Wednesday, 1 July 2015

WOYWW? 317... not a lot..

I am going to moan... I know I shouldn't, because we moan when it's cold/wet ... but it's too hot!! I don't like the intense heat we have at the moment.... so there's not a lot on my floor workspace to share with Julia and it's certainly too hot to do anything!  plus the tennis is keeping me occupied..

 I think most of this was there last week... it's barely moved!










My finished canvas from the weekend before last (full details here if you missed it)


So the high temperatures do not suit me, but we have had some stunning sunsets lately.. I caught this one about ten pm , just as I was going to bed a couple of nights ago.. and yes, I did get the long lens out for the camera to take this! Had to hang out of the bedroom window a bit...

And this is tonight's (oops, Tuesday night's)

and if you like the photos from Kew, I went again last Saturday



So, not much on my desk, hoping for more to share next week... although I won't be around much next Wednesday as I'm going to Wimbledon for the tennis (thanks, boss!) Really hoping it's not going to be quite this hot...
Happy WOYWW!!

24 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So how hot IS it? Are you sure it's not just the afterglow of a birthday? It's been 100 F (39 C) here for several days. Thank goodness for the AC, or I'd be dead about now. Like you, I don't do well with heat.

Wimbledon? How fortunate for you. Thanks for the Kew heads up. I'll drop by there after I link up with Julia.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, am very jealous about Wimbledon!! Your boss has come up trumps again :-) really hope this heat has calmed down before then, I can't cope with it either! Maybe we have Viking blood or something , lol!!
Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

Neet said...

Fortunately I was not in the heat yesterday - was hot where I was (inside at a workshop) but at least I did not have the sun bearing down on me. Funny how the weather affects us - trouble is it is so inconsistent here and we are not geared up for the few days of intense heat like at the moment.
Enjoy the tennis.
Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Virginia said...

I agree completely way too warm for me, dreading the office and it's affecting my feet too - grrrr - can't wait for it to be a bit cooler!

Annie said...

The fans are out here and that def helps cos I'm not a great lover of the intense heat either....but hey ho we mustn't complain.
Love your sky pics Helen.
Hugs,
Annie x # 20

Bridget Larsen said...

I cant craft in heat as well (now I sound like a dog hahaha). its winter here now and nice and pleasant
Bridget #2

jill said...

It's hard knowing what to do in this heat isn't it Helen. The sky photo's are fab . Happy woyww Jill #10

Christine said...

So good to know I am not alone in not coping with the heat! I am struggling as I find it difficult to breathe and the feet & ankles! Well! don't go there!! lol
Enjoy the tennis you lucky thing, hope it really has cooled down by then, I pity those who go today and the players ....

Christine
Bishopsmate #35

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Stormy but cool here in Michigan. Tornadoes hit south of here tearing up a small town. Clicked on the link for the canvas. Just love it. So much so I want to learn metal working. Diane #34

Nannie4 said...

Hello, Helen. I love your canvas and was quite interested in the process. My Mom and sister did copper work years ago that was similar to what you did, and it always looked beautiful. They put plasticene in the back of the raised areas to keep them raised, and framed the finished work. My nieces have inherited my sister's pieces -- they still look beautiful after all these years. I cannot tolerate heat like that either, and we have had it for many summers now. I hide indoors in the a/c. So far this summer, we have had much needed rain and cooler temps. I can get outside more, my gardens are thriving instead of dying and I'm much happier! Happy WOYWW. Nann4 #38

Barb said...

Your canvas looks beautiful. I went to night school years ago and did some metal work. I remember the stippling taking a long long time. Enjoy the tennis later. That's what I shall be doing inside keeping cool. Have a good week. Barb xx #36

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Loving your beautiful photos. And I really like the blue board. Live, Life and Be Happy !! Anxious to see what you do with the window shape chipboard on your desk. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy the tennis match, how fun.

Lisca Meijer said...

Beautiful sunsets! You don't get those very often do you.
I agree about the hot weather and I sincerely hope it will have cooled down by the time Wimbledon starts. I hope you have a great time.
Have a great week,
Lisca#29

Lisca Meijer said...

Forgot to comment on your beautiful canvas. Thanks for showing that. It's stunning!
Have a great week,
Lisca#29

Shoshi said...

I've just left a comment on your post about the canvas, Helen - stunning work! I really love it. Your floor looks very busy lol! Do you sit on the floor to work? Not sure I could do that! Beautiful sunset pics too. Like you, I can't stand the heat, but down here in Torquay it's not been that hot so I've been quite comfortable.

Thank you for your lovely comment and your good wishes for my treatment - next one on Fri. I'm seeing the oncologist tomorrow so no doubt we'll chat about how I've been since the last treatment (rubbish) and maybe she'll adjust the dose. I'm glad I managed to have a little time in the studio to do things because this 3 weeks has been a complete washout. So glad you like my masterboard and the wings.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #33

Nikki C said...

I have to agree with you to much heat is just yucky I don't mind those overcast windy days in summer then I can just enjoy them otherwise bring me to somewhere with AC lol
hugs Nikki 6

Eliza said...

Oh how I could do with some warmth right now it is cold here and I was in Canberra earlier this week for a funeral and it was below 0 and way below, I don't like the cold. It does look hot there at least your days are longer and you can get more done. Not posting this week no time, just visiting a few.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza

Robyn Oliver said...

Love your sunsets Helen, and enjoy the tennis, been watching a bit in the evenings here. Cheers RobynO#28

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I was trying to sneak in as many visits as I can this AM cause life has gotten insane again, but now you make me click on links?? Not FAIR - but I do love the canvas so it has to be done....

:)

Not so hot today, phew! Wish I could bottle the cool breeze to open it up on Saturday...

Happy (late) WOYWW! again.....
Mary Anne (4)

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous sunsets and your collage is stunning. Love the colours and textures. x Jo

Sue Balawajder said...

Love your canvas and your photographs. I am too hot and the "roasted tomato" look is not flattering! I have a question for you and it is why do some ladies look lovely in the summer while I just look hot,miserable and fed up?? Roll on Autumn!!!

butterfly said...

Stunning sunsets... I'm with you on the heat - it's fine for doing nothing in (especially if there's a swimming pool and a good book nearby) - but no good if you actually have tasks to achieve! Still, it's a bit cooler today...
Alison xx

Ali H said...

Hi Helen
Love the sunset photos ! Stay cool ! Ali xx

JoZart Quilts said...

Hi Helen, thanks for popping in on me. Your sky pics are gorgeous and I love to see your metal work and canvas. I enjoyed doing those myself. Hoping my second poppy manages to bloom quickly as I'm off tomorrow to stay with Dolores! woo hoo!
Jo x