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Thursday, 30 June 2011

More drain covers!!!

 We went for a walk along the seafront last week, and found some more drain covers!!
This one has holes in it!!!

And this one has lumps!!!

 This one has holes and lines on it....

 And this one is self locking!!!  How does it unlock though???

This one looks a bit like a wagon wheel and has bits of glass in!!

Oh!  I think this one's my favourite!  It's got a daisy in the middle!!!

 Andrea got a bit worried because It Looked Like Rain....

 And then we saw a pretty bell tower!  I don't remember that being there...

 We found another drain cover just with lines on it.

And then we found a Dancing Mouse!
I love dancing too!!!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

New Item on etsy!!!

I just loaded up some hand made origami envelopes on my etsy shop (you can click on the orange circle on the right somewhere!!!) - do you think that's about the right price for a pack of ten envelopes??  Or not??

Friday, 24 June 2011

A New Painting, Part 2!!!

 Well, last time I posted, I showed you how I started a New Painting!!!

 After I covered the whole canvas with bright Yellow Paint, I got out my blue paint and started making a shape in the corner!!!

 And then I made another shape in blue in the other corner!!!
This is so much fun!!

 After that, I got the red paint and did a big red schlepping in the middle!!!  I did a bit of mixing too, so it's sort of purple one end and sort of orange the other end and then just red in the middle bit.

It's a Smiley Face!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, sort of!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

A New Painting!!

A few weeks ago, Andrea found two canvasses out in the street that somebody had dumped!  So she brought them home and we schlepped them with gesso (my favourite activity, as you all know!!) and then when that dried, we got out the free acrylic paint that we got in London after the Manga show.... and I schlepped the yellow colour all over!!!!!
You'll have to wait and see what I did next!!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Beanie's Big Cheese Award

 I have now decided to invent my own Award to give to other bloggers who make me laugh!
It's called The Big Cheese Award By Beanie.
The first Big Cheese Award this month goes to......... (drumroll goes here....)

Bob is now allowed to copy that second picture of the Big Cheese Award and put it on his blog!!
I love Bob The Bear Esq!!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Complete drain cover collection!!!

I decided to add my three new found drain covers to the big post of all of them!
This one I found in Rotherhithe, London, last May!
This one I found near Spitalfields Market in London
And this one I found near Victoria Station, London, not far from that fancy hotel that Princess Kate stayed in before her wedding!!
(Ed's note: I can't tell if this is the same as the other starburst ones we found in Brighton.....?)
As promised, I've now collected all my drain cover pictures into one post!!! This one is the latest, taken in Brighton, England!
And a round Brighton one with holes in!!
And a rusty Brighton drain cover!!
I found this one in Groningen, Holland back in February and has the Martini Tower on it!

These ones are from Groningen, too!
This one is from Hove in England, and has a starburst on it!

And this one has a lion!!!
Below is my original post all about drain covers in Brighton, England, first posted in September 2010!!!

A couple of weeks ago, me and Andrea went for a walk. I wanted to show her the drain covers I'd noticed - I think because she's higher up, she doesn't see them but they're ever so pretty!! This one has glass in some of it!

This one says "Gas Gas" on it - Andrea says thats You Tilly Tea. This one's pretty too - I like the squares and diamonds on it!

This one's another You Tilly Tea for Water.
G G. I wonder if that's another gas one? The other gas one we saw was also a square cover...
This one has a sunflower engraved on it!!!
Oh - a rectangular one! Wonder what this is for?
This one's called "Pam Water". I gues she's in charge of that thing called You Tilly Tea.
Oh!! This one's made up of diamonds but has a flowery design on top!
And another one made up of circles!
Hodges and Butler..... wonder who they are?
Oh! More gas ones!! Yeah, I think all the gas ones must be squares. That's how they tell.
Another square gas one!

Ah, now we have to be careful now. This is Grade C Dangerous Electricity. From Sigane. Wonder where Sigane is?
On the way home, we found some more drain cover things. This one says M but Andrea said it might be W for Water.
A triangular one!! I wonder what that does?
That's for you!
It's a Thomas Dudley Meter! I wonder what You Tilly Tea that is? I've never heard of getting Dudley and Thomas Bills.
FP - wonder who that is?
Must be important, he's on the wall too. Now, if I could only get that off for Urban Don.....
FH Brickhouse. Hmm..... Oh, it's Water.... it says so on the bottom!!
Fire Hydrant.... Andrea says that's for the Fire Engines if they need water to put fires out.
Oh, another little square one - must be gas!
We also saw one with a starburst in!

And another FH Water one! I never knew there were so many shapes and designs!