Thursday, 5 March 2009

Seedlings # 1

I woke up this morning to the most exciting sight, little sprouts in my tomato micro planter! And not just one, but three! I planted five seeds last week and have been lightly watering them and keeping them warm. I love tomatoes but recently have found that all the ones we are getting from the supermarkets taste kind of chalky and tough. I tried keeping them in the fruit bowl at the window, but they seem to ripen really fast and then turn the next day. I had been talking to my bo about getting a little grow bag and a mini green house and trying to grow my own and the next day he returned from work with my very own bag. To be honest I didn't really think it would work so I am absolutely delighted with the little sprigs of hope on my window ledge!


Last night my bo had some friends round so I started a new little project inspired by my little cuz Hayley. She pops round once a week with her little boy for soup, a sandwich and a the little man plays with Pablo. They came by yesterday and got chatting about the lack of art work I have up in my bedroom. I was saying how I just haven't found what I want in the large space opposite the bed. She suggested painting a mural straight onto the wall of something relaxing. At first I kind of freaked at painting on the wall, but after some gentle persuasion I decided to give it a go. I used the work of Scottish artist John Lowrie Morrison as inspiration. I really enjoyed starting it last night and it was liberating to paint big and bold! I will do some detailing on it this afternoon, and I'll let you see it again when I am finished.


This is Pablo as I am writing, dozing on the sofa arm. Yesterday's play with the little man seems to have well and truly taken it out of him!

9 comments:

mushroommeadows said...

Your tomato sprouts are fantastically adorable! :) I hope that they grow up big and strong...and tasty, too! :)

littlebird said...

seems like you will have your very own tomatoes salad or sauce before too long.
YUM : )

blazedanielle said...

Oh I love those little seedlings! They always make me soo happy! :)

Oh Pablo looks so adorable! What kind of pup is he again?

Hope you're having a great Monday! :)

Rosa said...

How exciting!! I love little sprouts popping up this time of year! LOVE your mural! Wow. It's fab. And Pablo is adorable. He has the right idea!

ei! kumpel said...

Pablo is SO adorable!

I have some parsley and oregano in my window and I love to look at the sprouts! I bet your tomatoes will taste fantastic.

*margarida

Megan Coyle said...

your dog is so adorable--and I absolutely love his name!

Felt~at~home said...

how are the toms coming along.....and the mural? I painted a mural from childrens book in my daughter's room, then an ocean scene in my nephew's room, then sealions in the bathroom. There's something really quite therapeutic about it. I hope you've really enjoyed doing it. It would be great to see some photos :)

LornaSmithStudio said...

hey girl...I'm back. missing you. L xxxxxxx

ei! kumpel said...

hey, come back!!!