After days and days painting the myriad windows and doors bits and pieces,
finally, I have them mounted in the house walls. I have gone for a subtle colour scheme over the more usual outrageous ones of the real San Fran houses. In any case, what chance to go outrageous now that the house walls are gentle lavender? Yellow and orange windows and doors perhaps? Oh on, this is a house with style darling, Lavender Quartz floats my boat.
we were setting up our stall in Milan. The passersbys seem to really appreciate Gek's work, with many an unconscious smile followed invariably with a 'Bellissimo"
New friends include Robin from San Francisco, he accompanies his wife here for the fair every year,
and Christian from Sardinia. Christ had worked in London for a number of years and was only too happy to practice his English with a native. He also helped us market Gek's paintings. Both lovely chaps.
Having nailed and glued the main structure of the house together, it didn't quite look right to me. Something was missing.
Then, whilst webnetting for a colour scheme, I chanced upon this beauty which said, -'add a porch, dumbo'. So I have. Lavender, black and white are the new orange.
Now, that's more like it. I also had a delivery of components from Blackwells. Gosh, has the price of stuff got up or what? I will have to budget myself 50 quid a month and even then the box delivered will only have 4 or 5 items in it. But well worth it. Doors and windows first.