This is the green chair. That's what we call it because it's the only single armchair we have. I could probably count on one hand the number of time I've sat in it. I prefer to sprawl on the sofa!The living room/sitting room/lounge - I never know what to call it - underwent a complete transformation after I started drawing this. The mustard yellow walls are gone, the furniture re-arranged and new plants bought so now our house is beginning to look like the house I had imagined when we first bought it. The mustard yellow walls were surprisingly dark and made this downstairs room feel like a cave. Now everything is so much lighter and somehow feels bigger.
That's the reason I haven't been blogging. We've been tackling the painting and putting flooring down in the basement room. One thing leads to another and we had a bit of a clear out of some old stuff we've been moving, unused, from house to house.
This time last week I took Alex to get his back X-rayed after he had a fall at school. Fortunately nothing was broken but he came away with a pair of crutches to take the pressure off of it. That was embarrassing for a teenager but this is Geneva, the city where every second person is on crutches having fallen off their skis, so we saw three people on crutches within minutes of leaving the clinic! Personally, I think having crutches means he's integrated perfectly into Genevois society!
Later in the afternoon I was taking Paul to the bank and the bus station to cancel and renew the things that were stolen from his wallet - at school. Some of the wealthiest people in Geneva have their children there but I guess too much is never enough for some...
After that, I thought things would go back to normal but something one of the neighbours did brought back some bad memories for me. I've had the most awful, bizarre neighbours in the past so perhaps I'm more sensitive to it but I'm hoping it's a temporary thing. It did make me wonder about human behaviour in general and why some people are negative without you giving them a reason. Before, it bothered me a lot, but now I can better accept that it's their choice and nothing to do with me.
I keep saying I will draw more but hopefully this time I can say it and mean it! The life class won't be on again for a few weeks so I can't rely on that to keep my blog going! I will look around at home and see what I can come up with. Sadly, the crutches have now been returned - I missed an opportunity there!