Sorry I haven’t posted for awhile, but things have been quite hectic on the work and home front. Our little dog became quite ill, although it took a few weeks to work out what was wrong with her. It turns out she has Addison’s Disease, and is now on the mend. It is amazing how a tiny tablet can work magic and turn things around. This is a lifelong condition, but at least it is manageable. I’ve also finished one work contract and started a new one the next day, so no rest for the wicked! The clocks going back don’t help either. Instead of waking up at 5am I wake up at 4am. It seems my body clock only requires 6 hrs of sleep a night and a nap in the afternoon. Unfortunately naps are not allowed at work!
Weekends have been about catching up with chores, dogs and husband. If I can find some time, I try to get some arty things going. I did make some Christmas cards with the gel plate as I found some more blank cards lurking around. I will show them to you when I’m ready to send them out. I have also been doing a bit of prep on some cradled panels, A3 size. They needed 3 coats of gesso. I also started a small painting in some vibrant colors inspired by my duvet cover. 😉
I thought I would show you my WIP. Here we go:
Green Stripes – Acrylic and collage on Canvas Board – 10×12 inches
This reminds me of patchwork fields. I still think it needs something, but not sure what, so I have put it aside for now. This is what I did with the leftover paint on another 10×12 inch canvas board.
I am afraid to do anything with this as I really like the softness of the stripes, so I am leaving this one also. By the way, I try to have something to wipe my brushes on such as a spare canvas, panel or even paper for collage. This way you don’t waste paint and you can start a great underpainting for your next master piece. Who knows, your leftover paint could become a masterpiece in its own right!