What a week I've had
and it wasn't a good one.
My hubby had to go to hospital,
he collapsed at work on monday.
He's fine, ended up being a blood pressure thing
as a result of squishing some bones in his neck
carrying too heavy a load.
He was in emergency until 8.30pm and
had to go back for more tests on tuesday
but all is fine now and he just has to have
physio to release the neck bones from the nerve.
Then this morning
there was a loud fizz, bang, pop
and my fridge had blown up!!
Spent all day trying to find a new fridge, easier said than done.
We have a big white fridge (which I love)
but you can't get big white fridges anymore
and so I have a smaller stainless steel one coming tomorrow.
I have a white kitchen, stainless steel yuk,
but at least it's a fridge.
To my desk, my sanctuary normally
but not this week.
I am still practising pets and they are driving me nuts,
but I am determined to get the hang of them.
This is my stepson Sam's new puppy at his mothers house.
It presented quite a challenge, getting it dark and light,
with the extra colours.
This pic took at least a day to complete (putting times together over a few days).
I'm thinking of trying to sell commissioned pet portraits,
when I'm good enough.
I would really appreciated some feedback
if you have the time.
If you wanted to get a painting of your pet,
would you pay $50.00 - $60.00 AUD
(approx 32.00 - 39.00 British Pounds)
for one like this and the one I did for Tracey
(in the last post)?
They are A4 size (app 12" X 8.25") 300gsm watercolour paper.
I would ask the person to email me a regular - high res photo
of the pets face and would paint from that.
What do you think, am I asking too high a price?
Here is the next one I'm working on
belongs to my mums neighbour.
|The photo is an indication only, I am actually using the computer screen for the real colours.|
He has curly hair, so it's quite a challenge.
Still have to try cats yet.
Anyone have a cat that likes its photo taken???
I need a clear bright close up with the eyes open, if anybody is interested
send me a comment and I will give you my email address.
Won't get to APR this week (sorry Jenn), I will have my work cut out
getting the new fridge hooked up the the water supply
and filling it up with food and getting rid of the old fridge.
To see some happier desks around the world on this
work desk wednesday,
hop on over to Julia's
Stamping Ground, it's great fun.