Well, never let it be said that excitement doesn't touch down occasionally here at Chez Magpie. Yesterday I had an entire day (practically unheard of!) home and planned to spend it working on the latest landscape. My idea of heaven! Part of the plan was to augment the birch trees with some paint to hopefully make them look a tad more realistic. Good plan...
You know what happens to many good plans....they're bound to run amuck.
Needless to say, the advisability of having a small palette of paint perched on the side of my worktable was perhaps not 'the thing', particularly when one decides to get up to answer the phone and watch in horror as the in-process landscape slid to the floor, managing to marry up with the paint palette during the descent.
I didn't want to look.
Paint....on my pants.
Paint .... on the floor.
Which I promptly stepped in,
Paint....on my shoe.
Oh, and just a few splatters on my landscape.
Took off pants....washed pant leg.....mopped up paint on the floor.....mopped off my shoe......flooded splatters with water...hoped for the best (oh, and there was just a teeny little bit of swearing too).
To my complete relief the damage to the landscape was minimal and the application of some more paint (scary thought!) will set things right. Phew!
From that anonymous source again...."Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories"