I’ve been absent again as you know. Quite a bit has been happening in my personal life. I’ve been back at work on very light duties (read desk work) for a couple of hours a couple of times a week. Presently I am off again as I am recovering from surgery which removed damaged medial nerves from my back. My house, which has fallen into shambles over the last two years due to me being able to stand more than a few minutes at a time, is currently my major project. I have been methodically going through each drawer, cupboard, corner, pile of accumulated stuff and dust. One big long drawn out spring clean. I have to take it slowly still, as I don’t want to undo the healing that has been taking place. I have uploaded a few YouTube videos lately at a slow rate… but still slow is better than none at all. I feel I can finally blogging on a regular basis again. So I am going to try update every Friday for starters. I hope that all of you who have stuck around through my absence will enjoy the stuff I have to show and tell. One day I will post the details of what happened to me but not just yet. I’ve got this thing that I want to be completely back to normal before I turn around and examine where I’ve been.
Anyway, the pic I’ve posted is one you would have seen on one of my recent videos. This is my Jelly Fish page. I wanted to try painting the background with Twinkling H2O’s… little mica infused pots of bright watercolours. The paper in Hanna Karlzon’s ‘Dagdrommar’ takes paint very well for paper that isn’t actually watercolour paper. The jellies themselves are coloured with Polychromos pencils with a little Prismacolor here and there. I covered all of the black lines with a white Uniball gel pen to give the jellies a glowy appearance. This is one of those pictures I didn’t like when I first completed it but it has grown on me. I think it still needs a bit more dark blue around the bottom of the picture so i will probably go back to it and finish it when I figure exactly what I want to do. Until then I’m quite happy to call this one semi finished.
Dagdrommar is one of the books I am working towards completing. Have you got a book that you want to colour every picture in. or are you one of those amazing people who have already completed this mammoth task. Leave a comment below, I’d love to know.