This week…

So this week in Jane’s Supplies Me class we’ve been working on blending pencil drawings and adding some watercolour.

Learning that coloured pencils don't like to blend on rough gesso!

(one side of the face is deliberately left unblended to show the difference.  This blending was done using a cream prismacolor pencil –  I have yet to try blending colour pencils with the other choices: GamsolBlender Marker pens, and “Zest It“.)

This one was on plain paper, but wrinkled due to glue on back of the page...
Getting better, but started too small to work on the details...

The next two pictures were for Week 2 Mixed Media homework – we were learning to draw backs and bums (I’m not good at arms yet, LOL!) and the assignment was to include coloured pencil with watercolour and acrylic, plus play with stencils.

Mostly 'armless...
Again, wonky arms, arrgh!

I don’t think either of those pages are finished yet – more paint needed on both.

I’m trying to catch up with the classes (haven’t watched the videos from Suzi’s class yet) but again, my back has been bothering me. Boring and whiny, yep.

We haven’t been to anything for the Carnival of Flowers – I’m hoping to see at least Queen’s Park and Laurel Bank Park next week, while they still look good.  It’s a busy week though – Monday I see the pain management specialist, and Wednesday could be the hospital procedure to help my back; Tuesday I (finally!) see the new psychiatrist, and Friday is my appointment with the Helpful Psychologist.  Thursday is my regular day for our little scrapbooking group, where I usually draw or do stuff in my art journal, but if I have the facet joint injections on Wednesday I might not be up to sitting on Thursday.

I’m REALLY hoping that the specialist agrees that I need the injections – now that the weather is nicer I would love to be able to go for walks – but right now it’s a struggle to walk between the house and the studio.  Fingers crossed that he’ll agree!

What I’ve been reading: a very well written paranormal, from a male author  – Hounded (Book 1 of the Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne.  Very clever and funny.  Now I’m waiting for the library to get the next two books in the series.

 

Stork Raving Mad - Book 12 in the series

Stork Raving Mad by Donna Andrews: I’ve been a fan of her Meg Langslow series since the first book (Murder with Peacocks) = they’re cozy mysteries (which means that even though there are murders, you don’t have to read about gore) and each book really does have something to do with the punny bird in the title.

Art and Max by David Wiesner came in to the library, too – and it more than lived up to my expectations!  Definitely on the wish list.

So that’s the week…

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