Sunday, May 31, 2009


I've been practising painting traditional roses for the boat. Here's the most recent practice piece.

I've just completed the panels on Syncopation and I'll post pictures later when I've taken some.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Arrow

It's Arrow's second birthday today.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


It's that time of the year again. We went to Crick for the boat show. It was hot, but bearable. The children enjoyed a trip in a Bell boat courtesy of Northamptonshire Scouts.
I went through all the marquees looking for a Smartgauge. Unsuccessfully. I also had a look at some canal art. I'm trying to get the shape of the petals on my roses right before committing to completing the roses on Syncopation.
I also found a nice slant on the traditional diamond pattern on an Ownerships narrowboat, King Arthur:

Friday, May 01, 2009

Lamp Shade

Another visit to the vet for the dog. The stitches have to stay in a bit longer. The cast has been removed from Arrow's paw but he now has to wear this lampshade to keep him from picking at the stitches.