Last week I shared my entry into the Inspiration Ave challenge, so this week I thought I would be a little more mysterious and only show a little bit. Here is my workdesk today for woyww
It is a little dark as we have cloud cover and hopefully a storm this afternoon (haven't had rain for ages).
This weeks theme for the I A challenge was aged beauty, which gave me yet another hard one to come up with. Dear husband suggested I do a self portrait, the cheeky devil, but I can't do people so that was out and I like modern things so have nothing 'aged' to paint. My house is full of glass and chrome and bright coloured furniture, which was a huge problem when my husband first moved in with me. He had come from an old fashioned Queenslander, with heaps of wooden colonial furniture (eek). Needless to say most of that has been disposed of and only one bedroom has the wood furniture in it (not ours).
I thought everyone would be doing the old furniture and face thing, so I have tried to think of something else and you can see just a snippet of it under the paper. The frogs are just some practising I have been doing to get used to this paper so no clue there.
I have to say I am quite proud of this painting as I did it in just one day, it is very small but very detailed and if the clouds go away by friday, I hope you will like it too.
It is amazing the picture was done at all as I had a bit of trouble getting started this morning. My paints are quite old and I am lazy and don't wipe the tube before putting the lid on, plus I usually have a paint brush or two in my mouth, so speed is of the essence. To get the paint out I often have to use pliers to twist off the lid but this morning I had a slight accident and the whole top of the tube came off, emptying half of the paint all over my hand. Then when squeezing another tube it developed a crack down the side and again with the handful. Should have done some finger painting!!
I got there eventually and now I have all day tomorrow to play with the frogs and start some other things.
I still haven't received my journal that I bought from USA. It was posted on 7th Nov, so I shouldn't expect too much from Australia Post. You would think we lived way out in the bush with how long it takes to get a parcel. So Mr postman if you are looking, please hurry up and bring my journal, I can't wait to get started on it.