It has been one of those weeks - the kind where you wonder what else can go wrong. Then you come across someone with real problems and a sense of proportion returns. It started when we got back from our trip up north, which was lovely. We had loads of washing and it all started when the washing machine broke down in mid cycle, then the phone line went down again - the same day they sent a big bill for fixing it. The final straw was poor Smudge walking into a nest of ticks - he was like a walking blood bank and as soon as we de ticked him they struck again. So he has gone to my daughter for a holiday while we consult with the vet.
The book has been well received and I must say thank you for all the lovely emails and messages. Lessons begin towards the end of the month and we will have a d4daisy blog for communications. I have had it with Yahoo groups as the last remaining one has been attacked by spammers, won’t let me in to close it and all communications with Yahoo have failed.
However, I am over the bad bit now, my hand is improving and I can have a bath again. I have also been attempting left handed painting.
Starting with this image of birch trees, photographed by my tablet and manipulated in Photoshop touch.
Some gesso was added to give texture.
Then some left handed drawing.
A quick, pale wash with inktense blocks.
Then a series of washes using my Daniel Smith watercolours. I love ‘em. Here is the story so far.
The next step will be to build up the washes of colour and see what happens. Watch this space.
Thanks for getting the book. I hope you were all in time to get a piece of the Super film. It is really good. We had well over a hundred packs to give away but there were loads of orders on the first day. Fiona was scrupulously fair and worked from a timed list. I have to get some more Super so I will try to do another giveaway when we start the classes later this month.