I meant to post more often once I retired but I’ve been busy…. so here’s a collection featuring my “busy” for the last little while.
Mini pastel painting book
I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a mini book filled with pastel paintings. The big problem is the smudge factor as the pastel is so delicate. I finally hit on the idea of placing a sheet of framing acrylic straight on the painting, securing with tape then glueing the painting to the inside covers of the book.
Next I added a mat to hide the edges and joined the covers with a painted canvas hinge. I think it could be a goer- I’ll sit it on the shelf and see what I think in a few days time.
Now that took a lot of thinking and fiddling round and a fair chunk of my “busy”….
A few You Tube demos
I wanted to get a couple of YouTube demos done and put away for a rainy day. It’s good to have one sitting ready to upload if I have a dry idea week. So I did a couple of small paintings, edited the videos and now I have a spare. That took a medium size chunk of “busy”….
A trip up the coast
Hey this was work folks! I needed a few more photos of the East Coast of Tasmania. Seriously, I’ve only got a few thousand and that’s just not enough . We left early in the morning and I got some shiny sea shots on the way up which I was pretty happy with.
Then some sunny ones at Honeymoon Bay ( a fantastic little beach in the Freycinet National Park). In between the photography I squeezed in a spot of snorkling so as not to waste the sun, warm water and prolific marine life.
Then back home again with a few stops…
and that was a very full day of “busy”.
I unleashed the sewing machine
A trip to the home furnishing shop a few weeks ago saw me grab few bolt end fabrics and they ended up in this trio of bags.
And I made another mini watercolour painting book.
Just wanted to play with my new Schminke watercolour set which is lush!
In between the busy I’ve swum and snorkled, baked and eaten, walked and talked, written and read so forgive me for my blogging slackness please.
What’s your “busy” been ?