An end to another week and I’m sick again )o: I suddenly came down with a double ear infection on Friday night. So very unfair after the rough last couple of weeks I’ve had with the flu. I guess this is what happens when Mummy doesn’t get time to rest properly herself. Michael’s been great this weekend though, doing most of the cooking and caring for the boys. I’ve only had to jump in a little bit for cuddles and “more food” which is Flynn’s favorite saying at the moment. I’ve enjoyed a couple of sleep ins and sat at my desk today, a little, to finish off what I started a few days prior. I was getting quite bored of bed and not feeling like reading.
I’ve used some beautiful papers I’ve been holding onto for years. I’ve put off doing any mixed media work for a long time now for various reasons. But it’s about time I started producing some mixed media pieces as I’m such a serious hoarder, you have no idea!
Love adding fine lined illustrative detail, always. A new touch though to this piece, I finally got brave and added some colour to the black and white illustrations.
And here she is the finished piece. No name yet but I love it! I can’t wait for some time later next week to play with some more of these. These two pieces are the start of a new series of work that will be going up for sale. I’m so excited about this new project. It’s also very full-filling as they are quicker to complete as opposed to my larger paintings which can take months to finish. I actually feel like I’m achieving more with these which is a nice feeling I must say.
This has actually been a lovely way to finish off a disappointing weekend. I had so many plans for this weekend, refreshing walks with the boys, cooking to my hearts content and celebrating a dear friends 40th, but I haven’t been able to enjoy any of those treats. Art, even if it’s just doodling in your sketchbook as you gaze out the window daydreaming, can be so full-filling and healing. Don’t forget to make some time to unleash your creativity yourself this week. I promise you will feel so good for it.
PS. I’ve updated my “painting” page which you’ll find under the header at the top of this page. I’ve sold a few paintings this week which is just wonderful. It’s such a beautiful feeling knowing that a special piece is making it’s way into someones heart and home. I’m amazed too at how an individual piece just perfectly finds it’s new owner and home. Perfect matches which put a very happy smile on my face.