Hope your weather is better than ours has been these past days - it has rained non-stop, and I now have no more dry shoes to wear, so am hoping it will be better tomorrow.
The colours for SOC this week did not make me feel happy either, but I am sure it is sometimes good to use colours we don't like so much.
I used another of the nudes drawn in 1995, a small pencil sketch that never got finished. I scanned it, changed the line colour to blue and printed it onto a dictionary page (I still have at least 300 pages in that dictionary to use up!). I drew and coloured her using oil pastels in dark and light blue. I was rather stumped for using red, so decided to stick on some poppies I got gifted from Donna, ( a wonderful and VERY talented artist!) and I like the overall effect now that it is finished. I did it all with my left hand again, but am hoping very much that the plaster cast will be removed when I go back to the doctor tomorrow!
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, flower power, and Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
This is the second piece using the SOC colours. I used the same scan that I used a few weeks back, just with different colours. I made rather a mess with the stencil and red ink, but I tried!
I got a lovely surprise in the post today. My dear friend Chrissie sent me a gorgeous card she made for our colours of summer challenge at TIOT, and placed it in this beautifully decorated envelope. It evidently got wet, so looks rather smudged here, but it is still gorgeous!
And here is the wonderful card with felt flowers. Thanks Chrissie, you are so kind!
Last but not least, I took photos of 2 of the windows in the Basilica here, as they fit very nicely to the SOC challenge this week too!
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!