making an art water pot

Decided i could make a better brush water pot ,to clean my brushes properly -over my original

jam jar water pot.The jam jar worked but did not do the job of cleaning very well.

So i repurposed this clear plastic mixer jar ,added a brush inside ,and a wood base for extra stability  .Then i carved some ridges in the rim to make brush rests .Voila ! i have a really great brush cleaner

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waking up with Double vision!

thats whats happened,one morning i had a headache lasted all day. Next morning i woke with double vision. Its now a week on as i write this blogpost, i THINK its improving. If not i will be up the doctors asap.FOLLOW UP – HOSPITAL ,,,diagnosis migraine [had something similar in 2017 well that time it was my arm .anyway,now iv got migraine. meds i should be ok! ,,,,,,,,updated ,,,,weeks later,it turns out id actually pulled a muscle in my eye

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Focus on apartments

iv always had a soft spot for window cleaning apartments,im not sure why?

this is. Most usually the occupier is especially happy at having found someone keen to clean their windows,it could simply be this because in my area this angle of the trade does not seem to be the focus of other window cleaners

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window cleaning AND art

its an unusual combo, making art AND  cleaning windows . But the connection is there….to clean windows correctly in a timely manner you need to be very detail oriented and its the same with art , its all about the detail though there is not the same time restraint.you can find my art on sale here- https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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a few dollars more

yesterday i sold 3 of my paintings, wow selling my art its not something id planned but they really wanted them. this is a post about the 3 i sold

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painting is very relaxing

IMG_2034Turns out i really like painting. i bought a kids set of acrylic

 

paints early this year and instantly found a great interest in painting.At school i could never paint as im colour blind.

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acrylic painting

id bought some paints with an idea in my head to paint on some driftwood id picked up on the local beach  then one Saturday i decided to paint,with the thought to probably seaglass2bin it by lunchtime

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quad bike coincidence

i wrote in an earlier post about weird coincidences ,that seem to only happen when im out working. Well heres another one!Can-Am-outlanderXMR1000i was cleaning house windows and parked in the front of a garden was a Quad bike something like this image. id seen it there before but never remarked on it. Anyway me and the guy who works with me paused and had a little chat about it, its impressive,real meaty machine, not a toy, wonder where he rides it? etc etc . Then we moved off and on with the day.

Later the same day [only 2hrs later]on the online news was a bit about an air ambulance landing along the area where the quad was, airlifting out someone badly injured ON A QUAD.  Turns out it was the same quad !

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good gun-for gutter repair

im talking about a cartridge gun ,not a gun gun. id been looking for a really good Cartridge gun to apply butyl gloop up on the gutter line . it had to meet several criterios ,when you work on a ladder it has to be right first time.These were my criterias

1-has to be nifty and light 2-have a hook on it to hang on a ladder 3-be a non dripper 4-just had to feel right in my hand wickes.

The hunt took a few weeks, reading online reviews got me part of the way .The best way ultimately was to go and test out the various guns in the stores themselves.After a little searching i settled on one in Wickes building supplies store in Ipswich ,i dont know who made it for Wickes or where it was made [guess/sense it is made in the UK] but whatever it suits me and my way of working.colch

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cleaning and mending gutters

 

 

October has been very good.A new sideline income is guttering cleaning// repairs, we have gotten very busy very quickly with this add-on work . Ive had to buy a few additional new tools and repair bits n bobs to carry from job to job.

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