The Nutty Alchemist cleared his throat
As he began with his latest concoction
Into the pot he tumbled things
That he considered the best option
Beneath the surface of the boiling water
The contents were simmered and stirred
And he carefully watched as he gingerly mixed
And uttered his magical word
The pot rattled its chains that held it secure
Upon the old stone floor
As the blended punch within the pot
Altered its matter and state and more
The Nutty Alchemist watched with glee
As his concoction bubbled and burst
He cleared his throat and laughed out loud
And labelled his talents no longer cursed
Inside the pot with the colour of gold
The liquid was starting to set
So he spooned the contents into tins
Knowing he’d won his own silly bet!
It appears that silly season isn’t quite over yet, as I had incorrectly stated in my recent Reflections Letters to the Universe post. Ah well. Can’t be helped, I suppose, with a mind like mine!
My photo entry for this week’s One Word Sunday theme of Upright almost but not quite hits the mark. It’s an old Selfie of me, but one I instantly thought of when I saw the theme. My hair doesn’t look like that now, I hasten to add.
Visit Debbie’s site to see more (sensible) takes on this, and last, week’s theme.
Yes, we’re still at that Comic Book Convention. Yesterday’s idea of painting dots didn’t really come to pass, as I decided to have a go at painting this chap for today’s watercolour for #WorldWatercolorMonth. Animals, faces and green men are the most prominent topic now, but dots may start to creep into the mix as we enter the last week of July.
What a way to begin July! A celebration! A cake! A new word! A watercolour painting! And why not?
OK, Canada is 150 years old this year. It’s Sesquicentennial, for want of a better term. And I’ve decided for my first watercolour for #WorldWatercolorMonth, to create a cake. A red and white cake, based on the Canadian flag, outlined in silver and gold, with a huge 150 as the cherry on top. My cake’s rather lop-sided, but even that is better than one that I could have attempted to bake for real. I’m a terrible cook. You should see the bread I bake… and that is done in a breadmaker! Anyway, I digress.
For Canada Day, July 1st, today, I celebrate Canada!
And of course, the start of a month of watercolour painting!