A painting type of day today....
|silk painted dandelions by me!|
I have a bare wall that needs some colour, an empty picture frame, some left over silk, lots of inks and some spare time - so my dandelion painting came about. I might do some more as I am very keen on dandelions at the moment. I found that dotting silver nail varnish gives some nice bling to the dandelion fluff! Sorry the picutres are a bit dark, it's dark everywhere here indoors and out today.
It's fun to blend the colours by wetting the silk then applying the inks so they run .. and not difficult to do as ink takes over, you never know how it will turn out, a surprise every time.
Salt makes a nice fuzzy effect...
I am giving up on the Ann Voskamp book - to be honest I am finding it very boring and can't be arsed to read it to the end, sorry to say that but just being truthful - the writer has good intentions but is on a mission and I didn't want it to be my mission. I quite liked the idea of being thankful for 1000 gifts but did not like being saturated by her depressing catalogue of life tragedies that sort of took the book over. So now you know.
The best bit was the lovely picture on the front of the birds nest and blue eggs...
I think that's what got me - I do like a good birds nest .. here's one I painted last year so will look at that instead.
After getting all puffed out at the gym today I felt obliged to make use of the lovely steam room, it has blue mosaic walls with two corner shelves that house recessed lights that change colour, I know it's childish but I like to climb up on things, the shelf recess for mood lighting is just right to sit on and it's extra steamy up there, so I perched for some time. The ceiling in there is wonderful too - it's all little twinkling lights so if you climb down carefully and then lie, with eyes half shut it's like a twinkling sky at night - delightful!
A friend came by today from my old church days and we had tea then did a spot of praying together ... something that happens occasionally when the need arises, it was one of those days when it was the right thing to do. I have some good friends, I hope I never take them for granted as they are undemanding. Today's visiting friend is unusual and very special, our connection is regarding aspergers as one of my boys has this label.... my friend has the same label... she has never married, she adopted two downs syndrome boys by choice and brought them up alone, they are both now adult and living independently, she wrote a book about it all that IS worth reading ('Not your normal Family', under the pen name of Fiona Barrington). Here's a linky
Hope your day has been as happy as mine... bye for now.