I went down with a horrible virus last week and ended up in bed. So I'm behind again, and frantically trying to catch up with myself as usual, as I keep sleeping really late. I suppose it's an after effect. (Ha! or a good excuse for being lazy!).
So - enough of all that, and on to important things! Mainly a big Thank You to all the lovely people I have met on OWOH, who have decided my ramblings and art might keep them amused and are following me. It's lovely to welcome you here.
In the latest twist on my creative journey, here's something a little different. I'm singing again. I have joined Rock Choir.
Many years ago I sang and acted regularly on stage but due to my personal circumstances. I had to give up, and the only singing I have done since is around the house. (Well, at least Andy always know where I am......)
It's great being able to sing properly again, and it's such fun. In May, about 8,000 of us, from all over the UK are going to Wembley Stadium in London to perform a huge concert, which should be amazing. It's another area of creativity that was closed off to me, but is now re-opening again.
I did some small watercolour paintings today as a friend who is starting a business wanted a logo and asked me if I could design something. It had to be a single stemmed poppy. So I put off finishing the dolls, and tried to come up with some very different styles/ideas for her that could be worked up into a design. The photos are not great, it's so dull and overcast here again; but I thought I 'd show the pictures.
This one is more 'Naturalistic' I think.
This is a little more stylised.
This one is sort of 'after Mucha', but more painterly? Shirley Trevena? ( I wish - I'm such a fan!)
I'd forgotten how much fun it is to just paint something simple. x