Sometimes, what starts out as a good idea ends up being not so excellent after all. Such was the lesson I learned this week, when I raided my crockery cupboard and thought I’d go all hero on cups and saucers and over-sized soup mugs. Being particularly over-confident, I thought I’d be clever and use multiple shades of … More Seeing Red. And White and Blue.
There’s a first time for everything. Sometimes this is a bad thing and you wish you’d avoided that first at all costs (root canals spring to mind). However, other times those firsts are good things; a breath of fresh air and a real boost in confidence and motivation. Last post, I was all hopped up … More Rolling in it
After months of messing about with paint, and having to put things on hold with school holidays over Summer and feeling a bit tetchy because learning is y’know, difficult and not instant, I’ve finally had a breakthrough moment. It all started when I was handing out some after-school snacks on Friday, and the peaches I was cutting … More Delayed gratification = Feeling Peachy
Last Christmas, my youngest son bought his older brother a small cactus for a gift. It was well thought out – if a little tricky to wrap – and sits much-loved upon a window sill in my oldest son’s bedroom. Until this week, when I repurposed it as my first official Daily Painting inspired, still-life … More Failing Gratefully