It's been a funny old week. I've turned another page in my life. My baby girl has left home to start her new life in England. I'm sad and happy and redundant till holiday times. I liked being a full time Mum, best job in the world. It has come to an end and I have to be grown up and adjust.
So after mooching about and feeling sorry for myself I got out the paints...
Acrylic paints take me right out of my comfort zone...which I hate hate hate double hate! Being out of my comfort zone that is. So I put on my big girl pants and took the bull by the horns and I'm really pleased with how this painting turned out. I don't know what I was fussing about. I used lots of gesso, acrylics, pastels and ink etc. Funny how you start with one idea and then it evolves into something else. This little girl is off to England to live on Ellen's desk at Uni.
And this little girl and owl are still at the WIP stage. I think the problem with acrylics is I need lots of space and time and I hate to waste the paint. It annoys me when blobs of paint dry up. With watercolour you just add a little more water and your good to go. This is a completely different style for me but I like it. It still needs work and that's ok.
These little watercolour and ink girls are bookmarks that went to live with my eldest daughter Rebecca.
These were two ideas I came up with for the course that I have just finished and PASSED....yay!
And last but not least, this is me being a bit of Princess...
That's my not so Fun and total Nonsense for this week...x