This post started as a rant but perhaps some things are better off left unsaid.
I really need to keep this as a positive place as sometimes I seem to fall into a hole and end up almost drowning in the darkness of drama and negativity.
And while this place should be my safe place to say things, I don’t want the spoil the good energy of the day with my bitching and moaning about things I can’t change.
And so now that I have deleted half a post, I need to find other things to fill the page…
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last sat down here. Life has been busy, and I have been sick for some of it.
A dose of “Man Flu” caught from a dear friend when I hugged him at a Quiz night a couple of weeks ago. So typical, I give him baked goods, he gives me a fortnight of snot and coughing.
I even had to miss a class, not that I was terribly ill, but to protect a young woman in class who is undergoing treatment for cancer.
But while I missed class, I kept on working, as we have several people away for various reasons and I am the only bunny silly enough to take on extra hours.
At least the pay packet will be fuller.
There has been some art though, despite crazy long work hours and some awesome socialising.
This was the result of a weekend spent with Miss S. She has found a job, boyfriend and home out north of the city – almost 2 hours now from where I live. So when visiting her, it made sense to stay overnight and enjoy her hospitality and the opportunity to explore some more of the beautiful Barossa Valley.
She took me out to dinner on the Saturday night and as is typical of us, we doodled on the paper table cover at a posh restaurant and then later turned out ideas into a big bright piece of art while enjoying home made cocktails.
After a two week break from class, yesterday I got back to working on this and fixed the area around his mouth before adjusting the jacket.
A few extra hairs in that beautiful beard and it is done.
“John” is finished, signed and SOLD.
My first true portrait commission. And I am so very happy with how it turned out.
I have another possible dilemma. A painting I did for someone who no longer is a friend.
It’s not a big one, a simple sheet of canvas.
At first I thought I would send it, but that was when I thought perhaps the relationship could be salvaged. (Now I wouldn’t waste my money on postage)
So now the options are:
Paint over it
or as one friend suggested – Use it as a dart board.
And to clarify, it is a portrait and as such would unlikely interest anyone except the subject (or a besotted follower perhaps)
What should I do? Do you have another idea?
All suggestions considered and the more creative the better.
Writing done, art work shared, probably time to get off my butt and hang the washing.
Hope you are all having a good weekend.
With smiles and hugs
PS nearly forgot
This was in the tree outside of class yesterday