Friday, 8 May 2009

Lots to tell

Since my last post I have been very busy. Lots has happened. Where to begin. Hmmmm. I think I shall start by introducing my nemesis. It does not have a name just yet but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. As many of you know I will lose my car park by the end of June. While working for one of the banks I had the misfortune of travelling on public transport and I vowed never to do it again. I always fall asleep on public transport and quite frankly some of the stops are getting quite violent. It was with great pleasure that I went out and bought my first scooter ... and at the rate I am going, probably my last. So here it is. I call it my nemesis because as much as I like it, it does not like me. I turn corners from a standing position and end up on the neighbours front lawn. I am sure it was laughing at me when that happened. Who need and artificial intelligent robot when you have a scooter with a mind of it's own. On the up side if I ever do get the knack of riding it I will enjoy the freezing cold winter mornings and the boiling hot summer sun, the rain and road wash from other vehicles, just because the 50 km trek to work and home again is cheaper than public transport.

You may be wondering how I managed to get it home. Luckily a friend of mum's is a postie and drives a motor bike everyday. He (Gil) helped me to choose it. It also meant that he drove it home for me. Yes HE rode my little pink scooter home. Now you must picture Gil. He is Filipino, not skinny but not big either. In fact if the scooter wasn't pink he would have look right at home on the scooter I am sure (sorry Gil). It was therefore rather amusing when stopped at some lights a large muscular man in his leathers an on a MAN bike pulled up behind him. I think Gil did a double take when he saw this and apparently the MAN bike man gave him a big grin and the thumbs up. To make matters more amusing a female rode up on another bike that was definitely not a MAN bike but most certainly not a scooter either. Poor Gil. :)

So will I ever get to ride this pink two wheeled, mind of its own contraption, or will I sell it for a profit? Who knows. All I know is that the end of June is coming up fast and I am getting no where quickly on it.

In other news we had a small visitor the other day. The outside tap has a tendency to leak on occasion so we have placed a bucket to catch the water. Mum had placed a pot plant in there to get some water. Somehow our little guest ended up marooned on the pot inside the bucket. How he got there we are not sure but there was no way he was getting out with all that water around him. Yes he was shedding at the time as well.

Last but not least I have completed two canvases of inchies, one small and one large. The large one is for sale if anyone is interested. I am going to try and get my etsy store up soon (yeah another thing I keep saying I'm gonna do). Most of the inchies you will have seen in my slide show on an earlier post. The first picture below is the small one. I had no theme to it other than the colour. All pictures after that are of the bird one.
In closing, if you see a scooter being driven by a malting gecko with inchies flying off the back if it ... please send them home.


doniamarie said...

I love, love, LOVE the inchies! Just beautiful, Kerin! And the scooter is too cute! I'm sure you'll get the hang of it!

Chocolate Cat said...

The scooter is gorgeous!!! I think the problem is it needs a name! Afraid I don't have any great suggestions though at this time of morning. I have often threatened the kids I'm going to get a scooter which in our conservative country town would be interesting!!!I know though I would not be able to work it. Good luck and please a photo of you on it thumbing at public transport in June!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the scooter Kerin and those inchies are just grand!

Dee said...

Well you'll just have to get some leathers, then you'll be able to ride properly. Maybe you could ride to the outskirts of the city and park it somewhere and hop on a bus for the rest of the journey. Don't know about riding in the winter though, although with the small amount of rain we get you'll probably only get 3 or 4 rainy days anyway. Inchie canvas with the tree is divine as is the other one.

carmen said...

Finally another post. The scooter is super cute, just hang in there.
Love all the different techniques you used on your inchies.

Ruth's Place said...

The inchies are awesome. And your scooter is adorable. I agree with the Chocolate Cat, it needs a name.

I'm sure you'll be able to get it working soon.

Love the gecko pictures too.

Edleen said...

Beautiful inchies!!! what an adorable life sized Barbie scooter..hehe

hope you're enjoying the new week!

Nicole said...

I love the scooter, very cool. Who is the character who has pink hair in Grease, is it Frenchy? I think you should name it after her. The embodiment of all things girly.

BealcA's Pad said...

Love it all. I laughed, and thought of you trying to ride the thingy. The last description was the best and if I see the three together I shall take a picture and then park it in front of my place, but how to get it back to the AU, is beyond me.
God bless,

Love ya1 & MUM