On Thanksgiving Day, my sister in law mentioned that she thought I could change the background and she agreed that adding a grassy hill behind would be a possible solution and perhaps that little bit of reinforcement helped me to finally begin. My sister in law is quite a good watercolor artist and I trust her input.
So, for what it is worth, here is what I have so far - be aware that this is just a rough in to see if I even like the idea of green behind. I now have to decide just what that hill is going to look like - shall it be just grasses with a bit of variety of color in it? will there be a few bushes? Perhaps some small trees?
I am spending the day with my dear friend, Nancy, and hope that just being with her will make some of her "artiness" transfer itself to me.
I will be at East Jackson High School with the hubster tomorrow at a craft show sponsored by the band boosters. That means that we have to pack the truck this afternoon. The show is scheduled to run from 10 am to 4 pm. I think set up begins at 6 am, but I am hoping that means we can go around 8. The hubster makes and sells lovely wood crafts. I am expecting that we will be displaying forts, barns, walking sticks, a variety of signs, towel racks, coat trees, bird feeders.... he may have some things that I haven't seen yet.
Miss Z is coming in the evening on Saturday and staying overnight until Sunday afternoon. I am so looking forward to that. She is pulling herself up and standing now and is so much fun. It won't be long before I have to put locks on the cupboard doors in the kitchen and put the doorknob thingys back on. It seems like I just took them off from when Miss M was at that stage.
I am hoping to make some more journals in the near future. That means I need to get to the print shop and get some paper cut to size. I just bought a new tool from Amazon. It is a Neiko hand held power punch, which is actually for metal punching, but I am hoping it will work with book board to make the process of punching holes easier. I will let you know how it goes. I suppose I should get some made soon so that I can offer them for sale as Christmas gifts. I know that a handmade journal is a great gift and I've already put it off too long.
I do have some at faintheartart.com if you haven't been over to look lately.
I am hoping to spend more time making art this month and look forward to sharing it with you. I must say I've missed both my art and you. I hope you are warm and secure in your art space and that you are finding time to create.