Saturday 14 January 2012

noisy neighbours!

I've not posted for a few days as I have had to be very strict with myself and concentrate fully on tasks that need to be completed before I leave for Bahrain, the trouble is every time I tick one job off the list another one comes along, I'm sure you have all been there!

I was kindly awoken this morning at 2am by neighbours deciding to have a party that went on until the early hours so I have been awake since and I am now really struggling to keep my eyes open.  I will continue with this post however without falling asleep at my desk…. hopefully!

I did start a large canvas this morning to try and take my mind of the thumping bass that was penetrating through my walls but it just ended u ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….  sorry.. nodded off there for a moment lol…. it just ended up a very angry painting which I don't think I should share!  Oh….oh that reminds me I am running a new workshop when I return at the Craft Barn on Sunday March 4th a long way away I know but it is going to be a Mixed Media Canvas workshop which is kind of where my background lays, warning though this workshop will be messy and very individual, can't wait!
Here are some examples off some small 10cm x 10cm canvases although on the workshop we will be using larger 30cm x 30cm canvases



I really need to go to sleep now, a nice cold glass of wine and bed I think, I am soooo feeling the urge to set my alarm for 2am, plug my guitar in and push my amplifier against their wall and just go for it!!
I have to be honest they don't do this on a regular basis so I won't put them through the torture that is me playing guitar!!

Bye for now,



  1. My neighbour did that once, I got every noise making appliance I had shoved it against the joining bedroom wall and turned it on once they went to bed. If I could have got the washing machine their too I would have, even went out and mowed the lawn. Worked a treat, they didn't make noise at stupid hours of the morning again.

  2. I was brought up by my parents to go ask neighbours before having a party.. inite them or ask if they would feel able to allow me some leeway with noise.. and negotiate a cut off point.. and because of that they used to actually not feel so disturbed if I had a birthday party as a teen. sometimes came around with a wee card and gift.. it is awful when your sleep is stolen from you like that. it should have been winding down at 1am at the latest not kicking off at 2am :(

    I dont have neighbours now but i dont have parties either lol.

    the projects are beautiful.

  3. Hi Andy , love the canvases , fabulous !!!
    Hope the wine went down well and you get a good sleep .
    We're quite lucky in that we don't have neighbours --- (only cattle and sheep) --- so no noisy partying unless we do it ourselves !!!
    Maybe bring your guitar next time you come to Aberdeen !!! Steampunk jammin' !!!!
    Anne x

  4. I know what it feels like when you can't concentrate hard enough to get your work done and get distracted by everyone around you. I am a kind of person who gets easily annoyed by all kinds of weird noises in my house, thus, I gave soundproofing my house a try and I am really satisfied with the result.

  5. Spectacular canvases and the sentiment of nature, so apropos! Oh that I could live that lesson. The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.

    As for the neighbors...showing up at their doorstep in your robe holding a bowling ball usually works too. Just let them know it sounded like so much fun and you wondered if you could throw a few games yourself. :)
    Have a great weekend.


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