Mississhippi's Madness

A place to share my creative pursuits

All quiet round here…

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School holiday time so things will be quiet on the art front, except maybe some painting with K. and some craft (maybe some knitting).

I had the opportunity to go to Manly last week – just standing by the beach wall looking out to sea was so refreshing. I love being by the sea. I need to do this more often. Took a couple of quick snaps before heading off to run errands.

And K. has had a big week – her birthday week. Also, end of school term, which included a Fun Day at school (and too much pink hairspray). Birthday included a party at a playground, cupcakes at school, dinner with mum and dad on the day and an afternoon tea with the family. Her birthday seems to last a week or more!

I am still working on the Chinese Crested Dog but have had a bit of trouble with the background (my constant bugbear) so I may have to scrap the first version and start again. (For which I have been soundly castigated by a friend who loved the sketch/loose quality of the initial drawing).

Still not sure about watercolour – I don’t think it is my medium. I’ll give it another term but then I will either focus back on pastels or try acrylic or oil. I miss my pastels. Here is the latest watercolour landscape I completed. There is more I could do to it, but it just doesn’t inspire me at all. As soon as I started on the pastels, I couldn’t wait to keep working on a piece.

So, here’s hoping for a fun, and quiet at times, school holidays and I’ll drop back here if something creative pops up.

A bit of winter colour to inspire!

Author: Elaine

Artist, writer, married, mother, living with Ankylosing Spondylitis and winning (most of the time). My creative impulses have led me to drawing, pastel painting, writing, handcrafts and photography.

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