I thought that when I finished work, I would get to blog a little more often and wouldn’t get so behind on my reading either. So far nothing could be further from reality. At the beginning of the month I was getting pretty down with the constant rain, so I turned to sunnier times and started painting Skiathos.
Little did I realise at that point that I would end up there very shortly but, I did and I went! Although, I didn’t much art while I was out there, I really did make the most and gets lots of reference material. A small selection is over on my photography blog.
As a result of my last portrait commission, I also gained another one which needed to be a little larger than normal. Again I used pastel on pastelmat, the size is roughly A3.
This one has all been framed up now and is ready to go…….
I also decided that I would do the Art project this year. I have always wanted to do it but, I was ever conscious of time! The best thing for me is that they have also opened it up to photographs which was the clincher. It means that I can incorporate all of my mediums up which I love to do. I am sure I still have that paper cutting in my blood from constructing greetings cards and scrapbooking. I also love quotes and saying so in every way, I was more inspired to do it. Since arriving back from Skiathos, I have put together the cover and a few initial pages:
I will also be adding some small sketches but, I confess that this size is a little small for me. Most of my work tends to be at least A4.
Otherwise, I have been working in the garden; planting, weeding and tidying. For those that have known me a while, it is almost back to the pre-accident days. I have to ensure that I monitor my time for anything too physical but, I have found that if I do an hour a day, my knee doesn’t complain too much. So, this was the back, the front garden is next!
Have a great weekend all especially, as here in the uk, we have jubilee celebrations