The grandgirls, Miss 8 and Miss 3, are coming this morning to spend the day with me so before I went to bed last night (actually it was 1:30 this morning) I made a new background. When I talked to Miss 8 around 10 last night when she asked if they could spend today with me, I asked her if she would like to paint on a watercolor background again. She said she would so I asked her what colors I should use and she asked for blues and purples. She was thinking night time. I'm afraid I got carried away pouring colors and it probably isn't at all what she had in mind, but I can't wait to see what she does with her 1/4 of it.
|It is actually a bit lighter than it looks here.|
After I made this background, I put away the church I've been working on and began a new sketch for my next attempt. I found a picture I liked in a 1979 book by Peter Caldwell called, "Draw Boats and Harbors". I still need to work on perspective and then erase it a bit before I add color. You can see I tried using a 3 x 3 grid and it seemed to help a bit, but the buildings are still a little wonky. I made the photo of the sketch a bit dark so you could see it.
And finally, I sewed the signatures and chose a pretty wallpaper for end papers and finished "The Motor Girls on Cedar Lake". I have to get my new books photographed properly and add them to my Faint Heart Art site and offer them for sale. I have been neglecting that part of things and have a large number of blank journals taking up far too much space in my studio.
I think I'd better go get some coffee made and make my breakfast. It is going to be a strange day indeed having a lot more freedom as to what I eat. It is a little scary actually, but I am going to try hard to avoid the pitfall that besets many on this diet (according to the literature). It seems that many people don't ingest enough calories after Phase 1 and their bodies go into starvation mode and store fat - exactly the opposite of what a dieter wants. At this point I am supposed to eat enough calories to maintain my new weight to allow my body to adapt to this new set point. Wish me luck.....