I am amazed that I could put up anything
for the Artist's Playroom this week,
as the evil dreaded lurgy
snuck up and gave me a rotten
The dreaded lurgy is such a nasty little devil,
he doesn't give you any warning,
and you're down for the count.
Two days wasted
and I didn't even lose any weight!
My poor belly is still a little squidgy,
so my work is also a bit squidgy.
They say you paint what you feel.
Now that I have had my whinge,
here is my entry in this weeks
The theme this week is magnify.
It's a water droplet on the petals of a flower.
I normally would have smoothed the colours out
but ran out of time.
Sunny Queensland has let me down again
and it is pouring with rain and dark
so the picture isn't terribly accurate.
It is actually a richer colour
but you get the idea.
Here are a few snapshots
of the stages of the painting.
The first stage, rough in colours.
Refining the shapes, looks like a bunch of bananas.
Getting there, water drop going in and paper bending!
I'm a bit of a cheapskate
and instead of having a drawing board
and using masking tape to hold the paper down.
I just hold it until it curls too much
then use heaps of blue tack
to keep that sucker under control.
This week I also said goodbye to the ATC's
I have been making for the great swap
over at the Stamping Ground.
These little guys are now winging
their way around the globe to their new owners.
Hope they like them.
Since I actually finished a painting this week
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday.
Why not hop on over to
to see what everyone has been up to.