Friday, June 12, 2009

On a fun Friday

I'm almost too tired to write this post, but I'm going to give it a try anyway.

This morning I weighed 95.2 kilos and here's what I've eaten today: five shortbread cookies, three pieces of nougat, one can of mackerel in tomato sauce and this afternoon I had two cappuccinos and one Wieckse Witte. That doesn't sound very nutritious, does it? Oh, and tonight I had a slice of muesli bread with lunch meat and one slice of raisin bread.

All around me on the café terrace this afternoon, people were consuming large platters of delicious food and I wondered where they put it all. It was almost disgusting to see them eat it. Actually, to me it was unbelievable. Von and I sat there sniffing up all the delicious smells and thought there ought to be a law against it. They ought to separate the eating crowd from the non eating crowd. Here we are sitting at our table looking quite disgusted.

This morning, at creative therapy, two of my sculptures were ready to be painted. Another one had for some reason shattered into about fifteen unglueable pieces, but I was not too upset about it, because it was just a minor sculpture that I had put together quickly one morning.

I did care about the two that survived and I now have six sculptures finished. Painting them was a lot of fun, first the black and then the bronzing effect, which is always a surprise as to how it will turn out. The bronze paint needs to be mized just so and I don't do that. The assistant does that and she know just how to get the color right.

I brought them home in my bicycle bags, trying to not hit any bumps in the road. I had visions of them breaking on the way home. That would have been a very sad thing indeed. Or, God forbid, I could have been hit by a car. That would have been disastrous. Not for me, but for the sculptures.

I've put the second one on the coffee table and the first one on my bookcase in my bedroom.

Speaking of bedrooms...all I have to do is go lie down in my bed with the bedside lamp on and lie down and look around and a great sense of calm comes over me. I don't do anything but look around and that's what I am going to do now, because I'm very tired and I need to go to sleep.

I hope you all have a good sleep too and I'll see you all tomorrow.



SugarCain said...

So glad you have a room like that, calming you when you look around. Good night, Irene.

jeannette stgermain said...

Aha, I see the sister of Henri Moore:) You can be proud of your sculptures, Irene! So glad that they are in your own house! Have a good weekend!

Breakfast in California said...

Good photo of you, you look terrific and I love your boots. Also, that bronze paint is amazing, your sculptures look like real metal to me. They are great!

Maggie May said...

That was lovely to share your day, Irene, but nowit is Saturday. I wonder what that will hold for you? Good things I hope! X

Frances said...

Hope you slept well. Lovely women and lovely sculptures. All looking good.
And here is the weekend

softinthehead said...

That looks like a nice place to sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by, smells or no smells.:) I love the sculptures - well done Irene.

San said...

I came by yesterday and got knocked offline when I was preparing to comment on this post. I absolutely love the photos of you two, looking with disdain at the overeating contingent.

Your sculptures are Henri Moore-ish, no? I just noticed that Jeannette has the same feeling!

And again, how lovely to fall asleep, feeling calm and surrounded by special, comforting things.

aims said...

Irene you look fabulous! I too love the boots - your whole look is so vibrant! So you! Way to go!

And your sculptures - you are so talented! They look incredible.

You're going to have to take extra sweaters when you bring them home so they don't can wrap them in them.

Lane said...

Great photo of you Irene. You look glam and relaxed.

Love your sculptures too. Very impressed!