Well, yesterday the sunshine was a right swindle. I had just finished writing about it when it disappeared, and rained all day. And it was cold. Today it's June 21st, the day where it stays light for the longest time in the year, it's officially the first day of summer here, and we are all shivering. All you can do is stay home and paint sunny pictures in the hope that the sun remembers what it should be doing!
Yesterday I had a nice time painting pink, ready for next weeks summer of colour. Pink is more relaxing to piant with than green, so I will do more of it today. But I did manage to finish a canvas. This piece of canvas was left over from another project, and I had it on my table for several days, using a bit of mod podge and gesso here and there and some faces, and bit by bit it grew. And yesterday evening I realised there is so much on it that it's a bit too much, so will probably paint over some parts with gesso again. Or perhaps not. Anyway, here it is,
And I had a piece of wood, the same size, which has been flying around for ages, but now I need it to mount the canvas, it has disappeared. Perhaps it's gone on holiday with the sun. Perhaps I can use it as covers for a journal, we shall see.
I took my 2 envelopes to the postoffice yesterday, the lady was polite, said *Guten Tag* and *Auf Wiedersehen*, so I feel we are slowly getting somewhere. No rude remarks, just normal. How nice!
And this is the alterered notebook I made, the others have all showed theirs so I will too!
The notebook was jsut a plain red one, and I hope my swap partner will like it now it has been prettified.
These are two of the little wooden tags I got in my swap parcel from June, so I made them into *Things with wings* for the challenge over at *The cheerful stamp pad*. There 's still time to enter if you want to make a winged creation, so have a look!
The tags have been covered with paper, gessoed, distressed with wild honey and then I fixed some tiny scap images on to them, before glazing them with rock crackle cnady. they have lots of birds, as well as their own wings.
So that was all for today, I am off to paint pink again. Have a nice day, take care, and thanks for visiting!