Sorry - to those of you who have been worried about me - I am here and OK - having slipped so far down the mood scale - I am now back on the way up! Life is beginning to sort out for me. On the job front although I lost my temporary job on 6th, I started a new 6 month contract on 9th, but am also applying for a perm job, which fingers crossed I stand a pretty good chance of getting as the Manager concerned had been hinting about it coming up for the last few weeks ! So that is now a bit more settled. I have been attending a Stress and Mood Management course (Mad Club as we call it at home) but don't think I need it any more :-)
On to art work - before New York -Peaceblossom was at this stage - well she still is ! I will get on with her later this afternoon as I need the mannequin to continue with Oberon and he is still stuck where he was last time I mentioned him :-).
In my last post I showed you the cards I had purchased in NY well I have done more with the designs.... couple of examples here....(paper version followed by Paint Shop Pro play version). I have done a lot on the computer but none of it felt 'right' so yesterday I took my 'sketchbook' over to Jane Lemon's (where another Jane and I have been kindly invited to work once a month :-) !!!!!!!!) and Jane L gave me some pointers on tonal value and focal points, with several exercises for me to work on. Stuff I have covered on various courses but never really taken into my own work. When I got home I painted some 'flat' colour pages in 5 tones of purple and 3 tones of turquoise, ready to work on more tonal exercises.So I now have lots of 'homework' and the list is getting longer - actually I should write a list shouldn't I, or maybe I should just get on with it?? !!
Anyway I am back!!