 degrees here today and we had a heater on…..

    I made a trip (with a series of artworks) to LA in the 80’s ….
    10 days is the perfect length of time to see all the sights……
    you will have to post photos of your trip if you have time….I think my most memorable moment was having a fluffy duck in a big yellow duck cup in the revolving restaurant at the Bonaventure Hotel
    …I wonder if it’s still there,,,,,

  4. Diane September 22, 2007 at 10:02 am

    I have been checking out your blog(s) and became completely entranced by the quality of the work you share. I must admit to being more in tune with contemporary sculpture – my favourites being Stephen Cox (who is a friend and did a beautiful set of masks based on my sons’ faces – which I have still to get cast…), Marzia Colonna and last, but not least, Anish Kapoor. All very different but wonderful in their own ways.
    I went to Rome and was blown away by the work of Bernini (particularly ‘The Rape of Proserpine’ – those finger marks! and ‘Apollo and Daphne’) so I am also coming to appreciate more ‘traditional’ work!
    I look forward to a more thorough exploration of your many blogs!

  5. Diane September 22, 2007 at 10:10 am


    It is a very jolly paper from the US which I like a lot.

    I’m not looking forward to winter – but it can’t be any worse than summer has been! As a total sun worshipper, I do envy you your climate!

    I am hoping the Fluffy Duck in question was a cocktail…. :-D

  6. strugglingwriter September 22, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Have fun on your trip. I’m sure it will be great. Nice work on this book, too!

  7. Diane September 22, 2007 at 11:32 am

    I intend to have fun! I have a week before I go, so lots of time to make some more books. And I still have to make the book I am taking as a gift for Claire…

  8. laketrees September 22, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    haha Diane yes it was …and very yummy too…….I couldn’t drink it all so I took it home with me….
    it just struck me that you will be leaving at the same time that my competition finishes …..last 2 questions will be on the 28th…..I’ll have to post them earlier so you will still be in the running………so far there are 4 of you gals who have answered every question… :)

  9. Diane September 22, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Kiwipulse! Just realised I didn’t thank you for your kind holiday wishes. I shall be keeping up with my blogging pals while I am away, never fear! I need my daily ‘fix’ :-D

  10. Diane September 22, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Kim, we are all so keen to win your lovely prize! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Good job the time difference works in my favour – I think….

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