I'm back. Humph :0(
But we had a lovely holiday!
It is very hard to get back in to the swing of things straight away. I've been buried in washing since Tuesday, not to mention trying to catch up with all of my office work. The cupboards are bare so I need to go shopping tonight and I have countless emails and other things to catch up on! All this whilst trying to adjust to the 5hr time difference... yaaaaaaawn....
So forgive me if I have nothing new to show you just yet.
And doubly forgive me that I haven't had a chance to answer your lovely comments on my last post as I normally would, or catch up with your own blogs while I have been away. But your comments were a joy to read when I got home :0)
Anyway, just so I have something to offer - here is a sneaky progress picture of the latest bear painting, which I took just before we went away... (Click on the photo for a larger image)
Some good news...
And the good news is that this painting of the glasses in my previous post...
...SOLD while I was away - Yay!
I was doubly chuffed because it's the first time I have actually displayed one of my original paintings other than on my blog and it sold within a week!
In other news, I also received something very exiting in the post the day after our return.
It was this painting by Tracey Fletcher-King...
...which I was lucky enough to win! I was SO chuffed when I opened it up!
Tracey is completely bonkers - just like me - and if you haven't yet had the fortune to find her blog and read all about her crazy antics down-under, then you really must, because you are missing out on some proper giggling sessions!
Anyway - I find that photographs rarely do art the justice it deserves and this is no exception because when I opened the pears they were even more GORGEOUS than they are here!
So, my thanks to Tracey. I LOVE them :0)
Anyway - this post is short and sweet so I can catch up on all of that other stuff I spoke about. I just wanted to say hello to you all and let you know that I'm back :0)
My next painting day is on Saturday and I can't wait to get that paint brush in my hand again!
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a random fact...
Films I watched on the plane:
- Ted (Hilarious! Well of course I had to watch a film about a Teddy!)
- Happy feet (I admit, I enjoyed!)
- Ice Age, the continental drift (Hmm... It's becoming apparent that I have the mind of a twelve year old???)
- Pride and Prejudice (Ooh, how cultural! I had never seen it and thought was totally fab. Slightly in love with Mr. Darcy myself, in fact!)
One more important thing...
We were shocked to see the images from New York whilst we were away. So my thoughts go out to those New Yorkers who have been affected. I really hope everyone is safe now. xxx