Sunday, 10 March 2013
I painted this for my Mum. Since she moved into the 21st Century, bought a laptop and discovered the internet she's also begun reading this - so I had best be nice! No teasing or cracking jokes about her computing skills - especially as it's Mother's Day today. It's easy to be nice about my Mum though, she's pretty wonderful. Loving, supportive, tasty food maker, creative, caring and generally everything a Mum should be. She's even doing the cooking today (I did offer readers, I assure you, but she insisted...).
I doubt she's checking this too early on Sunday, so can post this image of the card without fear of spoiling the surprise when I see her later. It represents a move to a different flora (although I am still painting poppies). Echinacea is my new obsession - or Cone flower as it is more often known (probably because no one can spell Echinacea (even the spell check is bemused, offering up 'machinable' as it's best guess).
I am also very enamoured of my Dylusions spray inks. I own six rapidly diminishing bottles and am lusting after the rest of the range. My fingers are permanently stained giving the impression of a nasty skin condition and severe bruising. What can I say... I'm an artist!
Sharing for Sunday Sketches... it's a bit beyond the sketch stage, but hey I like hanging out with that bunch so let's just pretend....