For today’s painting, I travelled all the way back to 1355BC and managed to paint this quick watercolour of a mid-afternoon snack before Queen Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (I was in luck as she’d just popped to the shops with her consort Pharaoh Akhenaten) returned to eat it.
It was warm in that Ancient Egyptian Sun, I don’t mind telling you (almost as warm as it has been around here lately!), but things must be done in order to complete all of my paintings, if I can, for #WorldWatercolorMonth. This now makes 15 of 15, so I’m doing well.
I may stay in the 21st Century for my next painting, but I can’t seem to stay still for long!
And that isn’t a sentiment. IT’S A COMMAND!!!
Three white rabbits sat in a row
Looking forward with nowhere to go
The middle one sat up, and declared ‘”I know!
“We’ll do what we do, enjoy it, and go with the flow!”
And the rest became history.
Some commands are worth taking heed of. Onwards! Upwards! Forwards! Forever!
A bit of Monday silliness to sprinkle a little light. Well, it would be, had it been posted on a Monday. (Note for future historians reading this post: August 1st 2017 was a Tuesday. The last time it was a Monday was in 2016, and the next time will be 2022, when it will be/was the only Monday 1st of the whole year!)
The Roman Emperor August I started the Pax Romana era (Roman Peace), which was a time of considerable peace that lasted for around two centuries. Augustus, as he preferred to be referred to, named August (the month) after himself.
‘Onward, upward and forward’ is used in the Bahamas’ national motto (Forward, Upward, Onward Together); the Roman Empire’s motto was ‘Senatus Populusque Romanus’ or ‘The Senate and People of Rome’ (not quite as uplifting I feel)
However, let us now be like those white rabbits… and roam free! Well, it is silly Monday Tuesday. 👅