The Coffee Break Sketching Challenge - draw anything and everything during your coffee break. When the 15 minute break ends - the sketching stops!
I think there's someone in everyone's family that's the 'go to guy' for decorating. For us lot, it's my Dad's brother Martin.
I am most definitely not the guy.
Alas, here I am stuck indoors on this beautiful Scottish summers day, running amuck with the sugar soap and scraper. Trying to get my kitchen into some semblance of order for painting.
It reminds me of an anecdote by F Murray Abraham, when he was waiting to be cast as the role of 'Salieri' in 'Amadeus'.
You can tell how much i'm desperate to get back to the scraping, when i'm actually coming oot with someone else's anecdote! Though I did use Salieri's monologue for an audition piece once - so maybe there actually is a tenuous connection.
Anyway, F Murray Abraham is waiting to hear how he's doing in the casting process for the part of Amadeus. Now, it's the role that every actor in the English language wanted, so he was obviously on tenterhooks. The director, Milos Forman, phoned him up, and he was like, "You're my first choice." (and i think there was a bit of humming and hawing, and to-ing and fro-ing), and, well, to F Murray Abraham, that doesn't pay the rent, so he snapped, "Tell me what I have to do next because I'm busy painting my kitchen."
My, my, that was shoehorned in there..okay, okay...I'm going back to get this decorating done.
See ye tomorra,
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.